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Emma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for years for the mission of a lifetime: to study living beings in space. Jack McCallum, Emma's estranged husband, has shared her dream of space travel, but a medical condition has grounded and embittered him. He must watch from the sidelines as his wife prepares for her first mission to the international Space ...more
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Published January 3rd 2012 by Simon Schuster Audio (first published 1999)
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Melissa
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
This is my first Tess Gerritsen book. I know right? I'm a crime and thriller fan, AND a nurse... I should have read all the Rizzole and Isles by now!?? Well I never intended to, but having read this one I am inclined to give all of her books a go!

To quickly summarise it, some bizarre virus is killing off the crew of the international space station. Where did it come from?? How are they going to stop it? Doctor on board Emma must try to keep everyone alive whilst her husband back on earth goes on
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Phrynne
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This was SO good. I can't think why I have never read it before. And why oh why did I not go and see the movie. I suppose it was because I thought it was some kind of science fiction thing whereas it is actually a serious thriller. I found it hard to put down at any point in the story and when I was not actually reading it I was still thinking about it. The main characters are interesting and appealing and the reader is fully invested in wanting to save Emma's life. The progress of the viru ...more
Brenda
Mar 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read, thriller
As Doctor Emma Watson exited the simulator training module after yet another simulated mission, she knew she was ready. The whole team would be ready to head into space when scheduled in three months’ time. But the unexpected emergency involving one of the current astronauts at the space station meant he needed to be brought home – and Emma was chosen as his replacement. Emma was a research physician, excellent at her job; her estranged and soon to be divorced husband Doctor Jack McCallum was al ...more
Carolyn

Tess Gerritsen moves the setting for her medical thriller to space and boy is it scary! Emma Watson is a doctor and astronaut who is thrilled to finally be able to go into space and work in the space station. However, when a strange illness begins to affect the crew, she finds herself struggling to work out what is wrong with them. Back on Earth her husband Jack can only watch while her colleagues at NASA try to work out how to save the crew.

An excellent page turner of a sci fi thriller!
Doğan
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitabın başları fazla uzatılmış gibi geldi. O yüzden kitabın içine girebilmem baya uzun sürdü. Son 150 sayfadaysa güzelce gerildim. Tess ablamız beklentimi boşa çıkarmadı.
Nancy Ellis
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this so much I didn't want to put it down and only did when I fell asleep! Fortunately I made it to the last section, so I could sleep well knowing they were going to get things worked out! I love all of her books, and this is no exception. It's better than a Michael Crichton book in my opinion. If you're easily "grossed out", though, you might think twice before starting it, but it's worth whatever it takes to read!
Ömer
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hania
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
had the same storyline as every single alien move out there...bunch of people go to space n come back with an alien parasite...but it was well written...well enough for 4 stars
Nora|KnyguDama
O tu Dievulėliau... Pirma Tess Gerritsen knyga, kurią skaitydama tiesiog kankinausi... Nuo pradžios iki galo - viskas taip negerai, kad sąžiningai laukiau kol pamatysiu paskutinį puslapį. Ir ne iš gerosios pusės. Tiek daug techninių terminų, detalių, kosminių operacijų, kad nuolat pasimesdavau ir pamiršdavau kur ir ką ten jie visi kosmose daro... Taip, Tess yra mėgėja permaišyti savo detektyvus su medicininiais terminais. Tačiau iki šiol tų terminų buvo mažai, jie suprantami ir skaitant į akis n ...more
Loraine Alcorn
May 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tess Gerritsens book Gravity is one of those books that could make millions at the movies if someone would just make it . This book has everything Science ,Space,medicine and horrible death.
When Dr Emma Watson starts her duty on the international space station she find a horror thats beyond imagination . Some how a single celled organism has found it way on board and has regenerated out of control .
People on the station are dieing in horrible ways and Emma could be next if she cant find a soluti
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Münevver
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-kitap
Kadın süper yazıyor!
Suzanne
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, cutthroat
Refreshingly, nobody was stupid - that is my biggest pet peeve about thrillers, especially thrillers with women characters for some reason, and it was so nice to have a group of intelligent people of both sexes working together against overwhelming odds. The premise was scary, and it was a suspenseful read!
Andrew
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok where to start - I really did enjoy this book and even though it took its time getting up to speed (and I will admit there were times when I was wondering where certain scenes in the story were going to have any relevance) but I must admit once it was up to speed it was a real page turner. I will say that I feel that after reading this I should read more of her work but at the same time I feel that considering the authors popularity and the number of books written that I may need to do a lot ...more
Wendy Darling
Probably my actual favorite of all the Tess Gerritsen books, in the vein of techno-thrillers written by Michael Crichton. Suspenseful and fast-paced, it has very cool scenes set in space that are cinematic and action-packed. The relationship angle was a little clumsy (and unnecessary) here, but overall it's an enjoyable read.
Wayland Smith
First off, no, this has nothing to do with the movie of the same name. Both have female astronauts as a main character, but that's about it. Second, one of the main characters is named Emma Watson, but has nothing to do with the famous actress. With that cleared up...

A series of accidents and secrets take a research mission at the International Space Station, and turn it into a nightmare. A strange new disease suddenly breaks out, endangering the entire crew. But it soon becomes apparent that th
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John Jr.
Medical training in the United States is sometimes put to surprising uses. Tess Gerritsen, like Michael Crichton, earned a medical degree but ended up writing popular fiction with a technical and/or medical angle. One wonders whether the satisfaction (momentary diversion, whatever you want to call it) that both authors have undoubtedly provided to their readers--Gerritsen, while not achieving the household-name status of Crichton, has sold millions of books and reached the NYTBR best-seller list ...more
Ian Laird
Not much like the film, but entertaining in its own right.

Any book which makes you think differently about what you might be doing or how you might see what’s happening around you is worthwhile in my view.

Tess Gerritsen develops the implications of what might happen if scientists start tampering with unknown lifeforms by way of sophisticated genetic engineering.

This happens when some deep sea scientists find some small critters and after fooling with them put them into space just to see what ha
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Vickie
Feb 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Tess Gerritsen and what a way to be introduced to an author! Fab premise and I looked for as much reading time as I could find for this one.
Filiz Şakar
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kötüleri olmayan bir kitap, bir başkası tarafından bu kadar başarılı anlatılamazdı!
Tess, bir kez daha kalbimi çaldın!
Future Slayer Girl
Okay. I know I said that I wasn't going to be writing reviews because I just didn't have time. But whoa! I HAD to write something about this mind-bender of a book. I have to say that EVERYTHING about this book was a feast for the brain! When Stephen King said that she was better than Crichton he wasn't kidding. First off, Gerritsen is more readable than Crichton. I find he had a very clinical way of writing that made you disconnect with characters in the book. With this book you are instantly th ...more
Rachel Brady
May 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! A friend of mine, both an avid reader and fellow NASA contractor, put this one in my hands. Gravity was published in 1999 so I was late to this party, but it was an amazing read--and I feel safe now in adding that it's timeless. I appreciated Gerritsen's care with technical facts at NASA, as well as her accurate depiction of Johnson Space Center and the Houston area in general. Just a real fun read all-around, close to home for me, and nicely done!

Gerritsen did a remarkable job blurring the
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Tamahome
Hah. She's suing the movie now.

UPDATE:

Liked the kindle sample. Will probably get it soon.


FINISH:

Pretty good. Lots of researched space scenes. The author was a former doctor, and there's also plenty of grisly operations, autopsies, and other grisliness. Stephen King blurbed it. I wouldn't read this right before bed. There's also an undeniable science fiction element later in the book. Not too long. You could say there's a romance element as well. Maybe Vaginal Fantasy could read it in their book
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Nuray Takaz durmuş
Yörünge, Tess Gerritsen'in yazdığı bir bilimkurgu kitabı. Merak ettiğim bir kitaptı, satışa çıktığını duyunca inanılmaz mutlu olmuştum. Yazar bu sefer farklı bir tarzla karşımıza çıkıyor.
Dr.Emma, yerçekimsiz ortamda farklı canlı türleri üzerinde araştırma yapmak üzere Uluslararası Uzay İstasyonu'na gönderilir. Fakat deney son derece tehlikeli bir biyolojik savaşa dönüşür. Hayatta kalmak için Emma ve ekibini zorlu bir mücadele beklemektedir.
Kitabı bitirdiğimde yazarın bu romanı yazarken sıkı bi
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Dilek Öz
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Tess Gerritsen bu sefer bambaşka konuyu, uzayı, astronotları işliyor. Ne olduğu belirlenemeyen bir organizma uzay istasyonuna sızarsa, NASA ve/veya Beyaz Saray ne yapardı? Ya sevdiğiniz insan uzayda tek başına kalsaydı siz ne yapardınız? Ben konuyu ilginç kurguyu başarılı buldum. Basımının durdurulmasını anlayamadım, yazarın bir çok kitabına göre daha başarılı.
Rezeda
May 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Две с половиной звезды.
Не будь аудиокниги, читать не стала бы. А так не сразу поняла, что это не научная фантастика, а медицинский ужастик. Закончившийся предсказуемо "хорошо" - почти всех второстепенных героев убрали, главных героев, насколько возможно, захэппиэндили (да ещё и убрали несколько искусственный, имхо, изначальный повод для конфликта).
Jack Jordan
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-to-reread
Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended. This is one of my all-time favourite books.
Marla
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book that is a little scary. I love anything to do with space and this does not disappoint.
Rita Monticelli
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scienza
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Tecnicamente perfetto

Sono stata molto combattuta nel dare un voto a questo libro. Se da una parte è sicuramente migliore di molti altri ai quali avevo assegnato 4 stelle, non potevo non rilevare qualche piccola pecca. Ho deciso comunque di dargliene 5, perché indubbiamente è uno dei libri che più mi ha coinvolto nella lettura negli ultimi mesi. Ho dovuto sforzarmi di non finirlo in un paio di giorni e non è stato facile. Si tratta di un techno-thriller con ris
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Caitlin
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed

'Gravity' is an action and science packed thriller with all the things you could want in a book- an awesome female main character who is both an astronaut and a doctor, intense scenes in space and in the NASA headquarters, and a creepy experiment gone wrong that is killing the crew members on the ISS one by one in a dark and disturbing way. This book was right up my alley. I thought everything about 'Gravity' was perfectly written and I am on the look out for my next Tess Gerristen novel.


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Bir bilim kurgu sever olarak hem sevdim hem de nefret ettim. Bu ne güzel bir hikayedir yiğidim; sıkmayan, yerine göre ürperten, monotonluktan uzak. Açıkçası ben sıradan bir hikaye beklerken oldukça ilgi çekici çıktı. Hikayenin yapboz gibi, her köşesinin birbirine bağlanması ve açıklanmamış olay kalmaması benim en hoşuma giden kısımlar oldu. Bana böyle şeylerle gelin!

Keşke karakterler içinde aynısını söyleyebilseydim. Hikaye ne kadar güzelse, karakterler o kadar işe yaramazdı. Özellikle baş karak
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Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.

While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller
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