58 Minutes

Minutes This novel was the basis for the film Die Hard Traffic is heavy at Kennedy International all along the East Coast airports have been shut down because of a blizzard Now nineteen planes are cir

  • Title: 58 Minutes
  • Author: Walter Wager
  • ISBN: 9780812510362
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • This novel was the basis for the 1990 film Die Hard 2 Traffic is heavy at Kennedy International all along the East Coast airports have been shut down because of a blizzard Now, nineteen planes are circling, waiting to put down before Kennedy, too, is forced to close Then a man identifying himself as Number One calls the toweron an unlisted number The storm is sudd This novel was the basis for the 1990 film Die Hard 2 Traffic is heavy at Kennedy International all along the East Coast airports have been shut down because of a blizzard Now, nineteen planes are circling, waiting to put down before Kennedy, too, is forced to close Then a man identifying himself as Number One calls the toweron an unlisted number The storm is suddenly beyond the point as the tower goes dark There are fifty eight minutes left before the first plane runs out of fuel, and no place available for diversion Against the inexorable and deadly ticking of the clock a police captain must find out who and howd stop him before the carnage begins.

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    1. My original 58 Minutes audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.If you're anything like me. You have seen all of the Die Hard movies. Specifically the first two, especially around this time of year. So I was interested in the story that served as the inspiration for one of the greatest Christmas movies made in my lifetime. Going into this listen, I am not expecting a Hollywood-style action story. I am however expecting something entertaining that is probably deeper tha [...]

    2. An awful potboiler which was the basis for the film "Die Hard 2". I've never encountered a duller thriller with slower pacing. But the worse problem afflicting this novel is those Eight Deadly Words, "I don't care what happens to these people". Go watch "Die Hard 2" instead of reading this or literally do anything else.

    3. It has been a while since I watched Die Hard 2. There are may differences (daughter on flight not wife), but I did enjoy the book in its own right.

    4. On of the more common reviews you will hear regarding books made into films is that "the book was better than the movie." Considering that this book was the inspiration for the weakest of the Die Hard sequels, and quite possibly one of the worst action films of the early nineties, it's a low bar to clear.Walter Wager's 58 Minutes was published the year before Die Hard exploded onto movie screens and reshaped the action film genre for decades to come, so similarities to the book's Frank Malone an [...]

    5. I finished reading this great book either late last night or very early this morning. The last half of the book was impossible to put down. It was loosely the basis for the second DIE HARD move. I would love to see it made as a movie outside the die hard series.

    6. 58 Minutes is no Die Hard 2, though it claims to be the inspiration for it. When terrorists knocks out the air traffic control systems at the Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark airports in the middle of a snow storm and demands the release of several prisoners, Frank Malone, the head of the NYPD’s anti-terrorist unit, has only 58 minutes to find and capture the terrorists before planes start crashing; including the one his daughter is on. Unfortunately, the writing is rather poor and full of super [...]

    7. Basis of the film Die Hard 2 (1990) starring Bruce Willis. I bought the paperback while browsing in a used bookstore and that's how the owner recommended this unknown title to me.Thrillers - Frank Malone, NYPD captain, waiting at JFK for his young daughter to arrive from California. A mysterious man calls the control tower and says that he has cut the power to the runway lights of JFK and every airport in the vicinity and has hijacked their equipment, leaving them with 58 minutes to meet his dem [...]

    8. The Die Hard 2 connection is a bit tenuous - the basic premise that "terrorists stop air traffic control talking to planes" is there, but apart from that it's completely different.That's not a bad thing though as I'd got it because I like Walter Wager books, not because of the Die Hard branding.It's not the smartest story ever, nothing will really surprise you, and all the loose ends are tied up incredibly quickly in the last dozen pages, but it's a fun ride on the way. It's exactly what you wan [...]

    9. I'm a big fan of the movie, and enjoyed the first novel (Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp) so I was pleased to download the sample from . However, I found the beginning of this novel very dark, focusing on how the perpetrator was feeling about his upcoming crime. I opted not to purchase the full version.

    10. The basis of the film Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Though the film was pretty entertaining, it was not as gripping as it's influential predecesser. The book is a perfect summer beach-book, however. A slight little tome that can be read, left on the sand, then picked up again when you need a break from the sun - bookmark is optional.

    11. The basis for "Die Hard II" doesn't have much in common with the movie other than terrorist taking over an airport, but it stands out on its own as an action story. I'd actually like to see this as a movie.

    12. A fairly run-of-the-mill thriller interesting mainly as being the source material for Die Hard 2 — it's fun to see which bits were used and how (much like when I read Funny Farm), but there were a couple of big coincidences that were a bit too big to swallow and it kind of ended with a whimper.

    13. i read Nothing Lasts Forever and it was a fun read, so i tracked down the Die Hard 2 inspiring novel and it is similarly good fun. It's odd seeing what was before John McClane stamped all over it

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