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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dirk Pitt Adventures Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781440656781
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A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming…a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia…a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war...

NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control.

Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man—and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them.

Filled with the breathtaking suspense and audacious imagination that have become his hallmarks, this is a tour de force—further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.                                          

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Scott | 2/19/2014

    " This one touches on Hitler, really a great story and hard to get anything done but read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 2/16/2014

    " Interesting historical background... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Skybirdsmom | 2/12/2014

    " I was unable to finish this one...My first try at Clive Cussler. It could be that being an audiobook, it was just to hard to follow the story. Also, it is so technical and even though I graduated college, etc. I found it difficult to understand it all, at least from an audible format. So it was just not my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick | 2/11/2014

    " I've read most (if not all) of the Dirk Pitt stories from Cussler. Looking forward to his latest. A good Dirk Pitt story. He, Al and the gang are at it again to save the day from a manipulative billionaire who isn't afraid to shed blood to get what he wants. Taking place in the frozen Artic, there are many near misses and close calls. What else would you expect from a Dirk Pitt story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nan | 2/9/2014

    " Standard Dirk Pitt book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 2/7/2014

    " The story was OK and I had some interest, having read Dan Simmons' "The Terror". Mr Simmons' book was far and away the better of the two. The Cusslers dialogue writing leaves much to be desired. I really don't like when an author force feeds facts through dialogue. No one talks like that, guys. However, the plot was a good (albeit predictable) page turner. Although I really did know what would happen fairly early in the book, it was an OK read if you can suspend disbelief and muddle through the cringe worthy moments. I don't think I'll be grabbing another Dirk Pitt novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morris | 2/6/2014

    " Like all Clive Cussler book's another winner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodney Kofoed | 1/29/2014

    " Very good , I have nerver considered a war with Canada. The end of the two worst bad guys were approprate. I thought the ending was good , it brought everything together, but was too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Martinez | 1/19/2014

    " I read ALL of his books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/17/2014

    " Interesting, timely -- easy beach read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katharine | 1/12/2014

    " Typical Clive Cussler -- not much literary value but a good action story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kameron | 1/9/2014

    " Good Dirk Pitt book. A no-brainer to read... nothing earth shattering, but I always do learn something eclectic from Cussler's books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anca | 1/4/2014

    " It was an okay book, not really impressed with Clive Cussler, especially since he found a way to put himself as a character in the novel. How lame is that? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 1/3/2014

    " Relatively fast-paced mystery/thriller fluff, but entertaining if you aren't looking for depth, just some enjoyment reading. And I neeed a little of this. It reminded me of many of the books I liked when I was young. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ike | 11/9/2013

    " One word = frozen "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara Pointer | 11/6/2013

    " Great classic Pitt. Fascinating science of fighting global warming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clint | 11/6/2013

    " I have always enjoyed Clive's books. They are not the great literary novels of the century, but just good fun reads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jwedseltoft | 10/15/2013

    " Ok... But nothing spectacular... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Book Him Danno | 10/3/2013

    " I do love Dirk Pitt and this one was a good one. I think that the author is getting tired of these, but I'm not and I keep reading them wanting to know what will happen in all my favorite characters lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Momruns5 | 9/25/2013

    " Just a fast read thriller. But, I enjoyed it much better than my last bestseller choice, Dan Patterson? I think he was the author, (Double Cross). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 9/24/2013

    " Going to listen to this on CD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbi | 6/18/2013

    " Spell binder... He weaves a good story.. (-: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tolga | 10/17/2012

    " Another Cussler with history sprinkled here and there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 10/7/2012

    " Good ocean adventures - Dirk Pitt is too good to be true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/16/2012

    " Pretty good action. Of course you can't die from CO2' poisoning and a guy can't live for several hours in 10 degree weather wearing only a light sweater. But it kept my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 5/28/2012

    " I liked this book. Clive Cussler always delivers what you expect. I thought that he did a good enough job on this one also. It was fun enough that there were times that I couldn't put it down. I think that is one of the signs that the book was worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/11/2012

    " classic dirk. gotta love it. he's getting a little older though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Rhodovi | 11/23/2011

    " if you can get through the environmental hogwash, it makes for a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 6/11/2011

    " Typical Cussler - I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gibin | 6/8/2011

    " Good book,

    This was my first Dirk Pitt novel.This is a good read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carlo | 5/22/2011

    " Sad to see Cussler jumping on the global warming bandwagon. Fortunately, the book's prediction of gas as $10 a gallon in April 2011 didn't come true! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Acarrawa | 5/5/2011

    " Definitely kept my attention! This is the first Clive Cussler novel I've read in years, and it is the cleanest secular novel I've read in quite a while. I enjoyed the melding of the science and the drama. Very believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/5/2011

    " What would I do with out one of my favorite travel companions? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Good action. Interesting information about the northwest passage. But just a bit over the top. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi | 3/22/2011

    " Can't wait for the movie, GOOD BOOK "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 3/17/2011

    " I haven't read a Dirk Pitt novel since Sahara, so it was a very enjoyable and nostalgic read for me. I was, like many others apparently, confused about Dirk's ability to be in two places at once until I found out he had married and had a son named Dirk. Overall, it was a pleasure to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 3/4/2011

    " Great book for the genre. More typical Cussler. Read it if you are a fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/25/2011

    " Another implausibly fun Dirk Pitt novel... global warming, evil corporations, hero park-rangers/oceanographers and all that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grayson | 2/4/2011

    " A snoozer! I felt like I had taken a big wiff of the gas in the book as I read it. I wish I had taken a bigger gulp! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/10/2011

    " I like a little history thrown in my novels to sneak info into my brain, but this was pretty weak. Heavy global warming droning...predictable...meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noel | 1/8/2011

    " I really enjoy the complexity of the Dirk Pitt series, and how Clive can tie all the loose ends together. "

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About the Author
Author Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler, an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, began writing novels in 1965. He published his first work featuring continuous series hero Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first nonfiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the State University of New York Maritime College considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a PhD thesis and awarded Cussler a doctor of letters degree in May 1997. It was the first time since the college was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed. His books, many of which are New York Times bestsellers, have been published in more than forty languages in more than one hundred countries. He splits his time between Arizona and Colorado.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.