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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: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dirk Pitt Novels Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781101154212
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Oceanographer Dirk Pitt traces a lost ship's mysterious cargo to a scientific discovery that could reverse the dangers of climate change in this novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling action adventure series.

When an act of sabotage aims to slow down a technological breakthrough in American clean energy, it puts the United States on the brink of war with one of its closest allies. Tension boils on the homefront, too, as gas prices surge to an all-time high. To prevent global catastrophe, Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk Jr. and Summer, must piece together what little records remain of the initial experiment. They may not know how it was done, but they know what their scientists were trying to accomplish: a solution for global warming.  

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. And if Pitt, his family, and his buddy Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them…and the world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/4/2014

    " You get what you would expect with Mr. Cussler. He follows the formula to the letter but I hadn't read a Dirk Pitt novel in years. It was fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/22/2014

    " This was a really good read. This is my first clive cussler book, and I will read more.......... Excellent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/13/2014

    " This was not really my style of book but I needed something to read and it was at the house. It was slow moving at the beginning and very fast toward the end. It sort of read like I was watching an action movie, so perhaps a little cheesy, but entertaining nonetheless. I really give it 3.5 stars, but it doesn't allow me to do so. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 1/10/2014

    " I quite enjoyed this latest Cussler novel! As in all of his books, it was a page-turning adventure. In this one, Dirk Pitt and NUMA save the world from an evil Canadian energy mogul and along the way find a way to stop global warming! As usual the events were somewhat far-fetched and included the usual coincidences but it was full of action and interesting ideas. I also really found interesting the information about Franklin's lost expedition in the 1840's in search of the Northwest Passage. I always learn something new when I read Cussler's novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Mortensen | 12/15/2013

    " OK reading :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 12/13/2013

    " The twins are all grown up and Dirk and Al are up to their old tricks. I hope that Trevor and Summer get to keep the relationship into the next book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 12/7/2013

    " Another great story by Clive Cussler. I have read all of the Dirk Pitt books now and have enjoyed everyone of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Momruns5 | 12/2/2013

    " 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). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 11/29/2013

    " Another cookie cutter novel, but I do enjoy reading them every so often. Great book to pass the time while traveling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R.J. Vaccarelli | 11/16/2013

    " Loved this book. I'm a Clive Cussler fan to begin with, but this one is one of my Cussler favorites so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 11/11/2013

    " Dirk, the mans like 007. He should be President. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Shuler | 10/22/2013

    " I thought this book was good. It was a little predictable. But the idea of a chemical which would allow for artificial photsynthesis is fun to think about. And it's an adventure which is always fun "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Little Fish | 10/15/2013

    " I didn't know about anything about the Passage North of Canada. It was VERY interesting as well as an exciting mystery. I haven't read a Clive Cussler that was boring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teo smite | 8/10/2013

    " another classic Pitt adventure. Superb for traveling "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 7/26/2013

    " It seems to me that the Dirk Pitt books are actually getting better as he ages. Still lots of action and an easy, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gene | 5/12/2013

    " A fun adventure with a background of global warming causing real problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 4/25/2013

    " This book was entertaining and kept me guessing. I picked it up at Big Lots for $3 hardcover. I definately enjoyed the mystery and will come back to Clive Cussler for more treasure hunting books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 2/4/2013

    " A typical Clive Cussler book - action packed, rescues gone askew, and the bad guys get what they deserve. Fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/30/2012

    " 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 Deb | 4/23/2012

    " This takes place a lot in Canada, and I love Dirk Pitt, so it was fun all around for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nigel | 3/23/2012

    " Not my favourite and a bit predictable, it seems to lack some of the depth that the earlier books such as Vixon 09, Titanic, and even Sahara have , maybe 20 is enough Dirk Pitt books I dont know. If there is a 21st I hope it returns to the old style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/27/2012

    " If you like science, adventure and a little bit of suspense, I'm sure you will like this book. This was my first Clive Cussler book but certainly won't be my last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olean Public Library | 1/12/2012

    " Very good. Keeps one's interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Heyboer | 12/18/2011

    " I like the way Clive Cussler started this book with historical background and kept my attention to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 11/11/2011

    " Except for being based on the fictitious idea of global warming (and putting its progress as actually measurable and significant), this was a fun read. Besides, even if it wasn't fun, stories about war with Canada always entertain me. (Don't ask me why, I don't really know.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane Burgel | 8/26/2011

    " This was better than the previous book "Treasure of Kahn". There were less of the "there's no way that would ever happen" moments, and say what you will, Cussler knows how to write and keeps your interest in the story running high. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wind | 6/19/2011

    " I love a good arctic adventure -- especially if I don't even have to get cold! "

  • 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

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.