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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,297 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 2010 ISBN: 9781101461846
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Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

In A.D 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious “manifest,”  lost long ago, which if discovered again just may change the history of the world as we know it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The authors keep the action moving with plenty of wreck diving, running sea battles, and ships laden with explosives. Fans of the indefatigable Pitt will enjoy watching their hero as he joins the battle on land, in the air, and at sea.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Arctic Drift has exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes and derring-do by Dirk Pitt, oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers. Associated Press

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed the typical Cussler book- audio movie in my head "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Wylie | 2/8/2014

    " Another fun adventure story in the life of Dirk Pitt. This is adventure number 30 or so and somehow Clive Cussler keeps coming up with big stories for Dirk and his team at NUMA. The past few books have been fun as Dirk's unknown-twin children Dirk and Summer Pitt appear on the scene unexpectedly and have added a new twist to the stories. This one is much more centered on the middle east then any of the books before. But follow the same pattern of find a shipwreck, that leads to a evil plot run by a cunning villain who get out smarted by Pitt and his friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genienne | 1/31/2014

    " Made me want to see Jerusalem? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Niki | 1/21/2014

    " Another gripping Clive Cussler read. The book gets a 3 star rating from me because the 2 storylines are a bit too separate for them to mix well in the story and it creates a kind of muddled read in my opinion. I did enjoy reading this book though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Buck | 1/12/2014

    " Great Pitt adventures but too many unnecessary paragraphs? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Roth | 12/30/2013

    " A good tale, but seemed to lose some of the direction. Also I was confused at times as to which Dirk Pitt was speaking. All in all though a rousing success. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 12/27/2013

    " Took me a while to get in to but I was eventually drawn into the story and enjoyed spending time with Dirk and his merry cast of characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 shannon | 12/16/2013

    " Solidly entertaining - lives up to the Cussler standard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Paradis | 12/8/2013

    " Another great Dirk Pitt adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 12/8/2013

    " One star off for the usual problems: too long of a prolog and too much time spent from the antagonists' POV. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasonchicks Hicks | 11/29/2013

    " Dirk Pitt never disappoints. Enjoyably predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Harrison | 10/4/2013

    " A reasonable story with many good ingredients, I enjoyed it, but it lacked the sense of urgency and on-the-the-of-my-seat thrill that would have had me reading feverishly. I did keep coming back and I finished which meant it did at least grab and maintain my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 8/10/2013

    " Good, fun read. A bit wordy and too many subplots. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy | 7/6/2013

    " Boooooooring.....worst Dirk Pitt book I've read. I should have put this down and read something else, but I stubbornly pushed through this. Bland story, bland characters, and bland writing. It's apparent that Dirk Cussler does the writing now with Clive reaping the royalties. Pity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/28/2013

    " I always love these Dirk Pitt novels. It's the combination of hot, smart guys, history and technical details, and the MacGyver style action. Yes, I want the smart guy with a real sense of humor. These guys are always saving the world, also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia Douglas | 12/2/2012

    " I really liked the historical implications in this book. As always: action everywhere! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janne | 11/26/2012

    " I love all the Dirk Pitt books - this one is no exception! I wasn't sure in a few spots if the book was going to be pro militant muslim, but it all turned out OK - as always!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Knudsen | 8/22/2012

    " Pretty good Cussler, although the formula is becoming a bit predictable. Dirk Pitt has saved the world so many times that you just come to expect it. His son Dirk Jr. is shaping up to be the same guy, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie Garner | 7/4/2012

    " At least Dirk Senior and Giordino got major roles again! Summer and Dirk Jr were more bad ass and less fluffy. I snored thru some of the history lessons and got lost in the ellaborate names and characters. Otherwise solid plot and and great page turning ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 5/18/2012

    " I really enjoy Clive Cussler books, and while I enjoyed the read, this one was not my favorite...too many stories/characters all vying for a spot where they all came together. Tooooooo contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 stan | 5/12/2012

    " Wonderful adventure Yarn . Takes you out of yourself. Good holiday read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaroslav | 5/6/2012

    " slow pace...too many fronts to remember... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ray Ball | 1/12/2012

    " Dove I to this book with the expectation that it would be like past Cussler novels. Found it to be not near as intriguing nor as riveting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 11/29/2011

    " Cussler brings together two historical events that create a modern day thriller. Dirk Pit's (Sr.) twin children manage to carry on the family's tradition of getting out of some death defying circumstance by the skin of their teeth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Banks | 8/17/2011

    " I continue to enjoy Cussler's books. They are all the same but I don't think when I read them; I just enjoy. Crescent Dawn fits that exactly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasonchicks | 6/23/2011

    " Dirk Pitt never disappoints. Enjoyably predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/8/2011

    " Whatever Dirk Pitt, his kids and his friends are up to, it's a must-read for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 6/7/2011

    " Another great Clive Cussler thriller - almost seemed to be too many stories going on but it all came together in a great way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 6/3/2011

    " A fun Dirk Pitt novel. The funny thing about this book is it takes place in 2012, and a radical brother/sister duo are trying to create chaos and uprising all across the Middle East. With current events how they are, the whole book is a little ironic. But this book is good for a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 4/28/2011

    " Don't judge. I read Clive Cussler for the same reason I watch cheesy disaster movies: no brain power required and the good guys win. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fred | 4/27/2011

    " Silly but entertaining, ties in history and science plausibly "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/20/2011

    " Not a ton of substance to a Dirk Pitt adventure, but this one - like the others - is full of action and adventure and an interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheldon | 4/15/2011

    " typical for the dirk pitt series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/12/2011

    " Better than the average Dirk Pitt book because it had all the characters involved and the plot was modern and interesting. I had to read this book in little snippets so I didn't get to enjoy it as much as I would have liked but it was still a good "escape" book. "

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

    " While the theme of terror in the Islamic world gets a bit too boring, the book weaves in historical events in a way Ken Follet and Wilbur Smith would be proud of. Good read, even during 1 entire session! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 3/26/2011

    " Another enjoyable read by the Cussler duo. "

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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.