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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,899 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781101154182
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A plague that threatens to eradicate millions...

A ruthless cabal on a quest for domination...


Mysterious undersea events lead Kurt Austin and the NUMA team to discover a hideous series of medical experiments, an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization, and a secret new virus that threatens to set off a world-wide pandemic.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Corke | 2/15/2014

    " A great Cussler novel but not as good as the Corsair novel previously read. It took a bit of time to get into the flow of the story and seemed a little disjointed until it suddenly all clicked into place but by which time became a bit obvious as to what was going to happen. It won't dissuade me from reading more of Cussler's stories as it still packed a punch on the originality and realism of the delivery. "

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

    " A virus created by the Chinese government is extremely dangerous and has no cure. However, a U.S. lab is on the verge of finding the cure. Suddenly, the underwater lab is taken over and moved. At the same time, Kurt Austin is working on a film of the bathysphere. The cable that connects the bathysphere to the land is cut and the sphere and the people in it have sunk to the ocean floor. This book was entertaining. It had tons of action and adventure. The romance was subtle and wasn't obvious until the end, so the plot would concentrate more the plot. I will definitely read more of Cussler's books in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/5/2014

    " good action mystery book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 2/4/2014

    " Clive Cussler and his collaborator Paul do a good job on this book which has the usual amount of suspense and action. I have adjusted to Kurt Austin as the hero, having enjoyed reading about Dirk Pitt for years. Dr. Song Lee, the Chinese doctor and researcher makes a nice addition to the cast of characters, including Joe Zavala and the Trouts, Paul and Gamay. A pandemic is looming on the horizon, and the antidote needs to be completed and quickly transported to China, where it is going to start. Medusa refers to the source of the vaccine. Will they do it in time, despite the despicable villains? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crafty4life | 1/31/2014

    " This book was amazing and held my attention as a fun summer adventure read. I could not put it down. It is a continuation of the NUMA files series written by Clive Cussler. It was a grand adventure with a lot of extra information about underwater life and more, adding a new twist. I really enjoyed this book and will read more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/27/2014

    " This is another great Kurt Austin adventure by Clive Cussler with lots of action, drama, intrigue, a dash of romance, and good suspense, dealing with a bit of a medical thriller hint, above or underwater. You'll be at the edge of your seat for every page-turning twist and turn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Colton | 1/19/2014

    " Always good reads, go fast but really spellbinding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/16/2014

    " Great story about curing all the bad viruses on the planet. Cussler's far out tale are wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Johnson | 12/14/2013

    " A good Kurt Austin adventure...romance, danger, and of course, water! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 11/6/2013

    " Clive Cussler is the father of adventure novels. He never fails to have the man save the world, walk out of the sea in a tux and get the girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 11/1/2013

    " It was a fun, fast read. I didn't get drawn into the characters as much as I would have liked. Some of the dialogue was stilted. However, the locals were exotic and interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy DeMordaunt | 10/26/2013

    " Easy reading, predictable. Just fine in a tough guy kind of way. Good for some variety, and clean as a whistle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory Louis | 10/21/2013

    " Interesting fast flowing adventure, as all Cussler's are! Interesting unfoldment of virulent flu-like contagion and steps taken to contain it. A lot of underwater work with Rovers and Submersibles. Political intrigue, usual host of bad guys and heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaroslav | 9/10/2013

    " again perfect combination from past and present....a lot of underwater action finaly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George Pulos | 6/23/2013

    " This book is a very real and thrilling novel to red. This is one of the best books i have ever read. The author depicts the details in a way that you can picture every moment of the book in your head.I will look foward to reading more of his novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 5/21/2013

    " Clive Cussler is always a treat, especially in the case of adventure. Kurt rallies the group in order to find a vaccine to a potential pandemic... Seems to be a reoccuring concept in Clive's books, but that's very okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 4/24/2013

    " I like that it starts with an incident in history then ties the modern day story back to it. The stories have action, suspense and interesting twist and turns. Especially like that there is no sex or nudity scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacia | 3/18/2013

    " A typical Cussler. Fairly interesting, but extremely testosterone driven setup that takes 7/8 of the book and then everything is resolved with improbable ease and quickness in the last 1/8th. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 3/16/2013

    " Love Kurt and Zavala! This is fun, light adventure reading; perfect for the beach or pool. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sorin Anghel | 12/19/2012

    " It's a good story, full of knowledge of all kind. What I didn't liked was that the characters seem too perfect. A good work, though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan B | 3/26/2012

    " Another great Clive Cussler tale. Love the way his books start out with a little unrelated tale that ends up bringing all threads together. If you are a Cussler fan you will love this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madelynhealey | 2/27/2012

    " Good book but predictable ending. Still liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 2/26/2012

    " Numa battles Chinese mafia over a cure to an epidemic, good book, the characters are not as detailed as other books, but still like it. setting is fun "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin Walsh | 2/17/2012

    " a decent read, I love his Dirk Pitt and Oregon Files books, but I am not nearly as big a fan of the NUMA files series.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 12/15/2011

    " I like Cussler and this one did not disappoint me. Basic book, good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/9/2011

    " Clive Cussler isn't the greatest author when it comes to dialogue, but I love his characters and the action and the stories, so I forgive him for not being that great with words. LOL. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mama | 12/7/2011

    " Exercise book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jakub | 6/15/2011

    " What can I say? Cussler is a guilty pleasure. Just the same as all the other books - and I liked it just like the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samuel | 5/29/2011

    " Chinese stealing a typhoon for lifting an undersea lab ,world wide apocalypse , holographic images i think Cussler is beginning to lose the plot ,other than the Pitt series the rest seem staid in comparison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 5/25/2011

    " It was a fun, fast read. I didn't get drawn into the characters as much as I would have liked. Some of the dialogue was stilted. However, the locals were exotic and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesco | 5/6/2011

    " Ancora una volta Austin e Zavala salvano il mondo dall'ennesima superpotenza criminale.
    Nonostante sia un romanzetto leggero, i libri di Cussler e di Kemprecos mi piacciono molto per la loro costruzione cinematografica. Unica nota negativa, viene abbandonato il filone dei fenici in America... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M-J | 4/17/2011

    " Once again Cussler held me enthralled until the end. Just a fabulous story teller with an underlying "it could really happen" scenario. Highy recommend this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zengfer | 3/16/2011

    " A great book for hardcore, good v.s. bad, action/adventure people. A great, but quite improbable plot. Kept me hooked till the end... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clifford | 2/3/2011

    " A great book in the Classic Cussler fashion! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 1/25/2011

    " Numa battles Chinese mafia over a cure to an epidemic, good book, the characters are not as detailed as other books, but still like it. setting is fun "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 1/25/2011

    " The men all have broad shoulders and good and evil are clearly drawn. The story always has a historical part. I haven't found a story yet I haven't totally enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 12/12/2010

    " It was not a quick read, but it was entertaining. It didn't read like a typical Clive Cussler novel. However, all of the men were still pigs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 patrycja | 11/16/2010

    " It was interesting, with some guys i wouldn't mind meeting. There's also global danger and some powerfull villians. So good read for lazy evenings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 10/28/2010

    " Actually listened to this on a long car trip. Narrator was generally engaging and the story was excellent, albeit cheesy in a couple of spots. "

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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, an Audie Award winner, has consistently received high praise from critics and fans alike for his audiobook performances for over twenty years. He has performed on and off Broadway and in regional theaters. His television appearances include Law & Order, Against the Law, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.