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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos Narrator: Scott Brick, Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NUMA Files Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9781101154267
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Kurt Austin and the NUMA  Special Assignments Team search for an ancient Middle Eastern relic with secret ties to an American founding father in the #1 bestselling New York Times-bestselling series.
 
Years ago, an invaluable Phoenician statue known as the Navigator was stolen from the Baghdad museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it. Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer, murdered in cold blood. Their second target a UN investigator, only survives thanks to the timely assistance of Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala.

What’s so special about this statue? Austin wonders. The search for answers will take the NUMA team on an astonishing odyssey through time and space, one that encompasses no less than the lost treasures of King Solomon, a mysterious packet of documents personally encoded by Thomas Jefferson, and a top-secret scientific project that could change the world forever.

And that’s before the surprises really begin. . . .
    
Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless invention that have become Cussler’s hallmarks, The Navigator is the best yet from “Clive the Incredible”.


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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/19/2014

    " Good, typical Clive Cussler. I wasn't disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 2/18/2014

    " 'The Navigator' is "historical" fiction with a James Bond-ish storyline that keeps you guessing, but not in a deep or particularly clever way. Enjoyable enough for light pre-bed reading. I doubt I'll seek out other books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Cassell | 2/15/2014

    " This book was okay. Not as good as his other ones. Read "The Chase" It was really good and different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 2/7/2014

    " Just like the Dirk Pitt books. He just change the character's names. There are lots of intertwining story lines so I kind of felt a little lost sometimes but eventually I got with it. I have read quite a few heavier books recently so this was one of those mindless reads. Cussler really does have an imagination and makes me almost think the "history" parts really happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/3/2014

    " Just a bit too fantastic for my taste. Too many bits of historic footnotes brought in as major fact. Any book that now mentions the knights of the Crusades automatically drop down a level or two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Womack | 2/3/2014

    " More outlandish, high flying fun, if you ask me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie Ryan | 1/30/2014

    " This really is another good Cussler story. It's just that, well, I can't quite get beyond Dirk Pitt. I love that Clive Cussler gave Dirk a life story and I know that meant eventual changes to the NUMA hierarchy. This story is well written. But it's the second Kurt Austin book I've read and I go from page to page looking for mention of Dirk. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 1/15/2014

    " Definitely my least favorite Cussler novel. The character motivation was staged, conversations were linear, driving straight to make a plot point without any realism, and the adventure was equally staged. Blah. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jani | 1/14/2014

    " Started out pretty slow, but it was good by the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/11/2014

    " I would love to say this was classied Clive. Always the main character that mirrors the James Bond personality. I would recommend every book i have read by Clive so far. This was not my favorite from his list of books but still a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Goh | 1/8/2014

    " More about the Phoenicians. Typical Kurt Austin landing himself a female interest in Mechardi; the villain died way too easily after so much hyped building its characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 shannon | 1/6/2014

    " The usual, which means I liked it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rick Hautala | 1/5/2014

    " Really mixed reactions to this one. The writing is so-so (at best) ... lots of cliches and flat, stereotypic characters ... but the story is fun ... What I call a "popcorn book" ... Fast reading that's not serious at all ... a fun summer afternoon read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buddysbuddy | 11/25/2013

    " Exciting, gripping, fun. Bad guys were too extreme. Fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dirk | 11/18/2013

    " It was ok as entertainment goes. Nice read, a bit short, not the best from Cussler, but solid work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caeseria | 10/22/2013

    " Not a bad book... having read as much Clive Cussler as I have, it's very formulaic but still is a lot of fun ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delilah Trenaman | 8/26/2013

    " I enjoyed reading The Navigator. I am a fan of Clive Cussler so was not disappointed by the story. He is a natural story teller and I have liked every book I have read by him. They are full of adventure and are always page turners that are hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 7/23/2013

    " An ancient Phoenician statue, a mysterious packet of documents personally encoded by Thomas Jefferson, ancient mariners, modern day heros, are part of this book. Action/adventure, once again the search is on for the artifact. Will the good guys win? Middle East setting, mostly. Kept me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaroslav | 7/6/2013

    " nearly throuthfull story...:-)..and no fiction...except Austins` performance "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan Darragh | 2/24/2013

    " A friend recommended Clive Cussler books for me, so I tried one. It would have been had I been 14 or 15. It was just a level above the Hardy Boys. As a "young adult" book I would have probably given it 4 stars. Maybe I'll give him another try ... some day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 12/3/2012

    " Light interesting read. Interesting references to Jefferson and Lewis. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kjirsten | 11/21/2012

    " More NUMA adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 11/18/2012

    " A Dan Brown type of novel that links secrets from Phoenician times with Jeffersonian America and the modern USA - so well researched and written that it could be true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anjanette | 10/14/2012

    " This is my first Clive Cussler novel, so I have no basis of comparison, but I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable beach read, sort of the testosterone version of chick lit. In my opinion, the archaeological and historical aspects of this book elevated it from three to four stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 7/12/2012

    " I always enjoy clive cussler books they are full of adventure and keep you interested "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Sherman | 4/27/2012

    " This is a reread and it was just as good as the first time. The writing just pulls you right into the story. And what a story it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/28/2011

    " Good story. It had been a while since I had read a Kurt Austin adventure and this one was really good and it was fun to be back with the special assignments team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 8/8/2011

    " It was a typical Clive Cussler read. Escapist and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodney | 6/8/2011

    " I was spellbound through the entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.W. | 4/20/2011

    " Great character development in this mix of history and fiction. It is a page turner and kept me on the edge of my seat. I have two more of Cussler's novels in my to read list and will start another one today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 4/17/2011

    " My first Clive Cussler book and the start of many more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 3/15/2011

    " I like the NUMA series, as well as its cousin, the Dirk Pitt series. Both of them, however, are more Bro-mance than real mystery. And, they certainly have an environmentalist agenda. Each novel speaks to a specific environmental issue. But, they are fun reading, and the characters are well-written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jani | 1/25/2011

    " Started out pretty slow, but it was good by the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 12/27/2010

    " Yet another classic from Mr. Cussler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 9/12/2010

    " First Cussler book for me. Listened to most of the book, so maybe that is why I couldn't get passed the cheese factor for the first few discs. Ended up being a pretty good book. Not my usual, but I might just read another one. "

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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 Narrators

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.

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.