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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Isaac Bell Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781101540244
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On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency’s intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky when the thugs attack again—and one of the scientists dies.

What are they holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and popular culture—and perhaps something more, for war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted a priceless opportunity to give the Germans an edge.

It is up to Isaac Bell to figure out who this agent is, what he is up to, and stop him. But he may already be too late—and the future of the world just may hang in the balance. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Scott Brick delivers straightforward narration in the audio edition of this latest thriller from Cussler and Scott that follows the adventures of detective Isaac Bell during the early twentieth century...Brick shines in his creation of European accents for the supporting cast and appropriately adjusts his pacing for the book’s inevitable action sequences. Cussler and Scott are veteran suspense writers, and Brick—a seasoned narrator—proves their equal in this entertaining audiobook.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Ghylin | 2/19/2014

    " I have always enjoyed Clive Cussler. This one was no different. A good read on a rainy day. I am enjoying watching the Issac Bell character develope and am looking to more adventures "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 2/13/2014

    " Another Isaac Bell mystery, this time involving the invention of talking motion pictures. I liked this one, but not as much as the others. Too much in this one was too far beyond belief. I'll listen to another on CD if one comes out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt Holland | 2/5/2014

    " I could not fathom why everyone was making such a big deal over the device in the book. Seemed like a huge stretch. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betsy | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting bits about the birth of the film industry make this not just a good plane read, but a good plane read with a bit more. (And may we all just thank Dominique Browning for making it okay to grab bad books with good action when heading on the road. I am one of those who has gotten on a long plane ride with virtuous reading material that I NEVER opened...) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasonb | 1/20/2014

    " Another hit from Clive Cussler, starring Issac Bell as a turn of the century detective who helps save the inventor of "talkies" from the Germany Imperial Army. If you like the three previous Issac Bell books you will enjoy this one too. "

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

    " Isaac Bell returns with another action-packed adventure. Not quite as thrilling as The Race, but with another nasty villain to best, Isaac Bell comes through battered and bruised, but married to Marion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 12/28/2013

    " Always enjoy Clive Cusslers books. Lots of action!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Polino | 12/24/2013

    " I like the Isaac Bell series from Cussler and this one holds up pretty well. I would have loved a longer portion of the book set on the Mauritania. All in all though this one worked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pastor Don | 12/23/2013

    " No spolier alert, but the epologue was a bit cheesy. I loved everything else and will continue to read Isaac Bell every time they come out! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Otto Lenz | 12/22/2013

    " Stilted style, poor "Doyle" imitation, character development flat - I did not like it - only got 2/3 way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodney Kofoed | 12/14/2013

    " A very good read. Enjoyable , kept moving and I liked the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred Fanning | 12/12/2013

    " This was the first Clive Cussler book I have ever read. I found it an outstanding thriller. I really liked the Isaac Bell character and entire cast of the Van Dorn detective agency. Great read, I recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Worthington | 12/9/2013

    " Another Isaac Bell book - this one starts on an Ocean Liner with mysterious thief after a new patent that will make talking picture a reality. Isaac is back to find the thief and bring him to justice. I like that Cussler moves the story along and finally gets Isaac and Mariam married. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzan | 12/1/2013

    " Loved it - fast moving, good characters - a little unbelievable, but come on, that's what Clive Cussler's all about. Would enjoy seeing this one as a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg | 11/16/2013

    " This newest of the Isaac Bell series holds the same interest as the others, but for me starts off a bit slow. I did enjoy the setting of the early part of the 20th century with its burgeoning transportation and communications systems. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 8/25/2013

    " An okay plot but lacked intensity. Easy read but no page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate Orff | 8/25/2013

    " Lot of action but slow pace in beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 7/29/2013

    " Another Isaac Bell book. I liked this one better than the Race. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P | 7/21/2013

    " As with all of Cusslers books in this series, it's a fast -paced page turner. Good for a few nights worth of reading ..only!...because you just can't put them down! True run with history thrown in! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 3/5/2013

    " This is so far fetched it's waaay beyond belief. When they first "lighted" up their cigars I chuckled. I think Clive was smoking more than tobacco, more than once. Maybe it was all the coal dust. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Ann | 2/7/2013

    " Like all Clive Cussler books, this is a fun read. I like the focus in each of the Isaac Bell books on an early twentieth century technology and how it developed. The premise was a little weak, but it was developed in such a fun way that it didn't matter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Opa | 1/22/2013

    " Another tall tale by Cussler. His historical perspective makes interesting reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha Gagnon | 9/20/2012

    " I am enjoying the new characters in the Isaac Bell series from Clive Cussler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sundi Pierce | 5/16/2012

    " We always enjoy the Isaac Bell books and thought the silent film industry theme was interesting with the silent film, The Artist, just winning all the awards. "

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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.