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3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN:
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Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet.

In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known, 23-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime.

There is a brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are working in a NUMA underwater enclosure, trying to determine its origin, when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient; and the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight not only for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path.

The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA crew rush to the rescue, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and the brown tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon, its work will be complete, and the world will be a very different place.

Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place. 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 Jayme | 2/19/2014

    " Pretty typical Dirk Pitt action going on here. I find these books really entertaining, but I have to agree with my boyfriend (who's the reason I read this) that Cussler made a mistake having Dirk Pitt age throughout this series. If he had made Dirk more of a James Bond type character, going on endless missions while never aging it would have been way better. Now these books just feel like a bad soap opera, with Dirk Pitts long lost, never-even knew-had-them kids running around solving crimes with him. And it's pretty obvious Cussler must have realised he needed a young Dirk to fit the bill, since his son, also named Dirk, just happens to look and act exactly like his father...how convenient. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/12/2014

    " I can't believe how many of these I've read, I grew up reading these stories "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gene Ayres | 2/5/2014

    " This potboiler is the sort of bad writing that comes of too much, or too easy success that leads one to think he or she can just knock out a book over a weekend or two and a bottle of Scotch. Just in the first part, there is a hurricane barreling towards the Caribbean heading "due east." This is repeated several times. Hurricanes do not and cannot barrel due east. Especially from Africa. Hello? Then there is the scene in which intrepid hero Dirk Pitt arrives to rescue a battered floating hotel in the eye of the worst hurricane ever. This hurricane, with winds of supposedly 225 mph, has just torn apart a dozen ships and a Coast Guard hurrican hunter airplane. No matter. Pitt arrives by helicopter, no problem. Is that cool or what? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/21/2014

    " Fun and interesting storyline, but it felt too long. It could have easily been 2 different books the way it was written. Certainly a series I would enjoy getting into more though. "

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/13/2014

    " Clearly a transitional book. "

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

    " Dirk saves the world again. Not without the help of Al, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert | 12/29/2013

    " This was a very poor book and I can't believe I read the whole thing. The plot was dumb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 12/19/2013

    " Entertaining and enjoyable as always! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Wilding | 12/16/2013

    " Caleb wants me to read this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 12/14/2013

    " An average Dirk Pitt novel. Fun, full of action, and entertaining. "

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

    " Great book, I'm a new Cussler fan, but in full swing. Excellent imagery and word play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne Steptoe | 12/11/2013

    " I don't mind the far fetched story lines as they are fun and interesting. My only real dislike was some of the repetitiveness of certain parts of the story like Pitt's hangar full of cars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 11/25/2013

    " Not his best, glad I took it out of the library instead of buying. But you know what you are in for with Cussler, and you can still enjoy the ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Warwick | 10/6/2013

    " Increasingly ludicrous. Holiday reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth Niles | 8/20/2013

    " I couldn't finish this one, just way to technical and too much description for me. Maybe another time. I never feel I have to finish a book........too many good books, too little time. : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 8/12/2013

    " suspenseful Dirk Pitt novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 5/25/2013

    " love clive "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia Yates | 12/10/2012

    " This book never lets you breathe for long. Action, suspense, danger, romance - this book has it all, told by a master storyteller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 9/20/2012

    " My good friend Ray brought this to my cubicle today after telling me that he had just finished this. Ray is the reason I'm acquainted with this series and I thank him heartily for starting the in-house lending library at work - it's awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 9/11/2012

    " Read Hardcover, which is apparently no longer available. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eli Constant | 7/21/2012

    " Clive Cussler is one of my go-to authors. I prefer his solo works rather than his collaborations. This is a brilliant mixing of legend and fact, past and present. I found it riveting and nicely crafted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ichlem | 4/13/2012

    " An interesting twist of the actual events of the Odyssey and the Battle of Troy. Again, Clive Cussler won't let you put his work down. Plan on reading alot in a short amount of time. If you like adventure stories with a twist of historical events, you will enjoy these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teryl | 3/17/2012

    " I always enjoy them. The heroes are larger than life and fine examples of humanity, even their flaws are good ones, but Dirk and Al are good value, even if their exploits are a little super human. Recommended for adventure lovers, even if the plot is a little obvious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 11/9/2011

    " Not my usual cup of tea but an entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 10/21/2011

    " Cussler presents an interesting premise in the prologue: Was the Trojan War really fought over a woman? Was it really fought in Greece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorri | 10/12/2011

    " You must read Valhalla Rising before you read this book. After Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising and Trojan Odyssey are my next 2 fav Dirk Pitt books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tambra | 10/7/2011

    " I always like Cussler. The older ones that he wrote himself are the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 9/18/2011

    " Another winner from Cussler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharell | 7/3/2011

    " I like Clive Cussler-he's a fun writer and his books have lots of action. However, there are moments when I wonder about him, moments such as this one where he is describing a luxury hotel: "Like a man-made iceberg, the Ocean Wanderer did not have rooms." Huh? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 BMK | 5/15/2011

    " God awful. It was like a hilarious study in bland, obvious writing. And the constant use of brand name luxury items that his 'aspirational' character all have makes Bret Easton Ellis stuff seem doubly funny. Cringe-read only. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 2/23/2011

    " This was fun. It was very fast and action-filled. One thing you have to accept with these books, though, is that somehow, no matter how impossible, unbelieveable, or improbable, Dirk Pitt always escapes and saves the world. (But, I guess that is what makes it fun, too.) "

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 11/7/2010

    " An average Dirk Pitt novel. Fun, full of action, and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 10/18/2010

    " My good friend Ray brought this to my cubicle today after telling me that he had just finished this. Ray is the reason I'm acquainted with this series and I thank him heartily for starting the in-house lending library at work - it's awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 9/27/2010

    " An adventure at sea including some cultish behaviour. I'm really not sure about authors who write themselves into their own novels as a cameo character. Overall, not a bad yarn. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sophie | 7/6/2010

    " Pas le meilleur tome des aventures de Dirk Pitt :/

    L'histoire a du mal à démarrer et après il y a pas mal de choses qui ne tiennent pas debout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/11/2010

    " Once again, not my favorite. You can't mess with the recipe for world-wide disaster and have it come out a hit like the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 6/3/2010

    " Fun adventure; it starts with the 'real history of the trojan war" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 5/29/2010

    " This book really makes me wonder why we haven't seen more of these books become movies. This one is where the Mr Pitt and his sidekick start to find their lives away from the adventures and start to settle down....but there are more adventures to come if you keep reading the series.... "

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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.