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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,792 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dirk Pitt Adventures Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9781101154397
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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 few surprising twists, he gives us his most audacious work yet. 

At the end of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known about, twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman who he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, a marine engineer. And they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime. A brown tide is 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 for them—and for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path. The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA crew desperately 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 tide is only a byproduct of its plan. Soon, the 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. 

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel | 2/20/2014

    " solid action adventure "

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

    " Love Clive Cussler, however this one lacked a little something that the others have. Maybe a little too cliche. Still a good read. "

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

    " Dirk Pitt punches his way to justice with the help of his trusty sidekick, Al Giordino. As per the usual, it's a delightful beach read with some hilariously bad turns of phrase and the usual last-minute heroic rescues, smokin' hot babes, and inexplicably complicated evil plots to destroy the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 1/24/2014

    " 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 Marti | 1/24/2014

    " This is a rather special Dirk Pitt book. Dirk has discovered that he has twenty some odd year old children-- a son and daughter, twins, by the woman he loved and thought dead. He is getting somewhat old to be involved in the physical adventures which he and Al Giordano--and others-- have faced in the past. There is a fair amount of history in this volume--explaining that the Odyssey was about the Celts, not the Trojans. Fascinating as usual, with Clive Cussler himself playing a cameo role. "

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

    " Pretty good, not a big fan of his kids being a big part of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 1/17/2014

    " Excellent reading. Pure entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Taylor | 1/16/2014

    " Loved how he tied in a possible Celtic twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Gritten | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoy reading the Dirk Pitt novels. They are entertaining and in some ways the historical connections are interesting. This book was no exception. But if you are looking for surprise endings and dynamic plot twists with deep characterization, this probably is not for you. It is what it is and with some exceptions - not the least of which is the historical materials that Cussler researches in order to write these - if you have read one Dirk Pitt, you have read them all. Specifically though, I liked "Sahara" and "Valhalla Rising" better than this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 1/10/2014

    " this was a good book for those who enjoy a good thriller "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 12/25/2013

    " Another Dirk Pitt book, but I've read so many that I can't remember what this one's about! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi | 12/11/2013

    " I love Clive Cussler! Not only are his books entertaining, but he throws in historical references which I find very interesting and informative. This book was no different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jarem Nielsen | 12/11/2013

    " Clive Cussler's always great after reading something heavy, just to relax the brain and have some cranial fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 7/14/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 3/28/2013

    " Enjoyed the history. Guess I've read too many of his adventures and it wasn't as exciting as before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/1/2012

    " I like fast moving action and this book has it. Though I do think that the characters need a vacation from time to time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chandru Ganapathy | 7/25/2012

    " A new theory on the Trojan war and why the war was fought for and written with the pace of Clive Cussler. A good read during a tiresome journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/28/2012

    " I love Clive Cussler, but this isn't one of my favorites. I felt both story lines were great, but worthy of their own books. Or perhaps should have been brought together sooner, because leaving them separate have a very disjointed feel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 5/24/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 11/6/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia Werner | 10/30/2011

    " Brilliant book. This is a book with history, mystery, intrigue, and natural disasters. I loved it. It is the first Clive Cussler I've ever read and I definitely plan to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 10/10/2011

    " 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 Cynthia Yates | 9/24/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheleen Addison | 7/23/2011

    " Always love his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Hager | 5/28/2011

    " Cussler is always a fun adventure read with an interesting tie to some historical event "

  • 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

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.