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3.0003006614552 out of 53.0003006614552 out of 53.0003006614552 out of 53.0003006614552 out of 53.0003006614552 out of 5 3.00 (9,978 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: August 2001 ISBN: 9781101154434
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It is July 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage, the luxury cruise ship Emerald Dolphin suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn’t the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary new engines powering the ship? NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt races to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre events that are about to engulf him.

Before the next few weeks are over, Pitt will find himself confronted by an extraordinary series of monsters, both human and mechanical, modern and ancient. He will tread upon territory previously known only to legend. And, at the end of it all, though many lives will be lost, and many saved, it is Pitt’s own life that will be changed forever … 

Filled with dazzling suspense and breathtaking action, Valhalla Rising is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 2/14/2014

    " I love the Dirk Pitt Novels by Clive Clusser. He handles murder and mayhem in such a light way that you can't help but like it. Dirk is a great hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Costa | 2/8/2014

    " This was my first time reading Clive Cussler and I'm very impressed! I found myself quickly turning through the pages of several exciting adventures. I enjoyed his ability to describe in such detail and he has added so much class to his characters. I will be seeking more of his books. "

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

    " I can't tell if I'm tiring of soon-to-be hackneyed plot lines or if this book is just on the blander side. Without spoiling too much, the real life Characters of Clive's family becoming part of the cast is tiresome. I'm sure it makes the family reunions sparkle in self-important revelrie, but couldn't you just stop it after "Dirk"? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara ★ | 1/10/2014

    " There isn't a Dirk Pitt adventure that I haven't loved! Clive Cussler writes fantastic novels that stretch the believability factor but never the imagination. His adventures are all something that really could happen using smarts and technology. Dirk always gets the bad guy (or gal). The books always introduce a few different plots happening at the same time which seemingly have absolutely nothing to do with each other but somehow are all tied together. The process of tying them together is fascinating and really keeps you turning pages. This one has Vikings, pirates, luxury liners, luxury submarines, oil tankers, oil conglomerates and one really really bad character with more money than brains. This is one of the few series that really don't have to be read in sequence. Simply spectacular! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan Piette | 11/28/2013

    " So horrible it was like watching a car wreck "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Roth | 11/26/2013

    " An excellent adventure with a surprise ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sami | 11/6/2013

    " This is one of my all time favorite Cussler books. I look forward to rereading this book in the near future. The first time I read this was on a trip home from Oregon to SoCal, it helped the time go by real fast! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni Osborne | 10/18/2013

    " I enjoy this thriller although I found it had way too much suspense in it. You will find yourself tangled in ancient Viking runes, diving in Captain Memo's nautilus, and flying with the Red Baron in Manhattan. You will experience the never ending wild adventures featuring Pitt and his pal Giordino. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/16/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelel | 10/16/2013

    " I can't say it enough - as formulaic as these novels are - I STILL want a Dirk Pitt in my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rusty | 10/14/2013

    " Don't remember a whole lot about this one, but as usual, the side story is vastly more interesting than the main story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kellie | 9/28/2013

    " A little trite especially when the author shows up to rescue the hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Noble | 8/5/2013

    " As much as I like the Dirk Pitt series, this one got a little corny - what with the teleportation stuff and all. But still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Diane Paloma | 6/3/2013

    " Despite the glaring plot holes, the idea was brilliant and this remains my favorite among the Dirk Pitt novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kay Kuhlmann | 1/17/2013

    " This is a good adventure. Dirt Pitt is fun, but I love his side kick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arna | 12/4/2012

    " The is my "for the aeroplane..." bookshelf. It's reserved for the good old fashioned adventure or mystery novel, perfect for beach reading or for long haul flights. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 10/23/2012

    " I must have read this book years ago, and recently enjoyed it again. Dirk Pitt as usual getting into and out of scrapes along the way while saving the world! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi Morris | 8/11/2012

    " Have been a Cussler fan for years, didn't disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josie clark | 6/24/2012

    " This truly captivating story, with next to no dull parts. I would advise anyone with an appetite for adventure to read this book. Clive Cussler consistently does a great job of not only catching the readers attention, but continuing to hold on to it until the end of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 6/13/2012

    " Skip this one...it's only mildly entertaining as far as plot, and oh boy is it outdated in its treatment of women!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 2/1/2012

    " Another Dirk Pitt novel. I believe this one started with a story of the Vikings in America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cactuskid2 | 12/30/2011

    " Got a little far-fetched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abram | 9/5/2011

    " I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It was entertaining, fast paced and full of adventure. Just a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasonchicks | 6/23/2011

    " Dirk Pitt never disappoints. Enjoyably predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/8/2011

    " Whatever Dirk Pitt, his kids and his friends are up to, it's a must-read for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 6/7/2011

    " Another great Clive Cussler thriller - almost seemed to be too many stories going on but it all came together in a great way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 6/3/2011

    " A fun Dirk Pitt novel. The funny thing about this book is it takes place in 2012, and a radical brother/sister duo are trying to create chaos and uprising all across the Middle East. With current events how they are, the whole book is a little ironic. But this book is good for a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 4/28/2011

    " Don't judge. I read Clive Cussler for the same reason I watch cheesy disaster movies: no brain power required and the good guys win. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fred | 4/27/2011

    " Silly but entertaining, ties in history and science plausibly "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/20/2011

    " Not a ton of substance to a Dirk Pitt adventure, but this one - like the others - is full of action and adventure and an interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheldon | 4/15/2011

    " typical for the dirk pitt series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/12/2011

    " Better than the average Dirk Pitt book because it had all the characters involved and the plot was modern and interesting. I had to read this book in little snippets so I didn't get to enjoy it as much as I would have liked but it was still a good "escape" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anandh | 3/27/2011

    " While the theme of terror in the Islamic world gets a bit too boring, the book weaves in historical events in a way Ken Follet and Wilbur Smith would be proud of. Good read, even during 1 entire session! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 3/26/2011

    " Another enjoyable read by the Cussler duo. "

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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 nine 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.