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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,986 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NUMA Files Release Date: June 2003 ISBN: 9781101154403
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A confrontation with a radical environmentalist group sinks a Danish cruiser off the Faroe Islands—and it’s up to Kurt Austin and his colleague Joe Zavala to rescue the men trapped inside. But they soon discover that this was no isolated incident.

A shadowy multinational corporation is attempting to take control of the very seas themselves. Killing anyone who gets in their way, they have made Austin their next target. Now he must evade their brutal tactics, and put a stop to a cataclysmic environmental disaster that has already begun …

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian Orr | 2/9/2014

    " Not Cussler's best, but very enjoyable and worth reading nonetheless, with an underlying moral message and social commentary about the dangers of genetically-engineered food (in this case, biofish, as the head villian runs a bunch of large fish farms; the "White Death" title is a reference to these creepy "Frankenfish"). Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are as smooth as ever, and the Faroe Islands made for an interesting choice of locale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Henri Moreaux | 1/30/2014

    " Really enjoyed this title; whilst some plots are verging into unrealistic in Cussler's books (yet still enjoyable) this was both realistic & enjoyable. Would read again! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick Gibson | 1/29/2014

    " Kurt Austin saves the world--again, and again. how about an evil corporation trying to controll the seas of the world and killing all who tamper with their nefarious plan. There is a cataclysmic environmental disaster on the horizon and only one person to count on . . . well, maybe two if Dirk Pitt is anywhere in the vacinity. Consider this an in-between book. In between Rollins books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 1/27/2014

    " One of the early Kurt Austin books. Typical of Cussler's work in that there is a big build up and a quick ending. White Death is a name given to genetically modified fish (Frakenfish) that are developed by a mad scientist intending on earning billions as his fish wipe out native stocks and make only his available. It seems like a bit of a stretch but one doesn't read these novels for complete believability. All the pieces are in place - the Trouts, a call to St. Julien, the beautiful damsel in distress, and an impossible situation only Kurt and Joe can work out. This one, as do many of Cussler's novels also includes the historic - the Sword of Roland and its link to the Basque. A quick, mindless, enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Herman | 1/25/2014

    " Not one of his best books but the story line kept it interesting and still very much worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Hill | 1/22/2014

    " This is the first book of Cussler's that I've read and I'm afraid I wasn't impressed. The Prologue was an excellent scene set at sea in the 16th century but unfortunately we don't meet any of these folks again. The main story takes place in the present day and here the characters are at best stereotypes but more often caricatures. The plot quickly veers from the improbable to the unimaginable. There are some lovely descriptions of the Faeroe Islands, which makes me want to visit these remote outposts, and some thrilling scenes, but overall I regretted the time I spent with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 1/20/2014

    " Cussler reads quick and easy. Not brain benders, but good for trips or if you don't want to underline anything important in a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 colleen | 1/9/2014

    " read 11.01.04 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 César Lasso | 12/31/2013

    " If you don't have anything better to do, you could kill time decently by reading this book: adventure, landscapes (usually near the sea)... This is the second book by Clive Cussler I ever read, and I never went into a third one, so far... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaroslav | 12/23/2013

    " german zeppelin?...modified fish?...how cool is that?... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Book Him Danno | 12/12/2013

    " I prefer the Dirk Pitt novels to this or any of Cusslers others. I always give them a try just in case they are as good, But I've read Dirk since HS and he was one of my first loves. Its hard to read about anyone else when Cussler does him so well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 12/10/2013

    " Clive Cussler is an entertaining author. Another fun book with lots of action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/3/2013

    " This is my favorite Clive Cussler up to date. It has lots of intrigue and surprising discoveries like a deep freeze. It can't be beat for a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt McGhie | 11/9/2013

    " Thus far this has been one of my least favorite Cussler books, though they are clean, fast reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Blaine | 7/8/2013

    " How many times can you get beatin in one book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 6/28/2013

    " A ruthless corporation is about to take command of the seas. This is a mission for Kurt Austin and the NUMA team. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kenneth | 6/1/2013

    " I know it's a bit formulaic, but I like the Cussler books. Good entertainment for boys like me. . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 3/6/2013

    " Started 11-18-09. Kurt seemed awfully cranky in this book. Plus Joe wasn't present for too much of the book. So it's a low three stars. Still, I did like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Halloran | 1/16/2013

    " Another awesome one. It is like trash reading for mysteries/adventure. The story was a good one (scary idea) and, as always, well-written... if not a little predictable. After all, Kurt can't die "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 9/10/2012

    " Kept my interest, but didn't lose sleep to read it. As his books usually do, this felt like watching an action movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl Schaeffer | 7/29/2012

    " A palate cleansing action adventure. Refreshing as a gentle spring shower. Nice fast easy read. An interesting switch, big business bad... government good... Doesn't Cussler watch faux news? The villains are evil, the good guys are good. An added plus, the good guy gets the girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 6/8/2012

    " My blog post about this book is at this link "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 3/20/2012

    " So, pretty typical of Clive Cussler's books. Fun and entertaining, but somehow this one was more flat for me than most of his books. Maybe it was my mood reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 3/9/2012

    " I was on vacation when I finished my other book, so I borrowed this from my then-boyfriend. It is a super easy and fast read. But it has no depth (as I assume most Clive book don't). It was more predictable and had more cheesy one-liners than a Bond movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 6/9/2011

    " This is the second time I read this book. Somehow I had forgotten to make it as read on Goodreads. Oops!

    :-D

    It is still a fun read in the Typical CLive Cussler mode of story telling.

    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven | 6/9/2011

    " Best part was the information about fish farms, both the truthful and the far-fetched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roy | 5/23/2011

    " Good story line - Kirk saves the world again! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurie | 4/17/2011

    " Didn't like this one. Wasn't crazy about the characters but I did finish the book. I like his Oregon series much better although that is a pretty light read itself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francesco | 4/10/2011

    " Solita avventura di Cussler, anche se va riconosciuto il merito di una storia avvincente e per certi aspetti un po' più originale del solito. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/16/2011

    " I haven't read a Clive Cussler book in a long time, so the NUMA adventures are new to me. Can't wait to read more. I enjoy the technology wound into the story and the exciting adventures and rescues experienced by Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala. I hope to read more of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 8/18/2010

    " First book I read by Cussler. Picked up randomly on a library shelf. Was awesome! Cussler is one of my favorite authors as a result. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaroslav | 4/11/2010

    " german zeppelin?...modified fish?...how cool is that?... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 3/28/2010

    " I guess Dirk Pitt may have been getting a bit old to be going off on adventures. Kurt isn't too much unlike Dirk, and just as resourceful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 11/24/2009

    " Not one of his best books but the story line kept it interesting and still very much worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/18/2009

    " Started 11-18-09. Kurt seemed awfully cranky in this book. Plus Joe wasn't present for too much of the book. So it's a low three stars. Still, I did like it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neil | 7/19/2009

    " arggh.....how deep can you get with the old Clive Cussler....I think I was stuck in an airport without a book and this little gem ended up in my briefcase....pretty boring crap...crusty old detective ( likely with a pot belly) saves the world with some pretty tough talk and a bad ass attitude "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 7/1/2009

    " I was on vacation when I finished my other book, so I borrowed this from my then-boyfriend. It is a super easy and fast read. But it has no depth (as I assume most Clive book don't). It was more predictable and had more cheesy one-liners than a Bond movie. "

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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

James Naughton is an actor and director. He first came to prominence in the television series adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie series of the same name. Since then, he has starred in dozens television shows and appeared in numerous Broadway plays. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, one for his performance as Sam Spade in City of Angels and the other portraying Billy Flynn in the 1997 revival of Chicago.