Just a point of truth not mentioned. In the 60s - 70s while in the Coast Guard I was stationed in the 11th District. One tour I was responsible for writing and publishing the Notice to Mariners. Any time there was a launching of a rocket off Vandenberg we had to put out a Notice to Mariners, both in hard copy as well as it being transmitted by Coast Guard Radio Long Beach for receipt by all the Mariners off the coast. We worked in conjunction with the Air Force who broadcasted a Notice to Airmen for all the aviators. If there was a clue that a launch either at sea or on shore that wasn't provided for transmission an immediate investigation would be started. I'm not saying that an aircraft would be launched butI'm sure that there would be a panic and all hell would break loose. Everybody who needed to know, would know.
Even with goofs like this I felt the story was outstanding and I would recommend it highly.
if you have ever read a Clive Cussler book, then you probably have read about Dirk Pitt.
there are two of them now ; Dirk senior, and Dirk junior. Both of them pretty much are the same. You will always have an old restored classic automobile. Clive Cussler (yes .. the author) will make a "cameo appearance " as himself . The supporting characters will be the same as well ; Rudi Gunn, Al Giordino, Admiral Sandecker, a certain Congress woman, and I believe one more which escapes me right now. But it is very good writing, all about NUMA which I think stands for National Underwater & Maritime Association. (it may be Marine instead of Maritime etc. it's not defined in every book ... unless I missed it ) Very Very good to read IF YOU LIKE MYSTERIES WITH AN UNDERWATER TWIST. Try it and SEE. ! ! !
I enjoy the audio edtions I have a 2 hour drive from work
He uses my name in the book!
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
As is always the case Mr. Cussler does a fantastic job in this book and the narration is again done by one of my all time favorites Scott Brick. The story line is unique and Mr. Cusslers camieo was very much fun to listen too, you won't be disappointed with this story and if you're a Cussler fan all I can say is "enjoy"!
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I haven't read the book, yet. I just hope the book is as good as the audio!
They really kept me guessing about what was killing off everyone. I really liked that this one was more about Dirk Jr. And Summer. Of course Dirk Sr. Made an appearance later in the story.
Summer. If I were younger she would be to look up to.
I like the character that was given Clive Cussler's name!! The narration was excellent. The pace was appropriate for what was happening at the time.
Top 100 not a literary stand out but very entertaining.
He always adds a history lesson that I find interesting.
He moves from character to character seamlessly and makes each one their own.
Not that kind of book :)
Very entertaining !
I love Cussler so this was just another good book. Chemical warfare is probably in our future so this one really made me think that the way we go may not be pleasant.
Very disappointing. This is my second Clive Cussler book. I first listened to the Chase, and I was hooked, engaged, and surprised throughout. Black Wind is formulaic- everything that happens is very predictable. I don't even mind that type of action at times, however, the worst part about this book were the characters. Every character had very similar personalities with the exact same sense of humor. I started playing a game of trying to guess the next joke that a character would attempt.