I appreciate the author's effort to present a history lesson, then use a minority report theory to re-write the history into something delightfully fictitious. This book uses Homer's Iliad & Odyssey as the basis for a re-telling using Celts & the Caribbean as the characters & setting. You know what to expect from the characters, and as with any old friend, you look forward to hearing what they've been up to, and only smile when they crack the corny jokes that they always do. Entertainment, pure and simple.
That it is a great adventure novel with a minimum of graphic violence or sex. My elementary school kids listen in the car with me occasionally, and I don't have to worry often about how to censor what they're hearing.
Part of the story takes place in Nicaragua, and I would've appreciated the narrator researching the local pronounciations better: Ometepe Island should be 4 syllables, not 3 (o-may-TEP-pay, not o-may-TEP).
This was worth the time to listen.
I love Dirk Pitt! There are very few novels I will read over and over. I read all of Clive Cussler's novels (and J. D. Robb's In Death series) over and over. This was my first reading of Trojan Odyssey and I did really like it.
However, I felt that he left many questions unanswered.
* Was the hurricane at the start artificially created and, if so, why did the bad guys do it?
* The floating hotel at the start - why did it have to be destroyed? Was it just for the insurance? Or were they trying to kill someone?
* What about the tomb? Was it connected at all to the bad guys? Or were they just a bit mad?
I just felt there was quite a bit left out. I know this was just a glitch for Clive. And nothing - but nothing - will stop me reading and re-reading his stuff!
Great story but a little too predictable than normal for Cussler. Overall it was a good book though and Scott Brick does a great job presenting it as with the other Clive Cussler novels.
I drive an average of 350 miles a week. Without an audio book playing I would go bonkers.
Had a wonderful time listening to this book. As with all of our adventures with Mr. Pitt and his merry band of cohorts, Trojan Odyssey does NOT dissappoint. If his stories usually grab you fast, this one grabs you at light speed. A wonderful follow-up to Valhalla Rising, with the addition of Pitt's children.
This audiobook sounds like one big pat on the back by the author to himself. The plot is ridiculous, telegraphed from a mile away, and is full of product name drops, like Pitt's car collection and brand names of dive equipment. The dive science is flawed and the dialogue is littered with almost non-sequiter corny one liners, accentuated by Scott Brick's smarmy intonation. German, Irish, and hispanic characters all sound like toffee-nosed snobs, talking down to everyone. I truly hope the rest of Cussler's writing is not this bad.