This is the worst Clive Cussler book I have listened to. I got through 4 cd's and i had to put it down. there's too many characters to keep track of and I find myself drifting off. Scott Brick is great as usual.
Linda in Omaha
What could be better than listening to Scott Brick read me a Cussler story while I'm driving? Crescent Dawn is a tale of the Mid-East with plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments for Dirk Pitt and company, including an incredibly beautiful woman (of course). A man is attempting to raise the Ottoman Empire and find a rumored mysterious "Manifesto" that may change history as we know it. Fast moving action and an intriguing story line kept my interest beginning to end.
I love Clive Cussler books. This one was just as good if not better than many of his other stories.
I like the fact that you learn SO MUCH history from his stories.
Same old adventure story. Not very interesting in the scheme of things. I would call this very light reading.
Too much history, too many last minute escapes, too many impossible situations. The last three chapters belong in a comic book or science fiction!
I could not get enough of the Dirk Pitt SERIES. Scott Brick brings the books to life and you can't whit to hear what happens next.
Max, she might be a computer but she had everyone eating out of her hand (so to speak)
All of the books I have listened to really get you lost in the book. Male or female characters he gives them a personality all their own.
If you like the Dirk Pitt series, Clive and his son don't let you down with this one. It's a keeper.
I will not. Loved Cussler's early books, but now he just mailing it in. As the title says, the characters are laughably one-dimensional. While I understand that one doesn't choose Cussler's work for nuance, his new stuff is just ridiculous.
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His narration is overly dramatic, but I suppose it matches the unsubtle writing.
Disappointment in myself. After the last Cussler's book I listened to, I promised myself never again.
Travel is essential, snowboarding a need. I love speed: cars, motorcycles, boards. Food is more than a requirement; on the best days it's a supreme indulgence.
By the wrap up, yes. It took me a little while to get through it, though. While it was ultimately fun, it was as formulaic as most of the others. However, there were three story lines/characters, something different this time.
I didn't read the print version
This story has great action, great characters and a fun plot full of twists.
Scott Brick was perfect! Enough expression without too much drama.
I would definitely "read" things written by these authors and more books from the Dirk Pitt series. Very fine craftsmanship and extremely well read.
I kind of hated the trite,perdictable way the author resolved all the subplots he created. It's like we hit the prescribed number of pages and a 'they lived happily ever after' was thrown on the end.What is a shame is that there truly were many good scenes that were scary and exciting and fun to listen to. I loved the scenes around the hijacked water tanker (nothing of the story spoiled here). It's very James Bond-esque and good. Too bad the author did such a bad job of keeping his eye on where he needed the story to go in order to resolve the subplots into some sort of believeable ending.The ending was boarderline silly.
no. For all the reasons above.
The narrator 'read' the book and once you got over that he's not one that was going to put much into the emotion of what he was reading to you, it was ok.