All the fun and quick paced excitement of a Cussler novel with a brand new hero. I'm totally hooked on Isaac Bell and Scott Brick. What a great author and narrator combo.
Yes, I would recommend it to a friend. Clive Cussler is one of my favorite authors, and Scott Brick establishes the tone which is kept throughout the book of suspense. I don't normally take the time to write a review, but any Clive Cussler series I would recommend. I only wish all of the books in each series were available through audible.com.
The feel of realism and adventure, told with all the action and danger always delivered by Clive Custler.
The part where the two machine guns waited by the tracks at night to shoot down the planes.
I bought this book because it has airplanes in it and I like airplanes. Apart form that, the story line has all the gaps of a Louis L'Amour western, and any semblance to reality is an accident. Example: the protagonist, who taught himself to fly a more advanced airplane than any in existence, lands straddling the railroad tracks and tears the skids out from under the airplane. He commands the "mechanicians" to repair the skids and a half a page later is airborne. I only finished the book so I could hear the word mechanician some more.
Couldn't tell the Russian accent from the Italian accent.
Linda in Omaha
I love being entertained by Scott Brick performing a Clive Cussler book for me on a beautiful summer day. The story is less intense that many of Cussler's books. There is the lovely Josephine who loves her flying machines, the great detective Isaac Bell, and the evil wealthy husband. There is less carnage than usual, and more of a slightly whimsical story line. Loved it!! "You Tube" has several recordings of the song, "Come Josephine in my Flying Machine," which further enhances the story.
The Isaac Bell books are perfect entertainment while running and this was more of the same in that regard. I learned a good bit about early aviation and caught a bit of the excitement that my beloved must feel when he reads about this period. Overall that is one of my favorite aspects of these books. Cussler makes the world of the early 20th century come alive so well that I feel that I have a dual life spent there in the company of grand people with great courage. He takes a period I often see through scratchy black and white photos and makes it burst into full color and motion.
I really like this series, and this is another good addition. The characters are, as usual, well done and the story well told.
Intrigue, Bell, Excitement
The Wrecker, it is classic Bell, I love Cussler (& Scott) in these period pieces.
He has a great voice and used just the right inflections and tonal changes to set the mood without distracting from it. I love to listen to him read a book.
It would have been nice to have had the time to listen to it in one sitting. I did not have that luxury so several times I back tracked and re-listened to a section over again to get back in the flow of the story.
I'm a big Cussler and Issac Bell fan and this book did not disappoint.
good story, worth the listen,as with most of this authors work.
very good , just wish the lines he said she said would be used less. most of the time not needed
murder , mystery & great chase
I hate to say this, but the tone, inflections, and/or better-than-thou-attitude (or whatever words would best describe what I'm trying to say) of the narrator Scott Brick make it impossible for me to listen to a book he reads. His reading style seems to have changed around 2009-2010 and is just too difficult for me to listen to anymore.