yes I will try another book.
This book started off VERY slow as far as the Dirk Pitt series is concerned. It seemed to get lost in telling an alternate story with auxillary characters and no MAIN characters. It was like another author was writing the first part of the book and did not have the concept of why Dirk and Al work so well together. In the second half of the book it got back on the winning formula and narrative. If you can pain through the first part you will be rewarded for your tenacity and end up with a good story.
Scott Brick IS THE PERSON TO READ THESE STORIES... his timing is perfect for the Dirk Pitt series.
It does not need a follow-up because I could not go through another lack luster beginning.
I can tell the difference in the writing styles of the authors, please do not attempt to put an alternate style of writing in these series... stick to what works...Make another series of books to do the alternate style of writing.
Yes because its classic Cussler at its best. Real characters and real situations!
Yes.Scott Brick is one of my favorite readers.
I have read almost all of Clive Cussler's books, and this is the only one I haven't really liked.
Cussler's characters are always very sharp and alert, or at least they have been until now. Most of the key figures in this book repeatedly walked stupidly into risks that they would never have in past books. It was as if they were all rank beginners at their jobs again. The parts of the story that were the most unbelievable were the ones that should have been easy to fix.
Not a good one.
I don't know what went wrong with this book. I have loved all the other books by Clive Cussler, and I will continue to read any new books he puts out, but I was very disappointed by this one.
I have loved Clive Cusslers work for years. I own every Dirk Pitt book and now audio lol. The series has its highs and lows but highs are clearly where this book should sit. I didnt find myself liking Summer and Dirk Jr at first (when they first appeared in Valhala Rising and Trojan Odyessy) but I am finding them more tollerable. If you want a great adventure read you cant go wrong with this Dirk Pitt book. My only complaint would be that Al is getting the backseat treatment instead of the partner he has been in the past. But its still a damn good Dirk Pitt adventure!!
yes, good plot, good writing style with good narration
yes and no, with Clive Cussler syle of writing you know who the "Bad" guy is, but, I like the way he blends in the other storyline
brings characters to life with using different voice tones
Cusslers Dirk books are like an American 007. Wuold use espinoge as tag line
This was a great novel. So many parts to the story. A book I couldn't stop. The narrator was excellent.
When the Captain was named Clive Cussler.
I could listen to him all day.
I didn't want to stop listening to this one.
I now will go back to all the Dirk Pitt novels recorded by Scottt Brick.
Absolutely. The whole concept of the book revolves around America's increasing dependence upon the use of rare earth metals in critical industries, especially the military. This book story line suggests a way that such dependence can be manipulated by the Chinese.
Dirk and friends as always save the day. But I have to say that much of the male-female sexual tension found in the earlier books is now absent since Dirk is married. More fun to have the hero be a single guy who can get the girl.
Or at least try.
We can all dream.
Scott Brick has a great voice and uses that voice masterfully in his narration. I am rarely disappointed and was not here. Well done Scott.
Whenever I want a rollicking romp with the hero traipsing around the world saving damsels in distress and the world at the same time, I pick up a Clive Cussler book. Poseidon's Arrow fills the bill well and is a true pleasure to read.
Another great book from Clive Cussler. Here is an author who proves you can write an action book without profanity. Keep up the good work. I can't wait until the next book.