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.
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.
It fits well into the top level of audiobooks I have listened to. The story was entertaining and enjoyable throughout the entire length.
There were several times during the story some of the background became too noise. But overall the story keep me interested and listening. I really never felt my thoughts wonder as has happen when listening to other books
Yes, in fact I work 12 hour shifts and couldn't wait to get my headphones in just so I could find out what would happen next.
Italian translated in America in 2001, work in Hospitality industry and I am an avid listener.
Good idea behind the story, too much of Hollywood style action hero totally unrealistic
Keep the good plot but write it for adults rather than teenagers
Any book is
Great movie material to rival James Bond
It's absolutely quintessential Clive Cussler, which, if you've gotten this far, you're in the mind to enjoy, and this will satisfy you and make you smile as you listen. A deffinite listen for Cussler fans.