The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos's Polar Shift, the tense, fast-moving sixth instalment in NUMA files novels. Read by the award-winning narrator Scott Brick.
Polar Shift: It is the name for a phenomenon that may have occurred many times in the past. At its weakest, it disorients birds and animals and damages electrical equipment. At its worst, it causes massive eruptions, earthquakes and climatic changes. At its very worst, it would mean the obliteration of all living matter...
Sixty years ago, an eccentric Hungarian genius discovered how to artificially trigger such a shift, but then his work disappeared, or so it was thought. Now, the charismatic leader of an anti-globalization group plans to use it to give the world's industrialized nations a small jolt, before reversing the shift back again. The only problem is, it can't be reversed. Once it starts, there is nothing anyone can do.Austin, Zavala and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team have certainly faced dire situations before, but never have they encountered anything like this. This time even they may be too late.
©2006 Clive Cussler (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
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"Not the best of Cussler"
I have found the heady mix of the Numa file books and the strong narration of Scott Brick to be a perfect combination and have found myself completely absorbed by the action as it unfolds. However, whilst Scott delivered yet another sterling performance, the book did not perform quite so well. There was what seemed a very slow start with the main characters not really seeing the light of day for nearly 2 hours. The plot was also a bit weak and confusing at times, bordering on silly. Such a shame. Prior to this booked I leapt at the Numa books with zest, but now find myself looking at alternatives, just in case.
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