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Arctic Drift | [Clive Cussler]

Arctic Drift

A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming...a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia...a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war...NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control.
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Publisher's Summary

A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming...a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia...a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war...

NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control.

Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man - and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them.

Filled with the breathtaking suspense and audacious imagination that have become his hallmarks, this is a tour de force - further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.

©2008 Clive Cussier ; (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 08-30-12
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Intersting But Not Solo"

    Clive Clussler has become one of my favorite authors. This book he wrote with his brother. It ws interesting, but a bit hard to swallow having a tiff with Canada as part of the plot. On the other hand it did have a lot of action so it did help me burn up a lot of road.

    I'm not as big of a fan of his Dirk Pitt series as I am of the Pinkerton detective series. None the less this was pretty good, but just seemed to be a bit different than the solo books I've enjoyed in the past

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Simsbury, CT, USA 12-17-09
    Jeffrey Simsbury, CT, USA 12-17-09
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    "Cussler does it again"

    Once again Clive Cussler proves that his hero, Dirk Pitt, not only is a man of adventure, mystery and action but also timeless. Keeping with current events and evolving appropriately Cussler once again delivers a book I couldn't put down. I truly hope that he continues this series and anxiously await the next installment. A must read for a true Cussler and NUMA fan.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Wilkie 11-22-14
    Doug Wilkie 11-22-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Too Typical View Of Canadians"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    possibly


    What could Clive Cussler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    As a Canadian I found that he showed a typical American view of Canadians. Canadians aren't the weak, unimaginative and unintelligent people that need the American super hero's to save us from ourselves.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Always good


    Could you see Arctic Drift being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Lethbridge, AB 03-19-14
    Barbara Lethbridge, AB 03-19-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Clive Cussler and/or Scott Brick?

    I normally love Clive Cussler and Scott Brick but I have to say that this time I'm disappointed. Let me just say that I'm from the Northwest Coast of BC and, although the research appears to have done, it was cursory at best. Though Kitimat does have the third largest deep-sea port in BC it is by no means the hub of activity the book makes it out to be. In fact, at times it feels like what Cussler meant was Prince Rupert given the descriptions.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Bootlegger (another Cussler but about Isaac Bell instead)


    Did Scott Brick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    As always he did a great job with the characterizations. I've often said that it's difficult to tell that it isn't the particular character (be it man or woman) talking when Scott Brick is narrating and this book is no exception. My one area of frustration is the clear lack of research on his part to make sure he's pronouncing Band and city names. Haisla should be pronounced Hai-zla and not Hai-eezla, and Tuktoyaktuk should be pronounced Tuk-toy-uk-tuk rather than Tuk-toy-ahh-tuk. As someone from Canada and the Northwest Coast in particular I found these pronunciations grating. A simple Google search would have given the correct pronunciations.


    Was Arctic Drift worth the listening time?

    Not really, it took me 3 times the normal length of time to get through it and it felt like a bit of a chore.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Les Neosho, Missouri, United States 03-13-14
    Les Neosho, Missouri, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book and reader"
    Would you listen to Arctic Drift again? Why?

    No, I don't read many books more than once.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery and suspense


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Delta Force team rescued the coast guard sailors


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marguerite 05-19-13
    Marguerite 05-19-13
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    "Cussler is the best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    For those who love adventures that put you on the edge of your seat, this is terrific.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The story is rich in information. The twists and turns give you the feeling that our heros will never win. Then, just as all hope is gone, the solution is there. You can breath again.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Scott Brick does a great job defining the characters in the story. I so admire his articulation.


    Any additional comments?

    I would read any Cussler book and this one was great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ftmgal 02-28-13
    ftmgal 02-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Entry in the Dirk Pitt Series"

    I'm a forever fan of Cussler. But sometimes I get behind on my reading/listening to his things and have to go back and pickup one I've missed. This is one of those and it felt comfortable, like catching up with an old friend. It's a good adventure, with really despicable villains. I especially liked the premise of finding a way to neutralize carbon emissions. Everything we hear is about reducing the emissions. I'd like to think someone is looking at a way to limit their damage until we can eliminate them. Scott Brick, as always, is a master narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gerald Willow Grove, PA, United States 04-29-11
    Gerald Willow Grove, PA, United States 04-29-11
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    "Pleasant listen!"

    If the nay-sayers had read the synopsis before buying, they probably wouldn't have complained. It's a good Clive Cussler novel, not meant to be great writing, but great story-telling. I'm enjoying it at about the half-way point. Complaining about the "environmental whacko" theme is like complaining that rain is wet. Duh? That's the theme of the story, well told. I almost didn't buy the novel based on the bad reviews, so maybe my comments will counter the folks who were surpised it was about "climate change" and Cussler incorporated some evil protagonists.

    It's a fun read, if you like Cussler. And I do.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 03-08-11
    Daniel 03-08-11
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    "Environmentalist Whacko Book"

    I tried to read the book, but the book is so full of liberal environmentalist garage I never got past page 100.

    I downloaded it so that I could keep up with my collection and free my credits for future purchases: otherwise, I would have avoided it.

    Mr. Cussler go back to the good old days of "Raise the Titanic" or "Vixen 03" that is what made Dirk a hero, not stories of littering, or megalomanic pollutionists.

    Your last book "Crescent Dawn" was very good, and you didn't have to save the world from "LitterMan"

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Dallas, TX, United States 12-29-10
    Sharon Dallas, TX, United States 12-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Arctic Drift"

    This the only Clive Cussler book that I can say is very disappointing. The narrator is terrible, which may be the reason the book is so bad. I would not recommend this book.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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