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Blue Gold Audiobook

Blue Gold: A Novel from the NUMA Files

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Publisher's Summary

Kurt Austin and his crew are back to slake their thirst for action as they attempt to drown an eco-extortionist's plan to control the world's freshwater supply.

From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists, and even fewer suspect its deity can change the course of history.

For National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) crew leader Kurt Austin, an investigation into the sudden deaths of rare whales leads him to the Mexican coast. Meanwhile, in South America's lush hills, a specially assigned NUMA crew turns up the white-goddess legend - and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions. Soon Austin and his crew realize they're working the opposite ends of the same grand scheme. A California agribusiness tycoon is poised to rise to power by monopolizing the earth's depleted freshwater reserves and dominate the world.

Austin has a hunch the mythical tribal goddess may be the key to locating a secret formula that could turn seawater into fresh. But with each step into the bush, he and his NUMA team feel like fish out of water, and they must fight a trail of enemies through a dense jungle of treachery and murder.

©2000 Clive Cussler. All rights reserved; (P)2000 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    W. C. Staub Fort Huachuca, AZ 04-01-13
    W. C. Staub Fort Huachuca, AZ 04-01-13 Member Since 2013

    Reader and author, Listener and voiceover practitioner, lover of suspense thrillers and some science fiction and fantasy.

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I always enjoy Cussler, and David Purdman did a great job narrating the book. But I did not realize that it was the abridged version of Blue Gold when I purchased it. I was trying to follow it in the book while listening to it in my headphones. That was d fficult. I will never buy an abridged version again.


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    John Albert ParkAustralia 02-04-10
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    "Cussler's Gold"

    Clive Cussler is great and I also have this book in hard copy. I like audiobooks for long drives to dog-shows. I found the voice of the narrator a little grating but bearable.

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    Pete Emmert 04-22-16
    Pete Emmert 04-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    This narrator sucked. he makes the characters sound like pussies. No one else other than Scott Brick should be reading Clive's books. Although, the story was ok, I was dissatisfied.

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    Mitchell Baker Terre Haute, IN United States 04-14-16
    Mitchell Baker Terre Haute, IN United States 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "please, need unabridged version! "

    Love Clive Cussler novels but abridged versions just don't cut it. Need unabridged version!

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    terp 07-11-15
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    "Cussler Knows how to blow you away"

    The performance was exellent! So many sub plots going on at the same time. Love all his stories!

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    John 12-16-12
    John 12-16-12
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    "A Fine Adventure"

    This is a great story that i have listened to a number of times. A fine listen on trips.

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    thomas MOUNT HOLLY, NEW JERSEY, United States 12-18-10
    thomas MOUNT HOLLY, NEW JERSEY, United States 12-18-10
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    "Captivating"

    Clive Cussler is the master of fiction.Blue gold was by far one of his best!

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    R. Flaherty CA United States 05-09-07
    R. Flaherty CA United States 05-09-07 Member Since 2007

    Naval Air Corps - (DC3, C118, P2V Neptune) 1965 - 1970

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    "Kids Stuff"

    Take out the sex and this would make a good "Hardy Boys" or "Nancy Drew" type novel for ten year olds. I would rate it: two yawns.

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    Richard Castro Valley, CA, United States 05-09-07
    Richard Castro Valley, CA, United States 05-09-07 Member Since 2007
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    Take out the sex and this would make a good "Hardy Boys" or "Nancy Drew" type novel for ten year olds. I would rate it: two yawns.

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    Robert North Bay, ON, Canada 01-12-08
    Robert North Bay, ON, Canada 01-12-08
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    "Blue Gold"

    I fully support Mr. Cussler and what he does with Numa and the Sea Hunters, This book will help pay for more work with Numa.

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    "A good yarn"

    Very good. I enjoyed this immensely. Clive Cussler always seems to keep the plot going from beginning to end.

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