The extraordinary new novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling series.
A Japanese cargo ship cruises the eastern Atlantic near the Azores- when it bursts into flames. A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster - when their boat explodes. What is happening in that part of the world? As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA(r) Special Assignments Team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world's major nations. Their penalty for refusal? The destruction of their greatest cities.
Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention unique to Cussler, Devil's Gate is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.
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Definitely Yes. Story had many characters, much action, good plot development. Much back and forth between scenes / characters. Found myself "rewinding" to make sure I hadn't missed anything. Would eagerly listen to this book again now that I better understand the twists and turns in the plot. Could now listen continuously without having to occasionally "rewind."
Almost all of CC's books utilize a similar type of flash from one scene to another. Several characters appear in CC's books. Each set of characters has a small subplot related to the major plot.
Scott Brick is phenomenal in his portrayal of male, female, and foreign dialect voices. No problem ever identifying what role he is playing at any given moment.
The dramatic escape from the minisub and the utilization of the robot Rapunzel in this escape.
I NEVER hesitate to burn a credit for a CC book narrated by Scott Brick. I've NEVER been disappointed. Five star in all categories!!
Scott has a voice that has been tuned to the same frequency as Cussler... he has read a number of them, and now when I hear one he did not read, it takes me a while to start enjoying it..... Cussler and Brick, a number one combo!
I have to say that I have read or listened to over 12 of Clive Cusslers books, next to the Will Lee book "Chiefs", this is my second favorite book. Suspensful, well read and entertaining. No it isn't great literature, but it kept me interested and engaged. I was a little disappointed in "The Jungle", but this one made up for it.
This book was exactly for my taste. Fast paced with lot of adventures. Strong characters. Cool mass destruction weapon, which was destructed by the end, of course. I don't know why I haven't read Cussler novels before, but I definitely will.
I really enjoyed the presence of Dirk Pitt as Numa's director, and Sandecker. It makes sense. He SHOULD make appearances as director but is usually absent in the Kurt Austin books. I disliked how Kurt's hair was suddenly referred to as silver or gray where in all previous books they made it sound more sun-bleached white. There is a minor editing miss in the epilogue where it is stated twice that Gamay (SP) is sitting in a chaise longer, but overall the story flows really well.
Like his books so yes.
Always does an excellent job with Cussler's characters
There is always another one on the way.
Typical Cussler book, but some are getting far fetched.
Lover of books, videos and sports.
Cannot say, as I didn't read the printed version.
Kurt Austin is a strong character as he usually is, but the Trout's are well characterized and an integral part of the story.
Scott keeps the pace well and portrayed the Trout's really well.
I could come back to it.
I felt that the previous novel, Medusa, was more intense read, but this is a good story. It just seems to take a while to develop. Abridged version might be better.
"Clive at his best"
This one if the best books I have read in a while. Non stop action with humour and romance.easy to read and lives up tithe dirk Pitt starts.
"devils gate part 1"
Not one of Cusslers best, but still an interesting story. I have picked it up and put it down a few times. Not as gripping as some of his stories
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