Sixty years ago, an eccentric Hungarian genius discovered how to artificially trigger such a shift, but then his work was lost, or so it was thought. Now, the charismatic leader of an anti-globalization group plans to use the work to give the world's industrialized nations a small jolt, then reverse the shift back again. The only problem is, it cannot be reversed. Once the shift starts, there is nothing anyone can do about it.
Austin, Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team certainly have faced dire situations before, but never have they encountered anything like this. This time...even they may be too late.
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©2005 Clive Cussler; (P)2005 Penguin
"Scott Brick is a terrific reader who employs convincing accents for Austrians like Karl Schroeder and the other multinationals on NUMA's team. He masterfully uses a variety of speech patterns and delivers strong dialogue in a rich baritone, booming sometimes and pulling back when needed. Brick's presentation lends drama and reality to this wildly improbable plot. Action-packed and explosively tense, the novel, with its rich cast of characters, creates a compelling listening adventure." (AudioFile)
Scott Brick's voice and attention to the details of the characters.
The rescue from the whirlpool.
Yes. As good as any I've heard.
Cussler takes us lots of places. It's a modern-day thriller. I had two big problems with it. The "science" behind the plot was too far-out, and they don't speak Spanish in Rio de Janeiro. The narrator was above average.
I think this would have made two great books! One about the polar shift, getting just a little closer to disaster and a book about the mammot he's and possibly other animals. As always so close to what could possibly happen tomorrow.
I have listened and read most of Cusslers novels and found them to be exciting and entertaining.However herds of dwarf Mammoths in an underground city is beyond my imagination.Too much dialogue and ridicuolous circumstances make it a zero.Great narrator.The plot might entertain a 10 yr old.
The narrarator is great.
The plot is for 10 year olds.
Environmental Engineer and Disc Golfer
Only if they really wanted to complete their Cussler collection. It was a decent book, but not one of Cussler's better stories, in my opinion. I found the plot line more unbelievable than usual, and didn't think that the villians were "bad" enough.
This was my first Kurt Austin book, and I would have to put him at the bottom of my Cussler-Hero Power Rankings as of November 2012: Bell, Pitt, Cabrillo, Fargo, Pitt Jr., Austin.
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