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Poseidon's Arrow: A Dirk Pitt Novel, Book 22 | [Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler]

Poseidon's Arrow: A Dirk Pitt Novel, Book 22

It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades - an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing - and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard... burned to a crisp.
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Publisher's Summary

“Dirk Pitt is oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones,” praises the Associated Press. “Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes - Cussler’s fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.”

And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt’s most dangerous adventure of all.

It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades - an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing - and the man who developed it is dead.

At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard...burned to a crisp.

What is going on? And what does it have to do with an Italian submarine that itself disappeared in 1943, lost at sea? Or was she?

It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team, aided by a beautiful NCIS agent and by Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth, from Washington to Mexico, Idaho to Panama. What they discover at the end of it is a much, much greater threat than even they imagined. If they don’t succeed in their mission, the world as they know it might end up a very different place - and not a pleasant one.

Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, Poseidon’s Arrow is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.

©2012 Clive Cussler (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Karen Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada 01-07-13
    Karen Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada 01-07-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Another great adventure for Dirk"

    It is hard to come up with any criticism for Clive Cussler. I have read every one of his books and wait with anticipation any and all upcoming books. I have found in the past, any author who puts out any large volume of books (ie Janet Evanovich, (RIP) Robert Parker etc) water their stories down just to publish something. Not so with Mr. Cussler. All series, be it Dirk Pit, the Oregon crew, Isaac Bell are fresh exciting and just plain fun to read (or should I say listen to). Possibly it is the collaboration of the several co-authors that keeps the adventures going with new ideas, I do not know, but whatever the recipie, it works.
    Scott Brick has got to be the best narrator out there and the partnership between author and narrator really makes it a great listen.
    I realize that this review is a bit broad, but what can I say, you buy a Clive Cussler book and you have a great adventure no matter what title it is. I have never been disappointed ever.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 01-17-13
    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Frequent Listener"

    Kind of a sleeper on this book from Clive and Dirk. Seems to me the formula is being used a little too much these days. Some good parts, Scott did a good job on the naration, I just don't think this was as engaging as others. Based on my driving and park measurement, I didn't sit in my garage to finish a chapter or section on any of this. I actually zoned out on some of it. Sorry Clive!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James Melbourne Village, FL, United States 01-02-13
    James Melbourne Village, FL, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Good Listen"
    What did you love best about Poseidon's Arrow?

    The continuing action of the story was a good draw to keep my interest. It was fun.


    What other book might you compare Poseidon's Arrow to and why?

    I have always liked Clive Clussler's writing. I would have to say that any book in the Derk Pitt series would be compareable.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott Brick's narration of the story was great. He would change inflections of his voice when representing different characters in the story. Even so far as using German and Spanish accents to the characters that he represented.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 11-15-12
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 11-15-12
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    "Not what I expected."

    I think I've read all of Clive Cussler's books and always enjoy them. Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators, and doesn't disappoint here. The publisher's description doesn't do the book justice. I was expecting a novel about a submarine and new or future technology. Instead, it is another Dirk Pit "Super Hero" action book.. That would be fine with me if that is what I was expecting. It is non stop action and what One would expect for a Dirk Pit story. It just is not what I expected from the description.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    DONALD Fredericksburg, VA, United States 12-19-12
    DONALD Fredericksburg, VA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Cussler does it again."
    Where does Poseidon's Arrow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Once again Cussler tells the further tales Dirk Pitt.


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

    He weaves this adventure/tale and keeps the best for last.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am a true fan of all of his books. I try to obtain them as soon as possible.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I hated to put it down after only four hours, I would have continued but I had to do something else, but returned to reading (listening) as soon as I could. Thanks to my portable book reader, this technology lets you listen almost every place you go. I am waiting for his further tales.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Perkins Hawaiian Gardens, CA 06-06-13
    Bill Perkins Hawaiian Gardens, CA 06-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just not a fan!"

    In my opinion, Cussler gets a lot of undeserved praise for his novels. The plot nor the characters really kept my attention. The story was predictable and unoriginal. I've loved some movies that were based on books by Cussler, but this story just didn't have the intellectual depth I desire in an audiobook. Scott Brick did a fairly good job with a boring story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Hereford, TX, United States 01-07-13
    Robert Hereford, TX, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Glad I read this last. Over the top unrealistic!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better attention to realistic details.


    What other book might you compare Poseidon's Arrow to and why?

    I would compare it to a movie. MI3. Sceens so unrealistic it made it miserable to watch.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Scott is the best. It is always a great pleasure to listen to him.


    What character would you cut from Poseidon's Arrow?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Having been born, raised, and spending the majority of my life around and below the ocean it is easy to detect scenes that border unrealistic. Also having a first hand knowledge of transporting military cargo I can do the same. I understand this is a fictional read, but when such details are so blatantly overlooked time after time and the laws of physics ignored it insults the readers intelligence. Had this been the first Pitt novel I had read it would be my last. Way over the top of unrealistic. Such a disappointment after enjoying all the prior writings.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paul New York, NY, United States 01-02-13
    Paul New York, NY, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2007

    Guitarist with The Prudes

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    "Not bad but too tightly written"

    For my money the plot moves a bit too fast, it's very tightly written, they bounce around the world with little process or problems, un like real life. If you daydream even a moment the plot has moved on a huge amount. Not one of the best in my humble opinion.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Valrico, FL, United States 12-13-12
    Tom Valrico, FL, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Another Great Pitt Family Adventure"
    Where does Poseidon's Arrow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a very good listen. The reader and writer paint a very good picture of all the action and places that the book takes the reader to


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Poseidon's Arrow?

    The time when Pitt met his children at the bar in Panama after his escape


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I like to listern to Scott Brick as a narrator. I search Audible for his books


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommed this book. Bravo Clive, good job

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce GRAND HAVEN, MI, United States 12-12-12
    Bruce GRAND HAVEN, MI, United States 12-12-12
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, especially if already a Cussler fan


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    technical details and some of the chase scenes

    sometimes seemed to drag with other detailed descriptions


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    provides personality to characters


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    good to split up. Can get tiring

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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