What's so special about this statue? Austin wonders. The search for answers will take the NUMA team on an astonishing odyssey through time and space, one that encompasses no less than the lost treasures of King Solomon, a mysterious packet of documents personally encoded by Thomas Jefferson, and a top secret scientific project that could change the world forever.
And that's before the surprises really begin.
Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless invention that have become Cussler's hallmarks, The Navigator is Clive's best yet.
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"The compelling, well-organized plot - taken from a template that works - includes such disparate but ultimately workable elements as a foiled hijacking, a secret scientific project, pirates, a beautiful woman...and the heroic machinations of the NUMA sleuths. Without exactly revealing the ending, suffice it to say - or, actually, suffice it to pose the question, Has the NUMA team ever failed in its quest for justice?" (Booklist)
I first read of NUMA in Polar Shift. The Navigator grabbed me just as hard and fast. I love the adventure. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The background created was very detailed. The characters interesting and diverse. Sometimes confusing as to whom they are. All together it is an engrossing book and keeps you in suspense all the way until the end. All the build up and drops the ball at the end. Rushed through that does not compare to all the rest of the material.I do recommend this book, even though Mr. Cussler has better.
Hey!! I wanted to listen to Ferrone. Your description said the narrator was "Richard Ferrone", but the down load I got was by Scott Brick. Not the same. ??????????????????????
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
It seems that listening to Mr. Cusslers books one must be prepared to hear of some great feats by the main characters or situations. This book requires a giant imagination of both! I have listened to many of Clive's books and have thoroughly almost almost all...! This one I really must give just an "OK"....
Exciting, action and awesome
Yes. The reading by Richard Ferrone makes it that way.
Emotion and varying voice controls
A James Bond style story with some totally improbable decision making to put our hero into action. Could have been a decent story with some interesting history as background. But then the hero agrees to exchange himself for the damsel in distress, with virtually no backup. Why?
I haven't read any other of his books, and don't think I'll bother.
The reader had the annoying approach of trying a Mexican accent for gevala. Sounded more like a comic imitation of a Mafia wise guy.
It's Scott Brick. I'm so DAMN sick of Scott Brick!! I bought this book because I really like Ferrone, and much to my dismay Brick reads. The book might be ok, but it's ruined for me now. If you're a Brick fan go for it, I'm just totally tired of his sing-song smart ass syntax.
I WOULD HAVE CAST RICHARD FERRONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT SCOTT BRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anger? Yeah! The moment Brick spoke I was angry.
I saw later that someone else had left a review indicating that they were also very unhappy that this was read by Brick and not Ferrone, wish I had seen it to start with. I guess Audible does not read these reviews or they would have fixed it.
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