The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Navigator, Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos's fast-moving action adventure from the NUMA Files novels. Read by the award winning narrator Scott Brick.
Years ago, an ancient Phoenician statue known as the Navigator was stolen from the Baghdad museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it. Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer, murdered in cold blood. Their second, very nearly, is a UN investigator who, were it not for the timely assistance of Kurt Austin and Zavala, would now be at the bottom of a watery grave. 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....
©2008 Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
"Clive Cussler's forensic skill as a researcher has brought him an enviable reputation and he adds to that quality a gift for a page turning story that few can match." (Daily Mail)
I am a sales rep. I spend many hours in the car often travelling to see my parents 16 hrs each way. These books are such an intergral part of travelling for me...
This is my first taste of the Numa files after reading the Dirk Pitt series. Same flare and excitement but you can listen to these stories around the kids.. The stories are believable and not too far fetched. The violence and language is enough to give it an edge but not gratuitous. The story moves with a solid pace and has you asking what is history and what came from the imagination but with plot twists enough to keep you more than interested.
"A Ridiculous Adventure"
"We must go before it's too late!" expostulated the cliche-ridden stereotypical Englishman, who calls people "old boy" all the time. This book would do well as an adventure of Tin Tin and should be enjoyed by 12 year olds. The storyline is beyond ridiculous and leaves you breathless at it's audacity. All the good guys/gals are lovely, beautiful, muscular, lithe and very very fit. The baddie hit man has a "baby face" and oh how many times you are reminded of this - to the point you just want him to succeed and waste all the smug goodies as they race around the globe relying on huge coincidences and highly unlikely escapes from dire situations.
All in all several hours of complete nonsense. Escapism perhaps, but be prepared to suspend belief completely and pretend you are a young teen. My first and only Cussler book. It might make a good "B" movie. But then, perhaps not.
I like Clive Cussler novels the way he brings Indiana Jones Ex Soecial forces and dastardly villains together with history, fables, legends and what could be into exciting adventures is very, very entertaining 😎
"A rousing read."
Not the most exciting of Cussler's books I've read so far, but intriguing and engrossing, as always.
"A good listen and a great story"
Scott Brick does another great job of bringing Clive's books and characters alive. Another journey around the globe and through history as this story twists and turns through intrigue and mystery. With a super villain, hero and maiden in distress who could want for more in an adventure tale. A difficult book to put down.
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