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The Pharaoh's Secret Audiobook

The Pharaoh's Secret

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Publisher's Summary

The dazzling new novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling NUMA Files series from the grand master of adventure.

Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they've ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends - but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

©2015 Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (P)2015 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"Electrifying...Cussler delivers all the usual twists and turns on the way to the explosive climax." (Publishers Weekly)

"Cussler's latest is the most breathtakingly suspenseful, wildly inventive, enjoyable thriller in the NUMA Files series to date! Hard-core fans will snap it up" (Library Journal)

"Cussler's action-packed, fun-filled 11th NUMA Files adventure provides a deserted volcanic-island lair, tricked-out ships, diving exploits, and plenty of thugs and minions to give Kurt Austin a few problems, to say nothing of a beautiful woman scientist." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-18-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-18-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Good, but hokey/contrived, action thriller!"

    Cussler has other series that I like more than NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) Files, especially the Isaac Bell series and DIrk Pitt series. Nevertheless, this book, his newest release in the NUMA Files series, is a worthwhile listen. The "black mist" idea strikes me as a bit hokey. Scott Brick's narration is better than the novel.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    B Reader 07-20-16
    B Reader 07-20-16
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    "Cussler is always entertaining..."
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    This is the first audio book I've listened to by Clive Cussler, but remember the Dirk Pitt series fondly. As always, Cussler delivers wild and crazy chase scenes, horrible deaths and impossible escapes.

    It's an easy listen.

    I hesitated to purchase this book a bit because of the narrator. In another series I listened to, Mr. Brick had an inflection to his voice that was too sepulchral.

    In this book there was no gloomy, moaning narration. Thank goodness.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Texas Bob 07-04-16
    Texas Bob 07-04-16

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    "Bubble gum book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Develop the characters above a comic book level


    Would you recommend The Pharaoh's Secret to your friends? Why or why not?

    no. I read it as I walked in the morning. Found myself laughing a few times at some of the lines.


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

    Scott is excellent. I enjoy his narrative. He makes the novel work.


    Did The Pharaoh's Secret inspire you to do anything?

    Avoid future Cussler books. I enjoyed the ones from years ago. He is now selling his name to other authors as he makes a brand. Not the way to do good books.


    Any additional comments?

    I call this bubble gum book for the simple reason that you read it, finish it and remember nothing from it or discuss it with anyone. Like a stick of bubble gum.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    M. C. Bowman PA 01-22-16
    M. C. Bowman PA 01-22-16
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    "Another great story"

    Love listening to Scott present these stories created by Clive Cussler I love trying to guess the ties as the story unfolds this is half the fun of listening enjoy

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 11-21-15
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 11-21-15 Member Since 2013

    I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha

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    "Pretty Darn Good book"

    As usual Cussler & Brown's books are filled with mystery right up until the end & I usually want to hear the last 4 or 5 chapters again just so i get everything srtaight. Of course Scott Brick is one of the best narrators (in my opinion) so there is no mystery to why i enjoyed this book so much. A person does have to pay attention or they will miss an exciting turn of events that keep coming. Highly recommend.

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    Mike Mears 12-19-15
    Mike Mears 12-19-15
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    "My first audio book. well worth the price."

    this is the first audio book I listen to. Well worth it! listening at work.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bill 12-02-15
    Bill 12-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    Scott is the best reader so far that I have found in all of the series I ma working on them all. My job has me doing a lot of hours driving and they make the drive time go by so fast

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Grandpa Joe Pawtucket RI USA 07-10-16
    Grandpa Joe Pawtucket RI USA 07-10-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Kurt"

    Another very good adventure of Kurt Austin. Clive Cussler does it again. I really enjoy books written by Clive and would recommend his books to all.

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    Amazon Customer 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "past and present collide"

    the base in Egyptian mythology is amazing, twists and turns keep the reader on edge waiting for what happens next.

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    Deborah Beach 07-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great as always"

    Great as always. Cusslers books are very entertaining.
    Brick is the best narrator in the market today.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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