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The Storm: A Novel from the Numa Files | [Clive Cussler, Graham Brown]

The Storm: A Novel from the Numa Files

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames. A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known....
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Publisher's Summary

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames.

A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale. It will kill millions... and it has already begun.

Filled with the boundless invention unique to Clive Cussler, this is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.

©2012 Clive Cussler (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 10-17-12
    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 10-17-12 Member Since 2009

    Me am Pop-Surrealist Tiki-Artist living and making Art on the active volcanic "Big Island" of Hawaii. Aloha.

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    "Clive (Crank 'em Out!) Cussler. Ho hum."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    OKay. Not Great Fiction, basic Cussler action adventure. Not bad. But, do I remember it a day later? Nope. Feels like he's cranking out these adventure tales without real passion anymore.


    Has The Storm turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. It was mostly what I expected.. maybe a tad less.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

    sure.


    Could you see The Storm being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Oh it could be a TV movie of the week. No one big...


    Any additional comments?

    Clive Cussler has written a LOT of adventure books. A Lot. A Shoot-load. A mountain. A vast amount of pulp action... and this one is a light , fun, read (listen) with out much to make you think too hard, and nothing to keep you remembering it later. Is he just cranking them out now? Gosh, I dunno... maybe... Is his heart and passion fully engaged in this one? Maybe not. It's...not bad, but not great.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 06-23-12
    James columbus, OH, United States 06-23-12 Member Since 2015

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "Yeah finally a new Kurt Austin book with substance"

    Wow, this book was worth the wait. The past couple Kurt Austin books have not been as good as some in the past or Dirk books. But this one is very well done, Kurt and Joe and the trouts go it alone. lots of good adventure and fun stuff as always. Thank you Mr Cussler for putting some time into this book and not just pumping out another one. Scott Brick is the voice of audio books, by far the best and I would love an opportunity to meet him some day. As a Public Address Announcer I can announce a sporting game but I cant imagine what it takes to have the voice and ability to deliever such a great read time and time again. / J Evans columbus Ohio

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    MIKE 06-07-12
    MIKE 06-07-12
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    "Usual great story but performance could have been"
    What did you love best about The Storm?

    Really enjoyed the story, but felt like it took a while to get going


    What did you like best about this story?

    Twists and turns


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    Slow, uninterested, sanitised


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

    Sadly not once I had started


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 08-09-12
    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 08-09-12 Member Since 2013

    older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?

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    "no plot -- lots of action that is unbelievable"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    isnt the day of the super hero finally over


    Has The Storm turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes, finally. Looking for story lines now and intricate plots -- not one disastor after another in which you already know the hero wins the day


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Scott is good ... nothing


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    well it wasnt worth my time


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Glen Waverley, Australia 06-07-12
    John Glen Waverley, Australia 06-07-12
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    "Unbelievable and far fetched in the extreme"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Clive Mantle


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator was excellent however the story was full of unbelievable discrepancies and errors.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JOM Newark, NJ, United States 06-21-12
    JOM Newark, NJ, United States 06-21-12
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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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