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The Wrecker Audiobook
The Wrecker
Written by: 
Clive Cussler
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
The Wrecker Audiobook

The Wrecker

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Publisher's Summary

In The Chase, Clive Cussler introduced an electrifying new hero: the tall, lean, no-nonsense detective Isaac Bell, who, driven by his sense of justice, travels early-20th-century America pursuing thieves and killers - and sometimes criminals much worse.

It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward. The Wrecker traverses the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he? What does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A revolutionary determined to displace the "privileged few"? A criminal mastermind engineering some as yet unexplained scheme?

Whoever he is, whatever his motives, the Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc, and Bell senses that he is far from done - that, in fact, the Wrecker is building up to a grand act unlike anything he has committed before. If Bell doesn't stop him in time, more than a railroad could be at risk - it could be the future of the entire country.

Filled with intricate plotting and dazzling set pieces, The Wrecker is one of the most entertaining thrillers in years.

©2009 Clive Cussler; (P)2009 Penguin

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    B. Adair texas 08-08-15
    B. Adair texas 08-08-15

    I love books with significance

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    "exciting from beginning to end"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wrecker to be better than the print version?

    Just love Isaac Bell. Clean books so the whole family can listen in even mom!!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ridgeroader 07-21-15
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    "Not an Issac Bell fan"

    If you like stories from turn of the century America. Thought I might but didn't. Your results may vary.

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    Drewski_Brewski 06-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Cussler adventure to rival them all"

    Of all Cussler's works on Audible, "The Wrecker" is my all time favorite. i was hesitant to try the Isaac Bell series because of the deviation from the typica Cussler theme novels, but I was glad i did!

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    Amazon Customer 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great trip in time back to early 1900's"

    An insightful tech visit into rail and sleuth for the year. Non stop action and surprise. Bell is the dirk Pitt of the era.

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    Julie 06-08-15
    Julie 06-08-15
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    "Loved it!"

    Bittersweet addition to this series, and a wonderful book! I recommend to anyone who likes a good detective series.

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    Angela 05-19-15
    Angela 05-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "You will not be able to stop listening!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the progression of the plot and the descriptions of the scenes, the chases, the fights, and so much more. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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    Robert 04-30-15
    Robert 04-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "a Louis L'Amour dirk pitt"

    great storyline in the issac bell series. keeps it interesting. a western Era Moriarty class villain

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    grandpianodan WA 04-20-15
    grandpianodan WA 04-20-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Another great adventure courtesy of Clive Cussler"
    What did you love best about The Wrecker?

    Scott Brick does an outstanding job of bringing the book to life. His accents for the different characters really let you visualize and identify with the different personality. Clive Cussler add unique specific details that let you see exactly what is the scene in. The detail and authenticity he adds to the story is amazing. He adds nuances which help you fill in all the gaps. AAAA+++


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    joel 04-13-15
    joel 04-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent as always!"

    Scott Brick's narration is always captivating and together with Clive Cusslers writing style, I'm always left spellbound by the experience...probably why I own all of his audio books! :)

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    ftmgal 04-01-15
    ftmgal 04-01-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Another Great Cussler Series"

    I am a long-time fan of Cussler's work, but had put off starting this series just because there are so many already. But I really liked this book, and the new characters were immediately comfortable. I especially liked the writing better than in some of 'his' other series, more laid back or something,

    I am a tough rate, and rarely give 5 stars to anything. Only things that stopped me from giving this book 5 stars was a certain sense that time was hard to follow. Characters seemed to travel from coast to coast almost instantly without any consideration of the time that was actually needed. As much as they traveled, the adventure must have taken weeks, but it read like it all happened very quickly. Also, the numbers of people in the detective agency staff seemed a lot higher than I would have expected. They would turn up everywhere even though travel at that time was not easy or fast.

    I'm nitpicking. It was a fun read.

    And what can you say about Scott Brick? He is, as always, such a pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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