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Treasure of Khan: A Dirk Pitt Novel | [Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler]

Treasure of Khan: A Dirk Pitt Novel

Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror of all time, who, at his peak, ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. His conquests are the stuff of legend, his tomb a forgotten mystery. Until now. A mysterious Mongolian harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of his ancestors, and holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan that just might give him the wealth and power to make that dream come true.
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Publisher's Summary

Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror of all time, who, at his peak, ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. His conquests are the stuff of legend, his tomb a forgotten mystery. Until now.

When Dirk Pitt is nearly killed rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia's Lake Baikal, it appears a simple act of nature. When the survey team is abducted and Pitt's research vessel is nearly sunk, however, it's obvious there's something more sinister involved. All trails lead to Mongolia, and a mysterious mogul who is conducting covert deals for supplying oil to the Chinese while wreaking havoc on global oil markets utilizing a secret technology. The Mongolian harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of his ancestors, and holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan that just might give him the wealth and power to make that dream come true.

From the frigid lakes of Siberia to the hot sands of the Gobi Desert, Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino find intrigue, adventure, and peril while collecting clues to the mysterious treasure of Xanadu. But first, they must keep the tycoon from murder - and the unleashing of a natural disaster of calamitous proportions.

Filled with breathtaking suspense and brilliant imagination, this novel is yet further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.

Take another thrill ride with Dirk Pitt.

©2006 Clive Cussler; (P)2006 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"Dirk Pitt returns in a fast-paced adventure that takes the latter-day James Bond from a Russian lake to the sands of Mongolia in search of the treasure of Xanadu. Meanwhile, a murderous tycoon is bent on world domination, and only Pitt and his crack NUMA team can stop him." (Booklist)

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    Doug Wilkie 08-17-14
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    "Another Cussler book that was worth the listen"
    What did you love best about Treasure of Khan?

    When the antagonist met his own.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love joe. But dirk and Rudy are always good.


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    Andy Allred Washington 11-01-13
    Andy Allred Washington 11-01-13

    I like stuff. From gardening to cats to haiku to software to citizen science.

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    "Brick's narration helps make this a great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'm relatively new to audio books, usually reading print and on kindle.

    This is a very good audiobook, it's long, suspenseful with lots of little cliffhangers (and a few big ones). The dialogue between the main characters is often witty and that keeps the story light and easy to listen to.

    The narration by Scott Brick is just awesome and i'm looking forward to listening to his other books. Since i'm new to audiobooks, i don't know if it's odd to seek out the narrator as much as the author...? :)



    What was one of the most memorable moments of Treasure of Khan?

    The two main characters being chased into the Gobi desert and their trek on foot through this desolate land.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Love it. He plays the various character voices very well, i will seek out some of his other narrations because i think his voice helps make the story in this format


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed out loud a couple of times :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bill CLEBURNE, TX, United States 12-24-12
    Bill CLEBURNE, TX, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Very entertaining"
    Where does Treasure of Khan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dirk Pitt he's like a James Bond very fun.


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

    The reading was done well, he lets you know when another person was talking by his voice, acting.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Same name.


    Any additional comments?

    Would like to see it made in a movie.

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    C. Starr 12-06-12
    C. Starr 12-06-12
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    "Would be a great movie"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Treasure of Khan to be better than the print version?

    As I listened to this book, I kept thinking it would e a great movie. It's got everything a disaster or end of the world aficionado such as myself loves.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George R. Kiessling, Sr. Fresno, CA United States 12-01-12
    George R. Kiessling, Sr. Fresno, CA United States 12-01-12
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    "Another great Pitt story."
    What did you like best about Treasure of Khan? What did you like least?

    Unique and interesting storyline that occurs mostly out of the water!


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration moved along well most of the time while lagging in some spots.


    Could you see Treasure of Khan being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Due to it's length at lends itself to a series more than a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    unabriged version somewhat LONG with 3 parts

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    John Modesto, California, United States 11-12-12
    John Modesto, California, United States 11-12-12
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    "Another Winner!"
    If you could sum up Treasure of Khan in three words, what would they be?

    Power Play Adventure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dirk Pitt


    Which scene was your favorite?

    On the Lake, when the Wave Smashed their Boat.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ancient Powers, Ancient Cultures and Ancient Secrets combine to bring the Planet to it's knees, and only Dirk Pitt and his NUMA Research Team stand in the way of Global Disaster.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Foxboro, MA, United States 10-03-12
    David Foxboro, MA, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2012

    Voracious, omnivorous reader. Audible provides another venue to absorb information.

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    "Great Story"
    If you could sum up Treasure of Khan in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Al Giordino - good friend, resourceful ally, pulls Pitt out of scrapes often.


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

    Kept me interested.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Found the book works like most of the Cussler novels, several plots, themes, crisp dialogue.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SCOTT FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, United States 08-13-12
    SCOTT FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, United States 08-13-12
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    "GREAT ACTION READ"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Treasure of Khan to be better than the print version?

    HAVEN'T READ THE PRINT VERSION


    What did you like best about this story?

    I LIKE ALL OF CUSSLER'S WRITINGS. THEY ARE FAST PACED,ACTION ADVENTURES, WITHOUT ALL OF THE SEX AND FOUL LANGUAGE


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    JUAN


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    IT'S A FUN BOOK

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    Mary ROCHESTER, NY, United States 08-13-12
    Mary ROCHESTER, NY, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Very enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to Treasure of Khan the most enjoyable?

    As always with a Clive Cussler book and a Scott Brick narration, this story was entertaining and enjoyable. The twists and turns of the plot keep the listener attentive. Mr. Brick's character portrayals make it fairly easy to determine the characters as they appear.


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    Mr Clyde 06-23-12
    Mr Clyde 06-23-12
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    "OK Listen"

    Not sure about combination of Father and Son collaborating. Used to read Clive Cussler when I was younger and enjoyed them. His Later Works not as good. Maybe It isy taste changing? This was a tyhpical Book from this author and well worh the listen. However, I feel, that the authors are writing to a specific level of society, and would not be an interesing listen or some. Tone and inflection is sometimes annoying.

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