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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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    Marilyn 10-17-10
    Marilyn 10-17-10

    I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.

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    "A guilty pleasure, par excellence ..."

    Dirk may be getting a little long in the tooth, but he's still up for adventure. You can count on Dirk. He'll be okay. And you will have fun along the way ... a few shivers ... a few laughs ... and some ideas definitely worth thinking on. Another winner from an author (now authors) who has doesn't know how to write a boring book. And may he never learn.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Moham Newark, NJ, United States 05-05-11
    Moham Newark, NJ, United States 05-05-11
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    "good book"

    Very good audio book, I encourage everyone to listen to this audio book. Great new experience

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janine HONOLULU, HI, United States 11-12-11
    Janine HONOLULU, HI, United States 11-12-11 Member Since 2011

    Kings Queen

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    "Love Cussler"

    I love listening to Cussler....they make the day fly by. These audible.com books have lots of titles. I will be buying more every month.

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    John Sanford, FL, United States 02-04-14
    John Sanford, FL, United States 02-04-14
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    "The best for last?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have listenerd to more than 25 of Clive Cussler's books read by Scott Brigg! This is one of the best! Don't know why I waited so long to download. Maybe it was the graphic of the novel? This one has so many twist and turns and sub-plots.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dirik Pitt always comes through in the end.....he's a novelistic superman!


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

    He helps you live the characters raw emotions.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-02-11
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-02-11 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Warning: May Induce Alzheimer's"

    This book has the magical power to erase itself as you listen to it. A series of tedious action scenes tied together with a moldy string, it is Kussler at his worst. Okay, it's amusing to randomly open a history book and play "Truth or Dare" with your friends.... "What would have happened if?" But if this is what they'd come up with for this spot in history... I'd hunt for some friends with imagination. Look it's not the worst way I've ever wasted my time, which means it doesn't even hit that extreme. Pass on this one, eh?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roland Corinth, TX, USA 02-19-10
    Roland Corinth, TX, USA 02-19-10 Member Since 2010

    I Drive Alot

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    michael New Canaan, CT, United States 01-15-10
    michael New Canaan, CT, United States 01-15-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Not what I expected"

    I love CC and, let's face it, if Scott Brick reads it, it is likely pretty decent. But I found this a bit hard to follow--a lot of skipping around geographically.
    This isn't about Khan's treasure--really.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Wilkie 08-17-14
    Doug Wilkie 08-17-14 Member Since 2014
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Allred Washington 11-01-13
    Andy Allred Washington 11-01-13

    I'm an eternal optimist, follow a Buddhist philosophy, geek, learning Chinese, sports fanatic, like social networking & nuclear submarines

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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 2012
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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