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Valhalla Rising: A Dirk Pitt Adventure | [Clive Cussler]

Valhalla Rising: A Dirk Pitt Adventure

It is July 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage, the luxury cruise ship Emerald Dolphin suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary new engines powering the ship? NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt races to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre events that are about to engulf him.
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It is July 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage, the luxury cruise ship Emerald Dolphin suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary new engines powering the ship?

NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt races to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre events that are about to engulf him. Before the next few weeks are over, Pitt will find himself confronted by an extraordinary series of monsters, both human and mechanical, modern and ancient. He will tread upon territory previously known only to legend. And, at the end of it all, though many lives will be lost, and many saved, it is Pitt's own life that will be changed forever....

Filled with dazzling suspense and breathtaking action, Valhalla Rising is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.

Take another thrill ride with Dirk Pitt.

©2002 Clive Cussler; (P)2002 Penguin

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    Mary Nashville, TN, United States 04-09-11
    Mary Nashville, TN, United States 04-09-11
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    "Unabridged is better"

    Great book , not enought detail like in the unabridge version. Would you add that to your list of books.

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    monica 01-12-15
    monica 01-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    I loved it the storytelling was a Cussler great as always and the aspects that I learned of viking history made me want to look at this more as well

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    Nicholas Oak Grove, KY, United States 04-30-12
    Nicholas Oak Grove, KY, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2015

    Travel a lot for work and spend a good deal of time in the car.

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I am hoping that the unabridged version of this is better.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Ron Mclarty is not the worst narrator i have heard but just because you have a deep voice doesn't mean you should be a narrator. Its not that his reading skills are lacking its just that his voice does not have the range to accommodate multiple characters. All of the characters sounded like agitated old men. Also the manner in which he pronounced Titanium was amusing to me ( Tie Tan E Um) but this could just be a accent.


    Was Valhalla Rising worth the listening time?

    I love all of Clive's books but it is hard for me to really get into this one. I doubt I will finish.
    Oreagon, Numa files, Issac bell are all good series. but this book doesn't stand up to what I would expect from Clive Cussler. Perhaps a grandkid or nephew or someone wrote this and he slapped his name on it to humor them.


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