We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Zero Hour: A Novel from the NUMA Files, Book 11 | [Clive Cussler, Graham Brown]

Zero Hour: A Novel from the NUMA Files, Book 11

The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from the grand master of adventure. It is called zero point energy - a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however - until one scientist discovers a way. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren't able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.
Regular Price:$27.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times best-selling series from the grand master of adventure.

It is called zero point energy, and it really exists - a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however - until one scientist discovers a way.

Or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren't able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.

Now, that can't be good.

©2013 Clive Cussler & Graham Brown (P)2013 Penguin Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (496 )
5 star
 (250)
4 star
 (173)
3 star
 (56)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.3 (447 )
5 star
 (213)
4 star
 (171)
3 star
 (47)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.5 (444 )
5 star
 (270)
4 star
 (135)
3 star
 (29)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (4)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-29-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

    HELPFUL VOTES
    460
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    250
    238
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    104
    70
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "My first Clive on Audible"

    Kurt Austin, a likable, resourceful action hero and his dependable, quipster partner, Joe Zavala, both work for NUMA and are used to being in the thick of things. While the duo are supposed to be on vacation, they get drawn into an unexpected, haphazard chase of a diabolical scientist "Thero". The US, and Australia both rejected his radical theories of creating, zero point energy because of the horrific global side affects of its use.  Years after he was thought to have been killed by the Russians, the maniacal Thero, resurfaces with fully developed zero point energy and a plot of revenge against the countries that slighted him. The Russians are trying to find and destroy it at any cost because of the "Free energy" aspect.   Kurt and Joe are trying to find Thero and disable his device before he uses it to destroy Australia.

    I have not read anything by CC in quite a while. I had always loved his stories with, Dirk, Al and all of the old gang, they were my favorites for years. Listening to Zero Hour reminded me how great CC's expert flair in the fast action/thriller genre is. The pace of this non stop adventure makes this an exciting, high speed listen. Scott Brick does a great job with all of the characters voices, and I now understand why the reviewers are attached to the excellent pairing of CC and Brick. I enjoyed it and would recommend. 

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris United States 06-07-13
    Chris United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    230
    55
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thrill after Thrill"

    Another great thrilling adventure from Cussler and Brown. This was very close to home as I love in Australia, narrator Scott Brick accents Aussie accents were quite funny, in all he gave a good performance, I think I'm getting used to him now. Well worth the credit is you are a lover of Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the NUMA team. There was only one thing missing in all of his books Clive Cussler himself appears somewhere only a short line but there, he wasn’t shame that always brings a smile to my face when he makes an appearance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andy Mullaloo, Australia 09-14-13
    Andy Mullaloo, Australia 09-14-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An Australian Focus"

    This is an enjoyable Cussler novel with some interesting settings in Sydney and Alice Springs. It moves along at a good pace, with some interesting twists and turns.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James columbus, OH, United States 08-15-13
    James columbus, OH, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2006

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

    HELPFUL VOTES
    102
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    202
    98
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cussler as usual"

    If your a Cussler, Numa, Kurt Austin and Dirk Pitt fan then this book is for you. I love Cussler and the NUMA stories. On a scale of 10 Id give it an 8. Go for it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Earl United States 07-02-14
    Earl United States 07-02-14 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Exciting"
    What did you love best about Zero Hour?

    Non stop action, good story, very good


    What did you like best about this story?


    Which scene was your favorite?


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


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J R B EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA, United States 12-29-13
    J R B EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2011

    ?

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Way too far out there."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the story was just a little bit believable. I'm all for adventure, action and all that but this was just too much. I've great things about Cussler, that being said, I was a pretty disappointed as the story rolled on.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not Clive Cussler


    What aspect of Scott Brick’s performance would you have changed?

    Scott Brick did a good job for what he had to work with.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Zero Hour?

    Chapter one, thats where the insanity starts.


    Any additional comments?

    I do plan on giving Cussler another chance. So if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Thanks!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    susan Morton, Pa, United States 11-04-13
    susan Morton, Pa, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Ending too short"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes great Kurt austn adventure


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes until the end


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

    All, I have not listened to him narrate before and was blown away. He made the story come to life, each character distinct.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gage SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 10-22-13
    Gage SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    28
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What a Ride!"
    What made the experience of listening to Zero Hour the most enjoyable?

    I've read many Clive Cussler books and this one didn't disappoint. A thrilling ride right to the end. Scott Brick is exceptional, again. His voices make the characters come alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kurt Austin is a great character and so was Joe.


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

    Scott Brick is phenomenal. He even managed to impersonate a character with a burned out voice box. Incredible. Even the female voices are believable.


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

    Keep it Zero Hour.


    Any additional comments?

    A great read. Thanks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    rolf WEST CREEK, NJ, United States 08-10-13
    rolf WEST CREEK, NJ, United States 08-10-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cussler strikes again"
    What did you love best about Zero Hour?

    I have never been disappointed when reading Cussler, from the first book, Mediteranian Caper, all the way thru his vast collection, he holds your interest. I have been found by my wife, sitting in the driveway after arriving home from work, still listening, not wanting to turn it off till the chapter ends. Way to go Clive!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Zero Hour?

    Can't choose just one.... They all roll together into one fantastic tale!


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Dick Hill has an amazing voice, but the first book I listened to that Scott Brick narrated, I realized that he was made to read Cussler.... Awesome!


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

    Absolutely


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joseph Concrete, WA, United States 08-04-13
    Joseph Concrete, WA, United States 08-04-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "zero hour"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not as engrossing as Clive's other books. Was expecting more adventure.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Clive Cussler and Graham Brown ? Why or why not?

    From Clive, yes


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

    Great narration


    Do you think Zero Hour needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Let it be.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 16 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.