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.
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:$28.00
  • 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 (647 )
5 star
 (341)
4 star
 (218)
3 star
 (67)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (11)
Overall
4.3 (577 )
5 star
 (284)
4 star
 (218)
3 star
 (56)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.5 (572 )
5 star
 (359)
4 star
 (170)
3 star
 (32)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    susan 11-04-13
    susan 11-04-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    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 2011

    I love a good book

    HELPFUL VOTES
    31
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    14
    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
  •  
    Erin 07-09-13
    Erin 07-09-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    46
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "predictable"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The zero energy premise is interesting, but the story was really predictable. Still a satisfying listen.


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

    Scott Brick does great with all the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    wm Sun City, CA, United States 07-06-13
    wm Sun City, CA, United States 07-06-13 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    35
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Zero Hour - Best Kurt Austin Book Ever"
    Where does Zero Hour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3


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

    Bringing Tesla into the story. So few people know what a genius he was and how he got screwed over by Edison.


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

    Joe Zavala


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

    Yes, Absoloutely


    Any additional comments?

    Clive Cussler is my favorite autor ever since I read Raise the Titanic. He started to get repetitive and predictable. His style came back with the Bell Series. They are wonderful and now he has brought Kurt Austin back into the fold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Belinda Lisarow, Australia 07-04-13
    Belinda Lisarow, Australia 07-04-13 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    218
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointed"

    Worst Australian accent EVER!! I love Scott Bricks narration and have listened to many of his...this was so disappointing. He did a really bad Aus accent and it was almost a deal breaker for me. Made me dread when the Aus characters were talking and in turn made the book much less enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. Catoe Upstate SC, USA 07-01-13
    J. Catoe Upstate SC, USA 07-01-13 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another great Cussler novel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. Cussler still delivers a good story. Even though you know the good guys come out ahead, you still want to find out how and it keeps you interested.

    I read on a review somewhere else in which the reviewer mentioned "Did you find yourself sitting in the car or walking another lap trying to finish a chapter?" To me that is is a great measure of how good a book is. And for me, the answer was a resounding yes. Several times!


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

    Scott did an awesome job. Love the Russian accents :)


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, it does go way over the edge of believability as far as science. Some things are just not physically possible...but, you kind of come to expect that with some Cussler novels. If you are the type that wants complete accuracy, it might annoy you. If you just want a great FICTION story, the impossibilities are easy enough to overlook. Don't let it keep you away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jan Cibulka Brno, Czech Republic 06-06-13
    Jan Cibulka Brno, Czech Republic 06-06-13 Member Since 2015

    Cussler, Connelly, Clancy I like all with a C ...

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Kind of lacks any spirit"

    Do not know how to express it but even though I finished the listening, this is one of the weakest of "Cussler" books.
    It flows but lacks something. it begins to resemble Mr. Brown, another book off the mill, based on same recipe as before ...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John B. Minnesota 12-29-13
    John B. Minnesota 12-29-13 Member Since 2014

    ?

    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    27
    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 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Truthfull Jones Newcastle NSW Australia 09-07-13
    Truthfull Jones Newcastle NSW Australia 09-07-13 Listener Since 2007

    cobber

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    116
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Shocking attempt at an Australian ascent ."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I found this book unsatisfying . The stories was superficial simplistic & predictable . Also as an Australian I found the readers attempts at an Australian ascent truly horrible . It got to the point that I just could not keep listening . Why don't these readers listen to some real Australian ascents .Does Russell Crow or Nichole Kidman sound like this?? It was a cross between Michel Cain & Dick Van Dike in Mary Poppins ??? This reading was horrible & if I may say as an Australian insulting .


    What was most disappointing about Clive Cussler and Graham Brown ’s story?

    It was predictable & the attempt at an Australian ascent was horrible .


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    He was OK when reading in his own voice but listen to some real Australians before attempting the ascent again .


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment .


    Any additional comments?

    Please if there are Australian characters in future readings work at getting the ascent right . Imagine if you were listening to an Englishman doing a reading & every American character sounded like Gommer Pile ! That is how this reading came across to me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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.