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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.
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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

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    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.  

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    "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. 

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    Chris United States 06-07-13
    Chris United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    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.

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    Andy Mullaloo, Australia 09-14-13
    Andy Mullaloo, Australia 09-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "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.

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    James columbus, OH, United States 08-15-13
    James columbus, OH, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2015

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

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    "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!

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    Amazon Customer Sidney, BC, CA 05-08-15
    Amazon Customer Sidney, BC, CA 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent read"

    Cussler has done it again. Keeps your interest until the end. Looking forward to the next book.

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    michael 05-07-15
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    "Awesome book"

    I loved this book as I love all of Clive Cussler book's I would love to have all of his books in print and audio

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    Elizabeth 02-20-15
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    "Zero Hour rocks"

    I've loved every one of Cussler's stories and this one was no exception- totally engaging fro start to finish. Great!

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    Doug Wilkie 10-26-14
    Doug Wilkie 10-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good book, but it is so projected as most of Cussler's are you know what the end will be.


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    What did you love best about Zero Hour?

    Non stop action, good story, very good


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    susan 11-04-13
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    "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.


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    "Entertaining techno thriller, typical Cussler"

    This is a typical Cussler thriller, nothing special but entertaining none the less. Good listen on those long journeys or as background whilst working on other things.

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