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
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
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.
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.
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.
Not Clive Cussler
Scott Brick did a good job for what he had to work with.
Chapter one, thats where the insanity starts.
I do plan on giving Cussler another chance. So if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Thanks!!
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.
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
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!
Yes great Kurt austn adventure
Yes until the end
All, I have not listened to him narrate before and was blown away. He made the story come to life, each character distinct.
Say something about yourself!
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.
Kurt Austin is a great character and so was Joe.
Scott Brick is phenomenal. He even managed to impersonate a character with a burned out voice box. Incredible. Even the female voices are believable.
Keep it Zero Hour.
A great read. Thanks.
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!!!
Can't choose just one.... They all roll together into one fantastic tale!
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!
Not as engrossing as Clive's other books. Was expecting more adventure.
From Clive, yes
No. Let it be.
The zero energy premise is interesting, but the story was really predictable. Still a satisfying listen.
Scott Brick does great with all the characters.
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