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Robert

Hereford, TX, United States
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  • Poseidon's Arrow

  • A Dirk Pitt Novel, Book 22
  • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545

It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades - an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing - and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard... burned to a crisp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure for Dirk

  • By Karen on 01-07-13

Glad I read this last. Over the top unrealistic!!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better attention to realistic details.

What other book might you compare Poseidon's Arrow to and why?

I would compare it to a movie. MI3. Sceens so unrealistic it made it miserable to watch.

What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

Scott is the best. It is always a great pleasure to listen to him.

What character would you cut from Poseidon's Arrow?

None

Any additional comments?

Having been born, raised, and spending the majority of my life around and below the ocean it is easy to detect scenes that border unrealistic. Also having a first hand knowledge of transporting military cargo I can do the same. I understand this is a fictional read, but when such details are so blatantly overlooked time after time and the laws of physics ignored it insults the readers intelligence. Had this been the first Pitt novel I had read it would be my last. Way over the top of unrealistic. Such a disappointment after enjoying all the prior writings.

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