It is July 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage, the luxury cruise ship Emerald Dolphin suddenly catches fire and sinks....
September 1858: An Antarctic whaler stumbles across an aged wreck, her frozen crew guarding a priceless treasure....
Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat....
A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood....
A ruthless corporation is about to take command of the seas. This is a mission for Kurt Austin and the NUMA team....
Kurt Austin and his crew are back to slake their thirst for action as they attempt to drown an eco-extortionist's plan to control the world's freshwater supply....
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Treasure of Khan, another fantastic instalment in the ever-popular Dirk Pitt series. Read by the award-winning narrator Scott Brick.
Genghis Khan - the greatest conqueror of all time, who at his peak ruled an empire four times the size of Alexander the Great's, a vast expanse which stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea.And now somebody wants it back.Dirk Pitt and the NUMA crew are about to come head to head with their most dangerous enemy ever. A mysterious Mongolian mogul harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of ancient Mongolia. He holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan, his grandson Kublai Khan and the treasures of Xanadu - treasures of gold and also much, much more. His relentless ambition will cause devastation to millions ... unless Dirk Pitt can somehow find a way to stop him.
OK I suppose I do not like Cussler's style. I read one of his books many years ago, gave it another try. Very disappointing, constant action with no soul. shallow characters, no emotional attachment to them, constant surprises that are disappointing (oh no that not how it should develop).
If you like these books I am sure you'll enjoy the constant action, I found it shallow, disappointing and was desperate for it to end so I can listen to a better book.
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I have read a good few of these books but never made it to the end of this one. clunky and disjointed I felt. just never grabbed me at all.
Really good adventure. And nicely read. Really enjoyed it. I always enjoy a good adventure that is well written and has a sense of humour.
Would you consider the audio edition of Treasure of Khan to be better than the print version?
I Think they both have good qualitys
What was one of the most memorable moments of Treasure of Khan?
Dirk finding the khans tomb
Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favourite?
Dirk Pitt is my favourite
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I often get quite into these books and develop an attachment as if I was there too
This is the first Clive Cussler book I have listened to and it will probably be my last. The story was interesting but poorly executed. Some events were scarcely credible in their details which spoiled the story for me.
This was compounded by the abysmal narration. I have no preference on the accent the reader has, but I do expect to have some dramatic input from the reader. This tale was delivered in the same undulating nasal tone throughout, irrespective of the drama, levity or indeed any other emotion that may have been appropriate to the events being unfurled. I will not be purchasing another book read by Mr Brick.
Yet another great read by Clive Cussler. From the start I was totally immersed in the world of Dirk and his companions, carried away in my mind into the sights and sounds of the story. Clive Cussler has a way of gripping my imagination and holding it firmly throughout the story which isn't always an easy feat as my mind wanders easily if the story isn't good. The characters come alive so well in my mind I feel I know them personally, his descriptions of the locations are vivid and realistic and the storyline gripping to the point of annoyance when I have to turn off the book for awhile.
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Having enjoyed Trojan Odyssey as my first Cussler novel, I thought I'd give this a try. The blurb promises a tale of adventure having to do with the treasure of Ghengis Kahn. I thought it might be a treasure hunt kind of adventure. Boy was I wrong.
There are so many boring plot points going on in this book, it's ridiculous. They all end up tying together only by the most meagre of connections. Shall I list them? Let's see, there's the one about the map to Kahn's treasure (mentioned in the prologue and then not again for another 13 hours), the oil tycoon kidnapping oil experts, same tycoon creating a super weapon that causes earthquakes, the unresolved discovery of a medieval Chinese ship by the Pitt children (who are merely in the book just because they can be and contribute absolutely nothing to the overall "story").
The characters are one-dimensional and shallow. I didn't care about any of them. And I hate when authors write themselves into the story. It's tacky. I feel as if Clive stopped writing and let his talentless son write instead. Don't buy this book. It's a waste of time.