Medusa

A Kurt Austin Adventure
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: NUMA Files, Book 8
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (785 ratings)

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Deep-sea explorer and government operative Kurt Austin must save the world from a deliberate viral outbreak in this thriller from the number one New York Times best-selling author.

In the Micronesian islands, a top-secret US government-sponsored undersea lab conducting vital biomedical research on a rare jellyfish known as the Blue Medusa suddenly disappears. At the same time, off Bermuda, a bathysphere is attacked by an underwater vehicle and left helpless a half mile below the surface, its passengers - including Zavala - left to die. Only Kurt Austin’s heroic measures save them from a watery grave, but suspecting a connection, Austin puts the NUMA team on the case. 

Austin's team has no way to prepare for what comes next: a hideous series of medical experiments, an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization, and a secret new virus that threatens to set off a worldwide pandemic. Austin and Zavala have been in tight spots before, but this time it’s not just their own skins they’re trying to save - it’s the lives of millions.

Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention that are unique to Cussler, Medusa is the most thrilling novel yet from the grand master of adventure.

©2009 Clive Cussler (P)2009 Penguin

Critic Reviews

"Scott Brick adds texture to one of Cussler's deep sea adventures; the timbre and tone of his voice are pleasing—even as he ratchets up the tension to the story's memorable climax." ( Publishers Weekly)

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MEDUSA

I'VE READ THEM ALL. THIS IS NOT HIS BEST WORK.

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Another Clive Cussler winner

This one started off slow but became a real page turner about half way through the book. It is classic CC with twists, turns and surprises. I highly recommend it. Scott Brick does his usual excellent job as narrator.

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Classic Cussler with Austin Stlye

I was not disappointed because the formula for the Austin series is the same. Not as dynamic as the Dirk Pitt series but now it is progressing towards be JUST AS GOOD.

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Cussler and Kemprecos in fine form

As a long time fan of Clive Cussler, I eagerly await each new novel. When he was writing on his own sometimes it was a long wait. When Kemprecos signed on to write with Cussler, I was impressed with the joint writing style and the way the plot story lines came together.
No matter who Clive Cussler writes with I look forward to each new novel, and I have never been disappointed. Scott Brick rules as the narrator, his is a voice easy to listen to, and his character styling is great.

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amazing as always

detail and the mixture of history and modern is well balanced and is expertly brought back together in a dramatic finish. can't wait to read yhe next one! Very hard to put down.

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Great

This is a can. not put down book from start to finish. Wonderfully read keeps you right in the middle of everything and you are right there. Thanks.

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Medusa was a great read.

Medusa was the best Kurt Austin novel so far. I had no trouble following the story.

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Not my favorite

I’ve read a lot of Clive Cussler books and this one was ok. Was definitely not my favorite to slow and didn’t really like the story line.

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kurt Austin strikes again...

well written, engaging, technically correct, a pleasure to listen to. Clive has my attention for yet another saga of Numa.

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Medusa

Love your stories and the readers storytelling. always spellbinding and memorable. may you all keep up the good work