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Publisher's Summary

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.

From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists, and even fewer suspect its deity can change the course of history.

For National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) crew leader Kurt Austin, an investigation into the sudden deaths of rare whales leads him to the Mexican coast. Meanwhile, in South America's lush hills, a specially assigned NUMA crew turns up the white-goddess legend - and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions. Soon Austin and his crew realize they're working the opposite ends of the same grand scheme. A California agribusiness tycoon is poised to rise to power by monopolizing the earth's depleted freshwater reserves and dominate the world.

Austin has a hunch the mythical tribal goddess may be the key to locating a secret formula that could turn seawater into fresh. But with each step into the bush, he and his NUMA team feel like fish out of water, and they must fight a trail of enemies through a dense jungle of treachery and murder.

©2000 Clive Cussler. All rights reserved (P)2000 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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please, need unabridged version!

Love Clive Cussler novels but abridged versions just don't cut it. Need unabridged version!

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Abridged Under Troubled Waters

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I always enjoy Cussler, and David Purdman did a great job narrating the book. But I did not realize that it was the abridged version of Blue Gold when I purchased it. I was trying to follow it in the book while listening to it in my headphones. That was d fficult. I will never buy an abridged version again.

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Bad narration.

Was not enjoyable. Abridged version lacking, last time for that.
Will avoid narrator in future.

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Don't waste your credits.

This is the abridged version. Waste of money and/or credit! Abridged audio books shouldn't exist!

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Not the best Cussler tale

Overall, I thought the plot was simplistic. i very MUCH prefer scott Brick for narrator.

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Disgusting performance

Should get money back, performance was the worst reading of any book I have listened to from Audio books

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character assassination

This narrator sucked. he makes the characters sound like pussies. No one else other than Scott Brick should be reading Clive's books. Although, the story was ok, I was dissatisfied.

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Cussler Knows how to blow you away

The performance was exellent! So many sub plots going on at the same time. Love all his stories!

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A Fine Adventure

This is a great story that i have listened to a number of times. A fine listen on trips.

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  • thomas
  • MOUNT HOLLY, NEW JERSEY, United States
  • 12-18-10

Captivating

Clive Cussler is the master of fiction.Blue gold was by far one of his best!

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  • Peter
  • 07-10-09

A good yarn

Very good. I enjoyed this immensely. Clive Cussler always seems to keep the plot going from beginning to end.