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Nighthawk Audiobook

Nighthawk: The NUMA Files, Book 14

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Publisher's Summary

NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world's most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind's last in this action-packed thriller from the New York Times best-selling grand master of adventure.

When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don't - that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions.

From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster...but they may be caught in a race that no one can win.

©2017 Clive Cussler (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    Beth 06-10-17
    Beth 06-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Just okay for me."

    Unfortunately, Cussler is getting boring. This is the same story with the same gorgeous genius working with the gorgeous NUMA people and of course she's keeping some sort of secret. There's also the submersible getting stuck under water, the bad guy who reveals his diabolical plot before dying, and whatever else has been in every NUMA File book. That said, the space plane plot was sorta fun and the ending was a bit humorous. It's not horrible but not awesome. Listening while gardening or doing chores works with this story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 06-20-17
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    "Nighthawk is a book to read/listen"

    Bravo! Another  Cussler masterpiece. The narrator was able to keep the listener on the edge of their seat showing emotions that kept you riveted to the story. The idea of getting anti-matter from earths magnetic field was a stroke of genius. It was an excellent balance of drama and comedy which brought the story  to a delightful and sarcastic conclusion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Wagner 06-04-17
    Sue Wagner 06-04-17
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    "not up to par"

    I generally love the NUMA stories and was eager to start my summer with this one.
    Joe and Kurt had their usual banter but much felt canned. The story just didn't have the meat of previous ones. seemed a bit too contrived and a but far fetched, even for NUMA. New characters didn't get developed to a point that you really cared one way or another about them.
    lt waa okay but I hope the next will be more like previous books with great New characters and plenty of the NUMA family.

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    Customer 06-08-17
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    "A new adventure."

    Not bad but sometimes the books are getting a bit predictable.
    Hope the next one has a better plot twist.

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    Mr. Paul Dockter 11-10-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic Cussler"

    I have read or listened to every book Clive Cussler has written and they all follow a certain format. If it's not broke don't fix it. This was written in classic Cussler style with the book starting with an historical moment and transgressing into a modern day scenario. This one delt with anti-matter a material that is said to exist but with catastrophic possibilities. This book was ghost written with a standard but thrilling plot to save the would by NUMA Clive Cusslers fictional Nationial Underwater Marine Agency. If you like one Cussler book you will like this one, it's a classic written in the same matter as all his books. I'm a Cussler fan and will always be and this one did not disappoint.

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    Patty Turner 10-30-17
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    "Another great read from the master!"

    Clive Cussler the master of NUMA (we all wish this was a real part of our government) has again thrilled his fans with another great story.

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    Butch Puckett Nashville Ga 10-25-17
    Butch Puckett Nashville Ga 10-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Book"

    Another great story from Clive Cussler. It seems like they get better each book. Really enjoyed listening to this book...

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    Amazon Customer 10-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "another great tale"

    I enjoyed multiple bad guys and there come and getums. I was listening while trying to restring a window regulator.

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    MC 10-20-17
    MC 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Engaging"

    I really loved this. Could not wait to get in the car and get into traffic.

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    "Another masterpiece by Clive Cussler"

    I've enjoyed many of the Numa stories and have yet to come upon a boring adventure. Clive Cussler has again created a fantastic story with an adventure spanning the globe. Of course my favorite part was a reference to my hometown which excited me to the feeling of being a bit famous. Scott Brick provides a great narration that keeps you enthralled in the story and makes the journey feel as if you were actually sitting there, part of the Numa team. Because of my belief that the narrator can make you or break you, Scott Brick is one of the great narrators whose voice, expressions and impressions transport you into the front seat of a story packed with action and adventure that always has the right mixture of laughter and suspense to leave you wanting more. Awesome job Clive, another harrowing adventure by the Numa team as only you can write it and only as Scott can tell it!

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