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Publisher's Summary

The dazzling new novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling NUMA Files series from the grand master of adventure.

Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they've ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends - but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

©2015 Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Electrifying...Cussler delivers all the usual twists and turns on the way to the explosive climax." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Cussler's latest is the most breathtakingly suspenseful, wildly inventive, enjoyable thriller in the NUMA Files series to date! Hard-core fans will snap it up" ( Library Journal)
"Cussler's action-packed, fun-filled 11th NUMA Files adventure provides a deserted volcanic-island lair, tricked-out ships, diving exploits, and plenty of thugs and minions to give Kurt Austin a few problems, to say nothing of a beautiful woman scientist." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Cussler is always entertaining...

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This is the first audio book I've listened to by Clive Cussler, but remember the Dirk Pitt series fondly. As always, Cussler delivers wild and crazy chase scenes, horrible deaths and impossible escapes.

It's an easy listen.

I hesitated to purchase this book a bit because of the narrator. In another series I listened to, Mr. Brick had an inflection to his voice that was too sepulchral.

In this book there was no gloomy, moaning narration. Thank goodness.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Bubble gum book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Develop the characters above a comic book level

Would you recommend The Pharaoh's Secret to your friends? Why or why not?

no. I read it as I walked in the morning. Found myself laughing a few times at some of the lines.

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Scott is excellent. I enjoy his narrative. He makes the novel work.

Did The Pharaoh's Secret inspire you to do anything?

Avoid future Cussler books. I enjoyed the ones from years ago. He is now selling his name to other authors as he makes a brand. Not the way to do good books.

Any additional comments?

I call this bubble gum book for the simple reason that you read it, finish it and remember nothing from it or discuss it with anyone. Like a stick of bubble gum.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Another great story

Love listening to Scott present these stories created by Clive Cussler I love trying to guess the ties as the story unfolds this is half the fun of listening enjoy

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Pretty Darn Good book

As usual Cussler & Brown's books are filled with mystery right up until the end & I usually want to hear the last 4 or 5 chapters again just so i get everything srtaight. Of course Scott Brick is one of the best narrators (in my opinion) so there is no mystery to why i enjoyed this book so much. A person does have to pay attention or they will miss an exciting turn of events that keep coming. Highly recommend.

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My first audio book. well worth the price.

this is the first audio book I listen to. Well worth it! listening at work.

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Scott Brick

Scott is the best reader so far that I have found in all of the series I ma working on them all. My job has me doing a lot of hours driving and they make the drive time go by so fast

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 09-18-16

Good, but hokey/contrived, action thriller!

Cussler has other series that I like more than NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) Files, especially the Isaac Bell series and DIrk Pitt series. Nevertheless, this book, his newest release in the NUMA Files series, is a worthwhile listen. The "black mist" idea strikes me as a bit hokey. Scott Brick's narration is better than the novel.

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Exciting and Very Well Narrated

It was a good story - not entirely surprising but it kept my interest. I also liked that it was PG to PG-13. There was enough threat of danger to keep it exciting but it stop short of gore.

The narrator did a very nice job though he is less talented at women's voices.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Kurt

Another very good adventure of Kurt Austin. Clive Cussler does it again. I really enjoy books written by Clive and would recommend his books to all.

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  • Ross
  • Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • 01-30-16

Exactly what you would expect

While not as tedious or odious as recent Sam and Remy Fargo stories, these "collaborations" still tend to feel as if Mr. Cussler jotted a basic outline on a cocktail napkin to have the cowriter do the majority of the work. Superhuman prowess, incredible memory and the requisite helpless female supporting character who turns into a stone cold government spy, made the story a stretch, even for one who is expecting that sort of thing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful