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The Thief Audiobook

The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Isaac Bell returns, in the thrilling new adventure from the number-one New York Times best-selling author.

On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again - and this time, one of the scientists dies.

What are they holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and popular culture - and perhaps something more. For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted a priceless opportunity to give the Germans an edge. It is up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he is up to, and to stop him. But he may already be too late... and the future of the world may just hang in the balance.

©2012 Clive Cussler (P)2012 Penguin

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    Dennis 03-26-12
    Dennis 03-26-12 Listener Since 2004

    Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!

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    "NOT one of his best!"

    Most of his books have been very very good & exciting listening --- but this one seem to drag for me ! A lot of dialogue that was boring.

    I will still keep listen --- especially with Scott Brick as the reader!!

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    Amazon Customer 04-18-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Not up to the usual Cussler standard"
    What disappointed you about The Thief?

    90% of the book had difficulty maintaining my interest - little of the excitement you might expect from a Dirk Pitt novel. Come back Dirk, all is forgiven!


    Has The Thief turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No but I might be careful when buying another book by same authors


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Generally good


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I would only consider the last 10% a really gripping read. I almost stopped reading it several times but hung in there to get to the end. The least good Cussler book I have read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 05-04-17
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 05-04-17 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Isaac Bell is fantastic!"

    I love the Isaac Bell character. Such a breath of fresh air! I think a lot of what I like about him, is honestly the era that he lives in. People just aren't made like Isaac Bell anymore, at least no people that I know, and I love being taken into his world. Clive Cussler is such a prolific writer, and I have yet to read anything from him that I don't love. Scott Brick is a narrator that you either love or hate, and I, for one, love him. His style is unique, and very endearing once you get used to it. This is a great addition to this series, and I can't wait to get on to the next one!

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    Butch Puckett Nashville Ga 03-14-17
    Butch Puckett Nashville Ga 03-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Nice"

    Good book start to finish.. Typical Clive Cussler's plot twists and action. Nice read although I listened

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    The Kindler 03-06-17
    The Kindler 03-06-17 Member Since 2014

    Science, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Military History, Thrillers, Great Courses, Horror, and anything with a good story. Please forgive errors.

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    "Another enjoyable Adventure"

    This is an intriguing adventure for Isaac. I also think it is one of the darker novels about the detective. A Propaganda machine lead hunters and protectors all over the United States. Highly recommended for those who enjoy the work of detectives.

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    Billie P. Sessions 12-06-16
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    "Good - but not quite as good as 1-4"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The plethora of characters were introduced so quickly, with little time to really adjust to their names and which moving part they played, it was hard to keep up with who was who. So, I'd say - more sentences employed to make each character more memorable. For instance, the 'bad' guy had several aliases - so it was hard to keep track of everyone as an audio book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The 'bad' guy was the most interesting because of his special talents and how he was able to be such a bad guy. Also the action that Issac always gets in to is always interesting


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott's range of voices and accents is quite amazing. Especially with this international gang o'characters and all the accents that are necessary.


    Any additional comments?

    I did enjoy it - but so LOVED # 1-4. This story wasn't as intriguing & it was filled with so many names & characters that weren't as well-developed, and they were hard to keep track of - now I'm hesitant to get #6.

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    hermie66 07-25-16
    hermie66 07-25-16
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    "more great action!"

    love the isaac bell series! narrator is perfect pick. i always enjoy his character accents.

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    Robert 05-26-16
    Robert 05-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "so so for Clive and Isaac"

    a bit slow and confusing in a few places compared to earlier ventures not as good

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    Chuck 05-24-16
    Chuck 05-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome as always"

    Clive Cussler never fails to present a great story full of action, adventure and history and Scott Brick always does an excellent job of bringing it to life.

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    Heather Eggar Manhttan, KS 04-07-16
    Heather Eggar Manhttan, KS 04-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great storyline and reading"

    I have enjoyed Clive Cussler books, especially the Issac Bell series. This does not dissapoint! Scott Brick is ny far my favorite narrator on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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