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The Wrecker Audiobook

The Wrecker

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Publisher's Summary

In The Chase, Clive Cussler introduced an electrifying new hero: the tall, lean, no-nonsense detective Isaac Bell, who, driven by his sense of justice, travels early-20th-century America pursuing thieves and killers - and sometimes criminals much worse.

It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward. The Wrecker traverses the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he? What does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A revolutionary determined to displace the "privileged few"? A criminal mastermind engineering some as yet unexplained scheme?

Whoever he is, whatever his motives, the Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc, and Bell senses that he is far from done - that, in fact, the Wrecker is building up to a grand act unlike anything he has committed before. If Bell doesn't stop him in time, more than a railroad could be at risk - it could be the future of the entire country.

Filled with intricate plotting and dazzling set pieces, The Wrecker is one of the most entertaining thrillers in years.

©2009 Clive Cussler; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Woody APO, AE, United States 03-13-16
    Woody APO, AE, United States 03-13-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Great Story"

    Scott Brick makes characters come to life, and this story is another example of his talent.
    The Wrecker is also another good blending of history and fiction, making for a believable tale.

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    BULENT OZAN Istanbul, Turkey 03-11-16
    BULENT OZAN Istanbul, Turkey 03-11-16
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    "Very good story!"

    I enjoyed the book very much and realized that I will finish Isac Bell series!!
    Only problem with the recording was that Chapters were not marked correctly. i.e. The chapters in the audible were not in sync with books chapters. There were many chapters within one and this annoyed me the whole time listening the book..

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    Paul 03-08-16
    Paul 03-08-16
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    "Action, drama, suspense!"

    Van Dorn detectives never give up, especially Isaac Bell! this second novel in the Isaac Bell series pits the famed detective against a mysterious schemer known as the wrecker who will stop at nothing to stop the Southern Pacific Railroad from completing a critical cut off.

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    Wyatt 03-07-16
    Wyatt 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Freight Train of Action!"

    To the reviewer that said this book focused too much on trains....REALLY!?! If you read the blurb before purchase, it said it was about a villain who sabotages trains...The Wrecker. I am a huge fan of Cussler's work and am hooked on the Isaac Bell series now. What readers and listeners have to understand is that these are adventure stories, not deep meaningful works. Of course there is action, of course there are improbable escapes, and yes, the good guy will always win! That is not a spoiler, there are more books in the series so obviously Bell survives.

    Another good one added to Cussler's resume.

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    Richard Prendergast Pennsylvania, USA 03-04-16
    Richard Prendergast Pennsylvania, USA 03-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great story"

    Mr. Cuss let has done it again with a great action packed adventure. Very very entertaining I highly recommend it.

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    Lowell Fultz 03-03-16
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    "Excellent storyline."

    suspenseful from start to finish. Issac Bell and Clive Cussler at their finest. can't wait for book 3.

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    sherri mccoy 02-27-16
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    "Almost as good as the first one"

    I dug it. if you're a Custer fan you'll be satisfied. wish there was a bit more history in this one though

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    Ben O 02-27-16
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    "A bit laborious"

    Overall not a poor book, but both the story and the narrator get a bit laborious throughout. I never really got into the story, and at no point did the action get very interesting.

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    Kelly R. Barker 02-25-16

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    "Very worthwhile."

    Too short but filled with adventure and interest.
    It's been many years since I've read Cussler but found him to be as good as the early reads!

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    book worm 02-22-16
    book worm 02-22-16
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    "narrator makes this book an iffy choice"
    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

    Oddly; part of the reason I chose this book is because of Brick's narration which i have enjoyed in more recent audiobooks. But in this one he is overly melodramatic, and I still don't know if I will finish it. He is over the top with the melodramatic voice, the only person in the media that I can compare him to, (in this book) is that narrator on the NBC Dateline host, Keith Morrison. At least I can avoid buying audiobooks narrated by Morrison! But how to tell if I am buying the "early" Brick or the more recent more listenable "Brick", I'll have to pay more attention ahead of time, somehow. Another good comparison would be someone theatrically reading to several kids, with all knowing it is kind of a joke, "Dad" hamming it up. His narration in this book The Wrecker, is marginal, hope I can finish it and not just waste $5 bucks. At least it wasn't a full credit going to waste.


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