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Polar Shift

A Novel from the NUMA Files
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: NUMA Files, Book 6
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (787 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Polar shift: It is the name for a phenomenon that may have occurred many times in the past. At the very least, it disorients birds and animals and damages electrical equipment. At its worst, it causes massive eruptions, earthquakes, and climatic changes. At its very worst, it would mean the obliteration of all living matter, and if that happens - exit Earth.

Sixty years ago, an eccentric Hungarian genius discovered how to artificially trigger such a shift, but then his work was lost, or so it was thought. Now, the charismatic leader of an anti-globalization group plans to use the work to give the world's industrialized nations a small jolt, then reverse the shift back again. The only problem is, it cannot be reversed. Once the shift starts, there is nothing anyone can do about it.

Austin, Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team certainly have faced dire situations before, but never have they encountered anything like this. This time...even they may be too late.

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©2005 Clive Cussler (P)2005 Penguin

Critic Reviews

"Scott Brick is a terrific reader who employs convincing accents for Austrians like Karl Schroeder and the other multinationals on NUMA's team. He masterfully uses a variety of speech patterns and delivers strong dialogue in a rich baritone, booming sometimes and pulling back when needed. Brick's presentation lends drama and reality to this wildly improbable plot. Action-packed and explosively tense, the novel, with its rich cast of characters, creates a compelling listening adventure." ( AudioFile)

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Well written. Holds your attention.

What made the experience of listening to Polar Shift the most enjoyable?

Scott Brick's voice and attention to the details of the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Polar Shift?

The rescue from the whirlpool.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. As good as any I've heard.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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More mammothes

I think this would have made two great books! One about the polar shift, getting just a little closer to disaster and a book about the mammot he's and possibly other animals. As always so close to what could possibly happen tomorrow.

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Fun and fast-moving

Cussler takes us lots of places. It's a modern-day thriller. I had two big problems with it. The "science" behind the plot was too far-out, and they don't speak Spanish in Rio de Janeiro. The narrator was above average.

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A bit formulaic but as always entertaining.

I like all of Clive Custer's books, which makes sense because they are all pretty much the same. This one met expectations very well.

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Its starts slow.

Found the story hard to follow at first, but I'm quite sure that was the point.

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Great Read

Another great book from Clive Cussler. My only point to make is you would figure they cut out the parts where says end of disk.

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My Favorite of the NUMA Files (so far)

The story kept grabbing my attention and astounding me, until the very end. The characters, the science, the action, the ocean, the mammals (I’m not spoiling those parts) and most of all the people were a joy to experience. It was a fun adventure filled world to visit.

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A very enjoyable read.

This book was enjoyable. I had no trouble following the story line. The narrator did an excellent job.

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Great read

loved the detail and the historical portion of the book. The dramatization of the book was well done.

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good story line<br />

good book. good characters and story line. interesting trust keep you guessing as to how exactly it will end.