Shock Wave

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Dirk Pitt, Book 13
Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,288 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Sunday Times best seller

The 13th adrenaline-filled Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.

A hundred and forty years after a British ship wrecks on the way to an Australian penal colony and the survivors discover diamonds on the tropical island where they wash up, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is stranded on an island in Antarctica with a party of passengers after their cruise ship seemingly abandons them.

Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the source of a deadly plague that is killing dolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, finds Maeve and the passengers and rescues them from death. When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, he discovers that Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and her two sisters are responsible because of their diamond-mining technology. A deadly race develops to stop Dorsett from continuing his murderous mining operations and to head off a disaster that will kill millions. Pitt's struggle to foil Dorsett's ruthless plan to destroy the market for diamonds and thus gain a monopoly of his own takes him from harrowing adventures off the west coast of Canada to being cast adrift in the Tasman Sea.

©2019 Clive Cussler (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail)

"Clive Cussler is the guy I read." (Tom Clancy)

"The Adventure King." (Daily Express)

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I am so happy this title got released.

I only hope that more of the older Dirk Pitt novels are also released. I'm really looking forward to Flood Tide

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One Of The Best Clive Cussler Books Ever!

Shock Wave is one of my favorite Cussler titles of all time! You should absolutely buy this title. It's Cussler at his best!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! to Little and Brown Books for bringing these original Cussler stories to Audible! I'll buy every single one! The Dirk Pitt series is the greatest action adventure series of all time. Can't wait for Inca Gold and Treasure!

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As usual

Full of disappointing incorrect firearm references.

More so full of the usual adventure and drama we all so love about Dirk Pitt stories.

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Never a dull moment!

I absolutely love this book! This was my 1st audible but by Clive Cussler and I must say I was not disappointed. The narrator was on point with his voice inflections for every character, they were perfect in my opinion. I highly recommend this book to any in all audible listeners.

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excellent audiobook

this audiobook was the best I think I have heard. Clive cussler kudos for an excellent book. and without saying Scott brick really brings this to life as real as it gets.

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absolutely the best book Clive Cussler written

a wonderful adventure with our having to listen to overly gory details. nice to be able to skip the gay quota and vulgar extremes thank you mr. Cussler the gift of a good book.

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traci epic

episode 13 on the Dirk Pitt series. an epic story of maritime hijinks and corporate greed!

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Dirk saves the day

I enjoyed the narration along with the story. This is my 2nd Clive Cussler/Dirk Pitt audio book. I’ll be getting a third today. Definitely worth passing the time. Some times far fetched but always entertaining. That’s Dirk Pitt.

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my absolute favorite book.

I read this book in high school and did a book report on it. One of my all time favorite books. The entire Dirk Pitt series is great but Shock Wave is, for me, the most memorable. Having it on Audible made it so easy to listen to in my car on the way to work and on the way home. I highly recommend this book.

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A timeless adventure!

I loved every minute of it! The narration was excellent, and the story was gripping. I learned so much.

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  • 07-18-19

Cussler at his best

Gripping , very enjoyable listen. Another great book in the dirk pit series . Far fetched fun

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  • sue ryan
  • 07-02-19

brilliant

Up to its usual high standard. listened to it twice, back to back. Awesome. One of CC's best. Highly recommend it.

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  • Shraven
  • 09-04-20

Distracted by narration.

I usually like listening to Scott Brick and am disappointed when I encounter a Clive Cussler novel not read by him.
However, it was difficult following the story when he attempted an Aussie accent.

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  • Symon
  • 08-19-20

Needs work on the Australian accent

Being Australian, it was very difficult to listen to the over emphasised Ozzie accent, we don’t talk like that! Maybe in some outback far North Queensland backwater or Pauline Hanson.

Just like English and Australians will over emphasise the American accents which will grate on their nerves.

Otherwise a great book much enjoyed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-19

Disappointed

disappointed with this one. the improbable Australian accents grated on the ear. won't be finishing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-19

awesome

anther great dirk pitt series at least there more new ones coming out soon cant wait
as long as they are all done by scott brick

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  • Coljar
  • 08-21-19

Enthralling nonstop adventure,danger,action

The most appauling embarrising, insulting Australian accent I have heard since the ancient chips Rafferty movies , just after sound was added to cinematic entertainment .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-29-19

Don’t bother

Silly story, made even worse by the ridiculous attempt at an Australian accent. Had to turn it off