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Shock Wave

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Dirk Pitt, Book 13
Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
5 out of 5 stars (646 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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Metric version ?!?

All the distance values, water depth, etc are all metric in this version of the book. Kind of disappointing, but I quickly educated myself to the conversations. It would be nice to have known before I purchased this book. Previous books were all customary units of measure...........

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Clive is getting long in the tooth.

I want to like it because it's Clive Cussler, but the last few stories have been tedious to get through. I'm a fan of NUMA, the Oregon files, and the Isaac Bell series, and I want to know what happens next, but please, someone needs to get a hold of Clive and have him tighten it up a little bit more. The plots, subplots, the twists and turns , and the details are just getting too complex, far-fetched, and long-winded. I just drove 3000 miles and had more fun asking my phone about landmarks than I did listening to the story.

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Shockingly Wonderful and Sad

My husband and I couldn’t stop listening to this book whether traveling or at home.

Excellent story.

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Gravely Disappointed

I only have a few Dirk Pitt novels in my collection and I was looking forward to enjoying Shock Wave. It saddens me to say that I am finished with Dirk Pitt novels. I found Shock Wave to be too long, with the details of each problem encountered by Pitt and his crew going on and on and on. I was also turned off by the fact that a man of Pitt's experience and intelligence kept making poor decisions that put himself and others at risk. It's almost as if he never learned, never anticipated the next move of his enemy and so on. Finally, why does it seem like the hero in most of these stories predictably lose what they need the most when it comes to love. Dirk Pitt, Juan Cabrillo, and Isaac Bell can do no wrong for others, but when it comes to themselves, they always lose out. I've grown weary of this. Overall, the story was ok, the performance by Scott Brick was great as usual, but I was disappointed by the final outcomes for all involved. After all of the tedious details of being captured, set adrift, and left for dead, it would have been so refreshing to see the villains get a taste of their own medicine, and the victims walk away with the future they fought so desperately to have. I'll leave Dirk Pitt Novels alone from now on.

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Shock Wave

Enjoyed listening to this story. It was filled with just enough twists to keep me listening

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Wonderful Dirk Pitt story from Dick's past

It's great that they are doing the older Dirk Pitt adventures. Scott Brick is simply marvelous in his narration. If you love the series you'll certainly enjoy this one. I hope they continue to bring them out of mothballs. let's go ollie the way back to book 1.

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By far my most favorite Dirk Pitt novel.

This was by far my favorite Dirk Pitt novel. Great story line. Loved the relationship between not only Dirk and Maave but the relationship between Giordano, Sanddecker, Loren, and all the other characters and work was so wonderfully staged in this novel.

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Made me cry!

I have read and listened to a lot of Mr. Cussler's books. I absolutely loved this one. Not only did it keep me "on the edge of my seat" this book made me cry. Very touching....

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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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  • 06-29-19

Don’t bother

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