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Arctic Drift: A Dirk Pitt Novel Audio Download – Unabridged

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  • Listening Length: 13 hours and 4 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 8 Sept. 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LVZ486
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Format: Hardcover
Bestseller Cussler and son Dirk imagine the U.S. and Canada on the brink of war in their third collaborative Dirk Pitt novel (after Treasure of Khan and Black Wind). In 2011, as the price of gas hits $10 a gallon, President Garner Ward must contend with a corrupt Canadian cabal that's subverting efforts to solve America's energy problems. Pitt barely escapes serious injury when a bomb destroys a D.C. lab along with records of research into an artificial photosynthesis process that could, almost immediately, eliminate the threat of global warming. That discovery may be connected with a legendary failed 19th-century sailing expedition to the Arctic as well as a series of deaths due to the phenomena that the Native Americans of British Columbia know as the Devil's Breath. The Cusslers won't suspend many readers' disbelief, but thriller fans in search of a quick, exciting read should be satisfied. As a series of thrillers the `Dirk` books take some beating, but if you like series thrillers try the 18th Brigade The 18th Brigade (Soft Target Series)and Blister by the author of the `Soft Target` trilogy by Conrad Jones. Lee Child`s Jack Reacher fans will enjoy these Cussler books too. They are a must for action thriller fans.
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Format: Hardcover
Have just finished reading this latest book and yes I was not dissapointed. Okay, Dirk gets into loads of scrapes as usual and it was nice to have him back with Al the last few novels have got him retired off so it was a nice surprise to have him back. Nothing unusual about the storyline always some trouble up ahead, it was topical and the homework had been done explicitley as usual. I enjoyed the story and read the book in about four sittings but I am a Cussler fan and if you like easy going 'Indiana Jones' style fiction then this book as his others is going to excite you and keep you wanting more, Well Done Clive!
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Cussler makes a big play about his seafaring credentials and of course all the Dirk Pitt novels are based around it. They are light adventures with plenty of action, bad guys who you can spot a mile away and hero's that are so good they could be cannonised.

And that's why he sells so many. Great fun and ideal for that long haul flight or beach holiday.

The problem I had with this one is that much of the story is based around LNG ships and since I worked on them for a number of years as an engineer, I understand how they are made, work and can be used. And Cussler does't. I'm not giving anything away by saying that his basic premise of using an LNG ship to carry liquid CO2 is simply impossible. Once I'd read that bit pretty much everything else fell apart and the story was a but redundant to me.

If you know nothing of ships (or gases/liquids) then this is up to the same fun level as all the other Pitt books. However if you have any technical knowledge of this subject you'll find yourself grinding your teeth so much that you lose interest.
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Format: Paperback
A ruthless industrialists will stop at nothing in a bid to take a large area of the Arctic under his control, when a rare mineral, Ruthenium, is discovered there, even if it means pushing Canada and the USA towards war.

With regard to Clive Cussler's more recent books, I would say this is one of the better ones. This is suprising as there is probably less action in the first few hundred pages of this one, than any of his other novels. However, I found the plot a bit more realistic than some of his other stories, although you do have to suspend disbelief in parts of this one too!

The back story of the doomed Franklin Expedition of the 1840s really captured my attention, also. I was wondering throughout, how it would be resolved.
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How do Cussler and his associates come up with such exciting stories? Once I start reading his books I cant put them down and have to force myself to switch the light off at silly oclock in order to get some sleep!
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The Arctic Drift is typical excellent fast paced Cussler writing, I suppose Dirk wrote this and Clive gave support for him here. The suspense and plot features that normally work with Cussler books can be found here too, all the way to critical diving happenings :)

Negative? Very little. The story here starts a bit slower than normally, but once you've read through say 70 pages the plot thickens you can't any more put the book down. And the book ends on page 577 too soon...

I recommend reading this novel!
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A great and engaging book. I've never read any of these before but will now be downloading a few to my kindle as holiday reads.

Was a little slow to get started but once things started to build it proved to be a hook to get it finished.
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I have also been an avid reader of the Cussler books and always look out for a new novel featuring what another reviewer has described as the best duo in the series - Pitt and Giordino. I would agree. The usual build up is there, which draws the story beautifully together. All the regular references are in there as well - Tequila - Doxa dive watch etc that those who are fully familiar with the novels, look for like welcome companions. I totally agree with one reviewer who states that there is a possibility that the reins are being passed onto Clive's son. I detected something about the way it was written that suggests this. I felt the storyline didn't really hot up until three quarters through - I was expecting an 'Indiana Jones' mega battle that didn't materialise.
Yes all the banter is in there and the usual last minute twists and turns - even good ol' Clive Cussler makes his regular appearance as a prospector. Dirk and Summer (Pitt's kids) although playing a vital role, never really connect with Pitt and Giordino in the story. Even at the end they are a bit distanced. Other characters, although mentioned as usual, didn't play as wholesome a role as in previous novels. It would be great to see Austin and Zavala play a part as well - no mention of them even in passing in this novel. The absence of Pitt's repaired car at the end of the novel, along with a token item brought back from his adventures to put in his hangar collection were noticeable. All in all a great read and definately one for the dedicated like me - but it just lacked the sparkle that other previous novels had. Let's hope this is not the last we see of Pitt and Giordino as it wouldn't be the right book to end the series on.
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