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Atlantis Found: Dirk Pitt #15 (Dirk Pitt Adventure Series) by [Cussler, Clive]
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Dirk Pitt, indestructible hero of 14 previous Clive Cussler novels and special projects director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (which is something like the CIA of the ocean depths), makes James Bond look like a tuxedoed, martini-swilling poser. Pitt has raised the Titanic, escaped massive volcanic eruptions, ducked nuclear explosions, foiled criminal plans for world domination, saved everyone on Earth from germ warfare and mastered the ins and outs of various electronic gizmos and futuristic vehicles while evading every imaginable form of almost certain death. (Of course, he's also wildly successful with brilliant, beautiful women, but in an admirably circumspect, sensitive-guy way.) It stands to reason Pitt's the right man to handle a crisis of millennial proportions.

When mysterious black obsidian skulls and other artefacts of an exceedingly ancient culture begin to turn up in odd places, Pitt jumps in with both feet. It soon becomes dangerously apparent that a powerful, amoral group of fanatics calling itself the Fourth Empire wants the strange discoveries to remain underground. Pitt teams up with a beautiful red-haired expert in ancient languages to decipher the meaning of the artefacts. They were made 10 millennia ago in a then-temperate Antarctica by a seafaring civilization advanced enough to predict its own destruction by a comet impact. Now the Fourth Empire (whose literal and figurative progenitor comes as no surprise) is predicting a similar disaster in only a matter of months and preparing to take control of the Earth.

Cussler's known for hands-on research--his hobbies are the backbone of Pitt's adventures: Flying, climbing, diving, racing. His scientific and historical riffs that fill in the background of Atlantis Found are the weakest parts of the book--they're Pitt-less, and give every discovery in the book away early. But what the heck--Cussler's not the king of suspense, he's the emperor of non-stop action. Atlantis Found bounces along on a good-humoured techno-joyride and for Cussler's legion of fans, that will be more than enough. --Barrie Trinkle

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When a research ship manned by Dirk Pitt and members of the U.S. National Underwater and Marine Agency is nearly sunk by a vessel from the past, Pitt finds himself caught up in an ancient mystery with lethal ties to the present, matching wits with a malevolent and powerful adversary.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1597 KB
  • Print Length: 772 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (7 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087ORPE0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 177 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,504 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I hadn't read any Cussler, let alone any Dirk Pitt novels before. This one caught my attention because the Atlantis theme coincides with my interest in humankind's prehistory.
Fairly early on though I decided I would need to set my disbelief to one side and just go with the flow if I wanted to derive any enjoyment from this book. Anthropologists will surely hurl this pot boiler across the room and issue indignant snorts at the notion that almost the entire human race was wiped out in 7,000 B.C. Furthermore, during the denouement, the tactics employed to thwart the villains are somewhat farcical when a simpler solution is staring us in the face!
But Cussler never intended to give us an accurate history lesson, and let's get onto the plot! This is a rollicking adventure where our rugged and handsome hero knocks the preverbial out of sinister foreigners with funny accents and discovers the lost continent of Atlantis, almost without breaking sweat. Dirk Pitt is definitely up there with Indiana Jones and James Bond and probably hasn't got far to go to give Superman a run for his money. He's the kind of mega-tough guy who, if his lungs start to hurt when the going gets tough, he spits them out and gets on with saving civilisation as we know it. He always has a witty line in repartee on his tongue too, and don't the ladies just lap it up! In real life he would probably come over as Leisure Suit Larry's more dangerous brother and would be regarded as rather corny by any streetwise modern woman. The womem in Dirk Pitt's world however are invariably beautiful and frequently in need of rescue by our invincible square-jawed hero, which, of course, he invariably accomplishes in the nick of time.
But enough irony and nitpicking! The action (and boy, is there plenty of that!
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Dirk Pitt, hero of many Clive Cussler books does it again. Black obsidian skulls and other pieces from an ancient cultures, are turning up all over the world. Pitt wants to know what is going on, but a dangerous group, powerful and amoral, want these artifacts to remain hidden, so their secret will be kept. It's a cracker of a book, but you are going to have to read the book, as I don't want to give too much away.
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Clive has been a favourite author of mine for over twenty years. Having his books on my Kindle means I can read them any time any where. Clive keeps the reader engrossed by his classic twists and cliffhangar's. I recommend this book to lovers of adventure and intrigue. Clive also uses a clever mix of reality with fiction. Love it!!!
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Ages ago I devoured Dirk Pitt novels... I then moved on about 15/20 yrs ago. Returning now to one of the more recent novels it does feel like nothing has changed. Is this good or bad... make up your own mind. The story telling is still good and colourful. It amazes me how this isn't a James Bondesque film series yet.

It has all you need... action, adventure and good dose of romance. The story takes Dirk through numerous parts fo the world and stops a nefarious world domination plan. I did like the way it takes the crystal skulls (also very much used in the last Indiana Jones move) and builds a mythology around it that you could believe.

All in all a good summer holiday on the beach read.
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First novel I've read by this author.. and it really is just terrible. Normally I'm never too fussy about things being factually and historially incorrect, or a bit outlandish in nature... it is after all a story and intended to entertain. However this one has the plot from a childrens cartoon, dull and unbelievable characters... and so little flow to the story its cringeworthy. The fact he actually cameo's himself into the story (not subtely either.. he actually prints his name) and has the characters refer to him as 'dad', was sort of the last straw and I gave up. I read a few other reviews to see if I missed anything spectacular or redeeming in the last 20% of the book, but I didn't so I have no regrets.
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Clive Cussler is a successful author. A very successful one. Depending on who you believe, he has sold between 40-100m books. This is the first I have read.

Now, please understand: I am no book snob. I love a rattling adventure tale as much as the next man. And the blurb about this makes it sound a breathless, undemanding popcorn read. But what nobody had warned me about was Clive Cussler's writing. It is atrocious. It stinks. It is staggeringly, breathtakingly bad. In places, it's hilariously bad. Characters are all utterly inconsistent, they talk in dialogue worse than George Lucas' and the whole thing is shudderingly awful. If you want to know the basic plot, then Cussler has essentially taken Fingerprints Of The Gods: The Quest Continues (New Updated Edition) and thrown some Nazis in. That's about it. I don't know if Graham Hancock got royalties, but he should consult his lawyers if he didn't.

Do you remember Basil Exposition from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery [DVD]? Well, that's pretty much what all the characters talk like. There is an almost prurient love of guns, and some "jokes" that barely merit the description. To wit: our heroes meet a character who calls himself "Dad" because he has a "really funny name". What is this man's name, you cry. He's called "Clive Cussler"!!!!

*tumbleweed*

In another scene, our hero orders a bottle of wine in a restaurant. The sommelier congratulates him on his taste, saying that not many customers even know it exists.
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