Dirk Pitt returns in Crescent Dawn, Clive and Dirk Cussler's extraordinary new novel, now available as an unabridged, downloadable audiobook read by the award-winning narrator Scott Brick.
In A.D. 327, a Roman galley with an extraordinary cargo barely escapes a pirate attack. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions.
What ties them all together?
NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team are about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire. From Washington to London to the treacherous shores of the Near East, dangerous men and desperate acts fill their path, and at the end of it, the most dangerous thing of all: the rumoured existence of a mysterious "manifest," lost long ago, which if discovered again... just might change the history of the world as we know it.
©2010 Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
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It's not a bad story but does lapse into some pretty juvenile conceits At times. In case either the author or narrator stoop to read these reviews, here are a couple of messages:
Mr Cussler - everyone in England does not speak as though they have just stepped out of a Victorian period drama.
Mr Brick - please try and learn some regional English accents as neither posh with an American twang, nor Bert from Mary Poppins currently feature among them.
I thoroughly enjoy the escapism of the Pitt novels. I'm never disappointed with the complex storylines, and am enamoured with the tongue-in-cheek humour. In this audible version Scott Brick is a marvellous story-teller with an immense talent for characterisation. It certainly reduces the boredom of long-haul flights!
This was a take it or leave it listen, didn't have any problem stopping the story and walking away. Having read the book I could follow the jumps backward and forward in the plot, but it was sometimes hard to follow which Dirk we were talking about.
I always enjoy stories relating to places I've been to, so that was interesting. Some of the descriptions of kit and boats felt a bit like padding.
Shan't be buying any more audio from this author, though I'm still a fan of his books
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