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Havana Storm Audiobook

Havana Storm: A Dirk Pitt Adventure, Book 23

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Audible Editor Reviews

See Dirk Pitt at his boldest and best in the unabridged Havana Storm: A Dirk Pitt Adventure, Book 23 in the addictive action thriller audiobooks by New York Times best-selling author Clive Cussler and narrated by award-winning voice actor Scott Brick. Listeners are taken on a wild adventure through Cuba to save the United States' waters from a toxic spill and to uncover an ancient relic that could hold the key to unimaginable wealth. Danger lurks around every corner and this family will need to rely on each other like never before to keep out of harm's way. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

Dirk Pitt returns, in the thrilling new novel from the grand master of adventure and number one New York Times best-selling author.

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous - a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well - and squarely into harm's way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before... but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.

©2014 Clive Cussler (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    richard 20/12/2014
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    "Unmissible"

    This was a rollercoater ride of heart stopping edge of the seat action from a much loved and respected. author

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    GuzziCali 09/05/2015
    GuzziCali 09/05/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Love a great adventure yarn"

    Clive Cussler never fails to please. They may be a bit repetitive, but love the escapism and adventure. Scott Brick reads it perfectly.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs C Barker 25/04/2015
    Mrs C Barker 25/04/2015
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    "Another winner by Clive Cussler"

    captivated from beginning to end, brilliant adventure writing at it's best by my favourite author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Salter 05/06/2015
    Salter 05/06/2015 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Very Good"

    Another good quality story from Clive Cussler.
    Scott Brick narrates wonderfully once again..
    I'm starting to become quite the Cussler fan. Wasn't quite up to the quality of The Wrecker, but still a great book nonetheless.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David 27/07/2016
    David 27/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "superb and Amazing "

    This has converted me. I was stuck on one author but this book was brilliant.

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    Dave 19/03/2016
    Dave 19/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Cussler strikes again"

    Great story in true Cussler tradition enjoyed every minute.
    let's have some more very soon

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    MANDOLIN ENGLAND 20/11/2015
    MANDOLIN ENGLAND 20/11/2015 Member Since 2011

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    "A treasure trove in more ways than one"

    My first Cussler read, won't be my last, evocative, descriptive, warm, intelligent characters, good narration, what's not to like. Exciting too.

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    Barry Wealthall 17/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent listening."

    The multi layered story flowed as usual and was excellently read as usual by Scott Brick.

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    asd 06/07/2015
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    "Entertaining nonsense"

    No surprises here, predictable outlandish plots with gaping holes - but still enjoyable fluff. chewing gum for the brain

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    "Story was okay, but the narrator was dire."

    Where to start. I think I'll get the issue I had with the narrator over with first. In a word he was dire! So flat, and with the monotone of his dialogue he could have been reading a shopping list such was the lack of inflection. Even when he changed his accent to accommodate the Cubans in the tale it didn't improve. For such a popular and well known author I really was expecting a much, much better narrator. It was a real let down.

    I wouldn't normally buy anything by this author, but I got this story on offer. With that in mind I was happy enough to add it to my library. It wasn't anything different to the usual Cussler fare. However, to wile away a couple of afternoon's without taxing the old grey cells it is good enough.

    I normally wouldn't come back to a point, or finish on a negative comment, but I just wish the narrator was better, it made the whole tale a bit of a slog. It's always a shame when a story is let down by outside influences.

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  • Michael W.
    27/12/14
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    "Another exciting adventure for the Pitt's."
    What made the experience of listening to Havana Storm the most enjoyable?

    For some reason I was not that familiar with the Cuban history as I thought. It was interesting to get some details of Cuba.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Always hard to put the Cussler books down. I listen on my drive to work, and never want to park my car because then the action has to pause until quitting time.


    Any additional comments?

    I very much recommend this book for Cussler fans.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara Munkel
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    "Greatly disappointing"
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    If you want to read Clive Cussler, I would recommend his earlier works, My husband and I like to listen to an audio book on a long drive that we have been making often to visit his elderly parents. Clive has been a favorite author of books we read (not listened to) in the past and thought we would try Havana Storm. To us it was just a repeat of the same old story, and were very disappointed with it. It was predictable and boring, and lost the old Clive excitement. We both found Scott Brick to be annoying, and I don't think I will waste my time listening to him narrating any other book (my first experience of him was Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged). Maybe we would have found Havana Storm more enjoyable if there was a different narrator. I guess it's hard to keep a good thing going.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barry
    Burwood, Australia
    27/11/15
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    "OK but getting a bit tired"

    It's good to be out on the Caribbean but I think the story had to force itself along. The earlier works are better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monte
    Sebastopol, Ca USA
    24/07/15
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    "Poor! Poor! Poor!"
    What would have made Havana Storm better?

    Better story, better writing, better reader.


    Has Havana Storm turned you off from other books in this genre?

    From Clive Cussler's newer books. He used to be great.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Absolutely no energy, too matter of fact, inability to use different voices.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I have always loved Clive Cussler's books, but this is the last one I will read due to the following:
    The story is predictable and boring without any inner development of the characters. It is poorly written, seems like a high school student wrote it.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like my money back as this was a total waste of time. It is a book for a non-thinking person. Cussler should read some Baldacci to get a feel for how a book should be written a character be developed.

    He needs to reread his earlier books and then try to write something new. It seems as if he has helpers who are writing his books on a computer by pasting sections together. The laboratory sequence is the most boring and poorly written I have heard of his work.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • bradley
    23/06/15
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    "Are they even trying anymore?"
    What disappointed you about Havana Storm?

    I can take a few coincidences and a bit of pseudoscience, but this was really bad.


    Has Havana Storm turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yep. I have been growing tired of this series, this is definitely the end for me.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Great performance as always.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    La Quinta, CA
    23/12/14
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    "Needs a different narrater"
    If you could sum up Havana Storm in three words, what would they be?

    Pretty good story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pitt, the senior because he's been around longer and he seems quite attractive.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    For 4/5 of the book, he spoke in such a slow, affected manner which was not natural. It bothered me so much I had to struggle to pay attention. Finally, for some reason in the end of the book, he started speaking naturally and it made all the difference.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My extreme reaction was for the narrater.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ricker
    14/01/15
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    "The reading is rubbish. Slow as and boring voice"

    The reader is very bland. Book I'm sure is good by hard to enjoy with the reading. Way to slow. Who reads action slowly

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl Donohue
    Beverly, MA
    28/06/16
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    "gotta love those twins"

    loved this novel. everythong i have come to enjoy and expect from a dirk pitt novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl
    06/06/16
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    "classic clive"

    Good read. Like an ending where the bad guys get theirs and the good guys win!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grandpa Joe
    Pawtucket RI USA
    06/06/16
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    "Havana"

    This book and story is another very good read by Clive Cussler. I would recommend it to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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