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Summary

A Sunday Times best seller

The superb third Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.

The towering iceberg drifting in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship - sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded.

Here was a sea mystery to rank alongside the Bermuda Triangle and the Marie Celeste. But for Major Dirk Pitt, top troubleshooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, it was also the first link in a fantastic chain of events that would lead him too close - and too often - to violent death. And to the discovery of the most sinister and bizarre conspiracy of the century...Iceberg.

©2017 Clive Cussler (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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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Loads of fun!

Loads of fun! I really like all the characters, I enjoy the writing. My brain isn't taxed but there's enough going on to keep me interested.

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Of its time...

It is a classic Dirk Pitt story - implausible feats and saving the world - but is very much of its time with homophobic and sexist storylines that just aren't needed, and which would be totally unacceptable in a book today.

I do enjoy Clive Cussler books, but I much prefer the later ones which require far less eye rolling and cringing!

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One of the worst Pitt adventures

The Dirk pretends to be gay subplot doesn't play well in 2020. And its not a matter of hearing through a modern lens. It would have been just as awful in the 80s when it was written.

The story starts so promisingly as well. Shame.

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So dated.

Tales of ‘fagotty’ men unable to fight and a treatment of women that is straight from the 1970s, this is ‘of its time’ but it grates so badly now that it prevents the listener from enjoying the story

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Fab

Great to listen to whilst walking. Love these books. can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

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another excellent book by Clive. a very exciting story. gets you trying to work out what is coming next. you just have to love the banter with Sandecker and Pitt. just brilliant.

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Too much misogynistic and homophobic content

I tried to be of the thought "of it's time", but the treatment of women and of homosexuality /transgender is distasteful and sadly detracts from the story. Really not sure if I will listen to further works. Scott Brick reading such narrative is dissapointing.

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Liked it.

I'm a bit embarrassed to say I liked this book. OK, the story is far fetched but it's so full of action and excitement that it really doesn't matter. Dirk Pitt is like the proverbial Timex clock - he takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Actually I think that even the Timex clock would have broken under the amount of abuse that Pitt endures. :-) And let's just forget the books aah... views on women.

Scott Brick - good narration as usual.

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Class

Clive Cussler has really helped me get back into reading. Always gripping and never a dull moment!

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Good but of its time

This is a typical Dirk Pitt story, enioyable escapism. However, it is very much written in the 1970s and some of the language used to describe certain individuals could offend modern sensibilities.

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  • 03-07-21

Too dated to enjoy

I normally enjoy Clive Cussler's books but I have to go with the other reviews and say this one was not worth the money. Our societies attitudes have moved on, and this was an uncomfortable listen. The attitudes to women and the gay community expressed in this book are not just dismissive they are demeaning. Scott did his usual great job of narration, but I won't go back to these early books again.

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  • 06-09-18

Could have been good

Aside from the misogyny, homophobia and clichés, Cussler shows that he has a vivid imagination. The book is too unbelievable, and the main character knows more than he could ever just guess. A character says one word, and then Pitt guesses their whole life story. And he is always spot on in his guesses. It would have been more believable if it only happened once or twice, but it happens all the time.

The narrator is good, and does a good job with what he was given.