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Mayday!

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Dirk Pitt, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (182 ratings)

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Summary

A Sunday Times best seller

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

Major Dirk Pitt picked up the frantic distress call as he cruised his lumbering amphibious plane over the islands of the Aegean. Brady Air Force base was under fire, its entire force of jets destroyed on the ground...by just one First World War biplane!

A psychotic ex-Nazi, a bloodthirsty Greek strongman and a beautiful double agent set Pitt on the trail of the warped mastermind behind a devastating sabotage plot. And on that trail, danger and death are never far behind....

©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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Very dated and misogynist

I guess there are some books which don't stand the test of time and this is one. Pitt is arrogant and sexist, not at all the debonair adventurer of later books.

It also ends very abruptly with Pitt telling us the solution. No idea how he worked it out!

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2nd Pit Adventure

2 down , bring on the rest, good pace, well read, laced with historical facts on to the next.

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A return to an old friend

Loved it in the written form adored it in the Audio
well written. well narrated

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Good escapism. Women beware.

Simplistic and exciting escapism. Nothing wrong with that. Written in 1973 the story is a bit contrived and the use of suspension of disbelief as to how normal people act is sorely needed.

However it's not nearly as dated as the way women are portrayed. The word bovine is actually used. Good book? No. Good escapism? Yes. Good narration? Yes.

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Another Great Adventure

I enjoyed this Audible version. Excitement, adventure and history. A Clive Cussler special. Great marathon too. Thanks.

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great start to the series

What made the experience of listening to Mayday! the most enjoyable?

i like the way scott brick reads the book

Who was your favorite character and why?

al great back up to the main charactor

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

funny but i get there names right

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a gripping adventure

As always from Clive Cussler a great story, and well read,
i listen to a lot of action/adventure and this is up there with the best of them .

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Love it

pleased the older CC books are now coming back to audible... I can't see to read anymore and it's fab to add the beginning of the series to my collection of ALL the CC on audible.

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cracker

good old fashioned yarn. entertaining throughout. nicely narrated by Scott brick. one of cussler finest works in my opinion.