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Shock Wave

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Dirk Pitt, Book 13
Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

A Sunday Times best seller

The 13th adrenaline-filled Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.

A hundred and forty years after a British ship wrecks on the way to an Australian penal colony and the survivors discover diamonds on the tropical island where they wash up, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is stranded on an island in Antarctica with a party of passengers after their cruise ship seemingly abandons them.

Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the source of a deadly plague that is killing dolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, finds Maeve and the passengers and rescues them from death. When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, he discovers that Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and her two sisters are responsible because of their diamond-mining technology. A deadly race develops to stop Dorsett from continuing his murderous mining operations and to head off a disaster that will kill millions. Pitt's struggle to foil Dorsett's ruthless plan to destroy the market for diamonds and thus gain a monopoly of his own takes him from harrowing adventures off the west coast of Canada to being cast adrift in the Tasman Sea.

©2019 Clive Cussler (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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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Cussler at his best

Gripping , very enjoyable listen. Another great book in the dirk pit series . Far fetched fun

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brilliant

Up to its usual high standard. listened to it twice, back to back. Awesome. One of CC's best. Highly recommend it.

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  • M. Huskey
  • 04-05-19

I am so happy this title got released.

I only hope that more of the older Dirk Pitt novels are also released. I'm really looking forward to Flood Tide

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-19

One Of The Best Clive Cussler Books Ever!

Shock Wave is one of my favorite Cussler titles of all time! You should absolutely buy this title. It's Cussler at his best!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! to Little and Brown Books for bringing these original Cussler stories to Audible! I'll buy every single one! The Dirk Pitt series is the greatest action adventure series of all time. Can't wait for Inca Gold and Treasure!

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  • r_r67
  • 25-08-19

excellent audiobook

this audiobook was the best I think I have heard. Clive cussler kudos for an excellent book. and without saying Scott brick really brings this to life as real as it gets.

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  • Pneville
  • 11-06-19

absolutely the best book Clive Cussler written

a wonderful adventure with our having to listen to overly gory details. nice to be able to skip the gay quota and vulgar extremes thank you mr. Cussler the gift of a good book.

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  • Tammy
  • 08-10-19

Never a dull moment!

I absolutely love this book! This was my 1st audible but by Clive Cussler and I must say I was not disappointed. The narrator was on point with his voice inflections for every character, they were perfect in my opinion. I highly recommend this book to any in all audible listeners.

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  • Mark P.
  • 29-09-19

Shock Wave

True Dirk Pitt novel history, adventure and love interest. Adventures only Dirk and Am could survive. Enjoyed this book from beginning to the end.

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  • Douglas P Riney
  • 22-09-19

Cussler Shocks Again

Great narration by Scott Brick brings more daring adventures of Dirk Pitt to life. A great listen.

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  • Alienist
  • 08-09-19

Absolutely Cussler’s Best

This was a remarkable story. As far as I’m concerned, they’re all fantastic. Only one comment; a bit long. Mostly because I wanted to see how it would end but I was glad it kept going (if that makes sense). Yes, Dirk Pitt is a superhero but that’s fine with me. I enjoy a story with a character with such skills. Look, these Clussler stories are stories not literature. Don’t expect Proust or Milton nonetheless are very well written and researched. The stories are easy reading and very thrilling and suspenseful. I’ve read most of Cussler’s books and look forward to more. I have to admit that I’m very jealous of his car collection and like that Dirk Pitt also has a fantastic collection. Like I wish I could meet Sherlock Homes and I would enjoy meeting Dirk at his hanger.

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  • Marty
  • 07-09-19

Shock Wave

Clive Cussler has put Dirk Pitt through the finger in Shock Wave. Like the Admeral said ' There's a bit of Dirk Pitt in all of us'

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  • Cheri L
  • 21-08-19

The richest of all Cussler's works

The story, the characters, the feelings they invoked are the epitomy of everything Cussler. This was one hell of a ride I will never forget.