• Arctic Drift

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,177 ratings)

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Arctic Drift

By: Clive Cussler
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's Summary

A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming...a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia...a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war...

NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control.

Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man - and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them.

Filled with the breathtaking suspense and audacious imagination that have become his hallmarks, this is a tour de force - further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.

©2008 Clive Cussier (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

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Political Nonsense Saps All the Fun From Book

I like Clive Cussler's earlier work, but the heavy handed Al Gore-esque environmentalism is a massive turn off, and had me rolling my eyes so hard I was afraid I might injure myself... do yourself a favor and skip this installment unless you thought An Inconvenient Truth was an enjoyable and realistic film except for missing Diek Pitt in its plot.

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Cussler does it again

Once again Clive Cussler proves that his hero, Dirk Pitt, not only is a man of adventure, mystery and action but also timeless. Keeping with current events and evolving appropriately Cussler once again delivers a book I couldn't put down. I truly hope that he continues this series and anxiously await the next installment. A must read for a true Cussler and NUMA fan.

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Environmentalist Whacko Book

I tried to read the book, but the book is so full of liberal environmentalist garage I never got past page 100.

I downloaded it so that I could keep up with my collection and free my credits for future purchases: otherwise, I would have avoided it.

Mr. Cussler go back to the good old days of "Raise the Titanic" or "Vixen 03" that is what made Dirk a hero, not stories of littering, or megalomanic pollutionists.

Your last book "Crescent Dawn" was very good, and you didn't have to save the world from "LitterMan"

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Great read

Your imagination will be taxed as you realize how fallen and depraved man has become, thank God for Dirk and Al!

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Arctic Drift

This the only Clive Cussler book that I can say is very disappointing. The narrator is terrible, which may be the reason the book is so bad. I would not recommend this book.

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Cussler is the best

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

For those who love adventures that put you on the edge of your seat, this is terrific.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The story is rich in information. The twists and turns give you the feeling that our heros will never win. Then, just as all hope is gone, the solution is there. You can breath again.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Scott Brick does a great job defining the characters in the story. I so admire his articulation.

Any additional comments?

I would read any Cussler book and this one was great.

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Crazy action! The bad guys get a good dose...

Loved it. Great story it is very involving for the listener. Lots of , "No Way!" moments.

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Intersting But Not Solo

Clive Clussler has become one of my favorite authors. This book he wrote with his brother. It ws interesting, but a bit hard to swallow having a tiff with Canada as part of the plot. On the other hand it did have a lot of action so it did help me burn up a lot of road.

I'm not as big of a fan of his Dirk Pitt series as I am of the Pinkerton detective series. None the less this was pretty good, but just seemed to be a bit different than the solo books I've enjoyed in the past

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Pleasant listen!

If the nay-sayers had read the synopsis before buying, they probably wouldn't have complained. It's a good Clive Cussler novel, not meant to be great writing, but great story-telling. I'm enjoying it at about the half-way point. Complaining about the "environmental whacko" theme is like complaining that rain is wet. Duh? That's the theme of the story, well told. I almost didn't buy the novel based on the bad reviews, so maybe my comments will counter the folks who were surpised it was about "climate change" and Cussler incorporated some evil protagonists.

It's a fun read, if you like Cussler. And I do.

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worst cussler yet

Delusional global warmies vs the evil capitalist pollluters. There is so much pseudo-eco preaching in this book you feel like you are in the church of latter day loonies.

The only Cussler book I have ever put down.

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