• Shock Wave

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,925 ratings)

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Shock Wave

By: Clive Cussler
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's 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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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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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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As usual

Full of disappointing incorrect firearm references.

More so full of the usual adventure and drama we all so love about Dirk Pitt stories.

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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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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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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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Metric version ?!?

All the distance values, water depth, etc are all metric in this version of the book. Kind of disappointing, but I quickly educated myself to the conversations. It would be nice to have known before I purchased this book. Previous books were all customary units of measure...........

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Clive is getting long in the tooth.

I want to like it because it's Clive Cussler, but the last few stories have been tedious to get through. I'm a fan of NUMA, the Oregon files, and the Isaac Bell series, and I want to know what happens next, but please, someone needs to get a hold of Clive and have him tighten it up a little bit more. The plots, subplots, the twists and turns , and the details are just getting too complex, far-fetched, and long-winded. I just drove 3000 miles and had more fun asking my phone about landmarks than I did listening to the story.

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Play it again Sam

I really enjoy Clive Cussler’s stories as a rule. This one not so much. It almost felt like there were bits of different books put into this story and I would be thinking, hmm, this sounds familiar. It probably won’t keep me from purchasing future books by Mr. Cussler though.

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Great break from the space battles of Popular SIFI

The great writing of Mr. Cussler and the outstanding performance Mr. Brick are refreshing

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  • 07-18-19

Cussler at his best

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

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  • sue ryan
  • 07-02-19

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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  • Mr RG
  • 01-06-22

Action all the way!

The story starts in the 1800’s and then moves to modern day!
Dirk Pitt action man never lets the action fall and remarkably escapes each time, A little like Jack Reacher. Plenty of action which makes you want to keep listening. Scott Brick, the reader was excellent and he changed the characters voices which made the story come to life.
The story would make a great movie.

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  • James
  • 10-05-20

Predictable and uninspired

Classic Cussler book, slightly better than his usual. Lazy writing, unimaginative plot development. Can't believe his editor lets it through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-25-21

Gripping. Fantastic.

I wish it went on even longer. This is one of my favourite Cussler books.

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  • Mark Smith
  • 01-28-21

Worst Dirk Pitt yet.

Story was long winded and overly soppy. Also don't try to do an Australian accent if you can't do it properly. Made it extremely painful to listen too. Overall this was a very tedious book and I was glad once it finished.

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  • Lyn
  • 10-08-20

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oh no....

A great story, As usual. These two are always in a pickle. Aussie accent was woeful though.

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  • Shraven
  • 09-04-20

Distracted by narration.

I usually like listening to Scott Brick and am disappointed when I encounter a Clive Cussler novel not read by him.
However, it was difficult following the story when he attempted an Aussie accent.

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  • Symon
  • 08-19-20

Needs work on the Australian accent

Being Australian, it was very difficult to listen to the over emphasised Ozzie accent, we don’t talk like that! Maybe in some outback far North Queensland backwater or Pauline Hanson.

Just like English and Australians will over emphasise the American accents which will grate on their nerves.

Otherwise a great book much enjoyed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-19

Disappointed

disappointed with this one. the improbable Australian accents grated on the ear. won't be finishing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-19

awesome

anther great dirk pitt series at least there more new ones coming out soon cant wait
as long as they are all done by scott brick

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  • Coljar
  • 08-21-19

Enthralling nonstop adventure,danger,action

The most appauling embarrising, insulting Australian accent I have heard since the ancient chips Rafferty movies , just after sound was added to cinematic entertainment .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-29-19

Don’t bother

Silly story, made even worse by the ridiculous attempt at an Australian accent. Had to turn it off