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  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (252 ratings)

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Pacific Vortex!

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

A Sunday Times best seller

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

Fully armed and with all hands onboard, the nuclear submarine Starbuck sailed into the calm Pacific Ocean for sea trials - and vanished. No wreckage, no signals, no survivors: nothing...until ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt finds a single chilling clue in the shark-torn surf off Hawaii - the log of the Starbuck.

'Do not search for us, it can only end in vain....'

A crazed journal of madness and death is all that remains. And the captain's final scrawled, fear-crazed note locates the Starbuck's grave hundreds of miles from her last known position! The search for the Starbuck plunges Dirk Pitt into his most shattering assignment to date - a whirlpool of deep-sea mystery and terror - the Pacific Vortex!

©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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great story

starting a journey with great characters is a good way to head off. great ride.

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The beginning of a beautiful relationship!😎

First of many ... what a guy! Clive Cussler I mean no cameo required! Dirk Pitt at his best!😎

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Brilliant!

definitely a good book for people with a technical mind. technical details are explained so well!

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great start to an amazing series

this is a great intro to the dirk pit series as allways clive has sone a brilliant hob

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Good plot, but extremely misogynistic

The plot was interesting but the female characters were so offensive and brainless that I just couldn’t finish the book. The narrator is good. It’s a shame, it could have been a good read.

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Not a bad first Dirk Pitt

I found the technical detail and pronunciation was a bit off but it was still an enjoyable story.

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Such a great story

Even though this was written in the 80s it’s still a unique story. I enjoyed it very much.

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Its got it all!

If you love a good adventure, romance & mystery novel, than Clive Cussler is your guy. Dirk Pitt (main character) will take you on adventures around the globe, give you hints of sexy romance, mystery that leaves you wondering "what could it be?!" & finally a bad guy that reveals all at the end, tying up all those loose thoughts & questions you might have had.. Highly recommended.

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Narrative to dramatic

The first Cussler book I’ve listened to and probably the last. The narrator Scott Brick was too dramatic with his take on the book. Much of the book was predictable.

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Perfect pacific !

What a story, twists and turns almost unbelievable! Excellent performances and what a great read.

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