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Publisher's Summary

A Sunday Times best seller.

The 11th classic Dirk Pitt novel, where the adventurer is drawn to a secret in the burning African desert, which could destroy all life in the world's seas. 

Deep in the African desert, Dirk Pitt discovers that a top secret scientific installation is leaking a lethal chemical into the rivers, threatening to kill thousands of people - and to destroy all life in the world's seas.  

To warn the world of the catastrophe, Pitt must escape capture and death at the hands of a ruthless West African dictator and French industrialist and undertake a long, perilous journey across the merciless Sahara.... 

©2019 Clive Cussler (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Clive Cussler is the guy I read." (Tom Clancy)  

"Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail)

"The Adventure King." (Daily Express)

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Funny, witty and enthralling

This was the best Dirk Pitt story I’ve read/ listened to yet. Clive Cussler + Scott Brick= best combo

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great listen, nothing like the movie.

loved it, I enjoyed the movie, however, I had to go and rematch the movie to see if it was actually the same.

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  • Ninjadee
  • 31-01-2021

Riveting!

Excellent Book, Loved it. Moves along smoothly. Dis not get lost when jumped from one story line to others; which all culminate into a spectacular explosive ending! Scott did an amazing job reading life into the characters and the story. Thank you!

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  • Richard Moses
  • 07-11-2020

The Sahara

wow this was an interesting twist on history. a thrilling ride into a vast unknown with different plot twists. a lot of fun and a race to the finish.

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  • Deanna
  • 14-10-2020

Great story but has a technical issue

The story is very good and Scott Brick does a great job. I would give 5 stars but I’m only giving 4 because chapter 39 is incomplete. If that is fixed then I will adjust my rating

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  • Ryan
  • 09-10-2020

great book, but chapter 39 was incomplete

great book, but chapter 39 was incomplete. need to redo ch 39 so it contains thebfull chapter and doesn't cut off early.

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  • Jamesa
  • 27-09-2020

one of Cuddlers best Pitt stories.

Too bad the movie should have follow his story. It would have been a better
movie.

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  • Lee Runciman
  • 23-04-2021

From Lee

The narrator of any book on tape makes the entire adventure come alive. This narrator does just that. Thank you.

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  • Michael Rumpff
  • 22-03-2021

Absolutely captivating

Loved it. Once I started I couldn't stop listening to it. Well written and orchestrated!!!

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  • Me
  • 14-05-2021

Much more complex than the “Sahara” movie

A lot more history, events, characters than the Sahara movie.
Tons of edges of your seat adventures!
Dirk and Al and Rudy ad Ava and Admiral Sandecker do not disappoint!

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  • Deena Chadwick
  • 20-01-2021

One of my favorite Clive Cussler books

I've read the book a few times, seen the movie and now listened to it. the is so much better than the movie.

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  • Tiasdolls
  • 19-01-2021

Way different from the movie...BETTER!

Wow! There's so much happening here. I had no idea. There are at least 3 story lines running in parallel. Clive weaves a complex and thrilling story giving us a little bit of history as well as exploring theories. Lots of juicy plots and action.
- Mysterious disappearance of Kitty Mannock
- Unknown deadly illness in area of Mali
- Iron Clad (Texas), folklore?
- Unrest and mistrust amongst various government groups (United Nations, World Health Org,...)

We are mainly focus on the escapades of Pitt and Giordano. The situations they find themselves in will not disappoint. Nor will their creativity and dialogue. You'll definitely need a nap after finishing this audiobook. It's that intense.

Mature Content: PG-13 (no graphic violence, but there is violence and lots of action. No detailed sex, but there are innuendos and brief crude humor. I don't recall harsh language, but there may have been an f-bomb)

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  • Mike
  • 17-02-2021

A waste of a free credit

Though an interesting concept, the story, plot and worst of all the characters are just awful.
This is a rare case wherein the film is far superior to the book upon which it is based.

The characters are two dimensional at best, and tired, racist/sexist stereotypes at worst. The main character of Dirk Pitt apparently has every skill and obscure bit of knowledge known to man, as well as being an unresistable Adonis to men and women alike. I would say that Clive Cussler is projecting himself onto Pitt except for the awful moment in which he actually inserts himself, name and all, into the narrative as a Deus Ex Machina that essentially saves the day and points the protagonists in the exact right direction.

If you like American exceptionalism and cultural whitewashing then this is the book for you.

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  • Dan
  • 27-09-2020

I really enjoy the dirk Pitt Srries

I really have enjoyed the dirk Pitt series, the humour, action and stories have been remarkable.

Unfortunately it’s been annoying waiting for books to come out on audible in the right order, having to wait for earlier stories to come out after the latest book has been released is more than annoying.

This book has been superb, I have been waiting for this one for a long time, and it’s been worth the wait. Now it’s just waiting for the rest of them!!

Thank you for a great series, great characters and fantastic adventures.

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