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Shock Wave

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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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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  • M. Huskey
  • 04-05-2019

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
  • 02-05-2019

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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  • Dave.
  • 19-05-2019

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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  • Steven
  • 19-05-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-05-2019

Great story and production.

The only thing that let it down ever so lightly was the Australian accents. They sounded like they came from 50-100 years ago. The Aussie accent has changed over the past few decades.

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  • David
  • 17-05-2019

restore every volume on this series

loved it, these books are too good to pass up. please my bring them all back

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  • Charlie M.
  • 15-05-2019

another edge-of-your-seat novel

Another wonderous adventure brought to life by Clive Cussler with Scott Brick's great narration giving us another vivid trip with Dirk Pitt. there is nothing wrong with the "13"th book with these sea adventures!

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  • Kim M. Brownell
  • 14-05-2019

Shock Wave

Loved it. I am listening to earlier stories of Pitts adventures. His mom and Dad still alive. How cool. Love CC

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  • Shirley
  • 14-05-2019

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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  • douglas j. walters
  • 10-05-2019

Best Dirk Pitt story ever!

I have read over the years all of the adventures of Dirk Pitt and friends! Somehow I missed Shock Wave! This is by far the best of his adventures !