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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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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
  • 08-10-2020

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

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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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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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Don’t bother

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

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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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  • TJ Clark
  • 12-12-2019

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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  • Tammy
  • 08-10-2019

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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  • r_r67
  • 25-08-2019

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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  • Pneville
  • 11-06-2019

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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  • Spaz
  • 15-07-2021

Best Dirk Pitt story yet.

I've only made it through 5 or 6 of the Dirk Pitt novels, but for me this one is by far the best. Great story and well read!

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  • Mike
  • 30-06-2021

USA

Miles, feet and inches please! This is the USA! Thanks for a great story! Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Kay M. Huddleston
  • 03-06-2021

always a white knuckle experience

They wonderful descriptive language of Clive Kessler's books takes me away to some of the most wonderful places in the world. He Hooks you and keep you sucked in till the very end and as the story climax approaches you can't stop listening to it or reading it. I enjoy the Dirk Pitt series more than any of the others because I love the ocean.

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  • randall
  • 13-03-2021

A Great Book

true Cussler, a real treat!! Dirk Pitt is alive and well. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-07-2019

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
  • 02-07-2019

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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  • James
  • 05-10-2020

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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