Trade Ed. Penguin Audiobooks 2004
CS ISBN 0142800600 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0142800619 $29.95 Five CDs
Narrator Len Cariou captures the audience with his portentous opening words, "Fail and millions die. . ." in the fifth installment of the dynamic NUMA (National Underwater Marine Agency) series. Using French, German, and crisp English accents with fluid precision, Cariou captures the spirit of danger and intrigue typical of Cussler novels. Add to the mix ghastly human experiments, a mysterious sixteenth-century helmet with the elixir of youth inscribed on it, mutant cannibals, and ecological catastrophe--and you have Cussler at his best. With tight pacing, vocal nuance, and varying pitch, Cariou intensifies the suspense, creating unforgettable characters and plot in this multilayered story of world domination. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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