Trade Ed. Penguin Audiobooks 2004
CS ISBN 0142800627 $39.95 Eight cassettes
Kurt Austin of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) fights international evildoers in the North Atlantic and France. Scott Brick's powerful reading style and successful male and female vocal portraits fit the parallel plots involving mutant seaweed, a life-prolonging enzyme, giant submarines, and mutant cannibals. Brick's accents--lilting Scottish, distinguished British, and competent French--are a treat to listen to, and his vocal impersonations are a perfect fit for Cussler's characters. Narrating the fast-paced heroics such as dramatic "under glacier" and dungeon rescues does not leave Brick breathless, but listeners may be as they near the exciting denouements. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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