Book Reviews of Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)

Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Sahara - Dirk Pitt, Bk 11 - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Clive Cussler, Tom Wopat (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780671784003
ISBN-10: 0671784005
Publication Date: 7/1/1992
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a great adventure, turned into a Paramount motion picture, but the movie does not do the book justice. You will not want to put this one down, the end will leave you speechless. Enjoy
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Helpful Score: 4
Once I picked up this book and started reading, I couldn't put it down. It has everything ... heroes, villains, a confederate ship buried in the Sahara desert, a toxic waste spill that will destroy all life on earth unless the source can be found and neutralized. It was so good, I couldn't wait to turn to the next page!
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Helpful Score: 1
Way better than the movie!
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Awesome book, kept me intrigued. Can't wait to see the movie now.
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Action-packed thriller. Later made into a movie starring Matthew McConaghey (sp?) The book is a whole lot better!!
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Dirk Pitt, intrepid adventurer and master explorer, searches the Sahara for the deadly toxin that is killing marine life world wide.
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One of the best Clive Cussler has written. The book leaves the movie in the dust.
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This was the first book I've read by this author. Interesting story line. Good characters. Haven't seen the movie yet.
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Best of the Best. Non-stop action. Politically modern
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This was the first one of the Dirk Pitt Adventures. It was enjoyable and easy to read. i am working on my second and have purchased the 3 book series sp I canread them in order. I would like to see the movie and put faces on the charachters as through the eyes of the director and casting people.
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So much better than the movie, I love all of his books.
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The book Sahara starts off with yet another great adventure story that Clive Cussler is so good at. The only reason I did not like the story is because I can not stomach cannabalism. Other than that issue the book would have been another great book that I have read of Cussler's. I have read only about 8 of them so far and have like all of the others. If cannabalism doesn't bother you then the book probably will be enjoyed and rated as well as many of his other adventure stories.
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Excellent book, a thousand times better than the movie! My second favorite Clive Cussler book (after Inca Gold)!
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A fast actioned thriller.
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The inspiration for the Matthew McConaughey movie. Those who saw the movie will be interested in a few interesting plot twists that didn't make it into the film. A classic treasure hunt / adventure with all the impossible coincidences. You'll roll your eyes, but you'll still enjoy every far-fetched moment!
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The movie is good the book is great. A cussler thriller. Dirk Pitt at his best. Searching for treasure Pitt finds the truth behind two enduring mysteries the fate of a Civil War ironclad and the flight of a long lost female pilot.
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much better than the movie!
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Another Dirk Pitt adventure that will keep you coming back for more.
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Better than the movie!
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Sahara is an extremely well written book by Clive Cussler. It is a very interesting action/adventure book that never ceases to captivate you with its many story lines and plots. Its characters all have something to offer and don't kill the story with stupidity or lame lines. Also the main characters Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino are always on the top of their game and always have something humorous to say in the light of trouble adding a lighter side to the imminent threat of deadly toxins overshadowing the book
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better than the movie!
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Holds interest well. Very suspenseful. Better than movie.
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Very typical Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt novel. Not at all the same storyline as the film.
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This is definately a guys read. Too much technical stuff for me. I never like the movie more but in this case I did.
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Great Reading
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A thriller-diller.
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I read the book AFTER I watched the movie. I liked the movie, and I still like the movie, but the book is deffinitely better. The only down-side is the book can run a bit slow sometimes. Long discriptions about random events (like the president finally decides to act... it took an entire chapter to get that point across) but I still really liked the book.
Don't be scared to give it a try if you worry it will ruin the movie. You'll find it actually enhances it, and you will enjoy both just fine.
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I saw the movie before I got the book.The book is 10 times better the the movie! Really cool summer read!
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a civik war gunboat that vanished in 1865 a wrld famous australian aviatrix who disappeared in 1931 a teadly tide of poisen that threatens the world with doom
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I LOVVE DIRK PITT! this series is Clive Cusslers best work.
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1996, Eypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile,Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death
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A very good book. From what I can tell, all of the Dirk Pitt books are much better than his newer series. Funny in parts, somewhat serious in others.
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In 1996, in Egypt Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assination of a beautiful UN scientist who was investigating a disease that was driving thousands of North Africans into madness, death, and cannibalism. Pitt and his team in a state of the art yacht run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant to prevent an environmental catastrophe. Add this to a long lost woman pilot from Australia and Abraham Lincoln on a buried Civil War ship and you have the makings of a great Dirk Pitt novel.
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Book much better than the movie.
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1996, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pett thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful UN scientist investigating a disease that is driving throusands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that thratens to extinguish all life in the world's seas. Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state of the art yacht, run a guantlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries. The fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assisantion, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot. Pitt will make a desperate stand in a battle the world cannot afford to lose.
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This is just one of a series written by Clive Cussler and I have always found them to be very intertaining and have read the entire series. Always hoping for another to be added to the series.
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Good adventure story, much better than the movie.
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This book is so freaking insane. I cannot even quantify how goofy this book is, and yet it takes itself so seriously that you get sucked in. There's lots of science to back up implausible events, coincidences that sound reasonable until you think about them, and a level of self-insertion never before seen in mainstream publication. Yet taking all this and the blatant sexism into account, this book is oddly charming! I didn't like that I liked it. Make of that what you will.
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A terrific book! Better than the movie; one of Clive Cussler's
better Dirk Pitt stories!
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As Dirk Pitt crosses the Sahara to uncover an unholy consiricy, he discoovers the truth about
Kitty Mannock, an Australiian pilot missiing sinnxce 1931.....
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Abridged EditionThis is pure Cussler!!!Of course his books are far-fetched, incredible, and way over the top, but HELLO - they are fiction! I have been a fan of Cussler forever - I know there are some of you out there who think he's terrible writer (I've read some of your comments on other books), whatever you think, you have to admit that he is a fantastic STORYTELLER!!!! Learn to adjust your expectations to fit the novel. Where was I? Oh Yeah, Cussler books are adventure ROMPS, where the good guys can take care of anything and solve any riddle (and always manage to get the girl in the process). Isn't that what you want in an adventure? I agree, listening to this book will NOT increase your IQ or expand your literary horizons, but it WILL give you a few hours of fun!You may be interested to know that Clive cussler lives much the same lifestyle as his trademark character (Dirk Pitt). NUMA is a real-life entity, and the organization DOES seek out lost shipwrecks, planes, etc. Cussler has written a couple of non-fiction books, "The Sea Hunters", volumes I & II. If you're an adventurer of any sort, especially a diving nut, you'll enjoy those books as well, I'm sure!Wiley coyote
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This was JUST PLAIN FUN. Nothing like the movie, of course. It was pretty dang good, in true thriller style.
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I decided to read this book after seeing the movie and I loved the book so much. It starts out a little slow, but once it picks up it doesn't stop. It's my first Dirk Pitt book, but I will be reading more.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
1996, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, DIRK PITT thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world's seas. Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot....Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, DIRK PITT will make a desperate stand in a battle the world cannot afford to lose!
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-------TOP NOTCH DIRK PITT ADVENTURE-------
1996, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the epidemic is a vast, spreading pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world's seas. Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries -- the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot.
Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, Pitt will make a desperate stand -- in a battle the world cannot afford to lose!
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Another good one from Cussler.
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A civil war gunboat that vanished in 1865, a world famous Australian aviatrix who disappeared in 1931, a deadly tide of poison that threatens the world with doom. Classic Cussler. So much better than the crappy movie they made from the book.

Amidst the blazing shifting sands of the Sahara Dirk Pitt will make a desperate stand in a battle the world cannot afford to lose to prevent an environmental catastrophe.
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Classic Cussler, a little different from the Movie. Good reading
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excellent dirk pitt adventure
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one of the older ones...this is where i fell in love with the series
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Dirk Pitt's Most Explosive Adventure!
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A deadly toxic compound in the middle of the African desert is killing
thousands of people and threatening to extinguish marine life in the
world's seas. As Dirk Pitt crosses the Sahara to uncover an unholy
conspiracy, he discovers the truth about Kitty Mannock, an Australian
pilot missing since 1931, and an incredible secret held in a
Confederate ironclad...An explosive, high-voltage audio experience,
Sahara takes Dirk Pitt on his most dangerous journey.
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As always, Dirk Pitt, via Clive Cussler, lives an exciting life. You can't put the book down til' it's finished and then you wish it was ever longer. Always looking forward to the next in the series.
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Cussler doesn't disappoint with this offering. The action is non-stop. It kind of stretches the imagination to expect a Confederate gun boat to sail the Atlantic and cruise up the Niger river, but that sets the scene for this extrodinary tale.

This is a classic story of corporate greed, a despotic dictator, and courageous volunteers from the World Health Organization.

Don't miss this one.