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Book Reviews of Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11)

Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11)
Sahara - Dirk Pitt, Bk 11
Author: Clive Cussler
ISBN-13: 9780671867317
ISBN-10: 0671867318
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 568
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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38 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

bklvrtoo avatar reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 34 more book reviews
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: 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: 1
Way better than the movie!
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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.
pilot avatar reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 21 more book reviews
Another good one from Cussler.
Bixie23 avatar reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 15 more book reviews
Very typical Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt novel. Not at all the same storyline as the film.
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Holds interest well. Very suspenseful. Better than movie.
reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 9 more book reviews
better than the movie!
CraftyTJ avatar reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 381 more book reviews
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
reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 69 more book reviews
Better than the movie!
reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 8 more book reviews
Another Dirk Pitt adventure that will keep you coming back for more.
voodidit avatar reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 18 more book reviews
much better than the movie!
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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.
reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 15 more book reviews
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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This is definately a guys read. Too much technical stuff for me. I never like the movie more but in this case I did.
reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 25 more book reviews
Awesome book, kept me intrigued. Can't wait to see the movie now.
reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 192 more book reviews
So much better than the movie, I love all of his books.
knightreader avatar reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 92 more book reviews
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.
mysteryman4 avatar reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 8 more book reviews
Best of the Best. Non-stop action. Politically modern
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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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One of the best Clive Cussler has written. The book leaves the movie in the dust.
reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 10 more book reviews
Excellent book, a thousand times better than the movie! My second favorite Clive Cussler book (after Inca Gold)!
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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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Good adventure story, much better than the movie.
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A thriller-diller.
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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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This was JUST PLAIN FUN. Nothing like the movie, of course. It was pretty dang good, in true thriller style.
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Great Reading
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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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A terrific book! Better than the movie; one of Clive Cussler's
better Dirk Pitt stories!
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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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A fast actioned thriller.
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Classic Cussler, a little different from the Movie. Good reading
cranbery avatar reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 530 more book reviews
Dirk Pitt's Most Explosive Adventure!
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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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excellent dirk pitt adventure
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one of the older ones...this is where i fell in love with the series
reviewed Sahara (Dirk Pitt, Bk 11) on + 46 more book reviews
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.
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