Lost City : NUMA Files

  • by Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: NUMA Files
  • 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as "Lost City". But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed? Why are the scientists in a remote Greek laboratory disappearing one by one? What does this all have to do with a body found frozen in the ice high up in the Alps? To Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it's clear they have their work cut out for them, but it may be even bigger than they think, in fact, it may be their greatest challenge of all. Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless imagination that have become Cussler's hallmarks, Lost City is an exceptional thriller.

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What the Critics Say

"[An] excellent series....Kidnappings, hair's-breadth escapes, fierce battles, strange science, beautiful women and plenty of action add up to vintage Cussler." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Audio book down loaded to my kindle

If you could sum up Lost City in three words, what would they be?

Another Cussler Great


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Like all of Clive Cussler's stories, there was action, impossible situations to get out of, and unexpeded turn of events.


What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Scott Brick is one of my favorite readers and as always does a great job on reading the story.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The were some laughs in the story, but the action and the flow of the story was what kept me glued to the auto book.


Any additional comments?

I wish that all of Clive Cussler's older books could be put on audio CD or Audio Book down loads, and in Unabridged format.

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- Frank

Guilty pleasure

I feel guilty about enjoying Cussler's novels so much. But they do always seem to deliver the fun elements that keep me enthralled: lots of action and adventure; inventive and imaginative plots; bad bad guys vs. good good guys; and, of course, the good guys always win. Cussler and, now, his co-authors produce undeniably satisfying escape fiction. But they also do their research -- kind of like Chris Kuznesky -- so that the stories, even though they strain credibility, are based on some element of historical or scientific fact. I'm docking a couple of stars from my rating of "Lost City" for two reasons. First, the premise of this story -- enzymes, derived from ocean bacteria, that can not only reverse aging, but extend life indefinitely -- strains credibility even too much for my taste. Secondly, Scott Brick's voice always annoys me. (I must admit, however, that Mr. Brick does a pretty good Scottish accent.) All the same, I recommend this audiobook to anybody who enjoys a guilty pleasure. If you are looking for an escape-fiction thriller audiobook to satisfy a slightly more cerebral, critical taste, try Chris Kuzneski's oeuvre.
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- Snoodely

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2005
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio