Polar Shift : NUMA Files

  • by Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: NUMA Files
  • 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Polar shift: It is the name for a phenomenon that may have occurred many times in the past. At the very least, it disorients birds and animals and damages electrical equipment. At its worst, it causes massive eruptions, earthquakes, and climatic changes. At its very worst, it would mean the obliteration of all living matter, and if that happens - exit Earth.Sixty years ago, an eccentric Hungarian genius discovered how to artificially trigger such a shift, but then his work was lost, or so it was thought. Now, the charismatic leader of an anti-globalization group plans to use the work to give the world's industrialized nations a small jolt, then reverse the shift back again. The only problem is, it cannot be reversed. Once the shift starts, there is nothing anyone can do about it.Austin, Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team certainly have faced dire situations before, but never have they encountered anything like this. This time...even they may be too late.


What the Critics Say

"Scott Brick is a terrific reader who employs convincing accents for Austrians like Karl Schroeder and the other multinationals on NUMA's team. He masterfully uses a variety of speech patterns and delivers strong dialogue in a rich baritone, booming sometimes and pulling back when needed. Brick's presentation lends drama and reality to this wildly improbable plot. Action-packed and explosively tense, the novel, with its rich cast of characters, creates a compelling listening adventure." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well written. Holds your attention.

What made the experience of listening to Polar Shift the most enjoyable?

Scott Brick's voice and attention to the details of the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Polar Shift?

The rescue from the whirlpool.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. As good as any I've heard.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Jeffery

Fun and fast-moving

Cussler takes us lots of places. It's a modern-day thriller. I had two big problems with it. The "science" behind the plot was too far-out, and they don't speak Spanish in Rio de Janeiro. The narrator was above average.
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- Paul A Wood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio