The Pharaoh's Secret : NUMA Files

  • by Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: NUMA Files
  • 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The dazzling new novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling NUMA Files series from the grand master of adventure.
Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they've ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.
With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends - but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

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What the Critics Say

"Electrifying...Cussler delivers all the usual twists and turns on the way to the explosive climax." (Publishers Weekly)
"Cussler's latest is the most breathtakingly suspenseful, wildly inventive, enjoyable thriller in the NUMA Files series to date! Hard-core fans will snap it up" (Library Journal)
"Cussler's action-packed, fun-filled 11th NUMA Files adventure provides a deserted volcanic-island lair, tricked-out ships, diving exploits, and plenty of thugs and minions to give Kurt Austin a few problems, to say nothing of a beautiful woman scientist." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Any additional comments?

This is the first audio book I've listened to by Clive Cussler, but remember the Dirk Pitt series fondly. As always, Cussler delivers wild and crazy chase scenes, horrible deaths and impossible escapes.

It's an easy listen.

I hesitated to purchase this book a bit because of the narrator. In another series I listened to, Mr. Brick had an inflection to his voice that was too sepulchral.

In this book there was no gloomy, moaning narration. Thank goodness.

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- B Reader

Bubble gum book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Develop the characters above a comic book level


Would you recommend The Pharaoh's Secret to your friends? Why or why not?

no. I read it as I walked in the morning. Found myself laughing a few times at some of the lines.


What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Scott is excellent. I enjoy his narrative. He makes the novel work.


Did The Pharaoh's Secret inspire you to do anything?

Avoid future Cussler books. I enjoyed the ones from years ago. He is now selling his name to other authors as he makes a brand. Not the way to do good books.


Any additional comments?

I call this bubble gum book for the simple reason that you read it, finish it and remember nothing from it or discuss it with anyone. Like a stick of bubble gum.

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- Texas Bob

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-17-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio