• White Death

  • The Numa Files
  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-28-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (144 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A ruthless corporation is about to take command of the seas. This is a mission for Kurt Austin and the NUMA team.
©2003 Clive Cussler (P)2003 Penguin
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Critic Reviews

"The plot involves Austin and his partner, Joe Zavala, who are investigating a feud between a radical environmentalist group and a Danish cruiser. Austin and Zavala must come to the rescue of men trapped on the ship. They find that a giant multinational corporation is seeking to kill anyone who attempts to stop its efforts to control the seas. There's lots of action, as always; Austin dodges a hand-grenade attack by plunging into frigid water and is saved at the last minute, he fights off attackers with a trash-can lid, and - on a number of occasions - the two 'face certain death'. 'Imagine what it feels like to be torn apart by razor-sharp teeth and scattered over the ocean', one of the bad guys tells them. So it goes, more than 400 pages of action and high jinks that Cussler's fans will relish." ( Booklist)
"A centuries-old treasure from the sea and a shadowy multinational corporation comprise this action adventure, skillfully read by James Naughton. He fluidly handles Eskimo dialects, various other accents, human sacrifice, and heated battle scenes with ease. His portrayal of Dr. Barker, an ego-driven fanatic, skillfully reveals the man's madness. In imperious tones, Naughton paints an unpleasant, yet captivating, picture of the chaos and murder Barker practices. Opposing him, the dashing leader of the NUMA special assignments team, Austin, is woven into the story with such bravado that the listener almost cheers. This story is well suited to listening because of its strong characterizations and sound effects." ( AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 06-04-12

Abridged and will be better un abridged

The story is typical fun Cussler but it feels like major parts are missing in this abridged version. I went and bought the hardcover and I was right the abridgment is not the best and not up to the standards of other abridgments I have heard in the past (blue gold) here on Audible. Fair listen.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By john michaelQuinn on 04-17-18

afun fast read

good fun quick easybread fast one evenening read leaves wanting more I will buy whole series.

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