Trojan Odyssey

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Clive Cussler

Narrated By: Ron McLarty

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: November 2004

Duration: 6 hours 24 minutes

Summary:

In his first adventure since the revelation that he’s a parent, Dirk Pitt must uncover the truth behind the myth of another long-lost father-figure, Homer’s Odysseus, if he’s going to stop a dangerous cult from reshaping the earth in their own image.
 
Fraternal twins, Summer Pitt and Dirk Pitt, Jr., are working to determine the origin of a strange brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient.  And the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight for them and a nearby floating luxury resort hotel called Ocean Wanderer. 
 
The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable. And now that Dirk Pitt has learned he’s a father, he will stop at nothing to protect his two children. He rushes into the chaos, only to find that what’s left in the storm’s wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and Summer’s relic may be the only clue to the man calling the shots. Whoever he is, he’s connected to a cult that believes the Celts, also known as the Achaeans, reached the New World millennia before the accepted history suggests. If he’s right, his ancestors laid the foundation for the work he will soon complete—and our world will be a very different place.

Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place...

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  • The Colonel

    This work was very confusing and jumped all around, probably because it was an abridged version. It took a good while to figure out what it was all about. Would strongly recommend the unabridged version.

  • Jean

    This was an abridged book so the action was none stop with out the in between build up to the events. The historical hypothesis was interesting. Enjoyed the fact that Dirk Pitt had grown children. The ending was a surprise with the new job offer for Dirk and Al. Cussler showed up at the end of the book.

  • Anonymous

    I found that there was a bit of confusion transforming from the historical recount of the trojan war to the present day, however I did find that once the storys introduced the first bits of action it picked-up quick and was surprising unpredictable. I felt that the story line was kept fairly realistic and the several surprises in the summation were worth the read

  • Anonymous

    very good read but i hate to see dirk changing jobs really liked his character

  • Dan Pressley

    Clive Cussler is usually hit and miss. This one seemed to be somewhere in-between. I always find it interesting how he ties in historical "facts" and then fast forwards to present day. Perhaps abridged versions of his work are just no good but this book seemed to rush too quickly and never quit tied up all the loose ends for explanation.

  • Doug Quinn

    I am a big Clive Cussler fan but this one left me with the feeling that he is past his Dirk Pitt character. The historical perspective that is his hallmark lost me. I can see the references to Homer's work but he went off on a tangent that I found almost humorous. I recommend you read all his other works before you attempt this one.

  • Lee Werley

    I enjoyed this book. It moved very well and easy to follow. The way the arthor intertwined the story of the Trojan HOrse and other bits of info from that period really added to the overall story. Good listen

  • lisa

    This book was fun to listen to, and I particularly enjoyed the references to the Odyssey. I liked the reader's voice, and although it was abridged, I could follow it easily. I highly recommend this book.