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Celtic Empire

A Dirk Pitt Adventure
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Clive Cussler, "The Grand Master of Adventure", sends his intrepid heroes Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino on their wildest, boldest mission into the ancient world, unlocking extraordinary secrets and solving hideous crimes. Another fabulous story from the most beloved series from the number-one New York Times best-selling author.

The murders of a team of United Nations scientists in El Salvador.... A deadly collision in the waterways off the city of Detroit.... An attack by tomb raiders on an archaeological site along the banks of the Nile.... Is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie in the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father 3,000 years ago.

During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and will threaten everyone and everything he knows - most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the shadowy bioremediation company that may be behind it. 

Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together in a stunning showdown on the rocky isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.

©2018 Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler (P)2018 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“The scene settings are colorful, the characters appealing or despicable as needed....One darned thing after another keeps the Pitts in peril and will keep readers turning the pages.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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Really not my cup of tea.

This book felt like a bad action movie. I found the plot beyond ridiculous and that made it hard to get draw into the narrative.

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  • Steve Pierce
  • 2019-03-24

Very Disappointing- Celtic Boredom

I was hoping this story would be an expansion of the Fabulous Celtic Odyssey hinted in Polar Drift. Instead it was just a very forced formula book that was just OK. This one gets a “C”.

Scott Brick was his usual great reader of Cussler tales. But even he couldn’t save this one.

I waited for months hoping for a tale of Celtic Empire pre-history. Instead I got an average tale of modern greed and predictable pablum.

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  • Gary L. Varner
  • Alabama Gulf Coast / Elsanor
  • 2019-03-22

Another Great Story

Never ones to disappoint their fans, the Cussler team have yet again delivered a thrilling tale of daring, historic intrigue and wonderful adventure. A superior read or listen. Phenomenal.

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  • Damon Nelson
  • Dallas, TX
  • 2019-03-24

another great Dirk Pitt novel.

I loved it. Dirk Pitt saves the world again. great read by Scott Brick. waiting for the next one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-20

Like a mission impossible movie but a book!

As always very happy and impressed with another one of Clive Cussler’s action packed adventure stories. I feel like I’m watching an ideal action movie, but in the form of a book! Very upbeat and entertaining and leaving me feeling excited and adventurous, the way all good stories should!

Thanks again for the great entertainment!

Taliesin De Launey

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  • Training Guru
  • All Over
  • 2019-06-30

Great, as always...

Another riveting tale from the Cusslers. Mixing truth with artistic license and pure fiction always provides the reader/listener with hours of enjoyment and maybe even some thinking outside the box...great job, as always.

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  • Kazi18
  • CO
  • 2019-06-18

Love

Great story line. Interwoven on so many different facits - history politics, relationships, intrigue and at the center Dirk Pitt. Who wants to put this book down?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-06-17

another great story from Clive Cussler

Wheither read or read by , you can't go wrong with a Cussler book ,.

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  • CASSIE
  • 2019-06-14

A struggle

It was not one of his better written books. The back and forth with Pitt and kids proved tedious. The storyline was bumpy and not as cohesive as previous titles. Hope the writers are more successful in pulling all the odd bits together in their next book or.....?

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  • EM
  • 2019-05-20

Grade B (or worse) script for a movie

I should have taken the critical reviews at face value but bought this book due to the ratings and the historical settings. Not quite a spoiler alert:
Attempts at conveying sophistication consisted of “he/she wore” and “we ate...” The authors were compelled to explain the motives behind the baddies behavior but did so in a paragraph. Despite being constantly surveilled, and almost as frequently attacked, they rarely have weapons for defense. Despite their awareness that the baddies are after them they seek professional help without warning these people that this has put them at risk (at least not until the last character or two and then it’s an after the fact apology). The earlier helpful souls generally end up dead. Lots of car, boat, etc chases to the point of tedium...you get the idea...

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  • Me
  • 2019-05-09

got old quick.

This book has the typical dirt pit just in time coincidences when everybody shows up at the same place at the same time when something has been there for 3500 years? Or ring

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