Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt Series #15)

Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt Series #15)

by Clive Cussler
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Atlantis Found 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 240 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What do you expect when you see the title of this book? Nothing more than a cheesy, simple-minded sci-fi adventure that has been written for the fiftieth time? Nothing could be farther from the truth for this book, one of Cussler's greatest masterpieces. Admittedly, it's farfetched; but then again, a novel was never praised for being feeble. Cussler's beloved knack for superb, nail-biting action is ever present, diluted briefly by scenes stuffed with scientific fact and fiction which is seamlessly intertwined. The plot is endlessly twisting and turning, but ultimately satisfying. Upon discovering various bizarre artifacts of ancient historical mystery, the 'perfect protagonist' Pitt ventures off around the world with his good friend (and fantastic foil) Al Giordino, to unravel a plot which only Cussler's ingenuity could produce. Featuring several exotic locations from the mountains of the Rockies to desolate islands and the ends of the earth.well, that's all I will say about that. Perhaps the best aspect for me as a reader was Pitt's character. Sure, following highly trained MI5 agents would be fun, but travelling with Pitt and Giordino in their 'ordinary' jobs at NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) makes it all the more exciting when you see them discover a bomb set as a booby trap or shoot down a helicopter. Suffice it to say, you will almost get a feeling of pride for these characters when they accomplish such tasks. In my reading experience, such literary ecstasy is unmatched. Lastly, Cussler has yet again forged an array of diverse and enjoyable characters, all of whom have realistic descriptions and influence the story from their own, unique niches. Cussler can introduce new characters in the blink of an eye, which the reader will instantly become accustomed to. Overall, the plot is enjoyable to follow and is of traditional (a.k.a. incredible) Clive Cussler caliber. Cussler enhances the experience by moving outside the box; my favourite example being how he implants himself as a character in every novel-these things are what make his books truly unique. The only negative aspect of this book apparent to me was the sheer level of fiction incorporated into the plot. Most of Cussler's other books push the limits of historical/scientific reality (Trojan Odyssey, for example), but Atlantis Found blows them out of the water. Whilst this is usually an upside for me, the rational implications of what Cussler portrayed were simply too great for me to be as engrossed in this book as I have in his other works. Despite this, the simplistic pleasure obtained from unraveling this crazy yet epic plot is reason enough for anyone who can read to pick up this book. Another work I would recommend.well, probably all of them. If you see a book with this god of historical fiction thriller's name on it, pick it up and give it a read. Overall, this book easily receives a 10/10, as the very few shortcomings are easily overcome by the multitude of characters, enjoyable plot, and superb writing which are characteristic of any Clive Cussler book.
Jeff2053 More than 1 year ago
This was non stop action I had a hard tme putting my nook down a must read
senior_crown More than 1 year ago
It may not be classical literature, but it sure is a great adventure! I so appreciate having a creative story like this told in a way that is fun, with characters that have been developed and matured over the years. The book is devoid of unnecessary garbage language, which is refreshing. I highly recommend this book or any of the later works by Cussler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well I must say that the beginning of this book is intriguing. Cussler sets up the scenes very well and throws Archaeology a curve ball. But that's where the fun ended for me. After the third chapter it developed into a roll play between characters who resembled a cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond. A light novel with a historical twist....that's about all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I love the mix of action, adventure & history. A page turner, it kept me interested from start to finish. I reaally love this series. Again B&N, please publish all the books for Nook...why only a select few???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book but i never finished it. It was a great story from what i had read though. Clive had a great story line, so i recomend this book.
Saphirablue77 More than 1 year ago
WOW!! SO AWESOME! YOU CAN'T BEAT CLIVE CUSSLER AND DIRK PITT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In just the first 100 pages I was breathless from the never ending excitement and thrilling joy ride. Loved the plot, the characters, the premise of the story- the whole thing. Don't be daunted by the length of the book it's great fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this does look to be a good Cussler. I do so enjoy reading his books and have read all of them to date. He has been unusually busy as he also just came with another book in August of this year. He must be particularly creative this year.
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I usually love Dirk Pitt novels, but this was over the top in terms of the number of times Dirk and friends escaped from the bad guys with just a few bumps and bruises. I know it is fiction, but really? Vehicles that miraculously show-up when they need them on ice and in the water, the rescue (twice) on the high seas...this was way over the top in terms of survival rates - even for Dirk Pitt!
TonyMO More than 1 year ago
I read the hardcover a long time ago; since I knew it was a great book, I just had to buy the book so that I could always have it--when I first read it, it was through a library.
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Another in the line of excellent Cussler reads. Go for it.
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