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Der Fluch Des Khan (Dirk Pitt #19)

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Clive Cussler's dazzling new Dirk Pitt(r) adventure.

Abridged CDs - 5 CDs, 6 hours
Published (first published November 28th 2006)
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Scott Rhee
I have never read a Clive Cussler novel until "Treasure of Khan", which is, I think, the 20th novel in his long-running Dirk Pitt series. My Cussler deprivation is not due to any calculated or irrational dismissal of the author; I just never got around to reading him. Starting with the 20th book in the series is probably not wise, as Cussler has reached that "I can basically write a 200-page shopping list and any publishing company will publish it" status, which is never a good thing. For proof, ...more
Stefan Ellis
Aug 06, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Edwin Kort
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stuart Aken
Oct 31, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As a writer, I don’t read in the same way as a general reader, so my comments here may not be as helpful as they might otherwise be. Clive Cussler is, of course, a well-known thriller writer with a large number of sales to his name. If Treasure of Khan is representative of his style, however, I have to ask the simple question; why?

In common with most people these days, I have a limited amount of time, and my reading choices are therefore important: I’ve no desire to spend time reading something
Zeke Chase
Dec 18, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Personal Rating: 1.3 / 10

The prologue began with some promise, but quickly descended from there. The authors chose to blather on endlessly instead of telling an orderly story. The characters were flat, and the prose was nearly unreadable.
To be fair to the Cusslers, I did ‘read’ the audiobook version, read by voice actor Scott Brick. Mr. Brick has precisely one emotion in his voice: ominous. It gets quite tedious quite quickly.
However, father and son Cussler do share much of the bl
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I picked this out at the library when my last audiobook ended. I hadn't read a Clive Cussler book in ages, but I remembered the plots being pretty engaging, so I started it with no small sense of anticipation. The plot did not disappoint, but the writing sure did! I don't know if it was the audiobook format or the grammar snobbery that comes with being a literature major (just kidding! I was a grammar snob long before I was a lit. major!), but the errors were just inexcusable. I mean, there were ...more
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rebecca by: My husband
I read this book as part of the June Reading Challenge for one of my GR book clubs. It was recommended to me by my husband. I was intrigued to start with because it is something my husband reads and we normally have very differing taste in books.

This book gets off to a good start by pulling you in to the historical context that will lay the foundation for the entire book. However, around page 150 or so I started to lose interest until about page 550! Too, too much unnecessary detail! This book
David Erickson
While I understand that the Cussler novels are mass market and formulaic, I still think the quality of writing matters. Of the dozen or so Cussler novels I've read, this isn't the best written. Yes, it was an entertaining read, but certainly not up to the quality and sheer enjoyment pleasure of, say Spartan Gold or The Chase.

The short of it is, a Mongolian descendant of Ghenghis Kahn wants to return Mongolia to its former glory by cornering the oil markets of major nations. He does this using a
Morris Graham
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the Dirk Pitt series, Cussler combines his love of history and extensive knowledge of the sea to spin an amazing yarn. The story starts with the second failed attempt of Kublai Khan to invade Japan by sea, when a kamakaze "divine wind" typhoon destroys the Mongol warlord's invasion, marking the decline of his empire. You actually get an audience in the court of an aging Kublai Khan. Fast forward - NUMA scientists are taking seismographic readings on a lake in Siberia, to walk right into a ...more
Anthony Fisher
Although the novels can be a bit predictable and have a similar mix of: historic fact updated into a fictional discovery often with a Mr Big or Corporation trying to take over the world I still love the research used by Mr Cussler to bring the events to life. I know the gun-ho action etc is very tongue in cheek and unbelieveable- a cross between Bond and Biggles there is still a good entertainment value in each book. This book has the historical facts based around Gengis Khan leading to a treasu ...more
Fanda Kutubuku
Jan 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Baca buku ini kayak makan Gado-Gado deh... semua rasa ada, dan setelah dikunyah rasanya...Wow! Meski dominan di petualangan-sejarah, Clive Cussler juga memadukan science dan thriller juga. Dibuka dengan adegan perang di atas kapal yang menyebabkan Mongol gagal menginvasi Jepang, lalu berlanjut ke situs penggalian arkeologi yang akhirnya menemukan peta kuburan the Great Genghis Khan. Setelah itu hingga akhir buku ini kita akan mengikuti petualangan seru Dirk Pitt dkk menyelamatkan ilmuwan yang le ...more
Oct 19, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The only Clive Cussler novel I've read. I like his writing style and plot development, but the resolution was very disappointing in that it depended so completely on outrageous luck. I appreciate that Cussler is a moralist--this book was very clean in terms of language, sex and violence. He even went out of his way to not kill anybody off (except at the climax where is was kind of necessary)even though the circumstances would warrant it. It felt like a kid's action cartoon that way--tough talk, ...more
Greg Brown
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very exciting book and typical of a Clive Cussler novel. If you like multiple story lines with an exciting ending for each then this is your book. This novel allows you to sit down and to immediately become part of the story and you can visually see what is happening with how the book is written. A very easy read and it is over before you know it.
Fredrick Danysh
Dirk Pitt is in the area of thee Caspian Sea where he has to rescue a survey team from a Mongol oil tycoon with the goal of conquering the world's oil market. The Mongol holds a secret of the burial location of Genghis Khan and will use the information for world conquest. This is a fast paced adventure story.
Jan 30, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for an adventure
After reading some deeper books, I needed a break and some mind candy. Clive Cussler always fits that bill. Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino are modern day adventurers who get into impossible situations and keep me entertained the whole time. I can always count on Clive Cussler to deliver a fun book.
Chris Haak
Action packed light reading. As with all of the Cussler books I've read, it's a little too implausible.
Jul 25, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not his usual good writing. I find I'm not even interested in finishing it. Sad.
Robert Litchfield
Not a bad story though the "Cussler" formula is really obvious in this one. At one time I would pick up a Cussler book the moment it was released, the formula is starting to wear thin.
Jayant A
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy mothballs! This was one amazing book. It did run true to many of the things we've come to expect from the super adventures of Dirk Pitt. Other than the fact that no one real would perhaps survive what Pitt and his team survives, this book had everything that kept me at the edge of my seat at well paced intervals.

I love it when a book is paced so that you have plenty of action, but also plenty of backdrop which builds narrative and character arcs, while also serving as a contrast against th
Connor Ward
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Treasure of Khan, by Clive and Dirk Cussler, is the 19th adventure starring Dirk Pitt, the head of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) and his partner in crime, Al Giordino. From a priceless discovery, to a plane crash, to a machine that can cause earthquakes with sound, follow Dirk and Al as they try to save their friends, and the world oil economy, from a man obsessed with ancient Mongolia, and hell-bent on keeping his secrets safe. Clive Cussler does an amazing job getting to feel ho ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The introduction to this book is set in the sea off of Japan in 1281 A.D. A update is set in China in 1937. The present day part involves mysterious earthquakes and the greed of one person to control oil distribution for the entire world. Also, it concerns the quest to find the burial spots and artifacts of Genghis and Kublai Khan. The heroes of the story are Dirk Pitt and his side-kick, Giordino. This is definitely an action thriller with few descriptive passages or development of character. My ...more
Jean-Michel Desire
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
How does Clive Cussler keep coming up with such great stories? Thoroughly enjoyable all the way, and even if it may appear to be just another treasure hunt, it's got enough other elements to keep you entertained all the way.
I've read a few Cussler books and enjoyed them for what they are. Action adventure that moves at a good pace. I find these kind of books are a must to just bash through an enjoyable read without having to over think things.
4,5/5; this is what I love!!
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fairly good story. Enjoyed the read.
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An interesting, educational read . . . . with no cussing!
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pitt & his children against the Mongol and finds the tomb of Genghis & Kublai Khan.
A typical Pitt family adventure. Good beach read.
Dewi Nala
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Buku yang sangat menarik. Petualangan di dalamnya sangat mendebarkan. Cerita yang diberikan tidak mudah ditebak sehingga membuat ketagihan karena penasaran.
Donna Dieckmann
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017

Never met a Dirk Pitt that I didn't like
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