[Free ePUB] The NavigatorAuthor Clive Cussler – Bilb-weil.de

Can you give anything lower than a one star rating I have never read Cussler before but wanted a quick, light summer read With its one dimensional, stock characters and forced dialog The Navigator is quite possibly one of the worst books I have read. Maybe books like this should come with a warning Matt s review just about sums up how I felt after reading this Maybe books like this should come with a warning Matt s review just about sums up how I felt after reading this maybe i ve read too many of cussler books lately, but god this book was astoundingly boringthe protagonists what is it about kurt austin and his pale hair that makes him so boring he collects dueling pistols wow how very, very interesting and what about zavala a Mexican American who turns classic cars into submarines boring how could it be and yet it is and the Trouts don t these people have any flaws at all the antagonists a megalomaniac looking for Solomon s mines in America who maybe i ve read too many of cussler books lately, but god this book was astoundingly boringthe protagonists what is it about kurt austin and his pale hair that makes him so boring he collects dueling pistols wow how very, very interesting and what about zavala a Mexican American who turns classic cars into submarines boring how could it be and yet it is and the Trouts don t these people have any flaws at all the antagonists a megalomaniac looking for Solomon s mines in America who enjoys jousting as a hobby and yet he is oh so amazingly boring a killer with a baby face what a twist he has a baby face but he is a cold blooded killer wow the plotall booooooring Okay, maybe I m being unfair But sometimes one reads a book, and even as they realize they are not liking it, they press on unwilling to admit they ve gotten half way through just to give up But then, at the end, you re just angry at the book for wasting your time It s not worth it It s just not worth it.I enjoy some of Cussler s books They are always ridiculous, but they are usually fun to read Usually they are not INCREDIBLY BORING I love Clive Cussler books, they re wild, adventurous, a little history mixed with fiction and just fun I was excited about this one, because I heard it talked about my stomping grounds on the Chesapeake Bay and Havre de Grace It didn t disappoint If you are looking for a fun adventure this is the book for you Just keep in mind, sometimes you laugh and think to yourself, seriously Good stuff. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Navigator refers to a large life size statue of a sailor On this statue is a map This statue used to sit in the basement of the Baghdad musem for many years Until the US army occupied the country in 2003 Since then, a lot of irreplaceable art has been stolen from the Baghdad museum and sold on the illegal arts market.One of the statues stolen is the Navigator It was dated to Phoenician times about 1000 BCE The Phoenicians were a great trading and seafaring people Their home land was The Navigator refers to a large life size statue of a sailor On this statue is a map This statue used to sit in the basement of the Baghdad musem for many years Until the US army occupied the country in 2003 Since then, a lot of irreplaceable art has been stolen from the Baghdad museum and sold on the illegal arts market.One of the statues stolen is the Navigator It was dated to Phoenician times about 1000 BCE The Phoenicians were a great trading and seafaring people Their home land was the coastal area we know as the Levant which covers Palestine and Lebanon The Phoenicians were known to have traded all over the Mediterranean, and possble along the Atlantic coast of North Africa and Southern Europe as well.When Carina Mechadi a former journalist and now an art detective is given the opportunity and the money to find the Navigator, she tracks it down using all her contacts in the Middle east especially in Iraq When she finds it, she gets it packed up and placed on a container ship Carina then purchases a passenger ticket on the same container ship in order to stay close to the statue, and travels with the statue back to USA The statue is to be the centre piece of a museum display and tour.En route to USA, the container ship is attacked by pirates, who attempt to steal the statue By chance Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala From NUMA are on board an ice patrol ship in the vicinity catching icebergs and towing them to a safe place, so that they do not hit the oil rigs and platforms dotting the North Atlantic.When the container ship captain does not answer the radio, Kurt and Joe head to the ship to find out what is happening, and to steer it away from the oilrig directly in its path Which is where they meet Carina This novel has plenty of action Kurt, Joe and Carina work together to find out who wants the statue so badly, and why They also travel to Turkey where they locate a second statue Together they find gold mines, maps, scrolls, a ship that should not be where it is found and a startling letter from Thomas Jefferson the 3rd president of the USA which reveals that if the scrolls are released to the world, their contents could cause unrest and possibly war in the Middle East Carina also finds out a stunning secret about her ancestry This is one of my favourite Kurt Austin Novels Mostly because of the Art history I love Art History Another good, fast read by Cussler Included King Solomon s mine, the Ten Commandments and Thomas Jefferson Figure that one out. Typical Cussler impossible physical feats, really bad guys.Great read Years ago, an ancient Phoenician statue known as the Navigator was stolen from the Baghdad Museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer, murdered in cold blood Their second very nearly is a UN investigator who, were it not for the timely assistance of Austin and Zavala, would now be at the bottom of a watery graveWhat s so special about this statue Austin wonders The search for answers will take the NUMA team on an astonishing odyssey through time and space, one that encompasses no less than the lost treasures of King Solomon, a mysterious packet of documents personally encoded by Thomas Jefferson, and a top secret scientific project that could change the world foreverAnd that s before the surprises really beginRich with all the hair raising action and endless invention that have become Cussler s hallmarks, The Navigator is Clive s best yet This was one of the worst Cussler books I ve read The copy editing was horrendous The writing was aimed at 3rd graders, with stilted sentences, unbelievable dialogue, and boring prose The fight scenes, in particular, seemed to be a series of choppy sentences that all started with The While I expect the plot to be outlandish that s the fun of his books , this one just had too many pieces that were obviously untrue, which made it really hard to suspend disbelief The part that bothered me mo This was one of the worst Cussler books I ve read The copy editing was horrendous The writing was aimed at 3rd graders, with stilted sentences, unbelievable dialogue, and boring prose The fight scenes, in particular, seemed to be a series of choppy sentences that all started with The While I expect the plot to be outlandish that s the fun of his books , this one just had too many pieces that were obviously untrue, which made it really hard to suspend disbelief The part that bothered me most was the hash he made of the history behind the Ten Commandments I got the impression that Cussler and his co writers are just trying to churn out as many books as possible while he s still around to put his name on them Very sad.I m glad I only borrowed this book I would have been upset at the waste of money if I had purchased my own copy Valuable artifacts have been stolen from the Bagdad museum after the taking of Iraq in the war Among these stolen artifacts is The Navigator, a bronze statue that may just be the key to finding a lost religious relic, or even King Solomon s mines Carina s job is to recover these lost artifacts, but it puts her on a very dangerous path, but she was lucky enough to have Kurt Austin be there to save her Now the two of them are working to solve the mystery before it is too late.The first of the Valuable artifacts have been stolen from the Bagdad museum after the taking of Iraq in the war Among these stolen artifacts is The Navigator, a bronze statue that may just be the key to finding a lost religious relic, or even King Solomon s mines Carina s job is to recover these lost artifacts, but it puts her on a very dangerous path, but she was lucky enough to have Kurt Austin be there to save her Now the two of them are working to solve the mystery before it is too late.The first of the Numa Files series I have read too bad I didn t start with the first one, but it works well enough as a stand alone book, that it don t matter I loved Kurt Autin s character, but then again, I have always been a sucker for the Dirk Pitt and Jack Ryan type Fun and exciting adventure read