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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph (Dec 12 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718147030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718147037
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 12 x 5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)


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By T. Trent on July 9 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I thought that this abridged edition had a few storyline holes in it, and the story seem scattered. Probably would be better in an Unabridged edition.
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By A Customer on Sept. 15 2004
Format: Hardcover
I normally try to stick with some bestseller like DA VINCI or McCrae's BARK OF THE DOGWOOD, but occasionally I'll veer off into the land of otherwise. Such was the case with ODYSSEY. Frankly, I wasn't looking forward to it, but after the first few chapers I was hooked. Whadda book! Love it, and I'm sure you will too. Even if you're not one for the subject material, the author magically changes this into something wonderful for the reader. Highly recommended.
Also recommended: Life of Pi and Bark of the Dogwood
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By Beamer on June 9 2004
Format: Hardcover
If you've never read Cussler, all his books are done via formula. Essentially they're all the same, but you'll never complain about the retread. They're all the same, yet all very entertaining.
This book is Cussler's last (though not the last of the series). It suffers for that reason, as Cussler strives to tie loose ends.
The reigns are being passed from Dirk Sr to Dirk Jr (a convenient appearance, but not wholly unbelievable). At the same time the reigns are being passed from Clive to his son.
The story is entertaining, and likely was likely read by the writers of The Day After Tomorrow. It was novel before the movie, might be tired after, but this came first.
There are some creepy moments between Dirk Jr and his sister, as she's set up to be a sexy character despite spending much of her time alone with her brother in the middle of the ocean - am I the only one that sees this? Couldn't the editor have stepped in on these?
I won't complain much, though. Cussler has given us many, many (many) entertaining reads, and even though he ends on a dip it is a necessary one, and still a solid effort.
If you're a Cussler fan buy it. If you're not yet a Cussler fan buy this, along with some older ones and read those first.
Adventure fans will not go wrong.
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By A Customer on May 15 2004
Format: Hardcover
Having read all of Cussler Novels, including the ill-fated cooperation books with other authors, I believe he should stuck to Dirk Pitt.
The Story itself is quite solid, tying together several mystical legends. However Cussler should stay to his characters and their story. Lorens father supposed to be dead, died as he tried to savage gear of a lost airplane (Vixen 03), how can she be walked down the aisle at her marriage with Dirk by him? Believing that Cussler has intentional introduced this mistake, like he did in several others of his novel (mixing up Dirk mother names) it could be guessed that he wants us to comment on his books.
Nevertheless it is page turner! Can't stop till the last page. Friends always know when I am not returning calls or emails, that I am reading (again and again) CC books.
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Format: Hardcover
While well-plotted, Trojan Odyssey is so unevenly written that I found myself distracted every few pages by another clumily constructed sentence. I could tolerate the bland two-dimensional characters, but when I read a best-selling author who's seemingly so indifferent to the quality of his work as to fail to proofread it, I begrudge him his literary success.
I won't be reading Clive Cussler again.
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By A Customer on May 9 2004
Format: Hardcover
Every few years, Dirk Pitt saves the world from an ecological disaster. This daunting task is always achieved, but only after harrowing adventures, dastardly villans, and heroics that are beyond mere mortals, such as I.
This book is no exception. It IS a page-turner, a roller-coaster ride, and a lot of fun. It is NOT great literature or scholarly research. If that is what you want to read right now, then, as some other reviewers have suggested, go elsewhere for the moment. When you are ready for fun, read Trojan Odyssey.
What I always enjoy about Cussler's work is the "over the top" physical deeds of heroism of Dirk and Al. Although they are getting a bit older, they still provide the thrills.
While this may not be his best (I'm still partial to Sahara) it is very much worth the read for fans. Perhaps those who are new to Cussler's work should go back to a book that predates Flood Tide....get to know the players, and enjoy them. Just a thought. But for me, I wanted a "Dirk Pit fix" to enjoy, and I did.
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Format: Hardcover
I read reviews and marvel at people running down the exciting and happy writing offered with the Dirk Pitt Novels. Some complain it is the same old thing. Others state many of the things are unbelievable, and etc. and etc on and on. Why do they read it knowing it is fiction. Clive Cussler has well proven his ability to produce readable interesting stories. It is quick, interesting, and many times instructional. Behind all fiction is some fact and his real life in the seas surely substanciates that. Instead of total criticism to a wordsmith take a long look and see if you have the ability to better his writing. If so I strongly suggest you get on the word processor immediately and bang out something better. As I feel I will look forward to each book written and will enjoy his topics in the sense of happy action stories. Long live Dirk Pitt and all concerned.
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By Raphael Oleandrosso on April 24 2004
Format: Hardcover
Clive Cussler's latest Dirk Pitt adventure is a fitting addition to the bestselling series. While some may lament a slight shift of the narrative focus to Pitt's children (at the conclusion of Valhalla Rising Pitt discovered that he had 24-year old twins), that the original Dirk enters the narrative at the 100 page mark heralds the beginning of another enthralling adventure by Cussler's intrepid hero. The plot is standard Cussler fare, opening with the mythical voyage of Odysseus following the Trojan war before moving to a present-day disaster of cataclysmic proportions. Naturally, Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino uncover sinister details behind this disaster and face off against yet another mystery.
While Trojan Odyssey may not be the best in the series, it is certainly a rollicking good tale not only for new readers but for Cussler fans, eager to find out what could possibly be Pitt's last adventure.
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