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The kingdom
Unabridged ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Audio, Distributed by TEI, p2011.
Physical Description:
9 sound discs (11 hr..) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact disc.

Spoken audio file. Indexed by chapter.

Release date supplied by publisher.

Recording originally produced by Penguin Audio, p2011.
While traversing the treacherous heights of Nepal, Tibet, and China, treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo encounter the perils of black-market fossils, an ancient aircraft, a myth-busting skeleton, and an unknown kingdom. But can they find the elusive father of the wealthy oil tycoon who is financing their expedition?
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System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.


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Unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 hours
Read by Scott Brick
The thrilling new adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.


Author Notes

Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois on July 15, 1931. He attended Pasadena City College for two years before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge from the military, he worked first as a copywriter and later as a creative director for two of the nation's most successful advertising agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, including one at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

He began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was published in 1996. He has written over 50 books including the Dirk Pitt series, the NUMA Files series, Oregon Files series, Isaac Bell series, and the Fargo Adventure series.

He is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he founded. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites.

Clive Cussler died on February 24, 2020 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) Clive Cussler's life nearly parallels that of his hero, Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks with his NUMA crew of volunteers, he has garnered an amazing record of success.

Cussler is the author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers.

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Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Husband-and-wife treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are back for another action-packed adventure in this third book in the Fargo Adventure series from Cussler and Blackwood. An eccentric Texas billionaire brings the couple to Nepal and the Himalayan Mountains to search for a missing employee, but clues reveal their employer's goal is something altogether more avaricious. Thus begins a dangerous quest for fabled treasure. Like all Cussler thrillers, there are the requisite beautiful, brilliant, wealthy, athletic, expert protagonists, and the greedy, evil, cruel, conniving foes-and Cussler fans will absolutely love it. Scott Brick is as proficient as ever, enthralling listeners with his precise, dramatic narration. Cussler stories always begin with a fascinating mix of history, science, fact, and fiction, and Brick delivers these by creating believable accents and speech patterns for a wide variety of characters. Between the writing and the narrator's top-notch performance, this audiobook is exactly what listeners have come to expect from the series, and that makes it rewarding. A Putnam hardcover. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

The third time most definitely is the charm for Cussler and Blackwood's husband-and-wife team Remi and Sam Fargo. Here, the globe-trotting adventurers are hired by oil baron Charles King to find his long-lost daddy-or so he tells them. What King is really after is an ancient artifact worth mondo bucks. Once the Fargos are on to him, things get dicey in this roller-coaster ride. (LJ 10/15/11) (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.