I really liked the story, I really missed Scott Brick. Culp was hard to listen to at times.
I love the Cussler books and before chapter one was over I turned it off. I do audio narrations for small projects at my work as a multimedia developer and if I turned in anything with heavy breaths in between passages and sentences like found throughout this book I'd be shot. It was very distracting to hear the narrator taking deep breaths between many sentences. Perhaps he got better as the story moved along but it was horrible in the beginning. Its a shame to lose a great Cussler book to a poor narration.
I'm all of 30 minutes into this one, and I'm about ready to give up on it. Culp's narration...well, frankly, it stinks. I'm so caught up in it's not Scott Brick I'm barely listening to the story. But apparently it's not so good since my attention is less than riveted. So to speak. I actually have to concentrate to get anything, and I want to just LISTEN, not have to work at it.
I have been a HUGE fan of the Oregon Files since it's inception with "Golden Buddah!" However, since "Sacred Stone" (2nd book in series) the very beast & beauty of the good ship "Oregon" has become less & less relevant to the story! In the last couple of installments about the only role the Oregon plays is for communication between land & sea along with a gathering place for Juan & Co to discuss intel & plan their next action, You can do that in a motel room....or anywhere else in the world! I really hate to give any Oregon Files book only 3 stars but until Cussler & DuBrul get back to basics & make the Oregon, along with all her tricked out toys & deadly weapons, the basis of books going forward, it's all I can give! Afrer all, the series is called The "Oregon" Files! Please, please, please, give us back the Oregon! There are thousands of books to choose from if we just want to listen to shoot em up stories! But the Oregon is UNIQUE only to this series, & the ONLY reason I listen!
I am an avid eclectic reader.
“The Jungle” begins with a history lesson as all Cussler books do. This one is set in eastern China 1281 A.D. it reveals the battle tactics of General Khenbish, who is in the employ of the great Khan. We learn the history of the three tents that precede each battle and see the first use of laser and dynamite on a battlefield. We observed the obliteration of walled village because it dared to defy the Khan. It is the independent observer who accompanies the General that is the surprise at the end of the opening chapter. The book leaps to the present in the next chapter.
This is a book in the Oregon files series. Juan Cabrillo and his team aboard the Oregon have been dumped by the U.S. Government when a new president takes office. They find themselves trying to stir up business to stay afloat. A woman disappears on a hike in the jungles of Northern Thailand. Her father hires Cabrillo and team to stage a rescue. In this book we are introduced to new crew member. The new team member is captured and a sinister villain reveals a devastating weapon.
This is an action adventure book with lots of unrealistic action, lots of suspense with a bit of history tossed in. The book makes a good break from heavier reading. Jason Culp narrated the book.
As long as they haven't listened to the others in the series first.
Yes. Always fun to see how they'll get out of the next spot.
NO. Just NO.
Discovery that could change the world
I had to stop listening to this book and go back to it later. I've listened to all the Oregon Files books and pretty much back to back so the introduction of a new narrator threw me for a loop. I didn't even look to see who the narriator was before I bought it (yeah didn't even wast a credit on it I actually paid money for it). It's like watching your favorite tv show for 7 seasons and all of a sudden they change the whole cast on you except it's not new characters it's just different people playing them. When I went back later I was able to listen to it without cringing (mostly). I learned to live with the voice he used for everyone but Linda's. I'm still gritting my teeth thinking about hers. Oh and Hali Kasim, I thought he was pure American despite his name. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but his accent was horrible either way. If Scott Brick isn't back for the next one I'll read it instead of listening to it.
Great adventure, suspense, and mystery.
Jaun kept getting his rear-end kicked.
Characters all sounded the same.
I love the Oregon Files series and this was no exception, but PLEASE bring back Scott Brick.Nothing against Mr Culp but Juan Cabrillo's voice he is not.
Fun story and enjoyable, as usual. Waiting for the next book (and please have Mr Brick do the reading).
I work nights and often listen to audible to help me to relax. NOT this story I had to force myself to turn it off and go to sleep. However, woke up early to hear more.