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 thoroughly miss Scott Brick's narration. Like a television show, when they change an actor the show loses something. The characters were different and their portrayal was quite different than in previous novels.
The book was vintage Cussler, but I miss Juan and the rest of the team. I hope Scott is not working on another project next time.
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.
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.
Environmental Engineer and Disc Golfer
I am sure this a good, typical Cussler adventure, but I can't get over the fact it's not Scott Brick.
Great adventure, suspense, and mystery.
Jaun kept getting his rear-end kicked.
Characters all sounded the same.
Good story and attention getting writing but... it was difficult at best to enjoy with the various attempts with accents used by narrator which detracted from the story in such a way that it may have better to have just read the book outright.
It would be terrific if the male and female voices were used by male and female narrators.
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.
As a fan of Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon Files adventures, I found this audio a difficult listen. I have listened to several (if not all) of the Oregon Files books and have the characters sounding with a very specific voice, I could not connect and in fact find the voices distracting in this book. The story is the standard, edge of your seat thriller with the usual twists and turns that make for a good listen, however not really enjoying this as I have previous Juan Cabrillo books.