THE BOOK Clive Cussler is terrific and his partnership with Jack DuBrul on this series is a real winner. There were, however, some loose ends to me in this book -- not big things, but little niggly things that made me listen a second time to see if I just zoned out on those bits. I didn't. Anyway, that's only a tiny critique, because it's a good, entertaining book.
THE READER Jason Culp was distracting to me on many of the voices. He makes the female characters sound like morons. Luckily he did Juan well or he would have totally lost me.
I really enjoy the Oregon files. It is a great fit in the Cussler legacy. This story takes from Burma (renamed Myanmar but you can't change what happened there in WWII) New Orleans and more.. Juan and the rest of the Corporation will keep you intrigued from beginning to End.
I had thought I'd miss Scott Brick and I did a bit, but Jason Culp does a good job.
You shouldn't regret purchasing this book!
This was my first Clive Cussler title and I have to say I loved it. I listened to it while working out in the yard. Twelve hours of re-landscaping my yard went by so fast I couldn't believe the time when I finally stopped working. If I hadn't have dropped from the physical exhaustion of hauling rocks and digging, I would have kept listening right through to the end. The narration and excellent story captivated me like I have seldom experienced before. I will be searching for more Clive Cussler titles, as well as other title narrated by Culp.
Great listen. Although a deviation from Scott Brick, Jason Culp did an excellent job. I disagree with other reviewers. I don't think it took anything away from the story.
Ever since Dirk Pitt teamed up with his children the Oregon Files has become my favorite Cussler series. I wish Pitt's kids would get new jobs and disappear.
This is a fast moving easy listening typical Clive Cussler tale with a little science fiction added to create a new twist.
Computer control of the world
No. He is a good reader
No extreem reaction but it did make me laugh because the heroes do the impossible.
Fast pace. Good story. Interesting ending. Anyone heard of the The Infancy of P1?
I had sworn never to read another Cussler novel after the god-awful "Black Wind" but this one has changed my mind. New co-author Jack Du Brul seems to have reinvigorated the old Cussler while adding a new dimension of plotting and improved villains to the old Cussler formula.
The old formula is here: evil doers bent on world domination are thwarted by plucky nautical adventurers backed by high tech. The new elements are an actually intricate plot, smarter villains, and slightly more realistic (I emphasize 'slightly') plans for conquering the earth.
The sweeping, globe and time spanning plot where long lost discoveries and modern technology clash and combine is here but the story is intricate enough that it takes awhile to even realize who the bad guys are (unheard of for a Cussler novel) and then the bad guys proceed along their ruthless way without the "I'll arrange an elaborate death for the hero and then leave the room" kind of crap that sunk "Black Wind".
Is this flawed? Sure it is, as all the classic Dirk Pitt novels were too. Juan Cabrillo is basically batman without the suit: he knows everything, is physically superior, has a great team (a sort of a collective Robin), has a super cool lair (the ship "Oregon" is basically the Bat-cave), and of course has many high tech toys. At times it is just annoying: Juan doesn't really need to be as agile as a monkey and as strategic as a chess grandmaster and as strong as an ox and so on and so forth . . . .
Sometimes the action and the characters got a little too stock but somehow I was always eager to hear the next part and I guess that's the main thing after all. I was a little torn between 3 stars and 4, not sure if I'm being hard on the novel because of my old disillusionment with Cussler or easy on the novel because my expectations were low but I guess what it comes down to is that I will definitely listen to another story from the Oregon files and that's a pleasant surprise.
Not again. A suspense is all about that and the story isn't that great.
some definite breathing
ended rather abrubtly
If you are a 13 year old boy listen to this book. If not you probably should look elsewhere. It is not worth any more words.
I enjoy Clive Cussler, not much else to say. The reader was good, sometimes the voices he used made me laugh. I don't like writting reviews.