This is a fun book. It's got some excitement, some twists and turns, and of course the ahh moment. The leader of the crew of the Oregon, Juan Cabrillo, is a real manly man who still knows how to treat a lady and draw respect and loyalty from those around him. His keen intelligence and leadership binds the crew together and makes the completion of the mission possible.
The story maintained a good good and entertaining pace. Most of it was presented in a believable way. It left me wanting to hear other books in the series.
OK Clive, stop all the other miscellaneous series you have going, i.e. Fargo, NUMA, Austin, etc. and kick out all the Oregon files books you can. Easily my favorite series of all time. I don't know how you ever thought of this concept but it was genius. I met you once at a book signing and asked you if you had modeled Dirk Pitt after Indiana Jones. You were quick to point out that your first Pitt book was well before Raiders of the Lost Ark. An invention like Dirk Pitt and now the Oregon just shows how creative you are. However, the Oregon is your best yet.
A more exciting interesting story. Seemed so mono-toned
these guys are one of my favorites but this story really was awful. I want my money back.
I have read almost all of Cussler's books, this one is the worst.
The Jungle would be in my top twenty. I vary genres from time to time, and Cussler is among my favs in the action/adventure section.
The plot had plenty of twists and turns, as usual, I thought I had it figured out, then realized I didn't! Kept me on my toes!
He was very good at giving each character a voice with a personality. For a man, he did particularly well with Linda, Solie and Dr. Huxley.
Well written and fast moving. Great story, I had a hard time shutting it off
So far all Clive Cussler's books that I have heard and read, are great. He knows how to keep your interest and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you glued to it
I should have read the book. The pace seemed slow.
Clive Cussler's work is so good that even a so so rendition is still worthwhile.
There was not enough vocal distinction between the characters to follow the storyline. There was one minor character who sounded so much like Tennessee Tuxedo that I was so distracted until I could place the voice to the 1960's cartoon character. I have no idea what that part of the story was about.
I really wanted to love this like Sahara or other classic Cussler but this was only good enough for a road trip. There will be no weekend rewind.
Best Oregon Files book so far, with the possible exception of Dark Watch. Good narration once you get used to Juan's voice, well established by Scott Brick, being so different. Intrigue, twists and turns, and lots to keep you guessing about how the villains are accomplishing their almost supernatural... villainy (is that a word?). Cussler is just a nameplate for this series, the writing is pure Jack. If you have never read Du Brul's Mercer series, go buy them all today.
I enjoyed it, BUT, it is NOT up there with the rest of the Oregon Files books, or Clive Cussler's normal "GREAT" writing. The new charachter, "MacD Lawless" was poorly developed, somewhat unbelievable, and just did NOT fit in with what I have come to think of as the "Normal Oregon Crew".
To ME, the book was not -Bad-, just not GOOD, or as good, as I've come to expect. Enjoy it all the same, It IS enjoyable never the less.
Really enjoyed this story as I do with all Cusslers' work. I read some bad reviews of the narrator so I was apprehensive. After all Scott Brick is one of the all time greats. After the first 10 minutes I was completely absorbed in the story and never gave it a second thought. Jason Culp did a very good job, well done. If you like Cusslers work, you won't be disappointed.