The story is moving so slooowly. After 2 books I really have to throw in the towel. The story is flat and repetitive, the characters are even flatter.
If your are a Cussler fan you already know how good his work is. This is a classic Oregon story with a current day theme. Cabrillo and his motley crew are at their best. If you've never read one of the Oregon series books, they are a little bit James Bond, a little bit Mission Impossible, a little bit Indiana Jones. This book stands on it's own. I think after having read them all that this one might be the best. I'm not sure why it was re-released but its very relevant. One problem I noticed this was from the CD Version and they didn't edit out the "end of disc" dubs.
This was a terrible conclusion to a decent series. The series has a progressive/left theme and while I am a conservative I still enjoyed the first 2 books (see exception below) but then Mr. Follett took a left turn in this book and completely ignored history. Having lived through the complete time frame of this books setting I was especially looking forward to it. I can only assume Mr. Follett is a social progressive and is trying to rewrite history. The exception that prevents this series from being great is the fact that Mr. Follett seems to have an adolescent compulsion to write descriptive pornographic sex. The descriptive nature of the sex scenes had nothing to do with the story. Had to do a lot of fast forwarding.
Very Dated. Very stupid. Kinda like Buck Rodgers meets the Ewoks. After 5 years of Premium membership this is only the 2nd book I could not finish. If you are looking for Lucifer's Hammer, move along. This is not the book you are looking for.
Not being a YA maybe I'm am missing something. I really wanted to like this but sadly could not. I enjoyed the Hunger Games Series but this book was noticeably deficient and lacking in so many different areas. The basic setting for the story is somewhat believable but the circumstances make no sense. Adults (what few there are) are portrayed as idiots. The story wonders around way to much and then brings everything together in the last 20 min. Characters show almost super-human skills. All this adds up to an unbelievable story. I kept listening thinking it would get better, it never did.
Adventure in History. The book is written more like an adventure story.
The book was not really character driven
Yes. This book is right on par with Killing Lincoln.
Yes. I had to force myself to put it down.
If you are into history, you will really enjoy this and Killing Lincoln as well. I really enjoyed Bill's narration as well.
Top 20 %
Relevant Content for Today. This story is so similar to what is going on in the middle east.
Yes. Scott Brick could read the phone book and make it interesting.
Behind the Arab Spring
Great adventure, suspense, and mystery.
Jaun kept getting his rear-end kicked.
Characters all sounded the same.
I found the story was a little long winded, and the characters were bland. I will give the next book in the series and hope it picks up a bit.
This is an enjoyable romp through the old west with a Holmes feel to it. There was plenty of light humor mixed in. Not a deep thriller, just good entertainment. William Dufris was right on the money. There was some rough language, but not vulgar. Enjoyable to find a book not filled with sex, vampires, zombies, etc.
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