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Golden Buddha Audiobook

Golden Buddha

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Publisher's Summary

Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon - a state-of-the-art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler - takes him and his crew into dangerous waters as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.

Cabrillo's gambling chip is a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first he'll have to locate - and steal - the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see him fail....

©2003 Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    Russell 06-04-16
    Russell 06-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "bad accents, distracting production, horrible read"

    I and used to good stories from Mr Cussler. The poor read and distracting production diminished the book to the point that I had to pause and take a break from the whole thing. What a way to wreck a decent book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 06-01-16
    Kevin 06-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible narration!"

    Is this the main actor from the movie Fargo? Having a very tough time continuing this book. The story might be ok, but J Charles ruined it!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Don canton, GA United States 05-26-16
    Don canton, GA United States 05-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not nearly as good as later books"

    It was painful to listen too and I really missed Scott Brick. Books 3 and onward are 5 stars, but this one seemed to be written from a different hand.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    steve 05-25-16
    steve 05-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Horrible Narrative"

    Arguably the worst accents I've heard, would have been better if he read it monotone.
    Bring back Scott Brick!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    joel lammers 05-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "narrator reading is terrible....."

    The accent for Juan was so bad he went from the cool captain to the uninspired sailor. The crew's voices a major let down. Scott Brick as reader it would be a different review!!!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 05-24-16
    Kevin 05-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Sorry I wasted a credit on it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have listened to all of the Oregon series. Loved them all. I enjoy Scott Brick
    but J Charles just can't do accents.Sorry I wasted a credit on it. I would not recommend it to anyone


    If you’ve listened to books by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo before, how does this one compare?

    The story was ok but J Charle's was terrible


    Would you be willing to try another one of J. Charles’s performances?

    no


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

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    Any additional comments?

    Was looking forward to getting book 2 but not now

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Clifford 06-27-16
    Clifford 06-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Not up to par"

    Not up to Cussler's usual standard. Ok if you're looking for background noise on long trip. But not worth a whole credit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible Reader!"
    How could the performance have been better?

    J. Charles is a horrible reader. I will never buy another book that he reads. The accents are bad and in some cases non existent . His Texas accent is over-the-top comical. He is nowhere near in class to Scott Brick who reads the later books in the series.

    His reading is a disgrace. So bad that I cannot stand to finish the book. He also pronounced buoy's as boys.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher M. James 09-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst. Narration. Ever."

    Worst audio book narration I've ever heard. Characters sounded like comedic stereotype versions of what they should. One actually sounded like the Judge from Caddy Shack.

    Ruined a decent story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joel 09-12-16
    Joel 09-12-16
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    "Awful Reader"

    The Reader, J. Charles, is by far the worst Reader of the 196 books I have listened to. He cannot do accents or dialects. Sometimes the same character sounds different in each Chapter. Very amateurish performance.
    The story of the Golden Buddha allegedly was written by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo. This book did not have the same pace or organization that the other 22 Cussler books I have listened to. I thing Clive let Craig write the entire book and never proofread it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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