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- The Oregon Files, Book 2
- By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
- Narrated by: J. Charles
- Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Two opposing groups seek a 50,000-year-old radioactive meteorite known as the Sacred Stone. Muslim extremists have stolen a nuclear device and need the stone to give them the power to vaporize any city in the west. A megalomaniacal industrialist leads a group seeking to carry out the utter annihilation of Islam itself. And caught between the two militant factions is Juan Cabrillo and his crew, who must do whatever they can to stop the impending doom....
- By Myrna Kay Wildschuetz on 05-17-16
Not Cussler's best - if he really wrote it
What disappointed you about Sacred Stone?
The narrator's voice is not in fitting with the type of characters and the efforts to create different voices for different characters is so poor that is makes you uncomfortable to listen to it. The character from Arizona has a Texas-sounding accent. None of our Oregon heroes sound tough and smart anymore. The story lacks Cussler's customary zing and wittiness. I have read an listened to many many Cussler books and would rate every one of them a 5 in all respects; however, I had to stop listening to this one half way through. I just couldn't take it. You get none of the traditional Cussler suspense and constant sense of action. I question whether he even wrote it.
Has Sacred Stone turned you off from other books in this genre?
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of J. Charles?
Scott Brick or anyone with a tougher sound. Our heroes sound like school teachers or something. Much to soft for characters of this type.
What character would you cut from Sacred Stone?
the retired author - that was lame. That is one of the things, other than the poor quality of the story, that makes me think Cussler didn't write this.
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