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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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Horrible Narrative

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

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Don
  • canton, GA United States
  • 05-26-16

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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!!!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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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?

no

Any additional comments?

Was looking forward to getting book 2 but not now

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Narration Ruins the Book

The story is a good one. I am an avid Clive Cussler fan, but couldn't wait to get through this book because the narration was HORRIBLE!! Thank goodness you switched to Scott Brick for the narrator starting with book 3 of the Oregon series or I wouldn't even consider adding any more to my library.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful