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Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Cabrillo takes action, saving the beautiful Sloane Macintyre - who's looking for a long-submerged ship that may hold a fortune in diamonds. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims to have been attacked on the open sea by giant metal snakes in the same area.

What begins as a snake hunt leads Cabrillo onto the trail of a far more lethal quarry: a deranged militant and his followers who plan to unleash the devastating power of nature itself against all who oppose them.

Take another thrilling voyage with the Oregon Files.
©2006 Clive Cussler (P)2006 Penguin

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Skeleton Coast a great read. a

I really enjoyed this book. Had no trouble at all following the story. The narrator did a great job.

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Skeleton Coast is a fast paced novel .

Don't let the 5 chapters fool you. This book is Cussler through and through. Great.

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Skeleton

This story by Clive Cussler is as good as all the others I have read and I continue to be a fan of his books.

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Didn't realize this was abriged... shame on me

Is there anything you would change about this book?

There seemed to be sooooo much missing. The narrator is OK, but being used to Scott Brick for this series it was jarring to hear the familiar characters with odd voices.

Did Skeleton Coast inspire you to do anything?

yes... to check for the unabridged version, which to my surprise was already in my library. Imagine my chagrin to realize i'd paid twice for this. BUT I can say the story was unrecognizable from the longer version.

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  • Samuel
  • Ellensburg, WA, United States
  • 07-25-12

Cussler and Du Brul score again

Would you consider the audio edition of Skeleton Coast to be better than the print version?

While in my opinion a real book is always best, however, listening to a book is a great way to fill the time when driving or walking. The audio book is a great way to keep yourself entertained while doing mundane tasks.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Cussler and Du Brul work well together. They develop a story quickly introducing the characters and developing the plot. I find myself getting involved, and taking longer walks and driving further just to listen to the next section, a late night page turner addiction.

What about Jason Culp’s performance did you like?

Tone or voice and timbre all excellent. His voice adds to the overall story and allows you to "get into" the story quickly. It allows you to identify with the characters and develop sympathy for the good guys while detesting the bad guys.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A story decades in the making, bringing history alive.

Any additional comments?

Cussler always begins his stories with a prolog that lays the foundation for future discover. A prolog that sets the stage and gives an incite into earlier mankinds adventures and follies. If Cussler's or Du Brul's name is on it you can bet it will be a good listen (read).