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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.

©2006 Clive Cussler; (P)2006 Penguin

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Reasonable adventure story. Mostly a mindless distraction kind of listen. The recording was sloppy; here was a notification every so often that it was the end of a disc 1, 2, 3, etc. a few mispronounced words. Good to listen to while cleaning the house.

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  • Daphne
  • Highland Village, TX, United States
  • 11-16-14

Cussler makes you work a little

I have not always enjoyed the long historical set-up that is the hallmark of Clive Cussler, but I've always appreciated it. He really works to create an interesting "history" to kick off his stories. Like it or not (I've grown to like it) he forces you to hold on to the past when you read his books. This book wasn't an out of the park "5" on the rating scale but you would be really hard pressed to give the Cussler/Brick combo less than a "4" even if the story was miserable. This one is not bad. Definitely one to add to your library.

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  • Rachel
  • Des Moines, WA, United States
  • 03-20-14

Not anything like the Fargo Adventures :(

Would you ever listen to anything by Clive Cussler again?

Maybe!

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes!!! I was instantly hooked with the Fargo Adventures. This one doesn't have much of an interesting storyline for me, i could never get into it and hardly remember most of the book. The Fargo Adventures is now easily my 4th favorite series of all time!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nope!

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  • James
  • Verona, VA, United States
  • 02-11-13

I lost a friend when I completed this story.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

From the first few words to final parting, I was hooked and guessing on the outcome and how each part will work together to make a final book. Great. You won't do wrong by starting this book...<br/>

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

I listened to this book with head phones on the couch, I think all of my family thought I was crazy. I could not move.<br/>

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Excellent Book!

If you could sum up Skeleton Coast in three words, what would they be?

Action Action Action!

What did you like best about this story?

The story was well written, great depth of characters back stories, just a fun read!

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Rider

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction but it made me want to get another clive cussler book.

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Better than expected

I was not sure about the combination of two authers. But it worked well. I Used to read Clive Cussler when I was younger and enjoyed them. His Later Works not as good. Maybe my taste is changing? This was a tyhpical Book from this author and well worth the listen. Tone and inflection is sometimes annoying. Would recommend.

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It was just ok

Big Cussler fan but this one left me blah. Not sure why - it just wasn't as developed as the others. Maybe my expectation was too high after reading the Isaac Bell books.

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Undecided

This is my 2nd Oregon Files book I have listened to and I hafta say I am not impressed.
I will stick with the series giving C.C. the benefit of the doubt but unless they get good by the end of the 4th in series, I'm gone.
Come on! I listened to the Dirk Pitt novels starting 20 years ago and all in order and yes the early ones stunk but they got great quick and stayed great until almost the end but when it comes to a series like this with the help of a seasoned writer I would expect better. probably too many cooks in the kitchen.
Thanks for the memories though Clive.

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Another great Cussler!

I rarely read or listen to a Cussler book I don't thoroughly enjoy. These are some of my favorite characters.

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Terrific Book

While I am not a seaworthy person and do not know all the terms Clive Cussler uses regarding ships, etc., I always enjoy his books and you learn from them as well. And with Scott Brick narrating, it makes it even better. Keep writing.... Clive, keep narrating Scott....