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Shadow Tyrants

The Oregon Files Series, Book 13
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,580 ratings)
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Only Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon stand between two warring moguls and global havoc in this thrilling suspense novel in Clive Cussler's number one New York Times best-selling series. 

Nearly 2,000 years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men - and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind. Soon, Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals.  

Cabrillo and the team must divide and conquer as they fight dual threats, which include a supercomputer at sea and satellites that can wipe out technology across the globe - including the high-tech weapons on the Oregon. The crew must rely on their unique skills to stop the tyrants in their tracks and save the Earth from a dynasty of terror.

©2018 Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 09-26-18

Action packed

I have read many of the Cussler books over the years and have sampled all the various series. I have settled on following the series: “The Oregon Files”. This is book thirteen in the series. I particularly enjoy how Cussler always opens with a storyline for ancient times then moves something about the ancient story into the present time. In this book it starts 2000 years ago as an emperor avoids a coup and entrusts nine scrolls to nine people. In modern time Juan Cabrillo and crew have to deal with the descendants of the nine individuals.

The book is well written and is non-stop action. The plot twists and turns and the suspense at times is almost unbearable. The characters are interesting even the bad guys. As always, the book is hard to put down. I think this story is one of his better storylines. It was great to visit the crew of the Oregon; can hardly wait for the next episode.

The book is ten and a half hours. Scott Brick does an excellent job narrating the book. Brick is an actor and a well-known audiobook narrator. Brick has won twenty Earphone Awards and the 2003 Audie Award in the Best Science Fiction category. I always enjoy listening to his pleasant voice.

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Overall, this was a pretty average book.

Unfortunately the quality of all the Cussler series, with the sole exception of the Isaac Bell series, has been steadily dropping off. From the first book in the series I have loved The Oregon Files books. They were always more action packed, more exciting, more edge of you seat, can't put it down. Even when the Dirk Pitt books stopped being good (exactly when Dirk Cussler started writing them) and when the Kurt Austin books got really bad, this series was still very good. This one, and the previous book, were both just merely average. Same with the Fargo books. They were good for a while, but the last one was a snooze fest. Looks like at this point the only series left worth buying is Isaac Bell. Very disappointing. Scott Brick was great as always, but he just didn't have a lot to work with here.

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Getting too formulaic

I have always loved the Oregon Files books, however they are just getting a bit too formulaic. Scott Brick is great as the narrator, as usual. And I love the actual Oregon crew characters. But the story was boring to me because I felt I was listening to the same old story with only different evil geniuses and locations. I got bored about half way through and am going. to return it.

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love this series. I drive 200 + miles a day

his books are awesome. I buy everyone that comes out. listening to his books makes it feel like your not driving lol if that makes sence lol

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Great Story

Realty? once again Clive Clussler gets and holds your attention on the edge of your seat.

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top notch Clive cussler work

Oregon series has been one of my favorites, the unity if the crew and how the author continues to keep them a liked functioning unit always entertains me.

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  • Daryl
  • Columbia, SC, United States
  • 01-24-19

one of the better ones

I would actually recommend this one It was one of the better Clive kusler books that I've read in a long time period. The plot was classic Clive Cussler ,but it held my attention throughout the entire book

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Shadow Tyrant Review

As always with CC,an excellent book and story. Would love to see this one on the big screen. Really enjoyed the narrator and his various accents.

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captivating plot and great character development

always enjoy Scott Brick's narration. Looking forward to the next in the Oregon files series

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Great Read.

Clive Cussler, crew of the Oregon, what more could you ask for! If someone had asked me as a kid what I wanted to do when I grew up my answer would have been to be part of Juan Carrillo's team. Love these characters and story lines always keep me reading and/or listening.