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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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New to Clive Cussler

I have only just started reading Clive Cussler. Tumbled onto him by accident.... I always thought he wrote stuff like Louis L'Amour -- boy, was I wrong. I have THOUROUGHLY enjoyed this series (Juan Cabrillo) and can't get enough now.

Terrific, interesting, fast-paced, great characters - just wonderful. Of course, Scott Brick brings the characters to life so well....

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Clive Cussler + Scott Brick = Great Experience

An interesting and current story involving radical environmentalists, uprising in African countries, and high seas adventure, with a few diamonds thrown in for added interest. I have not read a bad Clive Cussler book yet, and the Audible books narrated by Scott Brick are the best. Makes me want more.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Skeleton Coast

Just enough to not be the same old tired story! And Scot Brick delivers a nail biting performance.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Skeleton Coast

This is a very good action packed adventure. I enjoyed it very much. Performance kept the action sharp and exciting. Thanks.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Why Use Profanity At All?

What an incredible, pure, story of good prevailing, evil defeated, heroism. It goes chapter after chapter then the gratuitous - yet mild - profanity. Clive could write forever without a cuss word and it would not affect the pure entertainment of his books.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • Ball Ground, GA, United States
  • 08-29-10

skeleton coat review

This book was very good and had interesting and suprising events. The ideas were not easy to predict and though unusual, were somehow believable. My husband felt the book "drug" toward the end, bur I enjoyed it all.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Mel
  • Raleigh, NC, United States
  • 05-13-16

Is Juan "better than" Dirk ?

It would be sacrilegious to even think any literary character could "be better than" Dirk Pitt; but since both sprang from the mind & pen of Clive Cussler. I have read all the Dirk Pitts and almost all the Juan Cabrillo "Oregon Files" and ...... I at least "like Juan" as much as I like Dirk. ... Juan and his Oregon crew and their High Adventures are in the Dirk Pitt VS Super Villain mode with the classic Cussler historical link. YES, these are "formula stories". So what?

I strongly recommend Juan to any Dirk fan who has not checked him out. And Scott Brick is Scott Brick. If I had a nickle for every Scott Brick audiobook I've listened to I would have a lot of nickles.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mark
  • Omaha, NE, United States
  • 05-21-13

The best character Clive Cussler has developed

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

Yes the narration makes it live for me

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

Very much

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

Juan Calbaro

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

No I like to spread it out, to enjoy it longer

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the rest of the series, but would love Audible to get Books, 1,2&3

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A sub-par entry

This book struck me one of the weakest of the Juan Cabrillo series. It seemed hastily constructed and didn't fit together well.

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Cliffhanger with no cliff

One obvious chase scene after another with ludicrous situations such as a prolonged conversation with the top half of a man's body after bottom was chopped off.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful