Clive Cussler (Author) Clive Cussler is the author and co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt (R) adventures, such as Odessa Sea; the NUMA (R) Files adventures, most recently Nighthawk; the Oregon Files, such as Typhoon Fury; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Romanov Ransom. He lives in Arizona. Jack du Brul (Author) Jack du Brul is the author of the Philip MErcer series, and co-author with Clive Cussler of seven Oregon Files novels: The Jungle, Plague Ship, The Silent Sea, Mirage, Corsair, Dark Watch and Skeleton Coast. He lives in Vermont.
[star]The crew of the Oregon faces some of their biggest challenges in the authors' latest series entry (after The Silent Sea). The tale begins in China in 1281, as a young ambassador witnesses a devastating weapon used by a Chinese general to annihilate a village. Then in the present day, Juan Cabrillo and his crew go from the snow-covered mountains of Afghanistan, where they rescue a child, to the jungles of Myanmar to find a missing daughter and the depths of the earth to stop one man's global domination. They work through a maze of deception and betrayals to become the only ones who can (quite literally) save the world. Verdict With daring escapes, torturous imprisonment, heart-stopping action, and last-minute victories, this is an action/adventure thriller reader's dream. The surprise ending will blow you away. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/10.]-Cynde Suite, Bartow Cty. P.L. Syst., Cartersville, GA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
The crew of the Oregon is engaged for a rescue mission that takes them deep into the Burmese jungle where the natural perils are hardly more deadly than the manmade ones. Their quest for the missing daughter of a Swiss billionaire, takes them all over the globe-and Juan Cabrillo and crew are caught up in a harrowing race to save the world. This installment in the Oregon Files adventures requires a narrator who can make the most of the drama and suspense without taking it over the top, and Jason Culp is up for the challenge. His voice's rich timbre makes for easy listening, and male characterizations are spot-on. Female voices, however, are not his strong suit: they're either nasal or throaty and make for uncomfortable listening. Fortunately the female dialogue is scant, and this flaw does not detract from what is a fantastical, exciting audiobook. A Putnam hardcover. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.