Pandora's Curse : Philip Mercer

  • by Jack Du Brul
  • Narrated by J. Charles
  • Series: Philip Mercer
  • 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In northern Greenland, geologist Phillip Mercer finds a dead body hot with radiation in a 1950s U.S. Army base under the ice. Mercer is almost killed when the old base is set on fire. Geo-Research, the German team studying global warming, hustles Mercer and company out of Greenland, and Mercer vows to find out why. Surviving a bomb on the plane taking them back to Iceland, Mercer, the beautiful Anika Klein, and their fellow explorers search for the shelter of an ice cavern until they can be rescued - and that's when they learn the truth. Geo-Research is a front for Kohl AG, a German company which profited from its wartime use of slave labor. Rather than pay into the compensation fund, Kohl is trying to destroy its biggest secret - the hidden Nazi submarine base that harbored the remains of the radioactive meteorite that exploded over Tunguska, Siberia, in 1908. The Nazis contained the radiation in boxes made of looted wartime gold nicknamed "Pandora boxes." But Kohl AG's special projects director is a neo-Nazi and plans to sell the Pandora boxes to the highest bidding terrorist nation. Only Mercer and a WWII-era U-boat can stop the evil plot to hold the world hostage.

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Arctic Cool

I continue to enjoy working backwards from the most recent Philip Mercer novel through the Audible collection. I bought the first novel, Vulcan's Forge, as a paperback and just couldn't get through the cardboard cutout villain and plot, but de Bruhl definitely has definitely come into his own as the series lives and breathes. "Pandora's Curse" is a nice return to the arctic for those who remember Alistair MacLean's "Ice Station Zebra."

More than anything, de Bruhl's novels enjoy marvelous performances by J. Charles. Charles is so good with some voices, like Harry's, that I actually enjoy some novels more than others because I get to hear more of that character! Charles' performance here is marred somewhat by some really clumsy editing by Audible: there are occasionally shifts in tonal quality that made me wonder if I was listening to the same narrator! And so the missing star here is not for Mr. Charles, but for the Audible staff responsible for quality control.
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- John Laudun

Another Spellbound Success!

Jack Du Brul's Phillip Mercer character continues to move up my Top Ten list of favorite characters towards #1. The excitement and adventures described in this novel have once again stimulated my curiosity and desire to hear more . It's an addiction that I now have that Jack Du Brul will have difficulty feeding. I would also be remiss if I didn't give credit to another great performance by J. Charles. These two men have found a great allegiance together. KEEP THE HITS COMING!!
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- dah12345

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio