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The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Clive Cussler and Jack du Brul's Skeleton Coast, the debut title in the ever-popular Oregon Files novels. Read by the award-winning narrator Scott Brick.
1896: Four Englishmen flee for their lives across the merciless Kalahari Desert, carrying a stolen fortune in raw diamonds, and hunted by a fierce African tribe. The thieves manage to reach the waiting HMS Rove - only to die with their pursuers in a vicious storm that buries them all under tons of sand...
The present day: 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 defenceless 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 in the same area on the open sea by giant metal snakes. What begins as a snake hunt leads Cabrillo on to 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. In his latest bestseller, Clive Cussler, the Grandmaster of Adventure, shows once again that when it comes to compelling action, he's the man to beat.
©2007 Clive Cussler and Jack du Brul (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
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Critic Reviews

"Cussler is hard to beat." ( Daily Mail)
"The guy I read." ( Tom Clancy)
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By Dr on 02-15-14

Great hero at loose in africa and the atlantic

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I think the character is wonderful but pushing the limits of possibility in his own personal skills. This is superman and James bond together in a middle aged man.

What did you like best about this story?

The descriptions of the African political scene including black mail back stabbing and loyalty. I loved the concept of the crew and ship as an individual service to put right what no one else can do, unhampered by rules and regulations.

What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

I found his attempt at the south African accent awful. It was a bit of Scottish, plus I don't know what. Listen to Blood diamond, it is a better attempt. Simple things are easy to change eg a 'V' in Afrikaans or dutch is pronounced as an 'F'. (Visser)

Did Skeleton Coast inspire you to do anything?

Wish that the chairman and his group would bring everyone together to help to wipe out the poachers in Africa. A bit like the manhunt series only with functional guns. Help save the Rhino.

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By Ahsineknagrom on 12-08-16

Never disappointing

Clive, Jack and Scott....always a great combination. looking forward to the next in the series. Great story, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!

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By E3D Opperations Dept on 01-22-15

My first Cussler, not disappointed!

What a great story. its like having 3 books in one. very well written and narrated.

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By Lisa on 02-13-16

Not what I was hoping for.

My fault for not knowing much about Clive Cussler, but I was expecting a fairly traditional action adventure treasure hunt story set in the African desert, possibly on horses or camels.
What it actually is, is a version of Mission Impossible/The A Team/James Bond - x 10, on steroids. Including something like 1,000 ultra-violent deaths by machine gun, missiles and other high tech deadly devices. All while travelling at high speeds on boats, planes, parasails, or other means.
Basically the fantasy of a boy who loves speed, violence and ridiculously high tech toys and the admiration of beautiful women.
If that's what you're after - this is for you.
If not, leave it off the wish list.

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By ros on 01-04-16

Cussler never disappoints...<br /><br />

great to listen to when I'm driving, the story was excellent, and the narrator read at a better speed than some of the slower ones he does

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