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  • gilwilson 6:17 PM on January 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    “Typhoon Fury” By Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison 

    34408710Typhoon Fury
    By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
    Narrated by: Scott Brick
    Series: Oregon Files, Book 12
    Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    Release date: 11-07-17
    Publisher: Penguin Audio

    If you have never read a Clive Cussler novel, and you like action with a bit of a spy novel,  do yourself a favor and pick one up.  I’d highly recommend one in the NUMA files, Fargo, Dirk Pitt or this,  the Oregon files series.

    The Oregon is a ship run by “The Corporation” which is somewhat of a mercenary branch of the government.  From the outside the ship looks like a run-down merchant ship that could fall apart during the next storm.  On the inside, however, the latest weapons and surveillance equipment are run by a crack team that is ready for any adventure.

    In this case a super serum drug called “Typhoon” was designed to turn soldiers into super-soldiers. (Think Captain America.)  The problem is that this drug was designed by the Japanese and lost to the ages when the Philippines Islands were freed from Japan tyranny in WWII by the U.S.  A Philippine nationalist who believes the country should be under Communist rule has discovered a cache of the drug creating his own army of super-soldiers to take over the country.

    Creating even more of a problem tracking down these super-soldiers is even harder with an approaching category 5 typhoon storm is approaching the Philippines and threatens to hinder the search and the lives of the crew of the Oregon.

    The narrator, Scott Brick, does a great job as always.  I am a huge Scott Brick fan so I will not bother with with my flying the Scott Brick petard.  But he is great!

    Publisher’s Summary

    Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger to try to stop a new world war, in a thrilling suspense novel from the number one New York Times best-selling grand master of adventure.

    Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. Not only is the vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency using them to finance his attacks, but he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II – a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into superwarriors. To stop him, the Oregon must take on not only the rebel commander but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the US Navy, an approaching megastorm – and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.

    ©2017 Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (P)2017 Penguin Audio
  • gilwilson 9:32 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: boyd morrison, , mercenaries, oregon files   

    “Piranha” By Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison 

    By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
    Narrated by: Scott Brick
    Series: Oregon Files, Book 10
    Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    Release date: 05-26-15
    Publisher: Penguin Audio

    If you’re looking for action on the High Seas, you can’t go wrong with Clive Cussler. the adventures of the Mercenary crew of the Oregon will keep you entertained for the entire book. If you’re looking for action on the High Seas, you can’t go wrong with Clive Cussler. the adventures of the Mercenary crew of the Oregon will keep you entertained for the entire book.
    Once again this audiobook is read by my favorite audiobook voice, Scott Brick, and as usual he rocks the reading.

    Publisher’s Summary
    Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon return in the extraordinary new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series by the grand master of adventure.

    In 1902 the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of 30,000 – and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy.

    During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon – but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregon on a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.

    ©2015 Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (P)2015 Penguin Audio

  • gilwilson 5:35 PM on March 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , oregon files, philadelphia experiment, ,   

    Mirage- The Oregon Files, Book 9 By: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul 

    Mirage- The Oregon Files, Book 9 17707498
    By: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
    Narrated by: Scott Brick
    Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    Release date: 11-05-13
    Publisher: Penguin Audio

    Once again I am exploring the action that is a Clive Cussler novel. I’m not sure if it is that my experience in the Navy keeps my interest piqued when it comes to ocean bound adventures that dominate Cussler’s books or just that I’m a sucker for a good action story. No matter what the reason I ventured into the world of the Oregon Files once again.

    The Oregon Files are just one of several series of books Cussler writes, they all seem to be tied together in some way or another, you’ve got the Dirk Pitt stories, the Fargo Adventures and the NUMA files which all create action and adventure. Sometimes the stories are an adventure like an Indiana Jones story, sometimes they have some great espionage like a Tom Clancy novel, and sometimes both. No matter what your preference if you ever need a respite from your everyday life, Clive can help. You’ll be on the edge of your seat and biting your nails (that’s the beauty of audiobooks, hands are free for the nail biting) and getting your adrenaline pumping. They are always an exciting adventure.

    This book is one of the tales of the ship the Oregon. The Oregon stories feature a ship named the Oregon which Cussler introduced in the Dirk Pitt Adventure “Flood Tide.” While appearing to be a rus-bucket freighter, it’s actually a high-tech advanced ship used by an unnamed and mysterious “Corporation” under the leadership of Juan Cabrillo. The ship is run like a business, with its crew being shareholders, taking jobs for the CIA and other agencies to help stop crime and terrorism. The crew is adept at disguises, combat, computer hacking, and more, to aid their missions.

    This time out The Oregon is on the trail of a super weapon developed by Nikola Tesla developed out of the hoax of the Philadelphia Experiment. Or was it a Hoax? The Russians don’t think so. Traveling from Russia to Shanghai to Uzbekistan, the crew of the Oregon know how to follow leads. Throughout all of this creating more and more mystery the story will have you involved and helping to solve the clues yourself. From the beginning of the book to the last page you will be on the run with the crew. In fact the beginning is a breakout from a maximum security Russian prison, and the book starts right in the middle of the breakout.

    One of the things I like about Cussler’s novels is that all the team members seem to be best of friends. They rib each other, brag on themselves but at the end of the day they always have each other’s backs. The friendships make these books so real.

    Scott Brick as usual gives the listener a reading that will draw pictures in your mind as you listen to the excitement. This makes the experience of the audiobook feel as though the listener is part of the story. Again, I’m a huge fan of Scott Brick, so I’ll never turn down a book read by him.

    Publisher’s Summary

    In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax – but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure. There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined – but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.

    ©2013 Clive Cussler (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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