Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo

About the book: Clive Cussler, creator of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series, presents his latest and most intriguing high seas action hero: the enigmatic captain of the Oregon, Juan Cabrillo. In his first feature-length adventure, it's up to Cabrillo and his crew of expert intelligence and Naval men to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese. His gambling chip is a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first, he'll have to locate--and steal--the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see him fail...

Audio CD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged; Unabridged edition (October 7, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593552033
ISBN-13: 978-1593552039

My thoughts: As usual I'm reading a series out of order. This is the first of Cussler's Oregon Files books. I've read two or three others and enjoyed them. I've also read two Dirk Pitt novels and a couple of others that aren't in a series and liked them all. While I generally liked this, it didn't flow well for me. There were a LOT of characters to keep track of and a LOT of separate situations needing to be stitched together to follow the story. I couldn't keep track of it all. And every little thing was explained into the ground. It took two paragraphs for some guy to get into a raft. Maybe it would have been better if I had been reading it instead of listening. Oh well. This is the first disappointment I've faced with a Cussler book. It won't stop me from reading more

action adventure, Juan Cabrillo, Oregon Files, suspense,


Kim said...

My husband is a big fan of the original Cussler books and owns them all in hardback!

Thanks for the tip about getting our new dog to eat--it worked! I added some warm water to her food tonight and she gobbled it up. :)

Book Bird Dog said...

My hubby likes the Cussler books too. I must ask him if he's read this one.