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Great Plot!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-20

I am never disappointed with the plot points, storyline, narrative and character developments for this series.

For years was uncertain about Clive Cussler - I really needn’t have been! I’ve been binge reading him ever since book 1 and am slowing my pace, because I’m not sure how easy it will be to switch to his other characters.

This is a great high tech story and only looses 1star because of... well, you’ll find out...
Scott Brick is phenomenal! The ONLY person who can narrate an Oregon tale!

Finally Read It!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-20

I have been intending to read this book for many years, but hadn’t done so, this Covid-19 Pandemic has enabled me to do so! I should have done so sooner! It has really opened my eyes to the intent behind the parables that I thought I knew so well! This is an eye opener - well worth reading!

Not Quite What I Expected...

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-20

I think that I was expecting a chapter by chapter in depth insight into BC2000 to AD150 (or whatever the timeline for the bible is! I’m at that level of cluelessness)! It wasn’t exactly that!

However, it WAS informative and I did learn a lot on just this first listen. This is a book that needs several passes through it, to fully gain an appreciation for it and the gems it holds.

My one nitpick. It’s personal and not objective: I don’t really like the narrators’ voice!! I find it irritating. I can kinda tune it out, but sometimes that makes it harder to follow. So I’ve bought the book as well, so that I don’t get distracted. So my recommendation is - buy the Kindle book first, and get audiobook at the reduced price, simultaneously.

Oh goodness me!

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-20

Firstly. I know that it’s the same narrator - but somehow she sounds different and that threw me!
Secondly. Gertie is EXACTLY THE SAME! So be prepared to bust a gut! Celia also, but she doesn’t make a big impact this time around.
Thirdly. The story is great! The intricacies of the case is masterful, so once again, you have to hand it to Ms DeLeon for crafting a great murder/mystery with superb comedy and slapstick!

However, I MUST get the next book immediately!!! Oh goodness me!

Ingenious Story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-20

I don’t know how they come up with these ingenious, intricate. Seemingly unconnected stories! But this one, like it’s predecessors, certainly doesn’t disappoint!!

I’m also very glad that Scott B is back to narrating, the other fur on the previous story, was irritating and disappointing - he spoilt my enjoyment! Scott’s narration is superb!

One Story - Four Adventures!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-20

I don’t want to spoil this, you can’t really write a review on the Oregon Files and not spoil something in your review, <sigh>…

We’re familiar with all of the characters now, there are no further character developments that I can comment on, other than that, the Nerds are their usual amusing selves and Jean, once again (or twice, or 3 times), tries to kill himself!

I love this series and I’m privileged to be able to read them back to back, having discovered it so late!

Gotta Love McD!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-20

Fascinating story, initially spoiled by Jason Culp’s narration - I prefer Scott B! But persevere, he turns out okish in the end. (Once he managed to get his breathing sorted out)!

Soooky conclusion, I like it!

The Brst Storytellers!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-20

In my opinion, the previous novel was the best Oregon Tale in the series! But the concluding chapters of this, is just lovely!

I got bogged down with the technical aspects and details of this one, but it still couldn’t take away from the overall wonder of these gentlemen’s genius for telling a great tale!

Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-20

Wow! Wow! Wow! The absolute BEST so far (& that’s saying something)!

There was only ONE paragraph of this book that I didn’t like: SPOILER ALERT _*********
The female archaeologist spit at

someone, the repercussions of
which, were totally avoidable, if
she HADN’T done so! It left a bad
taste in my mind, heart and soul. I
couldn’t like that character after that!

The finale was amazing and astounding!

Absolutely Fascinating Tale

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-20

I’m reading this in 2020, when we ate even more aware of the effects of Global Warming. The previous novel was So Close in the current world view (not necessarily the political world, who are still dancing around the issue), that it was scary!

Now this novel, tackling another global issue, equally as sensitive and eerily scary, comes around and makes me think that this could be the next Red Flag - overpopulation!

These 2 men have transformed my reading habits over the past 2 months, I’ve devoured all 5 books In this timeframe. Exciting, adventurous, and thought provoking, I hope that there are very many more to come! Scott Brick does a fantastic job in bringing these stories to life!