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Sacred Stone

Narrated by: J Charles
Series: Oregon Files, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Sacred Stone by Clive Cussler with Craig Dirgo, read by J. Charles. 

Tens of thousands of years ago: a fist of stone punches through the Earth's atmosphere and falls on the snowy wastes of Greenland - its deadly secret waiting to be found by man.... 

The discovery of a radioactive meteorite in Greenland sends Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his hi-tech ship Oregon - in Iceland to seize a nuclear weapon from terrorists - on a second rescue mission: to retrieve the dangerous stellar object before someone unlocks the terrible properties it holds. 

Unfortunately, Cabrillo is too late to prevent a fanatical group from spiriting the orb away. Now Cabrillo and his team aboard the Oregon have two problems: preventing the detonation of a nuclear bomb in London on New Year's Eve and getting their hands on the meteorite before a madman uses it to start World War III....

©2004 Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Good story, poor narration

I thought Dick van Dyke did the worst English accent in Mary Poppins. Not any more. A good story was ruined by dreadful accents. Come back Scott Brick, all is forgiven!

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SCOTT BRICK REQUIRED

when you like a person and some one else stands in you ask if scott brick can update this book, he would make it 100% better

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Terrible change of narrator spoils a great series

Where does Sacred Stone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Story- A solid Clive Cussler adventure, and just right for a bit of entertaining listening. Pretty good story, as long as you can suspend belief every now and then, but that's part of the charm with a Clive Cussler book.
Narrator - not the very worst I've heard, (although his female and non-American accents are grating) but not a patch on Scott Brick. Seems such a pity to change the narrator to add books1 & 2 when the rest of the series is by Scott Brick and we have got used to how the characters should sound.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Has to be Juan. Such a complex person, always puts everyone else first and such a sad back-story.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of J Charles?

Has to be Scott Brick. I don't know if any feedback gets back to Penguin Randomhouse, but PLEASE re-record these first 2 books in the series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did, because I wanted to hear the story, but the change of narrator, odd accents and his strange pauses or weird emphasis on words spoilt my enjoyment.

Any additional comments?

Why change a good thing when it's not broken and has been having great reviews?

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Could not finish this book....

This was a book I wanted to listen to, I love the Juan Cabrillo series however the narrator spoiled this for me, I simply could not get into the story ....Not without Mr Brick, when you get so used to hearing one narrator....(and lets be honest) Scot Brick does a great job, it is difficult to even begin to try and understand a story when all of the characters voices have changed.
Why ruin a great series by making these sort of changes...big mistake Random Audio, if ever I see another book with a change of narrator I WONT BUY IT.
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The worst English accent since Mary Poppins!

Not the best of his books, the reader's English accent is awful.. I mean terrible, so bad it's laughable! Quite distracting.
That aside it's not a bad story but lacks the pace of some of his other books.

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The narration let a great book down....

To start I love this book, I've read it once and then bought the audio book to listen to it in the car, it's a great book.
The issue I have is the narration especially when the narrator (American) tries to do an English (British) accent, its awful with out giving much away this narrator knows only 2 British accents they are very posh for people who are in charge and a bad cockney accent (think Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins) I would normally ignore this but it really spoilt the whole audio book for me.

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Terrible!

It is clear that no one has fact checked this book. The terrible accents and glaring obvious mistakes, irradiated me through out!!!

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A bit of a tough story!

I am a big fan of Clive cuddler books but I struggled to get through this one. not sure why. seemed to go on and on but not really get anywhere.

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  • Peter
  • 04-07-18

Narrator almost made it un-listenable.

I love Clive Cussler books but the narration on this one is a shocker. Please go back to you usual narrator.

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