Sacred Stone

Version: Unabridged
Author: Clive Cussler , Craig Dirgo
Narrator: J. Charles
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

Clive Cussler debuted his new series, The Oregon Files, with the incredible adventure of Golden Buddha. Now he follows that triumph with Sacred Stone, a rollicking new tale featuring the enigmatic captain of The Oregon, Juan Cabrillo.

In the remote wastes of Greenland, an ancient artifact possessing catastrophic radioactive power is unearthed. But the astounding find puts the world at risk.

Caught between two militant factions bent on wholesale slaughter, Juan Cabrillo and his network of spies known as The Corporation must fight to protect the stone-and prevent the outbreak of World War III.

Reviews (8)

Sacred Stone

Written by Marylou from Newport Beach, CA on June 1st, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I agree with this review: I've always liked Cussler and his style. This book, while a great read in itself, Is not one of his best. There seem to be too many characters for me to keep up with. Unfortunately, what may have also led to my only slight displeasure is the fact that the gentleman reading the book is not very good with accents, and that may have helped me in keeping everyone "sorted out". Still, it is an excellent story and worthy of your time, as are all of Cusslers offerings!

Sacred Stone

Written by Anonymous from Huntington Beach, CA on November 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is the first book by Cussler I have read/ listened to. It will be the last. The book was poorly written, without much suspense or character interest. Problems were too easily solved and some of the plot was pointless - Cussler is definitely not an "A" writer. Stick with the likes of James Patterson or Michael Connelly.

sacred stone

Written by Anonymous on December 5th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

good book, this novel is a quick read but not as exciting as the numa series

Rent it!

Written by Anonymous on November 19th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I liked the book. Enjoyed the various plots going on at the same time. If you have a craving for spies, terrorist plots going down in flames, and that little tinge of James Bond theatrics then its worth the listen.

Sacred Stone

Written by Ralph Cochran on December 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I've always liked Cussler and his style. This book, while a great read in itself, Is not one of his best. There seem to be too many characters for me to keep up with. Unfortunately, what may have also led to my only slight displeasure is the fact that the gentleman reading the book is not very good with accents, and that may have helped me in keeping everyone "sorted out". Still, it is an excellent story and worthy of your time, as are all of Cusslers offerings!

Not Impressed

Written by Dan Pressley from Fort Worth, TX on June 5th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Having listened previously to a Clive Cussler book on his NUMA series, I was anticipating this one. However, the book jumped around and didn't have a feeling of being written very well. Plus, the reader of the book, J. Charles has a voice as a news anchor but not as a legitimate voice actor. His accents were terrible and characters that were supposed to be Middle-Eastern sounded more like American Indians. The reader alone caused this book to lose one Star.

Sacred Stone

Written by Kimra on June 24th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed listening to this book. The world was saved from certain destruction by The Corporation.

Sacred Stone [uab]

Written by Steven Taylor from Laguna Niguel, CA on June 7th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Just a great book with excellent narration, I was dissapointed when the adventure ended

Author Details

Author Details

Cussler, Clive

Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California. He attended Pasadena City College for two years, then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon discharge he became a copywriter and later creative director at two of the nation's leading ad agencies. He wrote and produced radio and television commercials in Hollywood that won numerous international honors including an award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy's Hunley, and its victim, the Union's Housatonic; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic's survivors from the sea.

In September, 1998, NUMA - which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities - launched its own web site for those wishing more information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization. (http://www.numa.net/).

In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries and have a readership of more than 90 million avid fans. His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex, Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen 03, Night Probe, Deep Six, Cyclops, Treasure, Dragon, Sahara, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, The Sea Hunters (non-fiction), Flood Tide, and Clive Cussler Dirk PittĀ® Revealed. Cussler is also the author, with Paul Kemprecos, of the first in a new Dirk Pitt spinoff series - The NUMA files.

Cussler was married to his wife, Barbara Knight, for more than 44 years. They have three children, two grandchildren. Regrettably, Barbara passed away in January 2003.

Dirgo, Craig

"Craig Dirgo, who has co-authored the two SEA HUNTERS books with Cussler, is the son of an Air Force colonel and spent his early years on military airfields in the United States and England. A high school kid who liked to hang around Cussler's car collection he became Special Projects director on numerous NUMA expeditions since 1987 and now serves as a trustee."