Skeleton Coast

Version: Unabridged
Author: Clive Cussler , Jack B Du Brul
Narrator: Scott Brick
Genres: Action & Adventure
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: October 2006
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Chairman of the Corporation Juan Cabrillo and his mercenary crew steer theOregon into battle against a militant leader and his cult-like followers in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Still smarting from a weapons-trade gone bad and a double-cross, Cabrillo takes action. He manages to save the beautiful Sloane Macintyre, who's on a mission of her own, looking for a long-submerged ship that may hold a fortune in diamonds. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims to have been attacked on the open sea by giant metal snakes in the same area.

What begins as a snake hunt leads Cabrillo onto the trail of a far more lethal quarry—a deranged militant and his followers who plan to unleash the devastating power of nature itself against all who oppose them.

Reviews (5)

Skeleton Coast

Written by Mary on February 7th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Nonstop action from Clive Cussler and Scott Brick is a great narrator!

Fantastic

Written by PNJ on June 30th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful! Exciting, complex, intriguing....nearly perfect!

Skeleton Coast

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on July 20th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I always enjoy Cussler's stories. He tries history with a modern day story. Always lots of action (almost too much at times) that keeps you wanting to keep on listening. This story goes from a hole in Oregon to ancient Chinese Ships in Antarctica. The reader did a great job.

Skeleton Coast

Written by Bob McGill from Haskell, NJ on July 19th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I have read most of Clive Cussler's books and they are all entertaining but this one was by far the best I have read. Lots of action and character development as well as a surprising plot made this a great listen!

Skeleton Coast

Written by Anonymous on March 7th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This one kept my attention. It was fast pased and fun. Typical of Clive's work and probably one of the better ones.

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.

Du Brul, Jack B

Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. The author of numerous books, including The Medusa Stone and Charons Landing, Du Brul is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of the New York Times bestselling Oregon Files series. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.