Saturday, November 1, 2008

Skeleton Coast by Clive Cussler

Content rating: 1.2.3 (to the best of my recollection)
Category: Adventure

Review: 3/5

This is not the kind of book I usually read or listen to but since there is not a huge selection of audiobooks on CD's at my library, I have to take what I can get. I ended up quite enjoying this one. I don't think I would have finished it if I had been reading the book but since I was listening and doing housework/driving at the same time, it kept my interest. By the end I was thinking that I'd like to listen to some more of Clive Cussler's books. This book is part of the Oregon Files which chronicle the stories of a technologically advanced ship called The Oregon. In this one, they are dealing with sunken treasure, maniacal environmentalists, and guerillas in Africa. It's a fairly complex plot and though it took me a while, I quite enjoyed it by the end. There are lots of likable characters and the action moves pretty quickly. Like I said, it's not my usual genre but I still enjoyed it. I would say that it's intended more for the testosterone crowd, but plenty of women could enjoy it too.

1 comment:

Chain Reader said...

I've always wanted to try something by him. Not my usual genre either.