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....
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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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?