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The Jungle (Oregon Files) Hardcover – 3 Mar 2011

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph (3 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718156927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718156923
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.7 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt® adventures, such as Arctic Drift; the NUMA® Files adventures, most recently Medusa; the Oregon Files, such as The Silent Sea; the Isaac Bell adventures, which began with The Chase; and the highly successful new series - the Fargo adventures. He lives in Arizona. www.clivecussler.co.uk

Jack du Brul is the author of the Philip Mercer series, most recently Havoc, and is the co-author with Clive Cussler of the Oregon Files novels Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast, Plague Ship and Corsair. He lives in Vermont.


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover
The Jungle by Clive Cussler (Background Blurb from the publisher and review)

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon have undergone many hair-raising adventures before - but never one quite like this.

Jungles come in many forms: there are the steamy rainforests of the Burmese highland. There are the lies, and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination.To pull off their latest mission, Cabrillo and his remarkable men and women must survive them all.

A devastating new weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China . . . a daring rescue mission in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border . . . a woman gone missing in the jungles of Northern Thailand and Myanmar . . . For Cabrillo, all of these events will come together -leading to the greatest threat against US security that the country has ever known.

In recent books Cussler has become a little off his game, but except with the character Juan Cabrillo, this seems to be where he has retained his mastery of this genre, Dirk Pitt and Dirk Pitt Jnr have had their day and need to be retired in favour of these characters, they have more scope and are more in tune with the modern stories he is weaving.

this is a solid Cussler tale and i totally enjoyed it, it is the usual turn your brian off sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster ride thrill ride so dont expect to have the grey matter taxed and dont buy the book expecting that sort of story line, but for balls out thriller...this is worth the money. (Parm)
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I can now say I completely understand why Cussler's books are listed under Action and Adventure on Amazon. It took me all of three days to fly through this one. Action-packed fits this book well.

This is the first book I've read by Clive Cussler. After this first taste, I know when I want a heart-pounding action and adventure I can go back to him and expect more of the same.

Even as filled with action as it was, the part I enjoyed the most was the characterization. Each of his characters was unique and easy to distinguish from one another. An easy example of this is the main character, Juan Cabrillo. He has a physical handicap, but I don't want to say more because it comes as a bit of a surprise in the book. It doesn't make him extraordinary, but definitely unique.

Many of the characters come from different cultures as well. Cussler's knowledge of these cultures and their idiosyncrasies is amazing.

Speaking of Cussler's knowledge, this guy does his research. The depth of detail, particularly pertaining to weaponry and other military items, was great. If I had one complaint it would be that, on occasion, he spent too much time on these militaristic details. While interesting to some, I found it bogged down the action a little. Not a lot, but with the fast pacing in the rest of the book, it felt almost out of place.

The plot? Awesome! I had a few ideas as to what was going on, but Cussler throws in enough twists and turns to keep the reader flipping through the pages. Though the mystery was there, the action sequences the characters live through to get to the answer were great.

There are a few parts not as realistic as others. Again, I won't give any details, but it may be something some readers will not enjoy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jim J-R on 7 Mar. 2011
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I'm very much in two minds about this book. Cut off by the US government following the events of 'The Silent Sea', the Corporation are reliant on work from private customers to pay their way, such as rescuing a kidnapped child and hunting for missing persons. It's difficult to say much more about the plot without giving anything away, so I won't.

It starts badly, with a number of blatant scientific and historical inaccuracies, but then as it gets going the action moves quickly and it feels much more like the early Oregon Files books. The middle section of this book is definitely the best writing that's been put out under Cussler's name for some time. But then the ending just seems to throw all that away and goes back to the realm of the ridiculous - Cussler's novels have dabbled in fantasy since 'Trojan Odessey' but this is probably one of the most extreme.

I've been reading Clive Cussler's novels for about ten years now and I'm afraid to say that the half of the canon that's been published in that time are nothing like the standard of those published before. It's really disappointing because there are glimmers of the old Cussler that shine through the gaps, only to be snatched away by the unbelievable twists that feel so unnecessary.

The Oregon Files are probably my favourites of the spin-off series and this one does introduce some good new characters and fresh storylines, but the plot continues to drag it down. I can only hope that improvements will come, but as long as people (like me) keep buying then the novels will probably continue in this vein.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By montyatbarclay on 19 Oct. 2012
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picked this for reading on holiday. Once again Clive Cussler did not disapoint. Felt as if I was along for the ride
with the main characters, enjoying the action as it unfolded. Excellent reading.
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