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The Jungle (The Oregon Files #8)

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The extraordinary new adventure from the #1 New York Times- bestselling author.

Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. 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, Juan Cabrillo and
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Hardcover, 406 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Mike French
May 07, 2015 Mike French rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another one of Clive Cussler's FASTEN YOUR seatbelts and hold on tight because it is going to be a wild ride adventure! Very enjoyable and entertaining from start to finish.
Gabe Redel
Nov 25, 2012 Gabe Redel rated it really liked it
I don't read many military thrillers, and this is the first Clive Cussler book I've ever read---so keep that in mind when reading this review. I bought the book a year ago, and, at the time, I was all fired up to read it. But, I didn't get past the first five chapters before I set it aside. I set it aside because I'm a guy who's been training in classic literature. So, commercial stuff wasn't all that interesting to me. However, I picked it up last Friday and read it all in one day. Yup, 406 pag ...more
Bernie Davis
Sep 08, 2011 Bernie Davis rated it it was ok
Clive Cussler and his co-writers seem to write the same book over and over and over again. Sometimes, someone goes right instead of left. Or up instead of down. Sometimes there is an inkling of romance - but, who remembers?

He is very successful, because he writes - or they write - books that come across like not so bad James Bonds movies - except they are usually around water.

Recommend or not recommend. So many people read his books - because they are fun.
And fun can be good.
Wayland Smith
Jan 12, 2016 Wayland Smith rated it liked it
This is another somewhat formulaic adventure by Clive Cussler. I do enjoy the Oregon Files as a concept. The super secret private spy ship is a great idea that has a lot of potential. The execution is sometimes a bit off.

This follows the usual gamut for Cussler of historical incident (Marco Polo witnessing a battle) to modern adventure as Juan Cabrillo and his Company take on jobs for hire to give the US Government plausible deniability. Presumably they have other clients time to time, but we ra
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Ole Imsen
Mar 23, 2013 Ole Imsen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure

This is an Action Adventure book, and as such it follows certain rules of that genre. Among those are that what happens isn't necessarily going to be very realistic, and there is a certain amount of "coincidences" that are necessary to make the events in the book happen. In short, Action Adventure is a genre that isn't very realistic, but has much in common with Hollywood Action Thrillers. If you have seen a James Bond, Indiana Jones, or Die Hard movie, you will be aware of what level an Action
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Isaac
Oct 02, 2011 Isaac rated it it was amazing

Juan Cabrillo, a former CIA agent, is now head of an organization called The Corporation, a group of people who work as mercenaries for the United States government, and occasionally for other people who pay them to do jobs that nobody else can do. However when they agree to rescue the daughter of a businessman who has gone missing in the jungle, they have no idea what they are getting into. The mission goes horribly wrong. They later discover that a member of their team is a spy, and that they
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Giovanni Gelati
Mar 22, 2011 Giovanni Gelati rated it it was amazing
Me, a huge fan of the Oregon Files? You never have to ask me that question twice, yes, and then again yes. I just love the work they have done with this series from the get go. More on that in a minute: today on The G-ZONE ,our blogtalk radio show, Big Daddy Abel dropped by; catch it on the archives, and on Weds. John DeDakis, author/instructor/ and CNN Producer will be stopping by at 8.30amEST, breakfast with the G-Man. Good stuff, so please join us for the fun , good conversation and merriment ...more
Robin Carter
May 07, 2012 Robin Carter rated it really liked it
Shelves: action-thriller
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
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Kristen
Aug 13, 2012 Kristen rated it really liked it
If you're a fan of Clive Cussler's action adventures, you'll love the next installment in the Oregon Files. Here, we're introduced to terrorism, intrigue, espionage, suspense and plenty of drama. Lots of action adventure to keep you guessing on the players. It starts out a non-typical assignment for Cabrillo and his team and ends up, a whole new ball game. From Afghanistan to Myanmar, we're right in the focus on deep jungles in this suspenseful novel. Great descriptive scenery, nice action, and ...more
Bob
Mar 16, 2011 Bob rated it really liked it
Like most of Cussler’s tales this one starts out with a bit of “history”, in this case we have Marco Polo witnessing a battle in China where an unusual and devastating new weapon is being used. Jump to now and we have Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon in Pakistan on a rescue mission that gets dicey and picks up an unexpected rescuee.
Having completed that mission they are contracted to find the daughter of a Swiss millionaire who has gone missing in the jungles of Brunei. At this point thi
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Sanchia Goosen
Oct 21, 2014 Sanchia Goosen rated it it was amazing
Loved the unexpected ending.
Ben Doolittle
Mar 21, 2016 Ben Doolittle rated it it was amazing
The book “The Jungle” by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul is an exciting book that will force you to want to keep reading. It is about Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon. They are a secret cooperation that goes on high risk missions to save the world. This mission is one of the hardest ones that they have been on yet; they start off in the mountains of Iran. It leads them to the Burmese Jungle to find a lost girl, oil rigs and finally a salt mine thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. ...more
William Bentrim
Jan 30, 2015 William Bentrim rated it really liked it
The Jungle by Clive Cussler & Jack Du Brul

The Cussler franchise continues in this formula book. Like Patterson, Cussler has created a formula that sells books. He starts with a preposterous mystery and then shares the stage with the primary mystery. Eventually they are tied together. This story starts with Chinese history and Marco Polo and ends with a hunt for a modern techno villain.

Juan Cabrillo and the Corporation are back. Blacker than Black Water, the Corporation handles work that the
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Cedric Standbridge
Apr 16, 2014 Cedric Standbridge rated it really liked it
Shelves: american-lit
{SPOILER ALERT} The Jungle, written by Clive Cussler, takes place deep inside the Jungle, near the Great Wall of China, when Marco Polo witnesses an ancient ruler named Khan, defeat an army by using gunpowder and crystals. Cussler then fast forwards to near present day time on board the Oregon ship- a ship that on the outside looks like a nasty, old, freight ship, but is really one of the most advanced ships on the water, fully capable of defending itself. This is the headquarters for Juan Cabri ...more
David Erickson
Mar 23, 2014 David Erickson rated it really liked it
The Jungle, by Clive Cussler and co-written by Jack Du Brul is one of the Oregon Files series, a spin-off of the NUMA tales.

This novel was quite different than other Cussler novels in that it wasn’t one continuous flow of ‘edge-of-your-seat’ action and was void of most of the technical details that had become, for me, an constant irritant.

Juan Cabrillo, a mainstay of the NUMA series, is running the Oregon, a highly technical and cutting edge vessel disguised as a tramp steamer, operating as an i
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Barbara
Jun 03, 2011 Barbara rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-thriller
I've read a number of Cussler adventures and like Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon ship adventures the most. So I was looking forward to this new addition to the episodes.

What a disappointment. The plot, plot development, dialog, and character development were so poor that I kept looking at the title page for evidence of a ghost writer. I also kept wondering how this book made it past the publisher's editorial development. I'm thinking I'm finished with Clive Cussler books...
Jean Poulos
Oct 11, 2014 Jean Poulos rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, audio-2014
“The Jungle” begins with a history lesson as all Cussler books do. This one is set in eastern China 1281 A.D. it reveals the battle tactics of General Khenbish, who is in the employ of the great Khan. We learn the history of the three tents that precede each battle and see the first use of laser and dynamite on a battlefield. We observed the obliteration of walled village because it dared to defy the Khan. It is the independent observer who accompanies the General that is the surprise at the end ...more
Matt Berning
Nov 04, 2014 Matt Berning rated it really liked it
The Jungle is one of Clive Cussler's newer works, but it is just as good as some of his classics. On board the Oregon, a high-tech, secret government ship that is disguised as an old boat, the group known as the Coporation has to go through harsh jungles to rescue a wealthy bussiness man's daughter. Things eventually go horribly wrong, as members of the team betray them, to help a terrorist plot to destroy the United States.
This book follows the general blueprint of Clive Cussler novels. Someone
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Amanda Walker
Jan 25, 2015 Amanda Walker rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Like a typical CLive Cussler novel, this one keeps you engaged until the very last page. This is one of "The Oregon Files," meaning that Juan Cabrillo and his team, the members of "The Corporation," are being asked to do the impossible.

It starts with a relatively simple task - rescuing a kidnapped kid from a Pakistani village. While there, they also rescue someone who appears to be a prisoner of war. Next, they are asked to rescue the daughter of an accountant who is seemingly lost in the jungle
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David
Apr 04, 2012 David rated it really liked it
A typically high-standard Clive Cussler adventure novel featuring Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon team. We all know the good guys are always gonna pull through and the bad guys are gonna get complacent and come unstuck - this is Cussler after all, but his writing skill, the tie-ins with the past and the non-stop adventure will always keep readers like me coming back for more!
Frank
Dec 31, 2014 Frank rated it really liked it
I hadn't read one of the Oregon Files novels for a while. I always enjoy these books and am not sure why it took me so long to get to this one (I have had it on my shelves for over three years). Anyway, this one did not disappoint and was pretty much non-stop action from start to finish. The novel goes from a rescue of a young boy from terrorists in Afghanistan to another supposed rescue of a young woman in the jungles of Myanmar (Burma). And then on to a vast security threat to the U.S. by a me ...more
Gary L. Utsler
Aug 07, 2014 Gary L. Utsler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oregon file "The Jungle"

I try to read all of the books by Clive Cussler. I particularly like the Oregon files because of the unique settings in the various episodes. There is intrigue and suspense right down to the last page of the books that leave you sitting on the edge of your chair. I find it very hard to put down any of the books once you get into the action. the action and flow of the story was very good and the characters always seem to mimic the real time people that always have a hand i
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Sean Wylie
Aug 03, 2015 Sean Wylie rated it really liked it
I have been lukewarm on the Oregon series by Clive Cussler and friend. It has a much more military focus than the other Cussler series. However, this was an excellent book! I was entertained from the first word to the last. It has all the hallmarks of a Cussler novel with clearly defined good guys and evil guys, huge world-encompassing plots, and a flare for dramatic settings.

The crew of the Oregon is a group of 'do good-er' mercenaries made up of former members of the US Military. This is their
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Miss
Feb 02, 2016 Miss rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book # 8 of the Oregon Files series but it can be read as a standalone novel.

As with #7, this is a fast paced, action filled book that, despite the "yeah right.. like that would ever happen moments", still entertained me the whole way through.

The one criticism I have is that Cussler and Du Brul could have developed the characters a bit more than they did. The only character we see with any depth is Juan Cabrillo and even that development is slow and shallow.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoy
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Anna Mari
Mar 10, 2013 Anna Mari rated it really liked it
Shelves: espionage-spy
Except the ending, 1 star to the end. Please reconsider the direction this is headed.
Jim Kelly
Juan Cabrillo and his crew of mercenaries engage in one daring rescue operation after another with progressively higher stakes in Cussler's high-octane eighth Oregon Files novel (after The Silent Sea), his sixth collaboration with Du Brul. The rescue of a kidnap victim, an Indonesian teenage boy, from an Afghan village, yields a bonus in the form of MacD Lawless, a former U.S. Army Ranger, who proves of immediate value. Betrayals, more rescues, and escapes follow as one mysterious man seeks worl ...more
Heather Sinclair
Nov 21, 2015 Heather Sinclair rated it liked it
This was my first Clive Cussler book (I know, where have I been, right?), and I'd have to say I see the attraction for so many fans that spawned multiple series and a move (Sahara I believe).
Um, but as a book I'd have to say that it was a bit disappointing. Sure, it was exciting and I kept turning pages to find out what happened next but it was all action and no substance.
The characters were well-described, as was the weaponry and equipment they used. What this book lacked was characters I *ca
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James F.
Feb 19, 2016 James F. rated it liked it
This volume in the Cussler - Du Brul series of "The Oregon Files" was the least appealing, to me, of others that I have read from the same series. The action was at the same level of excellence, but the ending left a less-than-satisfying feeling in my mind. A sentient computer system suddenly appears and cautions the main character that his actions will, hence-forth, be monitored. I have the uneasy feeling that future novels in the series will find that Juan Cabrillo is more and more in league w ...more
Susan Jones
Feb 15, 2016 Susan Jones rated it really liked it
The Jungle is Part of the Oregon series. Love this series and the Chairman, Juan Cabrillo. The story starts out with Juan and his mercenaries are asked to rescue a young boy. During that rescue, they also rescue U.S. Army Ranger, MacD Lawless. This rescue mission turns out to be a ruse. No sooner, do they complete this mission and they are off on other mission. Could this mission also be a ruse? Yes indeed! The story picks up from here with a lot of action, suspense and a few twists and turns. I ...more
Robert
Mar 19, 2011 Robert rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-11-season
Cussler is a quality brand.
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