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The Silent Sea (The Oregon Files #7)

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An ancient curse...
A prize beyond imagination...
Juan Cabrillo will face one to win the other.

Paperback, 464 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2010)
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Chance Maree

When I picked up this novel, I failed to pick up on the fact it was an author-branded work. I had heard of Clive Cussler. His background and involvement with sunken ships and general marine archaeology is intriguing. That, and being a successful author were enough to lure me in--I'd hoped to learn something as well as be thrilled with the adventure. Only after a feeling of disappointment and depression set in did I look closely at the cover and realize Clive Cussler is used as a brand name. Whil
The Ronish family had owned Pine Island, part of Washington State for generations. The mystery of the deep pit on the island had been investigated by many, but disaster struck each time. In December of 1941 it was the turn of the five Ronish brothers to uncover the mysteries of the deep – four were old enough but the youngest could only watch on. But once again tragedy struck; then with news of the war and Pearl Harbour the older brothers headed off to fight…

In the current day, Juan Cabrillo was
So, I decided to take a break from vampires and werewolves and all things paranormal. I picked up The Silent Sea because I have enjoyed all of Clive Cussler's books. I was not disappointed.

Clive Cussler has a way of creating great action stories, full of suspense and lots of firepower and explosions. This story starts on an island off Washington State, moves to Argentina, Texas, and Antarctica. And just when I thought I would read a book that was vampire-free, there was a reference to the Twili
I'm not a huge fan of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels. They're fine, but I just never connected.

However, I have enjoyed both of his Spy series novels. The Silent Sea is the first I've read from the Oregon Files, and I really enjoyed it.

The Oregon is a super-high tech ship disguised as a decrepit junk heap. It has its own helicopter, torpedos, minisubs, and priceless works of art on the walls. No, I'm not kidding.

Anyway, Argentina and China have claimed sovereignty over Antarctica, and they've b
Pete Carter
What spoilt this book for me was the sloppy editing. If you’re buying a self-published book for 99p off Kindle you might expect a few typos – but if you’re paying rrp £18.99 for a first edition hardback, you expect quality and professionalism. You can barely go 8 pages without a typo – some of them glaring. And not just the editing – the authors made one or two real clangers themselves. Try this for size: (p75)
‘…converging on a levelled-off section of hillside at least two acres across….’
Cussler has a knack for creating larger than life characters and Juan Cabrillo is no exception. Cabrillo's home is the Oregon, a ship that looks like it's headed for the garbage dump on the outside and one that is outfitted on the inside with the latest technology available for doing anything. It's always enjoyable to see outsider's (read enemies) reaction to the ship and how they underestimate it. This story has plenty of technology, plenty of adventure and discovery, and plenty of harrowing ne ...more
Mike Van Barneveld
Hartstikke goed boek. Veel spanning en actie. Het verhaal zou wat mij betreft zo als een James Bond-film vertoond kunnen worden, uitgezonderd van de romances dan. Het einde is ook erg spannend en in sommige opzichten onverwacht. Ik vond het al met al een erg goed boek!


Een geweldig spannend begin. Keurige schrijfstijl die direct boeit. Soms is het nog even struikelen over de lange zinnen en dure woorden die er gebruikt worden, maar dat went erg snel. Erg hoog niveau tot nu toe. Ben benieuwd w
Martin Hill
When a NASA satellite heading into a polar orbit mysteriously crashes into the Argentine jungle, Juan Cabrillo and his ship, the Oregon, are called in to find it. Cabrillo and his crew succeed in retrieving the satellite, and in the process discover the crash site of a long-missing American airship. That discovery leads Cabrillo and members of his crew to the treasure pit on Pine Island (a fictitious West Coast version of the famed Oak Island money pit), then to the frigid wasteland of Antarctic ...more
Leanne Hunt
I would not have made it through two-thirds of this book had it not been for the fact that my husband and I were listening to it on a long journey and we had nothing else to read. Frankly, we both found the novel boring. While it is full of action and intrigue, and will probably appeal to a reader interested in weapons and military-style operations, it is completely lacking in depth. The characters are one-dimensional and there seems to be no subtext. It is what Afrikaans-speaking people call a ...more
I have been listening to all the Clive Cussler books I could get my hands on via Overdrive and have really enjoyed them all. Some of the author's villains are over the top and the dialogue can be a little cheesy at times, but his books are always action packed and full of interesting historical and political tidbits (be they fact or fiction). The plots are thick and deep and the resolutions fantastic. I have really enjoyed reading this author but I'm nearing the end of what's available for downl ...more
niet echt mijn schrijver. vind het meer een mannenboek. heb hem uitgelezen, maar sla de rest van zn boeken over.
All the Oregon series books are excellent and so is this one.
The seventh in the Oregon Files series, and the continued adventures of Juan Cabrillo and his "corporation" - a group of highly trained off the books intelligence operatives that are centered on the Oregon (a large ship made to look like a rusty cargo ship). In this installment, Juan find himself searching the jungle for a downed US satellite in hostile Argentine territory. And soon the adventure may just take them to Antarctica to uncover a deeper mystery than anyone expected.

I enjoyed the book
This is the seventh installment of the Oregon Files series by Clive Cussler. The series started out as a spin off of characters created in one volume of the Dirk Pitt series, also by Cussler. The characters turned out to be a perfect base on which to launch another successful series of books. To date, I have enjoyed every installment of the Oregon Files series. And The Silent Sea is no exception.

The story starts on a family owned island off the west coast of the United States. For generations, t
Hace un par de años me dije que nunca más iba a volver a leer un libro más de Clive Cussler. Ya había leído unos 10 o más y me parecían suficientes. El último, con Dirk Pitt como protagonista, me costó mucho trabajo leerlo. Ya me parecía una lectura monótona y repetitiva. Sin embargo, hace unas semanas me topé con éste libro como estreno en la librería y lo compré. Me gustó la breve reseña de la contraportada y decidí darle otra oportunidad a Clive Cussler. No en balde había leído tantos libros ...more
An Oregon Files novel co-written with Jack DuBrul. I have read many of the Dirk Pitt novels written by Cussler, and I have read almost all of the books written by Jack DuBrul, so choosing to read the Oregon Files novels is a no-brainer.

The Oregon Files books tell the stories of The Corporation, an organization of persons with military or CIA backgrounds who now work independently. Their vessel, The Oregon, is a masterful work of deception and misdirection. No single paragraph, or many paragraph
Yvann S
“Good thing they shot you in the head, otherwise they could have hit something important”

In this seventh of the Oregon Files thrillers, Juan Cabrillo and his team move from the Argentine border, past a few islands and on to Antarctica in their range of assignments from clearing up a NASA snafu to protecting sovereignty of oil fields and finding a medieval Chinese wreckage.

I always find Cussler's novels enjoyable (see my reviews of The Navigator and Plague Ship) and this was no different. This pl
Remember when Bond movies were about the toys, eye candy, and big explosions? They were pointless mindcandy, but sometimes, that's really all you *want* out of a movie - something to distract and entertain. Sure, if one cared to think about Bond in a realistic-world-view sense, he's a misogynistic, cold blooded killer, but in those "it's all about the toys" movies, that's not really his persona. It's all a matter of tone and reference.

That's what Cussler books USED to be - a kind of Americanized
When I went to the shelf on the library, there were something like 25 books of his all looking the same with the garish cover art and enormous author name and titles. That was offputting. But the book is great. Cussler writes with descriptive detail: not adjectives but measurable words. It's a fun read and I flew through it in about 5 hours. Cussler writes a little like Tom Clancy, with slightly more plot-orientation. I draw the parallel to Clancy because both authors do extensive background res ...more
Teacher 007.5
The story starts off with five brothers making a discovery, a discovery that leaves one dead and the older three brothers shamed by their family. In the present, Juan Cabrillo, the chairman of a private corporation that does military operations and recons for the CIA/government as well as they hire themselves out as security for the insanely rich. Juan and his men of the Oregon, are sent on a secret mission into Argentina to recover a downed satellite that landed within Argentine border. They di ...more
Christian Orr
Another fine collaborative effort between Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul, resulting in yet another rollicking adventure of Juan Cabrillo and "The Corporation," the intrepid crew of the spy ship (cleverly disguised as a dilapidated tramp steamer) Oregon.

Great action, humor, exotic locales (Argentina, Paraguay, and Antarctica), along with tragedy (SPOILER ALERT: one of the members of The Corporation is killed in action fairly early on), and even a budding romance b/w Max Hanley (Cabrillo's second-i
Title: The Silent Sea
Year: 2009
Author: clive cussler
Number of Pages: 449

Who is the intended audience of this book?
young adults

What is the main issue or problem the book addresses?
the oregon and it's crew (their mystery)

The setting basically takes place telling of the Oregon's crews journey through land and water. so everywhere.

Description of main characters:
linc, linda, wilson, george and the rest of the crew, which they are all daringly entitled to sea.

Story Summary:
Clive Cussler's ta
Mieke Schepens
Mijn verwachtingen waren hoog, omdat ik zozeer genoten heb van een eerder boek van hem:
'De Jacht'. (recensie volgt nog)
In De Stille Zee vond ik hem hier en daar langdradig. Clive Cussler legt altijd wel graag uit, maar het ging hier zo ver dat ik mijn focus niet meer had. Op andere plaatsen daarentegen werden nu woorden gebruik uit de scheepvaart, waardoor je Google in de buurt moest hebben, wilde je precies weten wat bedoeld werd.
In grote lijnen was het wel duidelijk, maar een gevolg was dat h
J.T. Lewis
Clive Cussler’s ‘The Silent Sea’ is another of his ‘Oregon Files’ series of books, about a private corporation that travels around the world in a old ratty looking ship ( The Oregon), getting the United States out of trouble in various hotspots around the world.
Of course, the ship is a conveniently disguised super ship underneath it all, able to do almost anything that they need it to do.
Juan Cabrillo, Chairman of the corporation, is a throwback to the swashbuckling hero’s of history, using hi
Een eeuwenoud mysterie wordt ontrafeld.
Juan Cabrillo gaat met zijn team van de Oregon op zoek naar een neergestorte satelliet in de jungle van Argentinië. Tijdens deze tocht ontdekken ze een Blimp die na de twee wereld oorlog is neergestort in de jungle. Juan en zijn team willen de nabestaande laten weten wat er gebeurd is met hun broers en gaan op zoek naar de nabestaande. Dit is het begin van een bizarre tocht door Amerika die eindigt in het Antarctische gebied.
De stille zee was mijn eerste ke
Juan Cabarillo a navy CIA agent and his team of 10 sail the seas in luxury. To everyone else is a tin can rusting away; the Oregon is made to look like a junker but is secretly a high tech ship with top secret technology. It was an old logging ship and everyone doesn't suspect a thing. From saving the planet one day, to buying ice cream at food lion the next they do it all.

Juan Cabarillo the team leader owns the Oregon and will do anything to keep his crew and ship safe. Mark Murphy is the weap
This is the 6th Oregon series from Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul. The Oregon appears to be a dilapidated freighter manned by a ragged looking crew when in reality it is a high tech and highly armed ship whose crew is known as the Corporation, and is led by Captain Juan Cabrillo, a former CIA field agent. He and the crew perform black ops for the CIA and also private security for different world leaders at handsome prices. All of the Oregon books I have read I have totally enjoyed, their ship is ...more
The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul is another exciting adventure that forms part of the Oregon Files series of writing. The nice thing about the Clive Cussler books is how the storyline goes off in many directions and you then need to piece it all together. It is always well explained in the end. This book had me asking “Could this really take place?” as a number of outlandish events seem to mimic current events. I enjoyed the various locations that the adventure went to as well as ...more
Will Hogarth
This is part of a series of books based around the Oregon and its crew, and not reading any of the earlier books leave one not sure if you can just pick it up and enjoy for the novels sake. For the Silent Sea I would say you can, as you read you get the sense that there is more depth to the main characters than you initially pick up on, and to those that have read any of the earlier books, this will not be a problem, and even for those that are new to the series it doesn't take long for the prin ...more
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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 ...more
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