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Corsair

(Oregon Files #6)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  8,724 ratings  ·  389 reviews
For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the "Oregon," a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the "Oregon" and its crew face their biggest challenge yet.
Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought o
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Paperback, 536 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Penguin (first published March 10th 2009)
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Tim
Feb 05, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Clinkerville. I'm burned out. ...more
Adrienne
Absolutely excellent: great adventure, plausible, wonderful characters, bit of history thrown in and unputdownable. Another great read in the Cabrillo series.
Julie
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another action packed adventure read. This one really utilizes all the characters. Great ending!
Aldo Ferrante
This novel was a disappointment. I had been impressed with "Skeleton Coast" (a previous one that Cussler also wrote with his friend Du Brul), and this new iteration looked promising enough. But the dialogue in Corsair is very poor and the action scenes - Cussler's trademark - are too far and few between. Whereas "Skeleton Coast" held the promise of some kind of hookup between Cabrillo, the hero, and Sloane Macintyre - a heroin in her own right - Corsair feels a bit empty. If you're looking for a ...more
Matt
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is 6th book in the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler. Even though this is the 6th book it is my first foray into this series, but I have read other works by the author.

Corsair is an action packed adventure. Set in a recent/modern day setting. There is a mixture of different elements and threats present: from Somalian pirates to terrorists. But how does this link with pirates of old and a political plot?

Our time is divided between 3 different groups of characters. There is Juan Cabrillo and his
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Brenda H
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Corsair is the sixth book in the Oregon Files series by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. The Oregon Files follows the adventures of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment and a wide array of weaponry, which is crewed by the best and brightest – all overseen by Juan Cabrillo, an ex-CIA officer with a flair for the dramatic.

The US Secretary of State’s plane has crashed on the way to a peace summit in Libya. It is initially assumed that she has died in the crash
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Jeane
Jan 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Books which Clive Cussler write are for me those comfort books. I know everything will end well and I know that I will enjoy them.
A extra in his books which I always enjoy is the different periods in the story.
Pirates, the 'American' Lafayette...they're all part of the past and make up our history. But in our present time pirates continue to capture ships, freighters... just as in Somalia.
What they hadn't expected of a battered looking freighter is to meet a crew belonging to a state-of- the-art
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Eli Hornyak
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know these books are Man Fluff but I do love them. Fast paced and suspenseful.
John
Jun 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun book. If you've never read a Jack DeBrul/Clive Cussler collaboration before it's very similar to a Dirk Pitt/James Bond/Indiana Jones type of plot line - archeological mystery, world or regional crisis, figuring it out, someone saves the day, etc.

Except in these "Oregon Files" novels instead of just one guy figuring things out and saving the day it is a group of mercenaries who have formed a for-profit corporation and take on jobs that governments can't openly do. They do it for profit (the
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 Olivermagnus
The sixth book of the Oregon Files opens with a prologue that involves the Barbary pirates versus the American destroyer, Philadelphia, off the coast of Tunisia in 1803. Fans of the series will realize that something in the prologue will fuel the adventures of the modern day, high tech, Oregon team. A recently discovered letter points to a link between the Barbary pirate Suleiman Al-Jama and Henry Lafayette, a seaman captured from the Philadelphia battle. While trapped together, they may have le ...more
Eadie
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia, and the pirates...who look like something else.

I liked learning about the history of the pirates in the 18th and 19th century and about Lafayette and the early explorers, Captain William Baimbrige, Captain Stephen Decatur and Admiral Charles Stewart. I th
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Chris Haak
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually one of the better Cussler books. Less misogyny and more plausible storyline. The man writes exciting books.
William
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
audiobook Very enjoyable as if I am watching an over-the-top TV series. A lot of "cliff-hanger" moments. ...more
Barb
The Oregon is always action packed and full of unique plots!! The first one had the Dalai Lama, this one had the jewel with the blood of Christ!!
Lorraine
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Corsair is a fantastic adventure story from the first page until the last. It contains, Barbary pirates, ships with fantastic capabilities, American Veterans, brilliant computer hackers, Middle Eastern terrorists, an archaeological dig, violence, suspense, good guys vs. bad guys and so much more. One asks oneself what else would you want in a great story? Because the story and many characters with near superhuman capabilities are so compelling, the book gets five stars. This book is highly recom ...more
Jean
Apr 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-2014, fiction
What I like about Clive Cussler’s books is they always opening with something of the past that relates to what’s going on in the present. I have not check the facts in every book of Cussler’s I have read but the ones I have the facts in the past are correct it is what he does with them in the future that the fun begins. Corsair is the 6th novel in the Oregon series and it’s about a battle with the Barbary Pirates. As a fan of Navel History I am aware of the role the United States Navy and Marine ...more
Bob
Jun 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Another action adventure by Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon as they are contracted to locate the US Secretary of State whose plane has gone missing over Libya on the way to an international peace conference. If you haven’t met the Oregon and her crew before, the Oregon is and old rusted, dirty, dilapidated freighter that plies the oceans of the world. But that is just the public view, it is actually a totally modern ship filled with sophisticated technical equipment and arms
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Ivan Zullo
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Corsair is the 6th novel of The Oregon Files. If possible, this is the most adrenaline-filled saga written by Clive Cussler (here he cowrites with Jack Du Brul).
The main ingredients are a terroristic threat and a never-give-up attitude for Cabrillo and his crew aboard the Oregon, a ship where anything is what it seems.
Clive Clussler succeed in writing a fast-paced story that force you to read it and be surprised with the countless twists in the tale.
Corsair is a 2009 novel, so I admire the coura
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Huw Evans
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
Back to the one legged superhero with the toys for boys. The secretary of state has been kidnapped on her way to a peace conference arranged by a Libyan,no less. What? The outcome becomes obvious and inevitable from the middle of the book and the only question that is unanswered at this point is the relevance of the punitive misssion in Tripoli by the American Marines in the late nineteenth century. I did not wait to find out.
Glen
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another entry in the Oregon Files series.

The US Secretary of State is in a plane crash and disappears in the Libyan desert. Meanwhile, members of an archaeological dig are kidnapped.

Juan Cabrillo and crew go to set things right. This books features their All terrain vehicle, The PIG quite a bit, which makes it different than the other books in the series. Pretty awesome railroad chase scene.
Christopher Dodds
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As always I've enjoyed reading the Oregon Files series, and this book did not disappoint. Full of great story lines consisting of plenty of character development, tense moments some humour and loads of action with some history mixed in to help the story along which also provided a breather in between the action. ...more
Kirsten
I always look forward to a new Clive Cussler. But, for some reason, this one seemed a little flat to me. I still enjoy the main character of Juan Cabrillo - but the adventures and suspense in this one weren't as intense as usual. ...more
Linda
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge
This might be my favorite Oregon series adventure so far! A lot of the technical stuff is wasted on me but this was quite the page turner where there were times I didn't want to put the book down because I was wrapped up in the story. ...more
Bernd Velling
Well I have to say towards the second third of the book I was at a four star rating but wow what a finale !!
Down to the last line of the book which closes with a thoughtful note but find out for yourself 😉.
All in all Oregon-Style all the way !
Owain Price
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let’s not forget that sometimes we read for escapist entertainment. This ticks all the boxes.
Clem
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I really, really wanted to like this book. So far, Clive Cussler has only managed to disappoint me with his “Oregon Files” series, which this one falls under. He “co-authored” one of these that I’ve read with DuBrul, and the other with a guy named Craig Dirgo. I put “co-authored” in parenthesis because a large part of me believes that Cussler had very little to do with any of these books. I think the Cussler name is stuck on to generate more book sales. Probably an accountant’s move. Well, it wo ...more
Will
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Craig Beam
For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the Oregon and it’s crew face their biggest challenge yet.

Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many varieties. There are the pirates who fought in the sea off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Af
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Jordan Anderson
Reading Corsair one would never guess this book belongs in the same series that was started with Golden Buddha and Sacred Stone. In other words, while those 2 novels nearly sunk the Oregon series before it even got started, Corsair has solidified the fact that this spin off series remains Cussler’s best work since the golden age of Dirk Pitt (rightly 1990-2001).

I would wager that the previous book, Plague Ship, was probably a bit better in plot, action, and even length, however, Corsair is still
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Tom Kristan Jr.
Review of Clive Cussler's CORSAIR

Typical Cussler novel; The incredible ship, Oregon, must save the TRIPOLI ACCORDS. A peace treaty between the U.S. , Europe and the Muslims. The OREGON saves the U.S. Secretary of state, Fiona Katamora, the driving force behind the peace process.
As expected, much action, adventure by the members of the OREGON. First they battle radical Muslim's against the peace process, save many prisoners and of course protect and save that Secretary of state. The final conclu
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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

Other books in the series

Oregon Files (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Golden Buddha (Oregon Files, #1)
  • Sacred Stone (Oregon Files, #2)
  • Dark Watch (Oregon Files, #3)
  • Skeleton Coast (Oregon Files, #4)
  • Plague Ship (Oregon Files, #5)
  • The Silent Sea (Oregon Files, #7)
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