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  • Title: Golden Buddha
  • Author: Clive Cussler Craig Dirgo
  • ISBN: 9780141010311
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback

  • Juan Cabrillo skippers a disguised spy ship for hire for covert missions In this adventure he must find and seize a golden Buddha the artifact and its contents are vital to striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese and restoring the Dalai Lama to power in Tibet.
    Clive Cussler Craig Dirgo
    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 since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, NUMA a 501C3 non profit organization named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy s Hunley, and its victim, the Union s Housatonic the U 20, the U boat that sank the Lusitania the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack the renowned Confederate raider Florida the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to the day after plucking Titanic s survivors from the sea In September, 1998, NUMA which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities launched its own web site for those wishing information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization numa In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration Cussler s books have been published in than 40 languages in than 100 countries His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex, Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen 03, Night Probe, Deep Six, Cyclops, Treasure, Dragon, Sahara, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, Flood Tide, Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising, Trojan Odyssey and Black Wind this last with his son, Dirk Cussler the nonfiction books The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt r Revealed the NUMA Files novels Serpent, Blue Gold, Fire Ice, White Death and Lost City written with Paul Kemprecos and the Oregon Files novels Sacred Stone and Golden Buddha written with Craig Dirgo and Dark Watch written with Jack Du Brul Clive Cussler lives in Arizona.


    If you take a look at the cover of this book, Clive Cussler's name is clearly the focus of the page, but the words inside are, for the most part, certainly not his words. I know the recent trend of some authors is to allow their names to be used as a launch pad for young and upcoming writers (a la Craig Dirgo) but the Golden Buddha is a great example of why this practice is destined to fail. When I pick up a Cussler novel, I want a Cussler plot: action-packed, detailed, and over the top. And whi [...]

    Fred Hughes
    A group of well financed mercenaries, a boat that looks like a wreck but contains high tech defensive and offensive systems and can travel 70 knots a Golden Buddha that weighs 696 pounds of solid gold, a crooked art dealer, two egotistical billionaires and a standoff between the Russians and the Chinese. Stir it all up and you have a romping adventure.In Clive Cussler’s spin-off series from his Dirk Pitt series he has established another skilful and charismatic hero.In the first book of the se [...]

    I just didn’t enjoy this. Don’t get me wrong, I can tell Cussler knows how to weave a plot, it’s just not one I want to unravel. My favorite part of the book is the fact that this super equipped, awesome-sauce ship is disguised to look like a pile of crap. Unfortunately, a small curiosity is not enough to keep me reading Cussler’s books.I can honestly say I gave him a shot.

    I gave it a 3 just because there were a lot of characters I couldn't keep track of.Otherwise, It was a good and a detailed one. It feels good to resume Cussler again. I don't regret my decision. I have complains towards the narrator though. It could be better. I did have a feeling that it would be way more fun to read the original book rather than the narration. I did not have this feeling when I was reading other Cussler books(narration) back in 2009/2010. So, yes a little blame on the narrator [...]

    Barbara ★
    I liked the complicated cons the crew of the Oregon pulled with elaborate costumes and disguises. Seemed more like a troup of actors than mercenaries. However these guys are mercenaries working for profit though usually working towards a worthy goal. They just work "at any cost" to get their objective completed. Some of their actions were terrorist-like and that was disturbing. They were hired to return the golden Buddha to Tibet and then they volunteered to put the Dhali Lama back in power. Thi [...]

    This was a good book without being a great book. Being the first book in the series it was a good introduction to the many characters that make up the Corporation. It was interesting how the author tried to weave a real situation into the plot line, i.e. The Dalai Lama being in exile. It has caught my interest enough to continue reading on in the series, especially given the recommendations of people whose reading opinions I respect. I do feel the characters could do with a bit more fleshing out [...]

    i do enjoy novels where some sort of plan is well designed and executed, you know a la count of monte cristo. also, i listened to another instalment of the oregon files series (The Jungle. Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul) and liked it. additionally, some good cheap action where the good guys are hot and have guns etc. and show the bad guys that they will never win is some good entertainment after (and before) a good day's work. that said this was a bit weak. i really did not like the characters [...]

    Teo Hoppe
    Cussler is one of the few authors who have NEVER disappointed me and I buy his books day of release without fail. I even liked his collaborations with Dirgo as it always seemed to me to be a Cussler book, UNTIL NOW. I totally agree with the reviewer who wrote that the book just died. Reading about the Dali Lama got me hooked as i thought there would be a few plots going on at once and the Dali Lama part could be quite intriguing. Did Cussler even see the book before Dirgo went to publisher?I kep [...]

    Brenda H
    A new Clive Cussler series for me. Different from the Dirk Pitt books I'm most familiar with, this has an ensemble cast. Yes, it still has the classic cars and the detailed technical descriptions, but you don't get the same character building. I am guessing that will happen as I get to know the members of the team better in later books. In any case, it was an interesting, enjoyable read that I would recommend to readers who enjoy action adventure (or as my favorite used bookstore labels it, Men' [...]

    I think that this is just simply not my cup of tea. I have never read any Clive Cussler. I listened to this audiobook and found it very dry. I kept thinking I should have more appreciation for the research and detail that goes into to this kind of story I just couldn't get excited about it. The Oregon looks like a rust-bucket cargo ship on the outside. On the inside it is a marvel of modern technology. Run by a group of mercenaries, the Oregon is a for profit company of highly skilled ex-militar [...]

    I really enjoy the Oregon Files, but its a good think I didn't start of with this full version as my first venture into the lives of Juan and the crew as I might not have returned. The first version I read of this book was a condensed version. Although a few key elements were omitted from this condensed version, it had a more natural flow. I think this book, as the first book in a new series, was OVER written with WAY too much detail and too many characters as well. It was an okay book, but as a [...]

    This was pretty enjoyable. I loved the idea of having unlimited funds, firepower, connections, disguises, skills, intelligence etc in order to accomplish your "righteous" mission. I thought the book should've ended about 3/4 or 8/10 of the way through. It got tiresome towards the end when the espionage aspect took over. The who is schmoozing who, how to connive and buy votes and hide money and so forth was not as interesting to me as the ACTION.

    The first of a great new adventure series by Clive Cussler, about a "Corporation" that is hired by various conutries to take care of situations for them. The Corporation is extremely well-funded and covert, and pride themselves on only excepting jobs that "right wrongs." This story was about them procuring a golden buddha that had been stolen from the Dalai Lama, as well as helping him return to power in Tibet. It was a fun and exciting read.

    This was an entertaining adventure read but I would prefer a little mystery mixed with the adventure. The characters were interesting but too many to keep track of. The plot was a little confusing at times but came together in the end. I look forward to check out his Isaac Bell series as I feel I would enjoy that series better.

    Just meh. A bunch of details and nothing to make the thing hang together. It's like a bad summer blockbuster - here's a bunch of explosions and car chases, pay no attention to the plot please. I just never really cared what happened. Some promising ideas splattered here and there, and some other oddball stuff that never develop.

    Jay Schutt
    This book honestly stank. I got the sense around page 150, but kept going because I have enjoyed so many of Cussler's books in the past. I did not finish this one. Gave up after 250 pages. This was co-written, and I think Cussler had very little to do with it. Just not up to his usual standards like his Dirk Pitt series.

    Sara Tuschen
    Definitely an action/adventure book. I like character driven stories. There were lots of characters, almost too many, and they were flat. This was disappointing for me. The story was movie-like, a little far fetched, but entertaining. If you are not a character driven reader, you might enjoy this book more than me.

    Kathy Davie
    I just love the mix of people and their approach to life. And all those lovely gadgets!

    Good. Action packed nail biting fun.

    Suzanne Garland
    I love this series.

    Golden Buddha is a cool idea for a new Cussler spin-off series, but the execution is flawed. I like the concept of the Oregon, a state-of-the-art mercenary ship disguised as a rusty heap. Juan Cabrillo, the leader of the mercenaries, seems to be an enjoyable character, but he isn’t fleshed out enough here to to be truly memorable. This novel has so many characters competing for development that none of them are distinctive enough to remember. It’s hard to keep track of them all, and having t [...]

    I'm a big fan of Dirk Pitt (see my reading list) but this is something completely different. Apart from the complete lack of knowledge regarding politics, economics and the USA's standing in the world, the premise that a small group of people could do all this from a ship is ridiculous. I'm all for a bit of fantasy but this takes it too far. And what a poisonous, awful group they are, using anything to get their profit, including torture, but it's OK because it's not only for profit it's also fo [...]

    The Golden Buddha by Clive CusslerThe prelude of this novel got me hooked. Set in 1959 it tells the fictionalised history of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet. Forty-five years and four hundred pages later the epilogue tells the story of the Dalai Lama’s return to the Potala Palace. For me the two best chapters of the book. In between there is a page-turner of trail blazing action which kept me in my chair for quite a few hours.As in the prelude storytelling meets history in the epilogue hi [...]

    Ollie James
    More of an Ocean's 11 style adventure then the Bond style that I had experienced with the first two Cussler books I read, nevertheless I still enjoyed it. It seems like it's best to treat these books like you would a summer blockbuster, turn off your mind and let yourself be entertained. Whilst it was hard to keep track of the multitudes of characters (thank you for the list at the front of the book Mr Cussler!) I found the main heist highly entertaining and very tense. An alliance at the end of [...]

    M.M. Strawberry Reviews
    Having read several Dirk Pitt books, I was surprised at how different this book felt. Yes, it was co-authored, but it feels like Clive Cussler left most if not all of the actual work/manuscript to someone else after feeding them a few ideas.Some people don't like the Dirk Pitt novels because Cussler could get rather detailed on the specs of the various vehicles and the like in the story, and this is definitely not the case for the Oregon Files. Compared to Dirk Pitt, this novel feels like 'lite' [...]

    Rodney Tripp
    Good Read, not greatow goingny characters. I have tried to read this book over the several year, but always seems to un-interested after a few pages. So this year I told myself I would give the book a great effort. I still A not sold on the series it could be this second author Clussler has writing this book with him. Cussler change his companion writer the 3rd book. So I will continue in book #2 just because I started it. Looking for the hook on book #2

    Not one of Cussler's better efforts. Reader of the audiobook was second-rate also. Still, there is something about the Oregon Files that keeps me coming back.In this first Oregon Files book, the Oregon crew's mission is to steal an ancient statue and use it to return the dalai lama to power in Tibet.

    Obviously I am not a Action Adventure type gal. Though well written and intense I had a hard time getting into and really caring about this book. The number of characters made it hard for me to follow. If you are a shoot em up type reader than this was a nice clean option but I don't think I will be continuing with the series.

    Fredrick Danysh
    The crew of the Oregon is a corporation of mercenaries who try to help those in need [for a price]. Four decades after the Dali Lama goes into exile and a golden Buda is stolen, the group sets out to repossess the statue for the rightful owners who are the people of Tibet and to restore the Dali Lama to power. A good read.

    After having this book in my library for over a decade I finally decided to tackle it after an original false start (I was disappointed it wasn't a Dirk Pitt novel and put it aside). The book is nothing less than classic Clive Cussler and is HIGHLY enjoyable action/adventure. The story and plot is not only enjoyable, but also believable. Definitely a must-read for any adrenaline junkie.

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