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Riptide (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Riptide - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child, David Birney (Narrator)
Abridged, 4 Cassettes, 6 hours. Read by David Birney. — For centuries, treasure hunters have sought the lost horde of the notorious English pirate, Edward Ockham. Clues led to the mysterious water pit on Ragged Island, Maine--but a curse left behind by the long-dead pirate still seems to be working. Every expedition has failed--with the treasure ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781570425967
ISBN-10: 1570425965
Publication Date: 8/1/1998
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Warner Adult
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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reviewed Riptide (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Another great book from Preston and Childs. This book is about an island off the coast of Maine that is shrouded in mystery and fog. According to local legends, there is a vast treasure buried in the island. But all attempts to get the treasure have resulted in injury, death and financial ruin. But at last, with millions of dollars in backing, and technilogial power, a task force is formed to retrieve the treasure, and solve the mystery that has confounded all efforts to do so in the past. As the story moves forward, the crew of this task force also sicken, get injured and die. What is at the heart of this island, causing all this suffering? I enjoyed reading this book, and hopefully there will be many more from this wonderful team of authors.
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Helpful Score: 4
100% Fun! February 4, 2003
Reviewer: Robin Currier

I've read other books by Child/Preston (Relic and Reliquary) and found them fun but the writing just a little rough.
But Riptide, now--Wow! They have really hit their stride on this one. The pacing is great and the thought they put into how to approach the diabolically clever puzzle of the treasure pit is impressive.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book right to the end, even sneaking out to sit in my car at work to finish it!

In the first few pages of the book, we are introduced to the main character, Malin Hatch, as a boy, and see the gruesome tragedy that shadows the rest of his life, but that will not be fully explained until the end of the book. Then we skip forward 30 years. Ladies and gentlemen, THAT's what I call a "hook!" I was certainly hooked until the very end.

I'm certain you will enjoy this roller coaster ride of a book.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a fun, fascinating read by this author team. It's a standalone book (no Pendergast) with great characters. You learn lots of historical facts along the way as it moves toward the breathtaking ending.
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The ultimate trap that cannot be avoided. Great read with a mix of treasure hunt, legend, and modern science.
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FASCINATING ... that is the word to describe the plot of this story. I listened to the abridged cassette version. I do wish that it was unabridged and on CDs but since it wasn't I took a chance and ordered the cassette version and I am so glad that I did. The story is narrated by David Birney and he did a really good job of telling the story.
I was fascinated by the details involved in the search and recovery of the long lost treasure. Millions of dollars of equipment and an encrypted manuscript were part of the drama. Someday I may have the time to read the book but in the meantime I am so glad I heard the story.
If you like a bit of mystery and a well thought out plot, you will enjoy this audio cassette presentation.
If you want more information, go and read the rest of reviews under the hardcover or paperback version of RIPTIDE. This is not an Agent Pendergast story, but an interesting story never-the-less.

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