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 »seekers dying in gruesome fashion. Now, however, a new expedition has been mounted with state-of-the-art computer technology and backed by millions of dollars. It will all be worth it if the treasure is found. But modern technology may not be enough to overcome the deadly secrets of the water pit.« less
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.