• Vulcan's Forge

  • By: Jack Du Brul
  • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (291 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Beneath the Pacific Ocean, a volcano surges upward, carrying in its fiery heart a mineral more powerful than uranium. When the volcano breaks the ocean’s surface, America and other nations will battle to control what is known as Vulcan’s Forge, a source of limitless, clean, nuclear power.

The secret of Vulcan’s Forge begins to unravel when Mercer, a man of many talents now working for the United States Geologic Survey, learns that the daughter of an old friend is in danger. Saving her takes Mercer from the Oval Office to a secret submarine off Hawaii. On the islands, the secession movement, controlled by a megalomaniac Japanese multimillionaire, has turned violent, and the United States trembles on the brink of civil war.

©1998 Jack B. Du Brul (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Sexual assault against a minor

About 4 hours in, the beginnings of a sexual assault against a minor. I didn’t even finish listening!!

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WTH???

So glad this was free! If I had had to pay for it, I would definitely be demanding my money back! This is the worst book ever!! I wonder what kind of a pervert this author really is when he goes into graphic detail of a child rape! I will never read another one of his books! Shame on me for not reading all of the reviews, that won’t happen again!! Even the narrator was hard to understand! Don’t waste your time with this disgusting thing!!!

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Good story

Please get a different reader so I can finish the story. Where’s overall quality control in some of these readings?

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Too much Language

Much too much profanity. Otherwise good story, I wish there were a filtering program on Audible.

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An okay book reviewed by an average critic

I'm not, by any means, a professional critic. But, there are some easy things to criticize here.

Magazines, not clips. Find a better narrator for this kind of novel.

That's it. The only other subject to talk about is the one I saw other reviews complaining about. To those who were averse to the "child rape" early on in the book, remember that the age of consent in Japan is 13 years of age. The girl whose virginity is taken (who isn't named sadly) is 15. I don't condone this sort of behavior, obviously, but to believe the author is condoning child rape is ridiculous. And to state that the narrator enjoys the reading of this section is outrageous. Be ashamed of yourselves for your belief in such an awful thing. My understanding of this section of the book is to, in no seriously subtle way for those with a thinking mind, to associate one of the antagonists of this story with an abhorrent behavior. That is the obvious purpose of it, and to assume otherwise is ignorant or blatantly malicious.

Jack, kudos to you, you wrote a decent story. A narrator that fits your style would be a much better option. Try to avoid being canceled for your "misogynistic" writing style, I would like to see more from you down the road.

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Great story but goofed details

This story was good and has good twists and turns. The problems lie in that it appears the writer has been influenced too much by Hollywood and failed to do adequate research to make many components realistic and therefore detracts from the story as whole as the presentation loses credibility. Things such as 9mm bullets lifting people off their feet and throwing them back against walls, call a gun’s magazine a “clip”, making a comparison of two 9mm firearms and stating that 1 is much more powerful than the other (hint, the Browning Hi-Power is a 9mm 1911 platform gun, and no more powerful than any other despite its name). Great book if you don’t know your guns or ballistics and like the Hollywood special effects written in for you.

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Stopped and deleted it

After several hours of a mediocre story the bad guy is graphically described abusing a 14 year old. I was done. Stopped and deleted from my library before the abuse scene was even finished. Uncalled for and didn’t help the story nor character development.

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Really Stupid Premise

Hawaii is going to revolt and have a civil war with the US. The president is just going to surrender and have Pear Harbor on all soldiers surrender. He fears the whole US will have race riots and he doesn’t want to kill people.

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  • JR
  • 08-29-21

This is his first book. He gets better

Vulcan's Forge is an easy read/listen. Fast paced, not a lot of depth. Similar to a Dirk Pitt novel. I have read or listened to just about all of Du Brul's books. He is a good author. I had not listened to this title until it was offered free from Audible. I would not pay full price for it, but on a discount it isn't bad.

Du Brul gets better over time.

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Lots of action

A lot of action and complexity to the story. A few technical mistakes.
To many comments about US Special Forces being mindless and heartless.