Yes, there were lots of different twists and turns. It was like being on a roller coaster.
As usual, Scott Brick's performance was fantastic.
Yes, it was very hard to put down.
I am always on the look out for a story that will surprise me or make me laugh while telling a good tale
I enjoyed the relationship between the husband and wife. They acted as partners, and didn't argue when one or the other had more knowledge. Example: She's a crack shot, and Sam has no problem handing the gun over. The story is predictable, but still a fun little adventure.
While the overall arc of this book was interesting, the pacing was tedious. It was definitely not a book that made me circle the block so I could finish a scene. In fact, I sometimes zoned out for a minute or two and never had to rewind to catch what I missed. Often, it felt like a dry history lecture. As for the action sequences, the events were described in such detail that it seemed like it took 15 minutes to get through just three or four seconds of "real-time" adventure. I also got really annoyed at the sarcastic dialogue between the two main characters. Just once I wanted one of them to answer a question with a straight answer instead of a "witty" retort. It was an OK story for our long road trip, but I won't be seeking out another book by this author.
All of it! I love the husband wife duo! I like all the close calls and narrow escapes, as well as the ingenious modes of escape.
I can compare it with "the navigator" much the same story, evil rich guy has visions of grandeur and power only to have his plans spoiled by the good guys, but I loved it.
Scot Brick has a gift, not only for telling the story but for giving the characters their personality and voice, without sluring to accomplish the goal. 5 stars for Scott Brick
Keep up the great work Clive, I look forward to all your books
historical exiteing dramatic
the count of monte cristo
i don't know that. But it should have Ron Pearlman in it.
nice quick listen
A great 'listen', many twists in a super story line. The miles fly listening to this one as it pulls you right into the story. I highly recommend it.
Didn't read the print version
History combined with fiction!
Enjoyed during my morning commute and looked forward to it daily
Action with style
The plot was kept in motion by a series of riddles. When one bottle was found, the clues led to the next one and then on to more adventure. The fact that "the bad guys" were also on the trail added to the action and suspense. The very stylish and oh-so-brilliant characters, Sam and Remy Fargo, stretched credibility but made for a fun read.
Once you get used to a kind of sing-song cadence in Scott Brick's delivery (am I the only one who thinks he sounds a little like a preacher?) you begin to appreciate his range of voices and accents. He does especially well with male voices, but all of his females have a kind of cliched breathy quality.
Can't help but think the '60's series "The Avengers" inspired the Fargo series. You have an upscale, brilliant, attractive couple who thrive on adventure for adventure's sake. Makes for good entertainment, but stretches belief.
Clive Cussler and company write great guy tales: lots of action, and enough twists and turns to keep one interested. And with Scott Brick's performance, it's well worth the listen!
So, if the gold standard is Dirk and Al, then you'll find that Cussler's got his groove back with this book. I have been pretty disappointed (and thus skeptical) of anything he's done lately-- but I took a chance on this book. In short, it's a good book! Who knew?! I found myself smiling as bits and pieces of Dirk and Al came back (wrapped in the male/female) lead characters). A light and frothy tale- easy to enjoy.
Fast-paced and well read!