An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
I gave Cussler a hard time when he teamed up with his past co-writers but this connection with Grant Blackwood takes the old gent back into the realms of interesting because of the depth of detail he takes us too. Still delightfully implausible, he has his trademark cameo of course, and the new heroes sparkle with Silicon Valley savvy which is fun. A jolly good romp, not a classic but fun for all of that. Welcome back Mr C.
If we weren't told this book was co-written, I wouldn't have known. To me this was a typical marriage of modern Cussler adventure (witty heroes a dastardly villains) with the usual mix of made up history and actual history.
A fun but unnecessary read.
I had never read anything by Cussler, but this was on sale and sounded exciting. Wrong. This was part Marvel comics superhero (and heroine ) and part long, detailed history and geography class. The quest was improbable and it took forever to get to the end. No wonder it was on clearance .
Good puzzle lots of history not enough suspense learned a lot of great history could have used more character development
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
This book harkens a little bit to the National Treasure movies. A married couple are thrust into a search for some amazing lost treasure, with the outcome never assured. The writing style of Clive Cussler is something that one either gets, or does not. It actually took me a few books before I began to understand and enjoy his style. I could say the same thing for Scott Brick as a narrator. His style is something that has to grow on you, but once it does you will love to listen to his performances.
This book spends quite a bit of time going over the history involved with the time periods being discussed. If you are a person who enjoys that kind of thing, this will be the right book/series for you. If you find it tedious, you may want to look elsewhere. I didn't do any fact checking as to the veracity of the history being offered, but found it quite believable. Honestly, I really don't care if it is accurate or not; this is a novel, after all. Loved this book, and look forward to the next one in the series.
It's a good thing that Sam and Remi like to travel as they continuously hop on planes and zoom off to places far and wide in search for clues to a Napolean secret. The clues are found, of course, amid dangers from the "bad guy" who is, of course, rich and driven.
It is convenient that the clues they find are, of course, in the correct sequence, with the last clue leading them to the treasure. However, their adventures are action packed, spirited, rapid and entertaining.
All in all a fun book, read well by Scott Brick.