I wanted to like this book. It started out pretty good with the Napoleon/Nazi connection, but just became a monotonous string of action with no character development and no point.
The heroes could have killed the bad guys a hundred times and didn't. The bad guys could have killed the heroes a hundred times and didn't. These treasure hunters travel all over the world and every scene is the same. They show up, the bad guys chase them, they get away and then end up in some other remote section of the planet and it starts all over again. I tried to get through the book by listening to it at triple speed on my i-Pod, but it was just too tedious. I'm about an hour from the end and I just can't take it any more. As far as the characters are concerned, I hope they all die.
Apparently they don't because there is a sequel.
Scott Brick did a good job narrating but he couldn't save it.
Typical Clive Cussler, except I missed his cameo performance that he always made with Dirk as main character. I wasn't overly thrilled with the narrator but he got into the story every so often and made it come alive.
Clive Cussler never ceases to amaze with the amount of historical data and the accuracy with which he describes the subjects of his stories and their background.
Spell binding and enjoyable !
I have always enjoyed reading Clive Cussler books and am dissapointed with Audible.com for not carrying more of his books. In this case I was not at all happy with the book. I forced myself to finish it and was glad when it was over. If you like stories about adventurers you'll probably like this.