Chris Kuzenski shares some really interesting historical facts that I knew nothing about. So I learned some new things about ancient Greece and the Byzantine era. I also loved the non-stop action.
I loved the interaction between Payne and Jones. Lots of humor and a great team with an almost psychic bond that aids them in their adventures.
Unfortunately, some of my favorite writers use Dick Hill as a narrator. I don't care for his narrations, but what can you do? He is fine on "he-man" type of voices, but terrible on voices that require an accent or are another gender. They come out sounding whiney and squeaky and very annoying. It boggles my mind that he narrates so many books. I have actually returned some books that he completely ruined the story by his narration. In my opinion he ranks as one of the worst narrators.
High adventure and ancient secrets.
I had read a book several years back whose author and title I couldn't remember, but really loved. I searched around on Audible trying to find it and when I found that this one took place in Greece (which was the setting of the one I read before) I purchased it. When I had listened for awhile, it seemed to veer off to Russia and so I thought that I had purchased the wrong book and returned it. Later I did some research on the internet and found out that, indeed, this was the book. So I repurchased it and patiently progressed through it,until it returned to the setting in Greece ( Mount Athos) that I found so intriguing. I wasn't disappointed. This is one of the best adventure stories I've read/listened to and I will definitely purchase the others in the series. Besides lots of great history, non-stop action, globe trotting adventure, and interesting characters, there is lots of humor which is a must for me. The only down side is that it is narrated poorly.
this is a very exciting booking, the writting is excellent and i really did enjoy the way it came together. Great writting in my opinion.
Monks lead boring lives and even when they are killed it raises a ho hum out of me. This book is a good substitute for "Simply Sleep" a very effective sleeping pill. I could not finish it awake, but did it sleeping and felt I missed nothing.