I did not rate this as being one of my favorites, but I did enjoy it, all the same. I have a bit of personal interest in the locaton, off the coast of Maine, so that helped me get into the story. I found it to be well-crafted. The story evolved from beginning until the end, always keeping enough back to release fresh doses of new twists to keep me coming back for more. The imagary is critical for me to truly enjoy action/adventure stories, and this author did an excellent job of describing each scene fully without being tedious. I really do enjoy the art of such word-craft, and admire this author his skills. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action, adventure, with a touch of meritime history thrown in. While the story was not especially thrilling, it was very well written and never lagged in interest. And I think you will enjoy the final discovery as well.
Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed this book... Keeps you guessing till the end.
Will definitely get more Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child books.
Probably the best finishing line in any book I have ever read: "Head or Tail". This linguistic construction will follow you for several days and bring a smile to your face. Other than that, a great tale, well read by Scott Brick, about a pirate treasure hunt gone horribly wrong. Bravo to Preston and Childs.
If this type of book fits your description then do not hesitate to buy it, it's classic Preston/Child at there very best IMO. I found the book to be very descriptive and easy to picture the scenes clear in my mind, and what awesome scenes they are. I could read/listen to books like this every night.
the characters did not seem real. The writing is overly dramatic. I stopped after about 1/3 of the book; I kept hoping it would get better.
I could really use an extra day between Saturday and Sunday
This book had the potential to be such a great listen- but the narration of Scott Brick has once again ruined a book for me. It is hard to understand why Audible can't seem to get someone else to read these wonderful books- there are so many great choices out there. I read complaint after complaint about Mr. Brick's "singsong" voice or tedious, whiny, boring readings- It is just a shame Audible doesn't address this somehow. I guess the only option for the members is to avoid any books he narrates. The story was really good, and I would have given it a 4 or 5 rating if it had a narrator who made it enjoyable to listen to. I would recommend actually READING this one.
New to Preston/Child works, my first was "Ice Limit", this was a another fascinating listen. Scott Brick does an excellent job of keeping interest throughout.
Anytime the characters were stumbling around in the dark
Yes it was a great story and well read with realistic mystery.
The historical interest (fiction of course but fun) which was the center of the story.
Had a relaxed voice when I may not have felt that way reading the book - it helped for me to put the mysteries in the right place and added to my guess as to what was going to happen next.
Recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery. I was concerned it may be too much about sailing or pirates - but it was not.
part 2 of this book is a bad file.. i tried a number of times to reload each time my device was rendered usless. i would like my money back.. Part one was great. with out part 2 it was a waste of time and $.
Krazy Kindle kraver
What a ride. This is an excellent book and is very well read. Both my husband and I enjoyed it.