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 listen while I paint- classic or modern mysteries, true adventure, & books that inspire or motivate
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
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I have to say that Preston and Child are my favorite author combo for adventure stories. They always manage to weave the improbable with enough reality to make excellent entertainment.
The main idea is to get the pirate treasure. No matter that there is a documented history and physical evidence of many past failures. Who cares that there is a mysterious mass grave of pirates nearby? The island owner has left the property because it has already claimed his brother and father. He has a cautious, scientific, investigative background and yet he gets sucked into the pursuit of fortune. The fortune hunter is a greedy egomaniac willing to succeed at all cost. The cost in dollars, human life and limb, and sanity are all worthy sacrifices so he can get his prize. Once uncovered, the catastrophic consequences of keeping it do not deter him. The finale is wrapped up in a typical, satisfying P&C way.
The narration by Scott Brick, as usual, is excellent and well suited to this type of yarn. The listening time went by so quickly that I was surprised that so many hours had passed.
This audio book will not disappoint.
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 $.
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What a ride. This is an excellent book and is very well read. Both my husband and I enjoyed it.