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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.
Fun, interesting, entertaining
AOL other books that are entertaining, almost realistic,
but then not. Characters that are fun for a story, though not quite believable.
I listen to books to go along with life as i fold clothes out take long drives so no
Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith Favorite narrator: Gerard Doyle Favorite listen : Burton and Swinburne Trilogy
Yes I enjoyed the story. It was not what I expected but it ended up being a very good book.
There was a lot of action and just enough back story to keep interesting. It is about a treasure that haunted a town for centuries and how it was finally found.
Scott brick's performance was very good. It held my interest and conveyed the authors intent.
It was exciting lots of action and intrigue. It started out intriguing nto what I expected. and was a great mystery and it saved the town.
I bought this during the treasure hunt and it definitely was a good find.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
I thought this book was absolultely fascinating to listen too. It took me to places that kept me constantly intrigued. The charachters were very interestlingly intertwined & the action was over the top.
I came to Preston & Child through their Agent Pendergast series and have thoroughly enjoyed their books. Just don't take it all too seriously.
Well the setting and the concept was interesting, particularly to us New Englanders. There is enough of a plot there to keep you going and although the character development is pretty minimal, at least the main character is somewhat engaging.
Overall I was very underwhelmed by the book. The plot was obvious and superficial. The characters where very artificial and they were only there to shore-up the weak plot. If you know anything about technology you will find the technical descriptions and dialog to be similar to something you would hear on a television drama: a recitation of buzzwords that make no sense to a technologist.
No and its not likely I will be investigating their other books any time soon.
Yes. I never cared for him anyway but he is particularly inappropriate for this book. His overly dramatic reading style makes this marginal plot sound even more hokey.
Hmmm. I listen during my commute so time isn't that big an issue, however if I had paid full price for the thing I might be upset. It was almost worth the $7. Free would have been even better.
i surelyy would listen to this again...it keeps one on the edge of their seat.
the young man who witnessed his brother's death and how he eventually comes to deal with the emotions he experienced.
when the discovery of his brother's bones was revealed...
love love love these authors...they never fail to entertain...
The story was fun and action packed. Sometimes I found myself tuning out during some really wordy parts but liked the story overall.
This was a great listen. It had suspense, romance, man vs man conflict.. all in a treasure hunt!
I really liked all of the different personalities evident in this book. Each character was 3-D and had a past that shaped his future. I could identify and believe in the characters. The descriptions of the scenes and drama were vivid as if I were there. I felt I could smell and feel the pit.
The authors explored the effects of greed and human nature wonderfully. The contrasts between the main character before, during and after were very well done.
The narrator took the great story and writing, and brought it to life. I was very impressed.
So many times, we assume that the current intelligence is far superior to those that came before us. We forget that we only build on the true genius of those that came before.
I also liked the way the authors didn't leave us wondering in a "fake" ending .... "is the treasure there still?" There was a conclusion - not a setup for a sequel!
I would highly recommend this novel.