Easy and captivating. I was sad when it was over. The characters are well-developed and interesting.
I really enjoyed this book first of all. I would absolutely recommend it to a friend.
The plotline of this story is a little slow going and can drag for a while but it still kept me interested.
Good character development and althought it was easy to pick out the roles each character would be playing early on in the book.
I enjoyed this book and it was a nice easy listen. However I have to agree with the reveiws that the reader had a very dull voice. It honestly does sound like a hypnotist trying to put you to sleep. You can get over that after a while but it is a distraction.
Yes I would, it has plenty of mystery, a story from the past, a greedy group, and a treasure with a curse. It is fairly fast moving with a good plot and good well developed characters.
The curse on the treasure and the unexplained deaths of anyone that ventured near to the treasure kept me wondering what would happen next. Who would die and how and how would it impact the treasure hunt.
Hatch was my favorite character, he got involved because he had inherited the island and when he was presented the proposition of searching for the treasure was more interested in trying to find out how his brother mysteriously died. Over the course of the story he waivers and thinks of what he would do with his share of the booty but when it comes down to the end he gives up the treasure rather than endanger the people of the village where he had spent part of his childhood.
A good story with a good narator both of which kept my interest.
The narrator should be reading bedtime stories or hypnosis books. He uses such a soothing voice that I was afraid to listen sometimes while driving. The narrator did do a good job on the female's voice from Martinique. If I hadn't used a credit on this book, I would not have finished it. The author is too descriptive about technical workings and inanimate objects and does not place enough emphasis on developing the characters or the story. It's highly predictable, but I don't mind predictable. It was just dull. I have probably gone through 40 books in the past year, and this is in the bottom two.
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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.