This book follows an archaeological research team leader as she sets out to discover what her father may have died trying to discover: the famed City of Gold. It is basically divided into three parts: 1) the inspiration to make the journey; 2) the journey itself; and 3) inside the city.
The first two parts are of moderate importance to the story, but they could have been written much more briefly. Part 1, the inspiration, brings the story together opening to closing. Part 2, the journey, was important in showing that ((**SPOILER ALERT** it would have been impossible or nearly so to return once the problems started)). However, they both probably should have been shortened, while keeping the highlights or the crucial scenes.
The third part is what the readers came to see. And it is great. The author keeps the readers guessing as to whether or not any supernatural influences are present, and I won't reveal the answer.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. My disclaimer would only be that if you feel bored during the first half, it's still worth it to read to the end.
Once again a grate book from Preston / Child, its my 4. and once again it keeps me in suspense
from start to finish..
If its grate art ??
I don't know, but its good value for money, and a book i enjoyed much listening to..
A suspenseful tale of the past meeting the present with just enough twist to keep it interesting. I have never read a bad book by theses authors.
Perhaps if you are new to the Preston/Child series, you will find this book to be more interesting but since I have listened to most of their collaborations, I had the story line figured out pretty early on. I did not have all the specifics sorted out but no one could have as they held back the pertinent info to be able to do so. It was cool to see how Nora and Bill got together but the other characters were a little too pat as was the way the story was all neatly wrapped up. Not at the top of my recommendation list but not a terrible book.
I work for a Medical Company and I'm supposed to be using my knowledge and influence to help patients and doctors alike with conditions such as PAD, Venous insufficiency, DVT, etc. However this book was so fantastic, so intriguing, so filled with history, ancient facts, nail biting excitement...that I sometimes delayed meetings so that I could find out what was happening next!
Would highly recommend this book, and anything by Preston and Child alike!
Unlike other books by D. Preston this book is boring, full of uninteresting details and descriptions. The characters are sometimes behave unrealistic, especially the main one and the end is very predictable. Unfortunately I can't recommend this book.
Yes, I enjoy the narrator's voice.
Thriller with supernatural touch
Archeology makes a comeback
Slower than typical Preston
I loved this book from the start and there was plenty to keep my interest peaked. I really enjoyed the characters and how they were woven into the story even though it was disappointing, but necessary I suppose, that some were lost.
On top of that, I always enjoy Scott Brick narrating - he brings the book to life and makes driving a pleasure.
This book makes me want to go and discover places!