This is another great adventure novel featuring Sam and Remi Fargo, the intrepid diving, caving, and climbing treasure hunters. Of course I loved it and of course it made my runs so much better. This one was actually better than the first in this series. This time the mystery focuses on the Aztecs, a long-lost Confederate ship, and an American in Africa who may have been mad or may have found something amazing. The bad guys are truly bad and of course they get their comeuppance in the end. I'm a simple girl. Give me an adventure, a chase, bad guys, good guys, a lost treasure, and a historical mystery and I'm happy.
I ceertianly would recommend this book to a friend. It is action packed and full of fun.
I enjoyed scott's voices and the way he made characters come to life.
After gettting into the book my wife and i could not seem to turn it off intill the conclusion.
Too much history. this is better left for HS Social Studies. Seem Cussler just wants to show his knowledge of history
Yes, I will continue to enjoy any Oregon Files, However, will not go Fargos again.
Scott brick is wonderful, he can only do so much with the authors storyline
Enought of sam and remi , to cute to predictable to much happen in stance.
This was my first Fargo book and I wasn't sure what to expect. Love all the Oregon Files and Dirk Pitt adventures. In short, I was not as fascinated as I hoped. The story is long and had a lot of confusing historic details that come together to the full story. Unfortunately even after finishing the book I am still missing parts and do not understand the entire story as mane clues and connections are very complicated.
I think I'd have to listen to this book a few more times but would get bored by the not as exciting storyline.
This isn't a bad book, but it isn't as good as the first of the Fargo adventures. In the series opener, the Fargos were thrust into bad circumstances that made them semi-reluctant heroes. In this book, the fire just never develops. The Fargos find something they want, so they go get it. Evil doers don't want them to have the MacGuffin so they very nastily intervene. No one messes with the Fargos so they fight back, etc etc etc. Very formulaic.
Any mystery Clive develops in chapter 1-he losses by chapter 4. But first, a small peeve: I know this is an action book, so I don't really expect much more than card board characters. But I would have appreciated at least some character development of Sam and Remi Fargo. I guess he assumed that anything I needed to know about Sam or Remi as people I learned in a previous book.
Now onto the action, we get lots of it. But it doesn't even come close to believable. I'm sorry, but I still think Sam and Remi are bright, but human characters. My problem isn't that they are super smart and that they have one heck of a support team. My problem is that things happen that really ought not to happen. This goes so far beyond good luck that it could only happen in a fiction. The coincidences mount up so fast they are hard to count. For example, let's say you are in the middle of nowhere and things are looking bad because you don't really know where you are going or how to get there. No problem. Poof, an expert on the local area just appears out of nowhere. Further, the guide just happens to know exactly what you need to know and how to get there, gives you gun, and just for good measure rescues you from your next encounter with the bad guys. Or if you need a pilot, one instantly appears ready to not only fly you in, but also risk life and limb to fly a total stranger out of trouble in the middle of the night. Let's just say this book reads best if you assume Sam has super human luck. However, his infallibly good luck deflates any sense of tension. You know that he will always escape every danger unscathed. How boring!
I recommend that you pass this book up in favor of an author who is at least attempting to write a good story.
Scott Brick did an able and professional job of narrating this book.
Sam and Remi are the latest in cusslers hero`s It`s great to see a couple who read each other so well.Can`t wait to read Spartan Gold.
I think I've read all of clive cussler's books and like this one the least. It dragged on and on and was so full of detail fill information that it got boring. Even the end was anti-climatic. I much prefer his other series with the Pitts, the Oregon and Numa stories. These two treasure hunters are just too, ? I don't know. but I feel like there is something missing with this series.