I think I liked the overall story, I have enjoyed these books in the past but this one, with its overwhelming detail just became confusing. I think the author wanted to put so much information into every scene/aspect of the story that some of it just started to become lost. In trying my best to catch up I re listened to the story several times.... Still a bit lost. Sometimes less is more.
South African living in Australia, love books, travel history. Favourite fiction: The Ice Limit. Favourite History: The Civil War.
I suppose its the promise of adventure. The books are good but unrealistic, even for fiction.
Why does every character need a Phd, mountains of money, brains, beauty.. Why do Cussler believe we care about the size of Remmies wardrobe? Why do we have to listen to all the specifications of the boat, the gun, the APPLE laptop, the house...
Please Mr Cussler, we love the people, they dont need to be gold plated.
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
This is a difficult book for me to review. I enjoyed this book more than the first in the Fargo series, but it's far from perfect.
What I really like about the story are the characters. Sam and Remi are great characters and can really carry a story. Their friends are also really well written from Selma and her staff, to their friends in high places.
The setting is also fantastic. From the jungles of Africa to their high tech home in California and everywhere in between. They are all awesome settings.
Treasure hunting was also a lot of fun. The searching for all the different things from diving to digging to using technology to research the artifacts.
What really drags the book down for me are the antagonists. They feel like cheesy comic book villains. The artifact will destroy everything I have worked so hard to protect and take down civilization as we know it! It gets a bit silly and goes a bit against what Cussler does well with his Dirk Pitt series. Grounded villains. Not all the villains are this way, but the main antagonist is and his number 2 follows orders and never questions them and that takes some of the fun out of what is really a pretty good story.
I like treasure hunting books. They're a lot of fun for me to read, but I like them to have a complete story with good characters good and evil, a good plot, unique settings and most of all it needs to be fun. This book gets most of it right, but the villains really hurt the story for me,so it gets a 3 in terms of story. Scott Brick orates the story using his great voice and brings the Fargo's to life and has enough different accents for all the characters.
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
I AM THRILLED WITH THIS STORY, I APPLAUD THE HISTORY RUN, THE CHARACTERS. VALOR AND TRUE TO THEIR CALL, THEY BRING US FROM ONE STRING OF KNOWLEDGE TO ANOTHER, AN EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. IT IS SO WORTH THE CREDIT.
Although this wasn’t one of his best books, this was still an enjoyable read. I always enjoy the twists and turns that Sam and Remi run into and this book was no exception. The writing and intrigue just wasn’t quite up to Cussler’s standard. I have read most of Clive Cussler’s books, and so far this is the one I enjoyed the least. I only gave it a three stars because of its lackluster writing and confusing historical information. Will this keep me from reading the rest of Sam and Remi’s adventures … absolutely not. But it didn’t make me want to immediately read the next book in the series.