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.
I drive allot and books help pass the long miles
The Fargoes are a nice change, ( dont get me wrong I like Dirk Pit ) great read while im driving
I am always on the look out for a story that will surprise me or make me laugh while telling a good tale
Remi was a stronger character in the first book. I've read the other reviews, and I agree. It's not that good, but the 3rd book has very good reviews, so I decided to slog my way through to get to the 3rd book.
I am sure I will be listening to this book again. Characters in the book were interesting, the plot had some twist to it and the reader did a good job.
Just when I was thinking how ever will the characters get out of this mess the author came up with an interesting escape.
My favorit scene is when the bad guy falls to his death.
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.