When a forgotten journal materializes decades after Drake Ramsey's father vanished in the Amazon jungle, Drake decides to follow in his footsteps and search for the legendary treasure of the Inca empire hidden in the lost Inca city of Paititi.
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Enjoyed the book. Excited for next one. Writer has a good style. Kept me interested through to the end. Watch out Scott Brick because Ray Porter's performance was outstanding. Each character had a distinctive voice where most of Scott's are repetitive. He made audible a great way to enjoy this book. Time to get the next Blake book
Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week.
I knew Blake had co-written a novel w/ Clive Cussler so I felt pretty safe going in. And with Ray Porter as narrator I was doubly safe. With due respects to Scott Brick, Dick Hill et al .... RAY PORTER is my NumeroUno audible narrator.
Yes, this is "intrepid young man sets out to follow in adventurer father footsteps".... teams up with pretty girl with spunk and a mysterious "guide".... battle Amazon jungle, Russians who sound like Boris Badenov (of course), etc etc etc .... use Indiana Jones -ish metaphors.
1/3 of the way through I was hoping Blake will consider a series.... He is .... now I'm on to Emerald Buddha.
First off, I have over 40 titles in my library, listen to a book a week roughly. I have favorite authors but have never felt compelled to writing a review... Until now. Ramsey's Gold was a great book, good characters, story, pulled me in quickly. What really set it apart was the narration, never have I heard such an incredible reading. It came to life. I would have to write a short book on how perfectly this was done. I will be listening to any book by this author and without question I will listen to anything I can find read by this narrator- even in a genre that isn't typical of me- with his skill I'm sure even then I would enjoy it and be able to relate. Most excellent work all around!
I think I'm in love with Ray Porter! I can listen to him again and again. The story was good, exciting, and I'm looking forward to the next one. I hope Spenser tags along on the next adventure.
I thought the entire story was fun. It wasn't rocket science and I read it to be entertained, which I was.
Sure. I liked all of the characters. I liked the storyline. it was fun.
It's Ray Porter. He narrated a book to me. I love Ray Porter.
Nothing extreme. I go out of my way to listen to Ray Porter because I love the Joe Ledger series and I love the sound of his voice. This was nowhere near that series. But it was entertaining and it was Ray Porter reading it to me.
Great story, always exciting. I had a hard time pressing pause when I had to go back to work or sleep. It's an audio page turner, if you will.
I never wanted to put this one down. Some parts of the book took my breath away. The story provides many opportunities for speculation. Russell Blake did an excellent job describing the story's details thus creating great mental imagery for the reader. Lots of intrigue, some love tension and unexpected twists!
Ray Porter, awesome!
...and is the only redeeming aspect of this trite story with weak character development. What intelligent woman with a PhD in Anthropology would be stupid enough to carry her passport in her purse at the beaches of Rio de Janero? This is just one example of how inane the story can be. If Mr. Porter wasn't the narrator I wouldn't have purchased the audio book and I wouldn't have missed anything.
I never wanted to put this one down. The story provides many opportunities for speculation. Russell Blake did an excellent job describing the story's details thus creating great mental imagery for the reader. Lots of intrigue, some love tension and unexpected twists! Gold / treasure hunting in jungles. What more can you want.
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It started great, but not the adventure I expected... It got a little too... Not adventure like... Really not sure why i left me with a feeling of not missing out with not hearing the next books in the series...
Ray Porter is one of the best. His narration on the Raymond Chandler books is brilliant. Nothing wrong with his performance here but he can only elevate the story so far
I wanted to like this, I really did. Ray Porter is really good, but there is very little excitement in the story. If you read the books synopsis, you know what is going to happen. It is all pretty much telegraphed the whole way through. Despite the prerequisite life or death moments, it all seemed a bit easy.
However, I give up on books quite easily if they don't grab my attention and I finished this so there's that.
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