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Spartan Gold | [Clive Cussler]

Spartan Gold

Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar." Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found.
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Publisher's Summary

The debut of a brand-new, action-packed series from the number-one New York Times best-selling master of "pure entertainment" (People).

Thousands of years ago, the Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as tribute. In 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars in the Pennine Alps. Unable to transport them, Napoleon creates a map on the labels of 12 bottles of rare wine. And when Napoleon dies, the bottles disappear....

Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar". Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection.

But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found. He is Hadeon Bondaruk - a half- Russian, half-Persian millionaire. He claims to be a descendant of King Xerxes himself. And he wants his treasure back.

©2009 Clive Cussler; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Larry Corona, CA, United States 02-22-12
    Larry Corona, CA, United States 02-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Full of words and music, signifying nothing! ZZZZZ"

    I wanted to like this book. It started out pretty good with the Napoleon/Nazi connection, but just became a monotonous string of action with no character development and no point.

    The heroes could have killed the bad guys a hundred times and didn't. The bad guys could have killed the heroes a hundred times and didn't. These treasure hunters travel all over the world and every scene is the same. They show up, the bad guys chase them, they get away and then end up in some other remote section of the planet and it starts all over again. I tried to get through the book by listening to it at triple speed on my i-Pod, but it was just too tedious. I'm about an hour from the end and I just can't take it any more. As far as the characters are concerned, I hope they all die.

    Apparently they don't because there is a sequel.

    Scott Brick did a good job narrating but he couldn't save it.

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    Shirley DAVENPORT, WA, United States 10-07-11
    Shirley DAVENPORT, WA, United States 10-07-11 Member Since 2011
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    "good story"

    Typical Clive Cussler, except I missed his cameo performance that he always made with Dirk as main character. I wasn't overly thrilled with the narrator but he got into the story every so often and made it come alive.

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    Setlich Cleveland, TN, United States 09-13-11
    Setlich Cleveland, TN, United States 09-13-11
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    "never ceases to amaze"

    Clive Cussler never ceases to amaze with the amount of historical data and the accuracy with which he describes the subjects of his stories and their background.
    Spell binding and enjoyable !

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    todd Enfield, NH, United States 08-15-11
    todd Enfield, NH, United States 08-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Boring!"

    For some reason just found the book very boring. Really just wanted it to be over so I could listen to something else.

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    mandy Boise, ID, United States 08-10-11
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    "Clive cussler Typical."

    A good listen, but if you've listened or read a lot of cussler the story line is very predictable.

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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 11-07-09
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 11-07-09
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    "Boring"

    I have always enjoyed reading Clive Cussler books and am dissapointed with Audible.com for not carrying more of his books. In this case I was not at all happy with the book. I forced myself to finish it and was glad when it was over. If you like stories about adventurers you'll probably like this.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Franklin, KY, USA 01-27-10
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    "quality?"

    I downloaded using enhanced format and sound quality is poor.

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