Chase Baker, Renaissance man and adventurer is back. When a flirtatious, beautiful young woman by the name of Andrea Gallo claims to be a fan of his pulp novels, Chase can't resist reciprocating in the lusty attraction. But that night, while the two enjoy a romantic evening of wine and love in his Florence apartment, he is suddenly kidnapped from his bed by two thugs who turn out not only to be working for Great Britain's infamous MI-16, but also working side-by-side with Gallo. Duped once again, Chase wants to bid his newfound romance a quick "arrivederci" and be on his way. But when they tell him they desperately need his help to uncover a legendary cave in the Northern Italian forest before a team of Russian and Iranian hardliners do, he feels compelled to help out, regardless of their rather unsound method of capturing his attention.
But what's so special about the cave?
It's said to be the very same cave that Leonardo da Vinci discovered as a young man back in the mid-15th century, and where he not only learned the secrets behind his many inventions, including the airplane, but where he was exposed to the very meaning behind God's divine plan for mankind. Why is the MI-16 so desperate to uncover the cave before the bad guys do? Whoever discovers it first will possess the knowledge and the power to take over the world.
©2016 Vincent Zandri (P)2017 Vincent Zandri
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
I like this book.It's a bit more 'GOD' oriented than I was expecting.There is lots of action and drama.The characters are developed.Andrew B Wehrlen is a good narrator for this series.I was given this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.
Short, fun, something of an urban fantasy adventure that sneaks up on the reader. It's all done very tongue in cheek with more imagination than expected. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, but that can't begin to prepare you for all the snarks, situational and verbal humor. Just let it catch you and your imagination and enjoy the read!
Andrew B. Wehrlen narrates it well and adds to the snark factor.
Of course there a quest, and Chase Baker is on it. Here he is trying to find out about the youthful Leonardo and the cave that might be the answer to so many of his inexplicable discoveries. It was just another adventure in history until MI-16 wants to become involved. The story has all the requirements. Bad guys, secret societies, unusual government agencies. It is a Clive Cussler meets Dan Brown. This is a good read, even though some of the story becomes a stretch it still remains entertaining.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
While each book in the series can be listened to as a standalone, each book is worth your time and credit.
Another great addition to the series. Very entertaining, engaging and enjoyable. Every single installment in the series is a great listen and this latest book keeps the tradition going strong. Each book is fast paced, well written and full of humor with plenty of mystery and intrigue. As usual you never know quite what to expect or what twists the plot will take.
When is Chase going to learn. His entanglements with woman always get him into some kind of trouble.
Where did Da Vinci get some of his ideas for his inventions. Was it all his own brilliant imagination or did he have help from an other worldly source. Da Vinci is said to have discovered this cave as a young man. Once he emerged from the cave he was never the same. What are the secrets he was exposed to during his time in the cave. Others have learned of the cave's existence and are searching for it's location. Chase is pulled into a race against the clock in the search for this cave and the secrets it holds. With a little divine intervention he just might be able to find it before they do.
Andrew B. Wehrlen makes these stories come alive through his narration. Nice voice. Easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Perfect tone & delivery of the sarcasm and humor. He is the perfect narrator for the series. Always a fantastic listen.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.
Yes. The humor of the character comes through so well in these books. The flawed yet likeable Baker gets himself into a sticky widget and has to snark his way out using his know how and luck. This is a fun and fast listen. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.
Another fun entry in the Chase Baker series. Chase encounters his usual evil villains and receives a needed assist from Leonardo Da Vinci. There are a couple of unusual twists and turns in the story that keep the action going.
Andrew B. Wehrlen does an excellent job. He has enough wry humor in his voice to make you believe that he is Chase Baker.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom
I am listening to something everyday!
Great installment on the series. Worth the credit.
"This book was provided free of charge for an honest review"
It held my attention while I worked on other things. Books lock up your time.
When the space ship evaporated the lake. Great concept!
No but I enjoyed his voice and inflections. Brought the characters alive.
When he sees his daughter older and suffering.
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Both the author and narrator are new to me. I enjoyed this thrilling adventure story. I loved the twists and turns and the references to history. Da Vinci in my mind was truly brilliant. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. This story is part of a series, yet a standalone book.
This is cross between Dan Brown and James Patterson. A great narration for a great book. This had me from the first page. I received this audiobook for free, but voluntarily reviewed.
""You actually live your adventures.""
Slightly different from earlier Chase Baker novels, this one is a lot more personal and written in the first person. After being recruited by MI 16 to find da Vinci's legendary cave, Chase's quest goes pretty smoothly - well, as smoothly as they ever go.. Apart from the Islamists. And the Russians. And then, there's Andrea....
Another great fun adventure book, from Vincent Zandri, recounting the astonishing exploits of the ' best selling ( but not as famous as Dan Brown ) author' , Chase Baker. Narrator Andrew Wehrien becomes the man himself, with a warm, natural reading perfectly suited to Chase's sardonic, sometimes self depreciating but bold personality. His voicing of the other protagonists is also individual, distinct and fitting ( with the brief exception only of the Poseidon twins, whose English Cockney to this Brit's ears sounds more like a poor imitation of New York gangsters). His pace followed the action and the whole was a superb performance.
My thanks to the rights holder of Chase Baker and the Da Vinci Divinity for gifting me my copy, via Audiobook Boom. I have followed this exciting and humerous series almost since the beginning. Each book is completely stand alone and very enjoyable but I think that this is one of my favourites.
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