Former marine Maggie Riley has just set sail for the Caribbean, ready for a little R&R on her 40-foot boat before starting a work assignment in Dominica.
Then Cole Thatcher appears. Sexy, naked - and possibly nuts - Cole turns out to be an archaeologist searching for the wreckage from a World War II submarine that may hold millions in gold coins and classified documents from a powerful inner circle of the secret society Skull and Bones. Maggie has enough skeletons to deal with, but when she learns her own past may intersect the Bonesmen’s, joining Cole in the hunt for the sub may be the only course to uncover a hidden truth.
©2013 Christine Kling (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I like the story very much
The plot was tense at times, and, this being a new author to me, I couldn't be sure the good guys and gals would survive to the final page.
Sadly, just about anyone. The narrator started off with far too much tension so that suspense didn't have a chance to build. Her odd intonation didn't help, either.
No extreme reaction.
The second book in this series is also narrated by the same individual so I won't be purchasing it as an audiobook.
I got this book via "Kindle Unlimited with Narration." I can never seem to get thru a book by this narrator. She has some very annoying distracting habits, usually in the narrative. Ending sentences her voice wavers and rises oddly & perhaps even her accent. It just distracts me too much trying too figure it out. Additionally, her character voices sound so much the same, regardless which book she reads. I find myself groaning when I realize it's her. Once again a book I can't get into.
THE NARRATOR OF THE STORY.
VERY GOOD! WOULD LISTEN TO ANYTHING SHE PERFORMED.
SUSPENSEFUL FROM BEGINNING TO END. FAMILY SAILING VACATION GOES TERRBLY WRONG! SHIPWRECKED, BETRAYAL, MURDER!
COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN FROM BEGINNING TO END IT KEEPS YOU ATTENTION RIGHT UP TO THE LAST PAGE!
well written novel of the Caribbean, sunken treasure, history of the sub Surcouf, spicy love scene and high drama.
Fascinating story, yet it was difficult to get past the narrator. Her style is almost identical to my GPS tone - quite mechanical and intense. Too intense from the beginning. The only time she changes tone is when she changes accents. Worth the effort to continue, however. Don't let her voice stop you from purchasing :)
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Good solid effort. Interesting, holds reader's interest the whole way. Believable characters, excellent setting, fairly predictable plot, though well-done.
The time/POV shifts in the story were occasionally hard to follow. One paragraph would follow another (not a chapter break), but the action was days later. Or the same day, different locale.
I didn't like the ending. Contrived cliffhanger, the kind intended to force you to read the next in the series to find out how the hero or heroine gets out of an impossible situation. However, as the next book is only $7.34 so not such a big issue this time.
All in all the book was an entertaining adventure book without excessive gore or sex scenes.
Angela Dawe did a really good job with the delivery of the story. Some people didn't like her narration but I have to disagree I liked her reading.
I wasn't sure about this book, and the first time I started listening I was put off by the narrator. However, I did eventually go back and started listening to this book again. Once I got past the narrator, the book was actually pretty good. There were some parts that made me wonder how the strong and smart lead female character, Maggie Reilly, couldn't see what was coming. However, these lapses in judgement do add new twists to the story. Overall, this book is good listen to pass time.
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