Riley Cooper is offered the chance of a lifetime: to find the Crux Fidelis, the coronation cross of Charlemagne. Under Water Sea Adventures members believe they have found the remains of the Indigo, a heavily laden cargo ship commissioned by Charlemagne and presumed lost on its maiden voyage off the coast of Southern Italy in the early 800s. If Riley can find the cross, it will prove Charlemagne's coronation as the First Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day had not been a spontaneous act but rather a desperate political maneuver by a pope in need of protection. When Riley joins UWSA off the coast of Sorrento, Italy, tensions and tempers fly as a competing team arrives in search of the treasure, and an approaching hurricane gains strength and heads straight toward the dive site. And when one of the crew is murdered, Riley must find the strength to fight back and keep the treasure out of the other team's hands.
©2014 Stacy Allen (P)2015 ListenUp Production, LLC
Take Hedy Lamarr, Dirk Pitt, Nora Charles, Adrian Monk, and Barbara Tsakiris and reform them into one character, and you get Riley Cooper!
Academia, underwater adventure, villains, car chases, murder and attempted murder are the ingredients in this well crafted novel populated with friends, foes, romantic interest, and even the Vatican.
Kristin Kalbli is the audio performer magnifica who brings each character into sharp focus and excitement into the narrative.
This is a book not to be missed!
I am grateful to have been gifted with this book courtesy of AudioBook Blast
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This was a superb first in the series. The opening with the shipwreck absolutely hooked me from the start. It set a wonderful tone and mood that carried throughout the story. It's easy to get super cheesy in this genre, but Allen avoided nearly all the cliches. The narration by Kalbli was also spot on. Here voices sounded authentic, her diction was great, and she enunciated perfectly. I'll be on the look out for more narrated titles by Kalbli and looking forward to the next in the series (hopefully by the same narrator).
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Lucianna was my favorite character. She had a great character arc and characterization. She stood out as demure and thoughtful.
Kristin magnified things by 1000. She made everything come alive. She was awesome!
The book kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the chase scenes, the dive scenes...it was just a well-rounded book.
Expedition Indigo is an amalgamation of suspense, excitement, and romance...all of the ingredients for a stellar story. Riley Cooper, the main character, is an in-depth, three-dimensional character full of emotion, trepidation, and morals. Unfortunate circumstances push her into an uncomfortable situation that removes her from her 'normal' life and thrusts her on a ship in the middle of the Mediterranean where she faces danger and mayhem. Allen's cadence is steady and rhythmic, her characters are colorful and round, and the storyline is exciting and interesting. I am eagerly awaiting book 2!
Despite having read Stacy Allen's riveting debut novel prior to listening to it, I found the story just as compelling when listening to the wonderful reading by Kristin Kalbli. Kristin's expert reading brought these memorable characters to life. I listened to the entire book within 24 hours! I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and definitely will return to listen again.
Yes, very fun listen. The narrator did a fantastic job, and the writing was interesting, and kept you hooked.
I really liked the imagery the author used to describe Italy. It made me feel like I was there.
Exciting, Adventurous, Thrilling
The mix of action, adventure and discovery was excellent. I was drawn in and really connected with the characters.
Kristin convincingly became each of the characters - it was easy to follow characters and their personalities came through perfectly.
When Riley and Luciana were being attacked underwater, the pace and excitement increased and you could feel their fear and desperation fighting to survive.
Thanks for bringing Riley Cooper to us Stacy. I'm looking forward to hearing her next adventure in Cyprus.
Ravenclaw. I like books that break my heart.
Yes! This story had a little bit of everything - adventure, romance, intrigue - and all of it was exciting. I was constantly left wanting more.
Yes, Kristin is one of my favorite narrators. Most recently I listened to her read Searching for Grace Kelly. Once again, she did not disappoint.
It's a bit too long for that, but it was definitely hard to press pause.
can't wait to read next chapter in Riley Cooper's adventures. I was captivated from beginning to final word. not the genre I usually read but I was incredibly emersed in the story. I wish I could see some of the sights that were described in this book and the joy of diving in the medateranian. this book is more then worth the read. it's amazing and captivating. can't wait to read more from Stacey Allen. loved it.
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Riley Cooper is selected to be part of a dive for the Crux Fidelis,a truely amazing adventure for an archeologist.She and her team mates encounter spies,looting,bullets and kidnapping.They also find cool stuff.Although I found Riley to be a bit sanctimonious at times,I did like her.Kristin Kalbli does a nice job with narration.I was gifted this book for an honest review.
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