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Spartan Gold Audiobook

Spartan Gold

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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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    Antonio Oace 09-01-16
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    The story was extremely interesting and riddled with historical references that always kept you on the edge of your seat. The narrator was also great!

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    Friscopoly 08-31-16
    Friscopoly 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    clive cussler is an action genious! loved this book and the narration is very good!

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    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 08-28-16
    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 08-28-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Unbelievably bad!"

    This is such a ridiculous book! Improbable happenings, coincidences that are unbelievable,
    actions by the main characters that are beyond foolhardy, knowledge attributed to the main characters that is too unlikely, 2 people shooting it out with pistols against 25 or so well armed professionals and winning... I could go on and on! This is the last Clive Cussler I will gamble on. Just too stupid!

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    diane kleckner YELM, WA, US 08-26-16
    diane kleckner YELM, WA, US 08-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "napoleon"

    I love the history of Napoleon and the Persians of wars I hope some of the history was true it was a great story to listen to as well.

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    Brian reed 08-23-16
    Brian reed 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just ok"

    This book had its moments, but several parts of the story were stretched pretty thin.

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    amber 08-22-16
    amber 08-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    this was a good book with lots of action and a great story line. I fell in love with the characters.

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    ANumber 08-19-16
    ANumber 08-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "nice casual read"

    sometimes you just need a book that is a good story with nothing crude to enjoy. This fits.

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    Brodie Mornington, Australia 08-19-16
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 08-19-16 Member Since 2009

    An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.

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    "Cussler Returns from the Audio Wasteland"

    I gave Cussler a hard time when he teamed up with his past co-writers but this connection with Grant Blackwood takes the old gent back into the realms of interesting because of the depth of detail he takes us too. Still delightfully implausible, he has his trademark cameo of course, and the new heroes sparkle with Silicon Valley savvy which is fun. A jolly good romp, not a classic but fun for all of that. Welcome back Mr C.

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    K. Mc 08-18-16
    K. Mc 08-18-16

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    "Good listen!"

    Loved the history and Scott Brick is one of my favorite readers!!! Worth the price.

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    Matt Hartman Gahanna 08-18-16
    Matt Hartman Gahanna 08-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Long. Boring."

    Scott Brick is the only saving grace for this boring work. I gave up on Clive a while back. This novel reminds me why.

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