The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the number-one New York Times best-selling author.
Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved - and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico.
How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl - and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven - begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery - or death.
©2014 Clive Cussler (P)2014 Penguin Audio
Sam and Remi Fargo. My favorite married couple in all literature. Probably because they remind me of my own marriage. They are crazy in love. Too bad we don't have their money or fitness either for that matter. But I digress.
The book twists and turns after Sam and Remi find a long lost Viking ship that was buried under a now-receding glacier. And then the fun begins!
As in all of their adventures, the original find leads them to other places in the world--other treasure to find. And they always inform the local authorities and make sure the objects are owned by the country where the find is located. I like that too. They are in it for the thrill and adventure and not for the money.
This particular book leads them to a part of the world that you might not expect after finding a Viking ship in Canada. That's part of the attraction of this book series. It uses history and archaeology in such a way that that the treasures they find could actually exist. Thats' cool.
The reader, Scott Brick, is good as always and I love they way he portrays Sam and Remi. His sarcastic style fits Isaac Bell (another great Cussler hero) even better but it works great here too.
I loved every minute of it!
It didn't have anything new for a Cussler book. It was the same stuff different place. Scott Brick is getting sickening He now overdoes his British accents. He drags out his other personalities as if he's waiting for an applause. He's just too full of himself now.
Got a new narrator.
No. It's just not fun like the older Fargo stories.
The story was read in such a way that the listener had no choice but to place themselves at the side of the Fargos. Absolutely breathtaking.
Someone who hasn't read some of the old Cussler and know that he can write a great and fun adventure. Not this caricature of a parody.
They can't seem to put together more than 2 sentences without inane wisecracks. Just write the story for crying out loud. It seems so forced and becomes old quick.
He could almost read a telephone book and it would be good.
Try Mayan Secrets, or The Tombs
I was a bit surprised by this one. Remi seemed a bit out of character, very whiny and complained a lot. What happened to the woman who liked adventure? The story plot was good, but I was disappointed by the Fargo's interactions. Also, I was disappointed with Remi's automatic assumption that Kendra had betrayed them when there wasn't any evidence of that. Overall it seemed that she was in a bad mood almost the entire time.
Not as good as some of the earlier books in the series. But a charming read that does keep you hooked.
As always, Scott Brick is a pleasure to listen to. He and Jim Dale are two of the best narrators out there.
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