A BURIED EGYPTIAN TEMPLE. A SECRET KEPT FOR SIX THOUSAND YEARS. A RACE FOR LIFE WORTH KILLING FOR.
An international TV audience waits breathlessly as archaeologists prepare to break into a long-hidden vault beneath the Great Sphinx. But archaeology student Macy Sharif has already made her own shocking discovery: a religious cult raiding the site. Their prize? A map that will lead to something far more astounding: the lost pyramid of Osiris. Framed by corrupt officials, Macy goes on the run, trying to reach the only people who can save her before she is silenced---permanently. American archaeologist Nina Wilde---once a renowned scientific explorer, now all but blacklisted by her colleagues---is trying to rebuild her reputation. But Macy's plea for help will send Nina and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase on the ultimate treasure hunt. From the streets of Manhattan to a yacht off Monaco to a buried desert site, they'll follow an elusive trail stalked by a killer determined to uncover a 6000-year-old secret. And beneath the forbidding desert, they'll enter a forgotten world both wondrous and horrifying, where the ancient God of Death has kept his secrets---until now.
©2010 Andy McDermott (P)2010 Tantor
"No fan of Indiana Jones, Matthew Reilly or action in general will be able to put it down." (Northern Territory News)
This book was difficult to follow because of the rapid-fire narration. Mr. Jackson barely took a breath.
I could not grasp the different characters nor transition easily during changes of scene, so I stopped listening at about an hour into the book.
I will try to pick it up again sometime in the next month because I hate to waste credits and the book itself may turn out to be good.
I long for James Marsters.
I don't know how I would rate this book for story content, as I couldn't get past the first two chapters, due to the terrible narration. It could be a good book for all I know. The narrator, Gildart Jackson, who might be good in non-American accented stories, was awful. He made the lead female character, who was from Florida, sound like a South Bronx man with a speech impediment (no offense to a normal Bronx accent). Made it unbearable to listen. The other characters were badly accented as well. Did anyone at Audible listen to this book before putting it on site for purchase? If so, shame on you. If not, shame on you. Most books I've purchase from Audible have been fine, with good narration, this being the huge exception.
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