Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder....a bounty that has never been found. As they follow the trail through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan - a trail that they discover leads them not to one tomb, but five - the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself...and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs' riches as his own.
©2012 Thomas Perry and Clive Cussler (P)2012 Penguin Audio
Quality of writing and plot flow was not even in the same league as all of the other Fargo adventures. I love and have listened to every single Fargo book as they are released, and I didn't even finish listening to this one. The plot flow makes sense, but contains no sensory details or attempts to really make you feel like you are there, which I think has been present in all of the previous Fargo books.
Yes, of course. Lifelong Cussler fan, and love every other book he has written / co written except this one.
I already 'know' Sam and Remy, but the character development of all the new characters was slipshod.
Very disappointed with writing quality in general. Scott Brick, as always, is one of the best narrators on Audible.
This is a Typical Cussler Novel. It is fast moving and fast paced from the beginning. It keeps you on the edge from the start and is hard to stop once it is started. The characters are always in wild and fast paced situations and always find clever and exciting ways to prevail.
Scott Brick's narration is always good and clear and easy to listen to.
Clive Cussler's novels are always great and I can't wait for the next one, no matter who the characters are, to come out.
I have not read many CC books but always like the stories of fact behind the fiction. In this case Sam and Remi are great characters and always have their knocks as well as the wins. I did not read the previous one in this series due to some reviews about it being boring. I can say that this story is not, and well worth the listen in this series.
I have enjoyed this series of books from start to now. The action and the mystery as well as the history is fun. Of course it is a bit Indiana Jones ish, but just enjoy the fun of how you would imagine getting out of danger and not worry about all the reality. Makes for a clean, romantic couple who love each other and enjoy sharing life together. Done up right. Keep up the fun, Cussler!
If you already are a fan of Clive Cussler, what's not to like about this book? This is another action filled novel like so many before it. Lots of suspense, lots of heroic action with believable heroes doing what is right for the world. Then in the end the good guy gets to keep the lovely heroine that fought right along side him to the glorious end. And the icing on the cake is the wonder dog that saved his fair maden. For those of us that have and love our dogs, it couldn't be any better at "The End".
Loved it! The book is a great mix of history and action. I feel like I am getting a really exciting history lesson. The general storyline is a little predictable but a lot of fun to listen to.
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