Did ancient Gods like Odin and Zeus and Thor once really exist?
The time has come for a grand adventure filled with high excitement and explosive action.
Matt Drake, a retired SAS officer, must unravel a mystery older than time in his search for the Nine Pieces of Odin. Though scattered aeons ago, it is believed that once the Pieces are reunited they will show the way to the Tomb of the Gods - the greatest archaeological find of all time.
From a rocket attack on the Louvre to a battle in a Swedish cavern, from a daring helicopter raid on New York's National History Museum to an assault on a gangsters mansion in Hawaii, Matt Drake must find the world's oldest treasure in one of the wildest places on earth, searching for the very bones of the gods with the spoils of victory being the entire world.
©2012 David Leadbeater (P)2014 David Leadbeater
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
I was expecting a more mythological bent to this story.To me it was WAY too much action/adventure than a storyline that flowed.I found myself just waiting for the drama to simmer so we could get back to the story.
Nigel Patterson was a good narrator for this book.His voices for the characters were perfect.
I was gifted this audible copy for a fair review
A wild, exuberant, rip roaring read, thank you @dleadbeater2011 for this wonderful tale, how ‘hard’ is Matt Drake, busting skulls, beating bones and out witting moronic megalomaniacs, as you can guess I loved it for what it was. It didn’t take itself too seriously, it wasn’t littered with literary dexterity and I read it for what it was, a lot of fun.
From the fashionably old York to the damaged New York with narley a blink of the eye and on to and into the mountain of doom, only to be whisked away by the beating blades of a bestial Blackhawk, to the lair of a dodgy dude with an even more dodgy accent. "The Bones of Odin" is an unequivocally gem of far fetched fiction and is delivered superbly by @NigelPatterson.
I totally agree with Scott Whitmore assessment that the ‘bad guys are truly deliciously drawn in their evilness’ muwhahahah. But our happy band of brothers (and a couple of sisters) are more than equal to the task of taking them down.
Nigel delivers the manuscript with adroit aplomb and I thoroughly enjoyed following him and our heroes on the journey of their lifetime. His style perfectly complimented the story and I’m looking forward to reading or rather listening to more of his work.
Thanks very much David, looking forward to the next one.
A thrilling story told in a fast paced style with action on almost every page. A great audio book for those who like action, mystery, adventure, etc. Lots of fun to listen to.
To a friend who loved history? Maybe--the story is steeped in Norse mythology, but this uninitiated listener couldn't separate canonized stories from Leadbeater's fanciful extensions. To a friend who loved campy thrillers? Certainly. This story runs on adrenaline and midst-of-the-battle banter.
Probably. The characters were charmingly fleshed out, if a little predictable (and astonishingly willing to suspend their own disbelief). Leadbeater's wild, wandering story was nevertheless an enjoyable trip through Norse mythology.
His steady, engaging pace and charming accent. He paid just enough attention to the varied voices of the characters to make them believable without straying into irritating caricature.
No--the characters' globe-trotting travels would have gotten bewildering if I'd tried to listen all at once.
Dirk Pitt series by Clive Cussler is the obvious comparison. Hero with Government help. A not so weak female companion and mythical basis for storyline.
The unveiling of the tombs was interesting.
I would have been interested in the Author finishing his premises regarding the Gods rather than leaving them up to the reader/listener.
Over just a few days time, an unlikely group of people embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Stories of Odin and other mythical characters come to life in a fun tale that takes the reader all over the world. Overall, I really enjoyed it, but at times felt a little lost on who was who and also found myself wishing for just a little more details. I kind of got the feeling that the author was rushing the story along a little too much. I do recommend it though.
As I sit here writing a review I have not yet rated it because I just don't know how. I am sure that the story is worth 4 stars (I think Mr. Leadbetter has a little more growing to do as an author) and I liked the narrator even though I found his pronunciation of some words distracting. Not his fault, I am not English. So an easy 4 there. So why not an overall 4? Sorry but that would constitute a spoiler so I'm not going to tell you any more. But it's why the overall is a 3!!!
If the story was any good, the only reason i finished the book was because I received it in exchange for a review.
No, I like the genre.
The story is just a mess, there are so many cringe worth moments. I just wanted to stop listening to this book but I felt I had to finish since I agreed to a review.
I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review
I have read all the Matt Drake books and seen the character development and interactions grow. This is a good fast paced adventure and the series only gets better.
This is the first audiobook by Nigel Patterson that I have listened to, he brings a new dimension to the series. He is easy to listen to and understand, creating different accents is hard but he does it well. I am looking forward to the next one.
One of my favourite authors, this is the first in a series of 9 and I have read all of them more than once. I love reading but audiobooks allow you to multi task, also as it is whisper sync you can swap from audio to book without losing your place.
Alicia Myles is my favourite character because she is so over the top, although Drake and Dahl are a very close joint second.
Nigel Patterson is a clear narrator, easy to understand and distinguishes well between the different characters.
Given the time I could sit and listen to the entire book in one go, ideal for long journeys.
I am looking forward to the rest of David Leadbeaters' books being translated into audio format.
The story is dreadful. Very badly written.
Good narrator. Did his best with awful storyline.
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