This book is very reminiscent of Indiana Jones, without coming across as a direct copy of it. There are elements there that remind me greatly of the m..Show More »ovies, particularly The Last Crusade, although there are elements of the others. A biblical relic to be found. A notebook with clues left by the previous person searching. Supernatural-ish elements. Some military bad guys. And a few other things that (locations and characters) that cannot be mentioned without raising book spoilers. The book however does hang a lampshade on the similarities fairly quickly, with characters mentioning Indian Jones movies as reference points. It knows it is similar and isn’t hiding it.
That said, the characters themselves are quite different. Ex-military guys now turned treasure hunters, they are pulled in by the daughter of their previous commanding officer who asks them to look for a missing ship, sunk hundreds of years ago.
There are some great action sequences in here, along with good character development during the ‘down time’. Wood shows good knowledge and research in the locations and history, but doesn’t overwhelm the book with it. The ending isn’t overly amazing and can be somewhat predicted by the story, but it is satisfying.
Kafer provides good natation. He gets into character, making each distinct and imbuing each with emotion. Very easy and enjoyable to listen to. There are a few little audio flourishes in there – things like during a nightmare a character has Kafer uses a slight echo onto the narration. These are okay, only due to their scarcity.
There was one point where there was a yell or a scream by a character that was very loud – mixed much louder than the rest of the audio – but other than that there was no real issues with it.
This was a really good book with everything that we all loved from the Indiana Jones adventures. History, action, adventure, and mystery all rolled up..Show More » into one book. I read this without having read the first two Dane Maddock books, but I didn't feel lost at any point. There are a few references to the first two books, including the relationship between the two main characters, but the story was able to stand alone without needing the detailed descriptions of previous events.
Dane is called to assist an old friend when her significant other goes missing. Not only did he disappear under mysterious circumstances, but he left behind clues that may solve a centuries old mystery involving a lost city and a powerful artifact. However, powerful people will stop at nothing to solve this puzzle before they do...
The narration was solid, well-performed, and had the right tone and pace.
After listening to this book, I will almost certainly go back and listen to the first two AND continue with the rest of the series. Five stars all around!
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
Wish I had listened to more books in this series first!
Have ever watched a very good buddy movies like Indiana Jones 3 or Star Wars part V, and then realized you walked in the middle, I did that once with ..Show More »Paul Walker, Vin Diesel movies about driving crazy fast. The first one I saw was 4, I ended buying them all and watching them back to back, seeing 5 &6, &7 all at movies. Now how this relates to the book is that the is a high octane adventure for Noah's Ark with forbidden bible verse and underground tunnels, bad guys, rock people, It just keeps jumping. But down side, this is a middle book. So not a lot of time on character development which I guess was earlier in book one and two. Would love to back and hear from start.