Myrna Kay Wildschuetz
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The Last Crypt
- By: Fernando Gamboa
- Narrated by: Joe Lewis
- Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
Diver Ulysses Vidal finds a 14th-century bronze bell of Templar origin buried under a reef off the Honduras coast. It turns out it's been lying there for more than one century, prior to Christopher Columbus' discovery of America. Driven by curiosity and a sense of adventure, he begins the search for the legendary treasure of the Order of The Temple. Together with a medieval history professor and a daring Mexican archeologist, he travels through Spain, the Mali desert, the Caribbean Sea, and the Mexican jungle.
Predictable and not great narration
- By Amazon Customer on 03-01-16
There is no redeeming quality for this book.
What did you like about this audiobook?
There are so many things wrong with this book. I really don't think that anything could help it. It just needs to be put in File 13 and forgotten.
How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?
Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?
A different narrator is needed. This is probably the worse narrator I have ever heard on audible books.
What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?
The plot rambles on and on to the extent that there are so many minor characters that are unnecessary. Many of those could be eliminated.
Do you have any additional comments?
I don't want to give away the ending. As a Christian, I was greatly offended by the last revelation. Unfortunately, I did not see it coming, or I would not have wasted my time.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
- By: David L. Golemon
- Narrated by: Richard Poe
- Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
In 267,000 BCE the continent was its own world, untouched by the planetwide catastrophe that ended the reign of the dinosaurs over 65 million years before. A traveler arrives in the jungles of this ancient world who will fight to survive carnivorous creatures in a land never meant for humankind. In another time and in a land far distant, men and women struggle to recover from the loss of so many of their own in a battle. Inside of this group, Colonel Jack Collins has summoned the best of the best from the most secretive organization in the United States government.
The Event Group continue to rock!
- By Matthew on 07-24-16
Where are the editors?
What did you like best about The Traveler? What did you like least?
First, I want to say I am writing this review about the entire series. I love the plots of each book, and the characters are well developed.
The main problem I had was the repetitiveness of expressions like "her diminutive fingers" or body or hands or feet. I get it; she is a small woman, but don't tell me that in each chapter. Also, I got so tired of people calling each other "my old friend."
It is not necessary to give two adjectives connected with an "and" to describe everything. For example.... " the old and rusty nail", "the small and elegant woman". This happens time and time again. The author needs to use a wider variety to keep the interest of his audience.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Traveler?
I liked the end. I won't give anything away!
What does Richard Poe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He is a good narrator who brings the story to life.
Could you see The Traveler being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
The entire series would make for a great television series.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
- The Oregon Files, Book 2
- By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
- Narrated by: J. Charles
- Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Two opposing groups seek a 50,000-year-old radioactive meteorite known as the Sacred Stone. Muslim extremists have stolen a nuclear device and need the stone to give them the power to vaporize any city in the west. A megalomaniacal industrialist leads a group seeking to carry out the utter annihilation of Islam itself. And caught between the two militant factions is Juan Cabrillo and his crew, who must do whatever they can to stop the impending doom....
- By Myrna Kay Wildschuetz on 05-17-16
What would have made Sacred Stone better?
A different narrator would have enhanced this listening experience. Scott Brick is so much better. I would have ennjoyed this book if he had been the narrator.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Some words were mispronounced. Vocal inflection was very distracting.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Clive Cussler is my favorite author. His stories are always a good read.
Any additional comments?
Scott Brick is so much better. His narration would have made this a good listen.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful