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Publisher's Summary

Did Chinese explorers arrive in the Americas before Christopher Columbus? Renaissance man and adventurer Chase Baker is hot on the trail of this hidden piece of history in the woods of Minnesota, home of the famous Kensington Runestone. The alleged proof is scrawled on a runestone written by Vikings centuries ago.

The only problem is it's guarded by a mythical creature called the Wendigo at the bottom of a treacherous place called The Pit, where few have survived.

Add in gun-toting neo-Nazis bent on finding the runestone first, and Chase faces one of his most thrilling adventures yet. Loaded with action, suspense, and clues to a cover up spanning centuries, this installment of the award-winning Chase Baker series is sure to satisfy.

Ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, JR Rain, and others.

©2015 Benjamin Sobieck (P)2017 Benjamin Sobieck

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Entertaining

I appreciate a short and tight story and 'Chase Baker and the Vikings' Secret' would qualify for that category. This was the first of the series that I had the opportunity to listen to and I believe it worked as a stand alone book. There is a lot going on in this short tale and I wouldn't want to risk spoilers so I'll simply say this: this was a lighthearted, fun and compelling mystery. Andrew B. Wehrlen gives an excellent performance. I would recommend this book to listeners who enjoy the likes of Clive Cussler!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • TU
  • 09-05-17

Must be fan fiction, read the series first

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I really feel like this was authorized fan fiction geared towards people already familiar with the characters and story line. Having not read or listened to any of the series (written by Vincent Zandri), I felt like I was missing a lot. From the beginning of this book, I didn't understand why Chase was doing what he was doing. All in all, I'm having a hard time quantifying my experience. The narrator was good, and had I not spent the entirety of this book questioning what I was missing in the rest of the series, I might have enjoyed this a lot more. It wasn't terrible, mind you, it just left too much unanswered for me to be all in.

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All is not as it seems...

What seem like a simple trip into the wilderness is anything but. Within minutes shots are fired and the action begins.

There's a lot going on for such a short story and it seemed like there's always something happening or being discovered that changes what I thought was going on.

Interesting and fun to listen to the narration helped to build the tension and drama that the story has in spades. The character voices as well done and the overall delivery added to the story.

This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 08-17-17

Entertaining, but short lived.

An exciting if somewhat short tale of adventurer Chase Baker looking for a lost artifact in the northern woods of Minnesota. Both the Chinese and the Neo-Nazis are also interested in this artifact and have no problem using violence to acquire it. The location called The Pit has its own history as a dangerous place guarded by a mythical creature known as Wendigo. Chase will have to balance his Chinese client with the Neo-Nazis on their tail and the legendary Wendigo in their midst. I liked the book, but it was quite short. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Good adventure that kept me interested

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I think so. It was interesting

Would you be willing to try another book from Benjamin Sobieck? Why or why not?

Sure, I thought this book was worth listening to. Not my favorite, but it was worth my time.

Could you see Chase Baker and the Vikings' Secret being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes, I think this would be a fairly good movie to watch.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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I'm not sure what went wrong.....

I was excited to start this book but somewhere along the line it fell flat. The narration was good and the story was okay but there just wasn't a whole lot going on. I've not read any of the previous Chase Baker books so maybe it is a book better suited for someone already familiar with the characters.

I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Different

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend this book because it presents a different way to look at an already existing idea.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes it did. I listened straight to the end wanting to know how it ended.

Have you listened to any of Andrew B. Wehrlen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first.

Any additional comments?

I received this book free for my honest opinion.

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Great Read

Chase Baker and the Viking's Secret by Benjamin Sobieck was a good read. This is the fifth book in the Chase Baker series. This book was loaded with a lot of action, thrills and suspense.

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Another decent Chase Baker Story

I've enjoyed other Chase Baker adventures but this one seemed different. The others I've listened to had Vincent Zandri listed as the author and this one is by Benjamin Sobieck...Is this the same person? At any rate, I didn't like this one as much as I did the others.

This story seemed somewhat disjointed. While listening I had a hard time staying focused until a word or two would jolt me back into the book. Wendigo, Kensington Runestone, etc...

I've listened to Andrew Wehrlen before and enjoy his narration. He's a terrific voice actor but I didn't feel this audiobook was cohesive.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Chase Baker and the Vikings

This is anpther fast fun read from the Chase Baker sries.Andrew B Wehrlen is a good narrator,but sometimes reads too fast.All in all a good read.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • Norma Miles
  • 08-13-17

Definitely the pills!

Any additional comments?

The excellent Vincent Zandri returns again as the adventurer archaeologist with a penchant for danger, Chase Baker. This time, Chase has been recruited by a Chinese journalist to act as her protection as she and her tracker journey into the wilds of America looking for The Pit. Something, it seems, is buried there - but what?
This tale of Chase, the creation of novelist Vincent Zandri, is this time recounted by author Benjamin Sobieck, but it's still the same Chase Baker, getting himself into hot water as he searches for the missing artefact and/ or battles with baddies. A short and fun to hear book, the narrator Mr.Zandri perfectly matches story and reading, as always, becoming the slick talking, cynical adventurer as well as individually and distinctly giving voice to the other protagonists.
A good addition to the series.