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The Coelho Medallion Audiobook

The Coelho Medallion

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An ancient medallion is unearthed in Pueblo, Colorado, revealing a secret that will rewrite the history of North America - the Vikings somehow made it to the continent's interior, centuries before Columbus made landfall, and there they built a city of gold.

But today the Coelho Medallion has been stolen, and a linguist and researcher has been abducted in connection with the crime. Could the abductors be after the fabled city of gold? Or do they have a more sinister plot in mind?

Dan Kotler is an independent researcher who often finds himself in more trouble than he was expecting. But when his colleague is abducted, he finds himself being investigated by the FBI, and he must use all of his brilliance and expertise to find her and absolve himself.

Anwar Adham has plans for a terrorist action on US soil, and information from the Pueblo research site can give him everything he needs to put his plans in motion. Unless Adham is stopped, thousands and possibly millions will die.

Whoever wins this contest of wits and wills will hold the fate of thousands in his hands, and will also lay claim to the fabled city of gold.

It's an adventure that can redefine the history of America as we know it. Kotler finds himself facing off against both the FBI and Adham's terrorist network as he struggles to solve the mystery of Vikings in Colorado, to rescue Evelyn, and stop Adham's plans before it's too late.

©2016 Kevin Tumlinson (P)2016 Kevin Tumlinson

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    Mary Karowski 04-25-17
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    "Modern age Indiana jones"

    Ancient artifacts, modern technology, FBI, DEA, terrorists, and more. Take a cast of a swashbuckling scientist, a love interest, rogue agents, mysterious kidnappers and more. Get ready for a wild romp through a wild idea that could drastically change American history as we know it and endanger its future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bookaholic Ohio, USA 12-06-16
    Bookaholic Ohio, USA 12-06-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Tracking the Vikings in America"

    The plot of "The Coelho Medallion" reminds me a bit of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series. The premise is that the Vikings discovered an underground river that allowed them to sail a longboat all the way to Colorado, where they interacted with the native cultures (Aztecs, Mayans, etc.) Doctor Coelho's team has discovered a gold medallion and pieces of the boat in a hidden cave, and there are terrorists hot on the trail of the artifacts.

    Our hero is a private researcher with multiple PhDs and an insatiable curiosity. Because of his ties to a number of murdered or missing people, the FBI has him at the top of their suspect list. He has little choice but to help them in their search for the terrorists, especially when his ex-lover/friend is abducted.

    Expect lots of action, references to real artifacts believed by some to be Viking in origin, confusing clues, and ruthless bad guys.

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an honest review.

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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 11-21-16
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 11-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sprawling and confusing but oddly interesting"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Clearly needed some aggressive editing. The concepts are abit of a mashup, but the root of a fast moving, multifaceted story are here.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Tumlinson? Why or why not?

    Sure, he is clearly a good researcher and writer.


    What three words best describe Richard Rieman’s voice?

    Consistent
    Interesting
    Strong


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Unlikely, I wait until home release


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

    This offering has some interesting concepts and imagery and is worth the credit, esp. for historical conspiracy theory fans, such as I am.

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    J. David Core Ohio 06-14-17
    J. David Core Ohio 06-14-17

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    "Prpare your Google cue for Dan Kotler"
    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.In an off-the-beaten-trail location in Colorado, near the borders of Texas and New Mexico, a team of archeologists has uncovered an ancient medallion covered in symbols from various native languages as well as what appear to be Viking runes. Is this evidence that pre-Columbian European explorers interacted with Native Americans this far into the North American continent? Somebody seems to believe so, and when evidence of a previously uncharted underground river possibly connecting the site to locations further north is uncovered, the speculation and the intrigue kicks into high gear.The book, The Coelho Medallion, is named for this artifact; the artifact is named for its discoverer, an Hispanic archeologist named Coelho (pronounced Quay-o.) The story is reminiscent of Dan Brown’s Langdon series, the Indiana Jones franchise, and a little bit of the National Treasure movies as well. There are bad guys, heists, chases, an unrealized romantic backstory, a rich playboy/adventurer hero, a damsel in distress, an FBI sidekick, and loads of twists and turns – and I’m not just talking about the underground river.All of the tropes are present, but they are handled deftly and in a way that makes the story feel believable. Everything is told in a third-person omniscient POV, so we never leave our role as observer to become part of the action, and I personally like that. It’s more theatrical – which is just the mood a story like this requires. If the book has a weakness, it’s a dearth of strong female characters. There’s the damsel in distress, Dr, Evelyn Horelica, and the owner of a shady bar who is only in one scene and could just as easily have been a male character, but other than that the main cast of players is a sausage party rivaling Twelve Angry Men.The audiobook version is ably narrated by Richard Rieman. He has a rich baritone perfectly suited to the gravitas of the story without distracting from the mood. He sounds familiar and pleasant without sounding generic and chipper. He does, however, have a verbal tell in the way he pronounces the word “room” in what feels to me like a West Virginia accent. And the word seems to appear in the story an inordinate number of times. Most people probably wouldn’t even notice it. Well, you will, now, because I brought it to your attention, but otherwise…Overall, I really enjoyed the experience, and if it was ever made into a film starring – oh I don’t know – Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Ryan Reynolds, I might watch it – eventually, on cable. Also, I understand that the character, Dan Kotler, is a recurring character with other adventures to his fictional name in the works as well as a prequel novella. Would I read or listen to those? Given the opportunity; absolutely. Would I seek them out though, that’s the real question. They’re already in my Google Alerts cue.

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    Rogue 05-20-17
    Rogue 05-20-17
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    "Interesting and exciting adventure"

    This was an enjoyable adventure story. Solid story and character construction. Well paced and built. The narration was very easy to listen to with good character differentiation.

    The was a very worthwhile listen and solid entertainment.

    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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    Lidia Chymkowska 05-18-17

    An avid reader since the age of 3, I read (almost) everything and everywhere... And I teach English to high school students in Poland:)

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    "Everybody wants to find the City of Gold...:)"
    What did you love best about The Coelho Medallion?

    There are many twists and turns in the plot, the characters are distinctive and likeable, but the best part is the mixture of two completely different notions: a very modern suspence of a terrorist hunt, with FBI involved and all that, and a very old-fashioned adventure of an archaeological hunt for treasure, with the Indiana-Jones-like character of Dan Kotler:)


    What other book might you compare The Coelho Medallion to and why?

    It's hard for me to think of one particular novel I could compare The Coelho Medallion to... The book has this great feeling of 19th century adventures by Walter Scott or, even more, classic western stories, in which the main character did what he had to do without asking others for permission... And although the book is set in present times and touches on the issues such as conspiracy, terrorism or omnipresent surveillance, it still has that old-fashioned charm that I love...


    What about Richard Rieman’s performance did you like?

    I like Mr Rieman's performance a lot; the tempo of his reading is quite fast, but it only helps as the plot of the book itself moves fast, too:)
    I like the fact that Mr Rieman doesn't try to sound really feminine when reading Evelyn's dialogues, as it would have been ridiculous with his tembre of voice, so, he sounds just about right there. I liked the "voice" he gave to the Seargant a lot - I just could picture him right there, after the first sentence of his:)

    Generally, I think it is a really good interpretation of the book:)

    And it's a good suspence-adventure book, too - I really recommend it to those who love a little bit of history in their crime/thriller/suspence novels:)


    Any additional comments?

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julia M. Rothstein Burbank, CA 05-18-17
    Julia M. Rothstein Burbank, CA 05-18-17 Member Since 2017

    I'm a talent agent, lawyer, legal author, wife, kitty momma, and disability discrimination expert who loves all things Historical!

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    "Interesting premise with unbelievable characters"

    This book had a lot of promise, the Vikings made it to North America 500 years ago. A lost city of gold. A kidnapped researcher. But the main issue was that the main character can do pretty much anything. He can read microexpressions like a lie detector. He can use a gun. He knows dead languages. He can spot tool marks from a mile away. He was just too good. He needed flaws or idiosyncrasies. He had neither.

    The narration was mostly good, a lot of the characters were similar. And I almost never enjoy a man doing an impression of a woman. But the tone and the pace were excellent and the voice was very listenable.

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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    Amazon Customer 05-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Archeologists, Viking and al Qaeda"

    Archeologists, Vikings and al Qaeda, add to that the FBI, DEA, more terrorists, greedy and evil men, and, of course, the good guys. This is a great thriller that has some new twists.
    Dr. Daniel Kotler, Brilliant, well educated, wealthy, a romantic and a little bit of a bumbler, becomes the unlikely hero. He is consistently working his way through the puzzles of history, and finding the threads that bring thing together,
    If you are looking for a new author this is an excellent series to start reading/listening to. What may seem like an unlikely premise is brought together in a well told tale.
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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    Summer 05-16-17
    Summer 05-16-17
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    "Good audiobook"
    Would you listen to The Coelho Medallion again? Why?

    The story is good written and also good read.


    What other book might you compare The Coelho Medallion to and why?

    It is a mystery thriller.You can compare it with with other more famous ones.


    Any additional comments?

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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    Tyler U. 05-15-17
    Tyler U. 05-15-17
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    "Kind of like National Treasure but with terrorists"

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

    I found this story to be pretty interesting. The story had elements of military action, espionage thriller, and alternate history. The plot twists were a little predictable, but not in a detrimental way.

    The narrator was phenomenal. He truly made the characters come alive. He did unique voices for each main character and was quite expressive.

    All in all, I truly enjoyed this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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