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Publisher's Summary

The outstanding new novel from the #1 New York Times - bestselling grand master of adventure.

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out.

Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book - and Sam and Remi may just be among them.

©2013 Clive Cussler (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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Best Fargo Book ever!!!

If you could sum up The Mayan Secrets in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, reviting, unpredictible.

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

You never know what going to happen in the next chapter. The adventure changes and keeps you wanting more.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

I really like Brick's performance. The way he reads the book makes you feel you are right with him, seeing the story as though you are there.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Sam got his friends to help the people of the village.

Any additional comments?

I hope Custer writes another Fargo book soon.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Not a mystery/thriller as categorized

STORY (fiction) - This book was okay, but I never felt compelled to continue listening. I enjoyed the bits of Mayan history and the exploration/excavation portions. Beyond that, the books is about a husband and wife who are trying to keep Mayan artifacts from falling into the wrong hands. There are some scenes that could possibly qualify to some listeners as exciting, but I would definitely not say there is anything mysterious or thrilling about this book.

PERFORMANCE - Scott Brick is awesome as always.

OVERALL - No sex or cursing, with some mild violence. This is Book 5 in the series, but the story stands alone. This is the first Fargo Adventure I've listened to and it would be my last, however I have another one already sitting in my library.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wow - What a ride

From space, our planet is small. When in the forests, our planet is huge. Books and stories like this make me wonder just what secrets our small planet might still hold.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Ross
  • Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • 10-19-13

Better than the other Fargo stories

Any additional comments?

This is a much better Fargo book. There's more back story, a better historical launch point and less blather.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining!

I love Sam and Remy Fargo and the adventures they have. There is nothing serious or mind provoking about these books, but rather they are pure entertainment. The Fargos always keep us entertained with their travels and their relationship is something we would all like ... fun, fun, fun, along with their standard of living and adventures. Yes, pure entertainment but an enjoyable read.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Heather
  • Forest Hill, MD, United States
  • 09-19-13

You will not want to miss out on this one ....

Me and my husband listened to this book together. It is a wonderful read. Full of action and fun. We are loving the Fargo adventures please keep them coming.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Wallace
  • MISSION VIEJO, CA, United States
  • 09-23-13

Great story, one of the best of the series.

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

Yes. This in my opinion is one of the better Clive Clusser series. It is like they are back on track and I like the series and all the differt characters.

What other book might you compare The Mayan Secrets to and why?

Mor like the Oregon Files series. Action and cool story.

Which scene was your favorite?

Cave diving.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Worth the money.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • 03-07-14

Sam & Remi

Where does The Mayan Secrets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best in series.

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

Yes. Interesting means of adventure and escape along with political influence.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Yes. One of my favorite narrators.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Listened on my free time.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Awesome book

Loved the narration and Scott. has a way with accents that make me laugh. The story was awesome and love Remy & Sam. Clive is wonderful and enjoy. his books so much.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Stand by your Man

What made the experience of listening to The Mayan Secrets the most enjoyable?

I used new 1.25x speed. Great as author team intended. I liked this book much better than book #1 as it had better editing and Thomas brought new zest to the adventures.

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

The villains were spot on. They kept you listening to see what happens next.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Remy refused the air tank.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Another reviewer said this was the best in the series. I purchased all 7 at once, listened to #1 then jumped to this story.

Any additional comments?

Take advantage of series sale. Scott Brick is Fargo

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Dibodiddly
  • 02-11-17

Mayan Secrets

Super story as usual Mr Cussler tells it well and with lots of background information woven in and is essential to the storyline. I liked it.

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  • 04-29-15

Great easy listening adventure

Scott Brick's reading was flawless as always. Simple and exciting, throughly enjoyable listening. The best Clive Cussler for a while.

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  • Paul
  • 02-17-15

A great Clive Cussler adventure

I enjoyed the story edge of the seat gripping narative. Thr narrator waa good. I got to experience the different characters and imagined the various scenes he was describing. It would have been better to have a female narrator for the female characters. Great listen :-)

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  • Terrific Terrapin
  • 12-08-13

Another Fargo Adventure

I really like these Fargo stories by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry, and I always look forward to the next one. They're my guilty pleasure. I compare them to watching a film like National Treasure - you just switch off, relax, and enjoy the show. It can be a bit cheesy at times, but I actually like that about these books - the relationship between Sam and Remi. All in all, these are fun adventures and I always look forward to the next one. Keep 'em coming! Oh, and Scott Brick does a good job at narration. I actually seek out Scott’s other work now too.

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  • alywin
  • 12-01-13

Another good read from Cussler

Would you consider the audio edition of The Mayan Secrets to be better than the print version?

The storyline is not excessively complicated or containing too many characters, therefore the audio version is easy to follow and enjoy. I have not read the print version but would anticipate it as equally compelling and easy read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Selma is such a cool, unflappable person, she rarely expresses surprise or excitement and continually predicts what it needed.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favourite?

Selma

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I enjoyed the storyline, history and geographical travels, it left a feel good factor

Any additional comments?

This is a good read, Fast paced with an interesting historical connection. It takes the reader across quite a bit of the globe and reflects the reality of some lesser travelled countries and the problems their citizens face. The partnership of the Fargo's with a specialist is becoming a trend but one which adds credibility to the story, The specialist in this one and some of the other characters they meet along their journey all help to make this worth reading.

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  • Danie Bantjes
  • 02-05-15

Mayan secrets expertly revealed

Absolutely loved it. Using it in car. Makes traffic blues vanish completely. Fantastic research. Well done!