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Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder....a bounty that has never been found. As they follow the trail through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan - a trail that they discover leads them not to one tomb, but five - the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself...and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs' riches as his own.

©2012 Thomas Perry and Clive Cussler (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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Predictable But Enjoyable

What did you love best about The Tombs?

Classic Cussler action tale. Doesn't require a lot from the listener, and is fairly predictable. It's perfect to fill in between heavier fare. Relaxing and enjoyable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Zoltan; he was a welcome addition to the usual cast of characters. A well trained, loyal dog is a delight in books as well as life.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Scott Brick's popularity mystifies me. He can't do accents at all, doesn't voice characters particularly well so the listener can differentiate among them, and he still doesn't moderate his voice well for different situations. He's obviously trying to correct these deficiencies (which I and other reviewers have noted in the past) and has succeeded in not making each line sound like a question. He's just OK for a Cussler potboiler, but definitely not for better writing.

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

It's enjoyable, but it wasn't so captivating that I couldn't hit the stop button.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Fast paced and intriguing

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

Action, Suspense, Mystery

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators. He does an incredible job pulling one into the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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"Banded From Driving In 4 Countries"

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

Fast Raider's Adventure<br/>Take advantage of the Fargo Sale! <br/>Note: listen at new 1.25x speed to feel the thrill

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

This is my 3rd listen in 2 days! I didn't listen in order as stories had different co-authors. I love what they bring to these adventures. Never boring. The dialogue is great in this one. Remy is even better in this one as co-author knows how to bring out her wit. <br/>Love Zoltan, woof

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

Well, Mr Brick is always great. His eastern European accents are so great and consistent, you feel like you are right there in the city having coffee with them.

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

I love the opening scenes in this book as in the other 2 I have tried. They set up the adventure and make you want to gear up and join them.

Any additional comments?

If you love a fun adventure that adds culture, travel, and a fast pace, enjoy these stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ron
  • Denver, CO, United States
  • 10-01-12

Typical Cussler

This is a Typical Cussler Novel. It is fast moving and fast paced from the beginning. It keeps you on the edge from the start and is hard to stop once it is started. The characters are always in wild and fast paced situations and always find clever and exciting ways to prevail.
Scott Brick's narration is always good and clear and easy to listen to.
Clive Cussler's novels are always great and I can't wait for the next one, no matter who the characters are, to come out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great

Lots of action. This may be one of Cussler's best Fargo books. I hated for my trip home to end each day because I wanted to keep listening.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 09-24-16

A bad novel is a bad novel even when written by...

....Clive Cussler. My 2 star rating is being very generous with this contrived novel. Sam and Remi Fargo take on the facts and legends around Attila the Hun who built his empire in central Europe during the 5th century CE. The actual adventures of the Fargo's is good at times and incredible (not credible) at others. I still have 3 books to listen to in this series. I'd much prefer to be listening to Cussler's excellent Isaac Bell series.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Good history lesson

I have not read many CC books but always like the stories of fact behind the fiction. In this case Sam and Remi are great characters and always have their knocks as well as the wins. I did not read the previous one in this series due to some reviews about it being boring. I can say that this story is not, and well worth the listen in this series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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cartoonish

I had hoped Perry's involvement with this book might lift it above the usual Cussler fare, but instead it's the most cartoonish of a series of highly unlikely events strung into a fantasy of derring-do. Nothing the protagonists try ever fails, even when they find themselves in perils-of-Pauline circumstances that would be fatal to most humans. But besides the Wile E. Coyote logic of most of their schemes, it soon becomes evident that neither author has ever dug a hole with a shovel in anything but a sand dune. Sometimes this sort of fantasy can be amusing escapism bolstered by interesting historical conjecture, but some effort to conform to reality is essential, and this fluffy bit of nonsense doesn't have that essence at all . . .

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Best Fargo adventure ever

Grabs your attention kept me interested in the storyline one of the best Fargo adventures.

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I loved this book and Scott Brick reading it!

this book was very very good, there were stories upon stories upon stories, all in the same book. And there was excitement and action and intelligence and creativity and all of the things that make a really great adventure story. As usual I love Scott Brick as a narrator, he is a master at changing the voices and making the story exciting to listen to. and also as usual, I learned about the history of Attila the Hun. I learn more history from Clive's books then anything else:-).