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When Delia chose to major in archaeology, she imagined herself as the female Indiana Jones of the Southwest. She didn't imagine herself crawling through abandoned mine shafts, scrounging for rusty pickaxes and gold pans to sell on auction sites, but Indiana Jones didn't have to make student loan payments.

Scouring the mountains of Arizona with Simon, her best friend and computer geek extraordinaire, Delia dreams of turning their scavenging enterprise into a legitimate business. More, she longs to earn the respect of peers who shun her for turning into a treasure hunter. What she doesn't dream of is stumbling across a decapitated body in an old mine near Prescott.

Something dangerous has come to the mountains, and two Harley-riding strangers are the only ones who seem to have a clue. They speak a language Delia has never heard and carry mysterious artifacts she's never seen. Investigating these strangers might lead her to discoveries that change the face of archaeology forever.... Or it might lead her and her best friend into a deadly monster's lair.

©2013 Lindsay Buroker (P)2015 Lindsay Buroker

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Archeologist/Scavengers, Techie, Aliens, Tennis Pro and Monster.

This was a fun urban fantasy read, or should I say rural fantasy as it takes place mostly in and around Prescott, Arizona. I always take note of the audiobooks I could listen to in the car with my husband and/or teenagers without embarrassment. This is a good one. Lots of action, great characters and smart and funny dialogue, but no bad language or sex scenes (although there are hints of possibility). I am definitely interested in reading or listening to this author's other works.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • Acworth, GA, United States
  • 07-08-15

Very very good.

Female Indiana Jones, history, mystery, 1000 sifi references, action, could not stop listening. Very good.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Started out fine.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Maybe if you have more patience this book is for you. Became too difficult to finish. Stopped listening with 1 hour left.

What was most disappointing about Lindsay Buroker’s story?

It got a bit challenging for me as the plot developed. Became too much a combination of genres for me. I was afraid if I kept going there would be a dragon thrown in there. Only if there was a Star Trek episode to relate it to.

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

I think she did a fair job reading the story, three main voices were distinctive enough.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I enjoyed some of the Star Trek references but I think that was a bit overdone for my personal taste in that it became a distraction rather than an enhancement. This might've impacted my review.

Any additional comments?

I am sure others will enjoy this author and perhaps I would too but not without a personal recommendation of a different series. I wrote this review mostly to prevent Audible from recommending more of this type of book for me as that is what lead me to the purchase. So it is not a critique of the author as I have not written nor published a book and I hate when people trash authors. Just think this story isn't for me.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Finding a New Author

I am a big fan of urban fantasy, but this book pushed all my buttons. Articulate, knowledgeable, educational, with archeology, aliens and strong characters, it was just fun. Now if Ms. Buroker can just toss in a little romance it would be perfect. Cannot wait for the next one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Highly entertaining story!

Great adventure story, kept my interest throughout! Humorous characters and unusual plot. Enjoyed the references to Star Trek and other fantasy shows.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great banter

Different story line. Love the great friendship banter. I'll defiantly be getting the second book if there is one.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I've been waiting for this.

Great sense of humor, fun characters, and a storyline that straddles the line between my favorite genres of fiction: Sci-Fi and Contemporary Fantasy. It's a most read for fans of both genres

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic FUN,

I really love Torrent: Rust & Relics book 1. It's a great combination of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, action and adventure all rolled into one. Good characters, witty dialog make for a very enjoyable story. Nola Zandry's performance is excellent! I highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Liked it a lot, also liked narrator

Great premise, decent story progression. Characters I can root for, and unanswered questions to be answered like who are the real villains in the saga. I'm hooked. I have to find out how the history angle weaves in to the story to explain all the action happening to our heroes.

Author and narrator are a good team. I want more. And I also want an Alex of my very own....to watch mow and do stuff around the house. I may be an elderly widow, but I'm not dead yet.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Listen at 1.25x speed

I had a really hard time getting into this for the first half. It was slow going and the narrator made it even slower. Around 4 hours in I switched the speed to 1.25x and that helped a great deal but it still wasn't holding my interest that well. Around 5 or 6 hours in, the story picked up and I'd rate the last half 4 stars. I'd give the first half and the narration 3 stars, so an overall of 3.5 stars. I've listened to other things by this author and so far this is the lowest rank I've given her books. Try some of her other stuff. This is ok but the others are really good.

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  • D J SAVAGE
  • 04-08-17

Very good story

This is a very good story and I enjoyed all the geeky references to popular fiction, when finished I downloaded book 2 hopefully it will just as exciting

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  • julia
  • 03-01-17

Lindsey Buroker does it again

Hooked on Emperors Edge now hooked on Rust and Relics!. Cant wait for the next book!

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  • Andrea Kennedy
  • 12-17-16

great story, humour and action.

A really good story with great action. Aliens, muder mystery and plenty of humerous one liners. The narrator was great although I Definately heard a little Marge Simpson in one of the characters. I'm just about to hop onto the next adventure.

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  • Niall
  • 06-26-15

Good Stuff

Liked it, we'll read and voiced, now I'm looking for more with the same characters. Bring it on!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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