Spartan Gold

Narrated by: Richard Poe
Series: Fargo Adventures (abridged), Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
4 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The debut of a brand-new, action-packed series from the number-one New York Times best-selling master of "pure entertainment" ( People).

Thousands of years ago, the Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as tribute. In 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars in the Pennine Alps. Unable to transport them, Napoleon creates a map on the labels of 12 bottles of rare wine. And when Napoleon dies, the bottles disappear....

Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar". Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection.

But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found. He is Hadeon Bondaruk - a half- Russian, half-Persian millionaire. He claims to be a descendant of King Xerxes himself. And he wants his treasure back.

©2009 Clive Cussler (P)2009 Penguin

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Awesome!

I love a good mystery book, but am pretty picky. This book had me from the beginning. Great story line and narration.

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Another great tale by Clive Cussler

Good narration. He captured Cussler's style. This is another complex, exciting adventure featuring The Fargo's.

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great book

the book is great I have read the story myself but I did like that you guys cut out parts of the story to save on time

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the first book with the Fargo's

was very good it's nice to have a little more background on the Fargo's life. sunken midget Subs Napoleon and his Vineyard wine bottles Xerxes of Persian and crazy villains what more could you ask for in a novel

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love clive<br />

unabridged much better then abridged version. abridged left out parts that filled in gaps in story.

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Fun but a little detailed

At times I thought I was being told how to Google search. Spent way too much time telling how they were searching on Google for clues in the quest. Not one of my top 100 books but I did enjoy it.