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The Hunt for Excalibur

Sam Reilly, Book 16
Narrated by: David Gilmore
Series: Sam Reilly Series, Book 16
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On March 11, 2011, the Japanese fishing trawler Hoshi Maru accidentally hauled up something deadly into its live-fish hold. The crew, having discovered their mistake, raced toward the harbor in the hope that they might survive. They never made it.

Presumed sunk by the tsunami that ravaged the coastline of Japan, its crew were declared dead.

Seven years later, the shipwreck washed up on Cannon Beach, Oregon. By the time the US Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived to investigate, people in the nearby towns had started to die in terrifying and inexplicable ways.

Sam Reilly will need to discover what really happened on board the Hoshi Maru – and why all clues point to the Legend of King Arthur....
 

©2019 Christopher Cartwright (P)2019 Christopher Cartwright

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 05-24-19

Great Thriller! Great Narration!

Christopher Cartwright exceeded my expectations in The Hunt for Excalibur. I love how he meshes history with fiction, legend and myth with imagination, and makes it into a thrilling adventure. The character of Sam Reilly is endearing and compelling. I was totally engrossed in this book, and think this one might be my favorite so far. David Gilmore was excellent bringing the characters to life with his voice. One could hear the differences between them. He also inflects the right emotions. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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very good

a very very good book it was very enjoyable and very well written and very realistic you could imagine everything that's happened in the story like it was in your living room I like those kinds of descriptions did you can see everything like it happens right now the narrator was good as well and overall it was a wonderful listen

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Excellent experience

The Hunt for Excalibur: Sam Reilly, Book 16.
Thrilling and gripping from page 1 (as always), I love the technical details that the author includes. As always it's fast paced and Sam's humour shines thru. 16 books in the series so far and each one is fresh and exciting. So many series go stale NOT this one.
Each book is a fresh story line, so reading out of order would not be a problem.
David Gilmore's narration is excellent and accents and voices so believable.
Excellent entertainment, Just waiting for book 17 now
I was given a free copy of this audio book at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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Mythology mixed with Scifi

I have read many adaptation of mythology but this is the first time that it has been done this way. I loved it because it is different. I have to admit that I am not a fan of king Arthur and his knights but this book is not what you expect. I don't want to say to much because I'll spoil it. This book has no magic what so ever, it is based in the modern era where the old clashes with the new.
I loved the book and would highly recommend it. However, there is some violence. I can't remember if there was any profanity. No sexual content.
This would be great as a movie.

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Sam Reilly Rocks!

This was my first, and not my last, Sam Reilly novel. Christopher Cartwright does a great job of mixing history, fiction, and imagination into an intriguing listen. Thought the action starts and stops, you are so captivated by the story it is hard to stop listening when you should be doing something else (Let’s say working). And the narration… Well let me tell you that David Gilmore delivers a solid performance worthy of the highest praise.

Although this book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review, I feel like I won the audio book lottery. A free book and an amazing story

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Another fun adventure

Cartwright is absolutely wonderful at alternative history. Seamlessly combing fact and fiction. If you’re not careful you’ll be convinced everything you thought you knew is wrong.

The narrator as always is flawless in his delivery.

The only thing I’ll say is a 12ga is a shotgun not a rifle😜

I was given this book free at my request for an unbiased review.

Thanks for the opportunity to listen to this book.

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  • 05-23-19

Excellent adventure!

action-adventure, thriller, suspense, paramilitaries

Excellent adventure full of twists and suspense! Held my attention from beginning to end, even though this is the first I've read in the series. The publisher's blurb is pretty limited, but I don't do spoilers either. I only know that I really got into it!
David Gilmore is great at interpreting the story in narration.
I received the free audio copy in a giveaway. I win!

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I would recommend a non-audio format

I couldn't really enjoy the book. The narrator was too monotone, which distracted from the story. Which is a shame because I was really enjoying the story.

I love the premise, the suspenseful hunt of the creators by their mutinous creation. It's really thrilling, if only the narrator could convey some of that excitement through his performance.

I'm going to purchase the book, either in physical or Kindle format, I just don't recommend the audiobook if you're like me prefer a more dramatic narrator.

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

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  • Tim Dearing
  • 06-14-19

Another great adventure

As usual the narrator makes this story very easy to listen to and get involved in. The story itself is interesting and exciting. It manages to bring in some real life stories as well as adding to some classic adding myths.
I shall continue to listen and enjoy this series

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.