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The Inquisitor's Gold

A Treasure Hunting Adventure Anthology
Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Needing a fleshed out backstory for Wood’s Tempest, I wrote Shifting Sands, the introduction to the story arc. Nick and the gang are always fun to write about, and this is my favorite of the series. 

Kurt Hunter was introduced in Wood’s Revenge, and has six books of his own. Backwater Tide reunites him and Mac, and leads into Wood’s Tempest.

Mac takes the story from there and needs every bit of what he’s learned in the previous two stories to save Pamela and Trufante. This story also serves as the start of a new direction for Mac and the gang. Hang on and enjoy.

Shifting Sands: Things are never easy when you’re labeled a pirate in the Caribbean.

On the run from his past, Nick and the crew of The Panther have enough treasure aboard to live like kings, but nowhere to spend it. Not all the crew agrees on his plan, and after a near mutiny, the crew decides to try for a new start. When his heritage catches up to him and a new treasure appears, bigger than anything they’ve tried to recover before, the crew is lured into an adventure off the coast of the Yucatan. The natives and legendary pirate Jean Lafitte stand in the crews way, forcing them to use everything they’ve learned to escape.

Backwater Tide: There is one word that brings out the worst in people: treasure.

When Special Agent Kurt Hunter finds a boat adrift in the Biscayne National Park with the dead body of a famous treasure hunter aboard, the race is on to find his killer. Alliances shift and the bodies start to pile up as Kurt and Justine navigate the devious and dangerous world of treasure hunters to find the killer. From the iconic Intracoastal Waterway of Miami to the beauty of the Biscayne National Park, this new mystery from best-selling author Steven Becker reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of South Florida.

Wood's Temepest: Mac Travis thought it was easy to disappear in the Florida Keys.

Living on an island; fishing, diving, and some salvage work kept him busy - until his past catches up to him. When a famous treasure hunter is murdered, Mac is handed his research of a hundred lost wrecks, but to save a friend's family from a crazed competitor, he must find the right one - and find it first, before people dear to him start to die.

The latest in the Mac Travis Adventure Series from best-selling author Steven Becker is set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Florida Keys. If you enjoy boating, fishing, scuba diving, and the counter-culture of the Keys, you will love this new standalone adventure.
 

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Adventure Anthology

This is a long audio book to listen to. Each story has different plot and I enjoy and was entertained from beginning to end. Very good and clear narration.

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great anthology!

This anthology features some of my favorite Steven Becker characters! As always, these stories are fast paced with the good guys working to outfit the back guys...some nail biting may be involved for the listener! Excellent narration, which really brings the characters to life and keeps you engaged. Worth the listen...and possibly re-listen.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Jan M
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  • 07-28-19

3 Great Books!

The Inquisitor's Gold by Steven Becker is 3 separate books that give the listener a great variety of the author's series. Shifting Sands (Nick & crew of The Panther) is the first book in this listen, which is a book from the past. Backwater Tide (Kurt Hunter) is the second book in this anthology, and Wood's Tempest (Mac Travis) is the third. I highly recommend this collection and can say I'm a big fan of the author's writing style and that of the narrator. Paul J McSorley is magical bringing the characters to life. He gives them distinguishable voices, so I know who is speaking, His emotions and infections only add to my enjoyment of the books. I can't wait to listen to the next one by this amazing team.

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wow!

I seriously LOVE the idea behind this trilogy. I'm a big fan of crossover's anyway so this really hit the spot with me. The treasure story starts out in Shifting Sands with the privateers (sp?) Nick and Shayla who are forced to run from the pirate Jean Lafitte. Then it continues in Kurt Hunter's story, Backwater Tide and ends with Mac Travis' book, Wood's Tempest.

This was my first introduction to the Tide's of Fortune series and I enjoyed it. The listener is introduced to the treasure that leads to such mayhem in the second two books. The part where they used a diving bell was fascinating. And the experimentation to discover how long a person could stay under water was sobering. We get so used to having information readily available that we forget how dangerous life was in the not so distant past.

The second book was Kurt Hunter's story with some crossover by Mac Travis. Kurt is determined to learn about his new environment and his book starts out with a race he and his wife, Justine are in. One thing I love about Becker's writing is the women. They are all strong and intelligent women who do their share of rescuing their men :) I don't want to say too much about it because 'spoilers' but the last two books definitely need to be read in order.

I adore Trufante and Pamela (the sh*t magnets). I usually get annoyed by characters that constantly end up hip deep in "it" but not so with these two. I think the voice acting skills of Paul J. Sorley give such character to the Cajun and his soulmate, that I can't wait to see what mess they drag Mac into. Quite a few times, I've laughed aloud during the Mac Travis series. And seriously, Sorley has the PERFECT accent and voice for Trufante. Sorley and Becker are an amazing combination.

Pamela is such an interesting character. I hope that we finally learn about her backstory. Becker crafts a really good story. There's no rushing to finish writing the book and not all details are addressed which leaves openings for later books. His characters are very believable and people you can relate to. After finishing this I rushed to see if there were anymore of the Kurt Hunter and Mac Travis books that I need to add to my library.

I really like Clive Cussler adventures but when it comes to ocean action adventures, I think Steven Becker knocks it out of the park. Paul J. Sorley is the perfect pairing with Steven Becker and I hope they both continue to work together for a long time to come.

I highly recommend this trilogy.


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Awesome Story!

This has everything you could want in an entertaining story. Pirates, treasure, intrigue and a mystery are just a few. This is extremely well written and has an expert narrator.

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Entertaining and suspenseful

This was a collection of three books. Each story was different but were all tied to the same treasure across time.
The stories were all full of suspense and you were kept waiting till the end before you knew how the story was going to end.

There were some characters who were familiar as I have listened to many of Steven Becker's stories.

The narration was outstanding with clear pronunciation and multiple voices.

This book was provided free of charge and this review is voluntarily given.

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The Inquisitor's Gold

In the beginning you are given a brief on this set of books, but I was totally not prepared for how they would play out. Book one is back in the pirate days, then you jump to modern times in book 2. After listening to book 1 I found it hard to switch gears and get into book 2. The author is very meticulous in every detail of the story. Which is a double edged sward. It helps you understand if you know nothing about it, but it was information overload for me. The narration is nice.