• The Relic Hunters

  • The Relic Hunters Series, Book 1
  • By: David Leadbeater
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (511 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A lethal secret society. A priceless stolen treasure. A map worth killing for.

Relic smuggler and expert thief Guy Bodie is a tough man in a dangerous world, loyal only to his elite team of five. But when one of them betrays him, landing Guy in a hellish Mexican prison, he finds himself making a bargain with the most unlikely new ally: the CIA.

There is a catch. In return for being released from jail, Guy must work for the CIA, helping them solve the most audacious heist in history. As Guy knows, six of the Seven Wonders of the World have long been lost. But with the help of the CIA, he learns that the destroyed Statue of Zeus still exists - and it’s in the hands of a powerful secret society.

A prize worth killing for is also worth dying for, and this one has left a trail of bloodshed that goes back centuries. Can Guy and his new team - a group of renegades chosen for their unique skills - hunt down the legendary relic once and for all...before they are added to its list of victims?

Revised edition: This edition of The Relic Hunters includes editorial revisions.

©2018 David Leadbeater (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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mono tone narrition drove me crazy

could not finish. droned on and on. save your sanity and listen to anything else.

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Very bad Dan Brown knockoff

There were so many of aspects of this story that were horrible. From the main premise of chasing after laptops to destroy emails to the cheesy dialogue and less than great narrator... Just read a different book..

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clichés, timings all wrong

Badly written. Unbelievable, shallow characters, riculous dialogs, illogical plot. I forced myself to finish it, wish I hadn't. Reader was ok.

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Imagine action scenes narrated by a robot...

I really wanted to like this story, however, I think the author moved along too quickly without developing the characters or the conspiracy, and focused more on the play-by-play blows within each fight scene instead of the overall adventure. I felt like I was listening to a narration of a series of fights strung together by some lame banter between the thieves. I think what made the overall experience that much worse for me was the narrator. These action scenes were read with the same enthusiasm as if he were reading pages from a dictionary. ...Bueller?...Bueller? I found myself drifting at times.

I never leave audiobook reviews - in fact, this is my first... I just felt compelled to leave one for the hours I made myself sit through this narration with the hopes it would get better.

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Action & Adventure galore!

This is a terrific read. I think it would make a super movie. I’m looking forward to the next book.

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Humph

I noticed I had bought this book a while ago, but couldn’t remember why I never finished it. Going back through it I remember why. What a bland story. The constant thing of these people picking on each other distracts from the plot that is rather weak to begin with. To make it worse is the near monotone reading of the story had me realizing that at times I had mentally wondered off.

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Excellent

Contrary to other reviews, I loved the characters and the story plot. The beginning was a gotcha hooked. It was not a Clancy wannabe, it stood by itself. Better characters, significantly more action. Loved it.

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The Wish version of a Dan Brown

I struggled with this bok, and thank God it was an Audible I could just let turn into background noise. Slow predictable start, funny at times (mostly the part where she 'kills' the guard) and an ending you just know turns into more of these books.

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Overall a good beginning for a series

Bodie and his team are all action all the time. This book is well written and evenly paced. It holds the readers interest

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Straight forward and entertaining.

Overall I quite enjoyed this book. Nothing crazy, no major twists or turns, but still kept my attention. This is a good spy/mystery type novel with a refreshing twist on the main characters. Narration was spot on for this type of book.

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  • Chill
  • 08-04-18

Poor choice of narrator

This is a book by an English author, the least the narrator could have done was to learn the correct pronunciation of words and places, especially as two of the settings were in England itself. I am a big fan of this author and have read all of his books. I am also a big fan of audible but their choices, when it comes to appropriate narrators, are often very poor. I will not purchase the audible version of The Atlantis Cipher and am seriously considering sending this one back.

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  • Paul R
  • 02-05-19

Great story, mediocre narrator

I enjoyed the story and the characters but it was simply too distracting when the narrative referred to a number of characters as being British but the narrator had a strong American accent when playing them. Another distracting annoyance was the mispronunciation of very easy and simple place names.

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  • Tegan's mum
  • 01-29-19

Good story,

This was a good story, funny in parts, easy to follow and we'll narrated. Looking forward to next instalment

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  • Scottyman
  • 01-24-19

Great!!!

Hadn't heard of the author but took a chance and what a pay off. Well paced, good characters, great action. Loved it.

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  • mark a walters
  • 10-09-21

good listen

good book with plenty of twists and turns .good ending with plenty of things to think about

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  • G.C.
  • 01-08-21

Macho banter, not funny, and implausible story

The narrator needs to work on his pronunciation of certain words as they were giggle-worthy. The story had me asking “why?!” Many times. Much of it was an excuse for violence rather than presenting a plausible solution. If you want a good treasure hunt story read Dan Brown. Won’t be reading/listening-to any more of his books.

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  • mark a heathcote
  • 12-10-20

Let’s have that background story again

Ok listen likes to repeat same background facts again and again, narrator pronunciation of some words quite funny

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-14-20

starter for 3........

well read. good story and enjoyable enough to line up the next story. thank you

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  • Radoxthegreen
  • 01-11-20

Enjoyable action adventure

This was good but the narrators knowledge of British pronunciation was terrible! YORK MINISTER!

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  • A. H. John
  • 03-13-19

davinci code for teens

weak characters, feels like a made for TV movie starring Nicholas Cage. Lacks the quality of a Dan Brown story.

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  • 01-26-20

terrible

A complete waste of time. This series makes Dan Brown work look like timeless classics.

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  • elvie ellul
  • 01-18-19

go get it

loved it really interesting hard to put it down you will enjoy it immensely so grt it