Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder....a bounty that has never been found. As they follow the trail through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan - a trail that they discover leads them not to one tomb, but five - the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself...and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs' riches as his own.
©2012 Thomas Perry and Clive Cussler (P)2012 Penguin Audio
Sorry but this just way too far fetched. I like a good adventure where the good guy prevail but this just takes it too far.
"Great Entertaining Read"
Clive Cussler does it again. From the first page of the book, the reader’s attention is grabbed and kept throughout the book. Although unbelievable, Clive Cussler entertains the reader with an action packed adventure of Sam and Remi Fargo, taking them from one continent to another as they try to find the treasures of Attila the Hun. I found this book to be an entertaining read that kept my attention throughout all 384 pages. I would definitely recommend it.
"A bad novel is a bad novel even when written by..."
....Clive Cussler. My 2 star rating is being very generous with this contrived novel. Sam and Remi Fargo take on the facts and legends around Attila the Hun who built his empire in central Europe during the 5th century CE. The actual adventures of the Fargo's is good at times and incredible (not credible) at others. I still have 3 books to listen to in this series. I'd much prefer to be listening to Cussler's excellent Isaac Bell series.
"The Fargo's are great!"
I love Clive Cussler. He has long been one of my favorite authros, and he does not disappoint in this book. Sam and Remi are at the top of their game.
The introduction of the dog.
This is the first Scott Brick narrated book. He did a wonderful job
High stakes thrills! Wonderful book.
"Best Fargo book yet!"
Yes. Very entertaining, no dragging parts. Characters were wonderfully amusing, sinister and believable.
We've listened to a couple of other Fargo books. This one was more developed and portrayed the Fargos as being tougher and more capable
I love Scott Brick. I pick books just because he has read them. My husband is German and is terribly impressed with all of his accents. He is the perfect reader!
No. We have a 10 hour commute every weekend and listen to audio books.
"I think you will like this one.."
I so enjoy the Fargo adventures and this book was very fun.. I found it not the run of the mill
Clive Cussler book, I found myself enjoying every moment of this book.
"The Fargos are at it again."
Yes, the story is interesting in a historical and adventure sense. The characters are as with most of Cussler's characters are well defined and developed in a way that pulls you into the story even if you are not normally an adventure book series person.
The fighting scene in which the Fargos are using cannon balls to fight off snipers. The way the Fargos ecape the main bad guys home on horseback after using flour to cause a flash over explosion to set the kitchen on fire.
Yes, in fact while at working doing the stocking at night my co-workers would give me funny looks because of my random outburst of laughter related to the story. I loved having the story going thru headphones as I worked through the long hours in the very early morning
"Starts slow and never really picks up"
No there are to many other books I haven't read or listened to yet.
SPOILER ALERT: The most interesting aspect was that they were hunting for the tomb of Atilla the Hun and after finding treasure cashes and clues all over Europe and Asia he winds up being buried in the Roman catacombs behind a false wall.
The least interesting aspect was that the bad guys in the book are about as smart and scary as 1st graders and their henchmen are even worse, and then the Fargos are like Einstein in comparison. Then they wait till the very end for the Fargos and the bad guys to have a shoot out .... IN CALIFORNIA AFTER THEY FOUND THE TREASURE AND PUT IT IN MUSEUMS. Just when i thought it was over there were four more chapters that were completely pointless.
He needs to put a little more enthusiasm into the characters the way he read it made it seem like the characters were bored all the time
Absolutely not as it was it took me most of a month to get through it.
This is the second Fargo Adventure I've listened to and the other one wasn't any better. Its kind of a mix between romance, adventure and mystery that failed miserably, and should be covered in bacon and thrown into a kennel full of trained German Sheppard attack dogs.
"Fargo's, Part 4"
Remi Fargo, she sounds like a great wife.
His voice is easy to listen to and his foreign accents aren't bad.
Yes, I am a Fargo Adventure fan.
I enjoy the interaction between Sam and Remi Fargo, you can tell that they are married.
"My first audio book"
I liked that the speaker used different voices to distinguish the different characters.
The story was a typical Clive Cussler. I have always been a fan of his so I wasn't disappointed with this one. There was a little bit of mystery, action, and suspense.
No. I generally don't have the time to listen to a book in one sitting.
I have to admit that as an avid reader, I had a bit of difficulty concentrating on a book that was being read TO me. I'm used to being the one reading the book. When I usually read, I can sit down and concentrate on the story. With an audio book, I tend to want to do other things and end up missing some of the story if I'm concentrating on a different task. That's not to say that the concept isn't a good one. I think if I got used to it, I wouldn't mind having a book read to me on occasion.
"Enjoyed the story, but was typical of his books"
No, I don't think I would change anything. Then I'm a reader, not a writer.
As usual, the main characters jump right into and out of trouble.
I do enjoy his reading for these action adventure stories
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