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Summary

An ancient medallion is unearthed in Pueblo, Colorado, revealing a secret that will rewrite the history of North America - the Vikings somehow made it to the continent's interior, centuries before Columbus made landfall, and there they built a city of gold.

But today the Coelho Medallion has been stolen, and a linguist and researcher has been abducted in connection with the crime. Could the abductors be after the fabled city of gold? Or do they have a more sinister plot in mind?

Dan Kotler is an independent researcher who often finds himself in more trouble than he was expecting. But when his colleague is abducted, he finds himself being investigated by the FBI, and he must use all of his brilliance and expertise to find her and absolve himself.

Anwar Adham has plans for a terrorist action on US soil, and information from the Pueblo research site can give him everything he needs to put his plans in motion. Unless Adham is stopped, thousands and possibly millions will die.

Whoever wins this contest of wits and wills will hold the fate of thousands in his hands, and will also lay claim to the fabled city of gold.

It's an adventure that can redefine the history of America as we know it. Kotler finds himself facing off against both the FBI and Adham's terrorist network as he struggles to solve the mystery of Vikings in Colorado, to rescue Evelyn, and stop Adham's plans before it's too late.

©2016 Kevin Tumlinson (P)2016 Kevin Tumlinson

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  • Matthew
  • 21-11-16

Sprawling and confusing but oddly interesting

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Clearly needed some aggressive editing. The concepts are abit of a mashup, but the root of a fast moving, multifaceted story are here.

Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Tumlinson? Why or why not?

Sure, he is clearly a good researcher and writer.

What three words best describe Richard Rieman’s voice?

Consistent
Interesting
Strong

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Unlikely, I wait until home release

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

This offering has some interesting concepts and imagery and is worth the credit, esp. for historical conspiracy theory fans, such as I am.

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  • Big Cheese
  • 07-10-17

Vikings!?

This isn't the first book I've read with the concept of Vikings having made it much further than we think today and I'd say it is as good as the others. This book includes a kidnapping in addition to ground breaking archaeological finds, a romance and some terrorists - a little bit of everything. It felt more like a mix between an action story and a mystery than anything else. I enjoyed some of the science they used in the book and the fact that our heroes were scientists themselves. Id recommend this book to any friends who enjoy a good history/action/mystery.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Rhonda
  • 02-05-17

The Coelho Medallion

What made the experience of listening to The Coelho Medallion the most enjoyable?

This was a neat mystery with a good narrator.

What other book might you compare The Coelho Medallion to and why?

I don't typically listen or read these types of books but I did enjoy this one. I liked the story idea and the inclusion of Vikings in this mystery.

Have you listened to any of Richard Rieman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I don't believe I have listened to Mr. Rieman before but I did like his narration for this book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't know how I'd tag it but this book would make a good movie. I would definitely want to watch it.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 25-04-17

Modern age Indiana jones

Ancient artifacts, modern technology, FBI, DEA, terrorists, and more. Take a cast of a swashbuckling scientist, a love interest, rogue agents, mysterious kidnappers and more. Get ready for a wild romp through a wild idea that could drastically change American history as we know it and endanger its future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Roger & Jean Fauble
  • 28-09-17

Thrilling Read

My first read from author Kevin Tumlinson. Reminiscent in some ways of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s Thunderhead and Preston’s Tyrannosaur Canyon. The Coelho Medallion combines aspects of archaeology and mystery into a spell binding tale of a stolen medallion, a kidnapping, the mythical City of Gold and the Vikings. No more spoilers here. Since I own both the Kindle and the Audible versions I was able to follow along while enjoying the narration.

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  • Alfie
  • 30-06-17

Great Action Story

The Coelho Medallion has been stolen. Where is it? A researcher, Evelyn has been kidnapped. Dan Coehler, her coworker is beside himself. Can he help rescue Evelyn in time by helping the FBI? Will the bad guy win and discover where the city of gold is?

The story is well written. The characters are well established and well rounded. The plot is entertaining and has a nice pace for keeping the reader/listener interested in the story line.

Richard Rieman gives another strong performance. The characters are well defined and clear. His pace and tempo move the story along at a nice, even pace. His diction is clear and articulate.

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  • Rogue
  • 20-05-17

Interesting and exciting adventure

This was an enjoyable adventure story. Solid story and character construction. Well paced and built. The narration was very easy to listen to with good character differentiation.

The was a very worthwhile listen and solid entertainment.

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

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  • Bookaholic
  • 06-12-16

Tracking the Vikings in America

The plot of "The Coelho Medallion" reminds me a bit of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series. The premise is that the Vikings discovered an underground river that allowed them to sail a longboat all the way to Colorado, where they interacted with the native cultures (Aztecs, Mayans, etc.) Doctor Coelho's team has discovered a gold medallion and pieces of the boat in a hidden cave, and there are terrorists hot on the trail of the artifacts.

Our hero is a private researcher with multiple PhDs and an insatiable curiosity. Because of his ties to a number of murdered or missing people, the FBI has him at the top of their suspect list. He has little choice but to help them in their search for the terrorists, especially when his ex-lover/friend is abducted.

Expect lots of action, references to real artifacts believed by some to be Viking in origin, confusing clues, and ruthless bad guys.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Deedra
  • 16-10-17

The Coelho Medallion

A medallion is unearthed and put on display.It is stolen and the intrigue starts.It brings into question the true origins of our United States.A fast paced thriller with some twists you just cant work around.RichardRieman was a fine narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • Nephi
  • 25-08-17

It was great… but

I really enjoyed the story itself, kept me guessing. The thing that threw me off was the smoke detector thing. When I heard what the smoke detector theft was actually for I rolled my eyes. No, smoke detectors don't have uranium in them. They have americium-124. So if the terrorists are raiding a manufacturing facility for the material why take finished smoke detectors? Why not take the stuff before it is put in? Besides that, basically, no matter what, you wouldn't get enough to make a bomb. Maybe a dirty bomb but not a nuclear bomb.

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