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Summary

Unverified reports tell of a hidden treasure trove deep beneath the Owl Mountains in Poland. Many have tried, but all have failed to locate the legendary Nazi gold train.

Jack Reilly mourns the loss of his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, and an esteemed historian. In memory of her, the retired Delta operator tours the place of her imprisonment, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, site of the infamous Nazi concentration camp.

Suddenly, the crowded complex is taken over by a well-armed force. They’re led by a woman on a personal quest. The mercenary commander yearns to uncover the lucrative haul with the help of a journal that once belonged to Heinrich Himmler, leader of Adolf Hitler’s ruthless paramilitary organization, the Schutzstaffel. She shanghaies Jack into service after she learns of his past.

With innocent lives on the line, Jack agrees to help. If he fails, people die. But if he succeeds, and he unwillingly helps resurrect the Nazi party, even more people will die. Never in his life has Jack been stuck between a bigger rock and a harder place.

The Forgotten Fortune is the first book in international best-selling author Matt James’ action-packed archaeological thriller series The Jack Reilly Adventures.

©2020 Severed Press (P)2021 Severed Press

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a good battle

loved listening to the history of the place but can be a bit silly in places, but overall very entertaining

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Brilliant!

If you have any interested in history or conspiracy theories then you will enjoy this book. So well written and Matthew crow is one of my favourite narrators. He didn’t let me down.
I’m really looking forward to the next book.

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Great adventure story

A good adventure story, with more than shades of Indiana Jones. Ex Delta-force man fighting with present day Nazis for Hitler's hidden treasure trove. Lots of underground action, killing, falling down waterfalls, killing, finding secret passages, oh and lots of killing. A gripping fast-paced story which keeps you entertained (if you like bad guys being killed). The narration is excellent.

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strength and courage

I really enjoyed listening to Matthew Crow. He made the characters and plot come together and life.

A roller coaster. Nazi treasure under a place full of pain and horror.
You have also the Knights of the Templar, under ground caves.

A ex Delta Force soldier, whose family history, is intertwined with the history of the place of horrible pain.

In between all the action, is a sence of humour. I found myself really liking Jack Reilly our hero. I loved the fact he talked to himself.

I hope we have more from Jack Reilly.

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Fast paced, full of action and very well narrated

I really enjoyed this fast paced story. It's very well written and I found the characters work well and are easily imaginable. The descriptions of the underground stations and caves make you feel as if you are there.
This review is based on an audiobook I received for free from the author and wanted to give an honest review.
I found it easy to listen too, the narrator has a nice clear voice and helps to bring this story to life.
Great book, definitely going to read/listen to more from Matt James.

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I have now listened to the audiobook and I found this brings this book to life even better than reading it, the narrator I feel is exceptional, he has a clear voice and his vocal expressions really are the best.
I recommend adding this audiobook to your list.
I received this audiobook for free from the author and wanted to give an honest opinion.

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  • 24-05-21

Entertaining Listen

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook from start to finish. Awesome characters with a great flowing storyline...Will be on the lookout for the continuing stories to come. Once again Matthew does not disappoint in reading to us. I received this audiobook in a promotion and I am giving my voluntary unbiased review.

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  • Pam C
  • 17-06-21

What a fun book!

I love books that bring history to the present...even if it is fictional. Matt James does an excellent job of sharing a story of a forgotten treasure that once belonged to those in power during the Holocaust. Is it true? I haven't an idea, but I love the way the story moves and keeps moving. I liked the fact that Jack is portrayed as a fallible human being who isn't able to withstand anything and everything, but keeps moving because he has to in order to survive. I was surprised several times in where the story took us, but I wasn't disappointed.
I listened to the audiobook version of this book and let me tell you, Matthew Crow is one of the best. His ability to make me believe in the characters is rare and important. It helps make the story more real for me. I always know I will enjoy the book if Matthew Crow is the narrator.
Highly recommend.

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  • Joe Henson
  • 27-04-21

Want more

I can’t wait to hear more stories. Great premise, fast paced and very well told.

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  • JH & DDDH
  • 27-05-21

Action-Packed Adventure #1

Jack takes on modern-day Nazis in this action-packed 5-hour adventure. The bad guys have the advantage and hostages, and the depths below the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum have buried secrets and devastating hazards. Jack takes them on and suffers for it, but will he prevail? Let's just say I'm looking forward to Book 2. Thanks to Audiobooks Unleashed for the listen!

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 14-05-21

Great Story!

Even though this is listed as book 1, it's a stand alone story and is extremely entertaining.