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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Oracle, by Clive Cussler.   

Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo return for a new adventure as they hunt for ancient treasure - that may or may not be cursed - in this thrilling addition to Clive Cussler's best-selling series. 

In AD 533, the last King of the Vandals still rules in northern Africa - but a prophecy reveals that his reign is doomed. Years before, sacred scrolls had been stolen from a high priestess, who cast a curse on the kingdom unless they were returned. The Vandal kingdom falls before the scrolls are ever found - leaving their location a mystery - and their discovery is the perfect challenge for Sam and Remi Fargo.  

However, before they can hunt for the scrolls, the Fargos must tend to problems within their charitable foundation. When they learn that a shipment of supplies intended for a school in Nigeria has been stolen, they travel into the heart of Africa to deliver new supplies themselves. However, their mission becomes infinitely more complicated when they run afoul of a rival bands of robbers. One of these groups later takes Remi and a group of students hostage, and there are signs that the kidnapping is related to the missing scrolls. The Fargos will need all of their skills to uncover the hidden treasure and to protect everything they have worked for - and their lives.

©2019 Clive Cussler (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Proverbs

The story very good as with most of his books the whole listen was ruined by to introduction of a proverb at the beginning of every chapter, Difficult to speed through to get to story.

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Pretty bland.

Probably the worst Fargo book. Pretty boring and dull. Not much treasure hunting. Good performance though.

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brilliant as usual.

love all of the Fargo books and this one is no different. as usual Scott Brick brings the characters to life with his perfect narration. the only disappointment as with all of the Fargk tales is that it's over and I have to wait for the next one.

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A great listen!

This has to be my favourite Fargo adventure yet! 90 plus chapters with edge of your seat adventure.

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I was so disappointed.

I have enjoyed the previous 9 books so much and was looking forward to listening to this one. However I found this one tedious , it took forever to get going and is nowhere near as good as the previous books in my opinion. As for the quotation at the beginning of each chapter, they just drove me insane, please just let me listen to The Story. So I'm going to go back to Mr Dirk Pitt.

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cussler loses it

I have read Clive cussler since he began writing and am sad to say that I found this book boring and he, seemingly, has lost the plot to writing a great book as all his others are

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great book

loved the book kept a good pace and had the usual Cussler humour can't wait for the next one

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Great adventure, treasure hunting, kidnapping ...

Another great Cussler adventure full of excitement, kidnapping and hunting for ancient treasures. The story is well build up and the characters very likable. But beware of false friends... Icing on the cake is the narration by Scott Brick - such a joy to listen to.

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Very interesting and intriguing

Two or three stories unfold as one great stuff Sam and Remmy again with Laslo

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Cussler at his best

Cussler does it again good story pity about all them proverbs it spoiled the flow of the read