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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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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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  • Jeff
  • 31-10-18

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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  • Tech dude
  • 26-10-18

Stupid

Hackneyed, the illuminati? Really! And they're so stupid and so are the group of thieves following them. If there's an email with the map attached, it doesn't disappear when the sending and receiving computer are destroyed. Especially when one of the recipients survives, Jeff can just log into his email on any computer and retrieve it. It was probably also saved on a cloud drive, how about that? The author obviously has a very rudimentary understanding of technology and has no business trying to write a book. I'd have given this no stars if possible. I didn't pay much for this book, but I still feel cheated having wasted time listening until I just deleted it.

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  • Judy A Foster
  • 11-10-18

Kept Me Eagerly Listening

Very good book..entertaining and well written. looking forward to reading and listening to the next book in the series .

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  • pseudonymous
  • 18-09-18

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Story had no depth, could gave at least had some humor. Narrator had gender differentiation but barely any character accents. I did finish it so it was not excruciatingly bad, just not recommendable.

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  • Bebop
  • 16-09-18

awesomeness

best listen in awhile. totally made my work day fly by!! cant wait for the next

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-18

A well paced adventure

The story moved along nicely. Descriptions of localities were decently detailed. I, personally, found the characters a bit flat for my taste. Your mileage may vary.

The narrator had a pleasing deadpan delivery through much of the novel, but I’ve got to say his accents or dialect could use some work. Once again, this might just be my taste since I listen to quite a few UK accents.

I do like it enough that I will look for a sequel.

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  • Trish R.
  • 01-07-18

OK read and barely OK narration..




This was a very good book about a “family” of relic smugglers, Bodie, Cassidy, Sam, Cross and Jemma, along with CIA agent Heidi Moneymaker are going after a “hood” that stole a map from a museum in Athens for the Illuminati and ended up blowing up the museum and killing and injuring a lot of people. The “hoods” are a large group of bad guys that were trained to kill and do whatever their “master” says.

After getting Bodie, the leader of the smugglers, out of a Mexican prison, just as he was about to be killed, Heidi and the group got busy trying to find the “hood” that was going to steal the map. From there it was an exciting book until the very end. Some reviewers hated it and some only liked it but I really liked it. BUT like most male authors they describe everything and not the players, unless they have something special going on, like Cassidy. She’s beautiful, an ex-actress, ex-street-fighter and ex-cage fighter and she can kick some butt. I like that in my female MC’s. Oh, and she had red hair.

The guy who had Bodie imprisoned had been a mentor and friend of Bodie’s but the end of this story was him telling Heidi they were going after Jack before they took any job for the CIA. And, The End. Not a cliffhanger but the opening to the next book, due out September 6.

There was nothing sexual in this book and the F-bomb was used 42 times.

As to the narration: I guess because Pete Simonelli (aka Sebastian York) figures women are cray-cray about his deep sexy voice he doesn’t need to do anything but read the book, and that’s a shame. AND he's narrating the next book, too.