Sam and Remi Fargo Adventures Series

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390 ratings

Spartan Gold Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood's debut title in the Fargo adventure series, Spartan Gold, read by the award-winning narrator Scott Brick.

Thousands of years ago, the mighty Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as a tribute to his glory.

In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps, Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumbled across the pillars. Unable to transport them, Napoleon created an inscrutable map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon died, the bottles disappeared - and the gold pillars were lost once again.

Treasure-hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's 'lost cellar'. Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found. But not for the wine; he wants what the bottle may lead to. For he is Hadeon Bondaruk - a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire - and he claims descent from King Xerxes himself.

And the treasure will be his, no matter what....

©2010 Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Spartan Gold

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 1
    • By: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 302

    In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps, Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumbled across the pillars. Unable to transport them, Napoleon created an inscrutable map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon died, the bottles disappeared - and the gold pillars were lost once again. Treasure-hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's 'lost cellar'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as good as the Isaac Bell series...!

    • By Salter on 05-09-15

    Regular price: £24.00

  • Book 2

    • Lost Empire

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 2
    • By: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    While scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery - but, unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico's ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artefact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm really starting to like the Fargos!

    • By Salter on 16-12-15

    Regular price: £24.00

  • Book 3

    • The Kingdom

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 3
    • By: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Kingdom by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood, read by Scott Brick. Whether it's lost treasure or missing persons, the Fargos find themselves in a heap of trouble every time. When Texas oil baron Charlie King contacts Sam and Remi Fargo, he has an unusual request. He hired an investigator - and good friend of the pair - to locate his missing father in the Far East. But now the investigator has vanished.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Fargo's keep going!

    • By Salter on 18-01-18

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 4

    • The Tombs

    • A Fargo Adventure, Book 4
    • By: Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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, the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of treasure hunters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen!

    • By cookson on 12-07-13

    Regular price: £30.49

    • The Tombs

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 4
    • By: Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Tombs by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry, read by Scott Brick. It's a prize beyond imagination. When an archaeologist excavating a top-secret historical site realises the magnitude of his discovery, he requests help from treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo. In rushing to join him, the Fargos are thrown into their most daring quest to date.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Tombs - A great adventure

    • By Salter on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 5

    • The Mayan Secrets

    • A Fargo Adventure, Book 5
    • By: Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out. Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book - and Sam and Remi may just be among them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mayan Secrets

    • By Dibodiddly on 11-02-17

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Mayan Secrets

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 5
    • By: Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry, read by Scott Brick. Husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon an astonishing discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, their cities, and about mankind itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cussler - The Mayan Secrets

    • By Salter on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 6

    • The Eye of Heaven

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 6
    • By: Clive Cussler, Russell Blake
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Eye of Heaven by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake, read by Scott Brick. Book six in the Fargo Adventures series. Baffin Island: Sam and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic when they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved - and filled with pre-Columbian artefacts from Mexico. How can that be?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable Fargo adventure

    • By Salter on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 7

    • The Solomon Curse

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 7
    • By: Clive Cussler, Russell Blake
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Solomon Curse by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake, read by Scott Brick. There are many rumours about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king, and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent Fargo adventure..

    • By Salter on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 8

    • Pirate

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 8
    • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have gone on impossible missions before and faced many perils, but never have they faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world and at its end will be either one of the most glorious finds in history - or certain death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A weaker Fargo adventure...

    • By Salter on 29-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 9

    • The Romanov Ransom

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 9
    • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    The discovery of a long-lost airliner...a modern-day kidnapping...and the return of the most terrifying evil the world has ever seen. When a kidnapping captures the attention of treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo, they find themselves on the trail of the legendary Romanov Ransom - a Russian fortune stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Hunting a neo-Nazi faction across Europe, North Africa and South America is their greatest quest yet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun with the Fargo's....

    • By Salter on 30-01-18

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 10

    • The Grey Ghost

    • Fargo Adventures, Book 10
    • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Grey Ghost by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell, read by Scott Brick. In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Grey Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cussler back to his best...

    • By Salter on 31-05-18

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 11

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