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This is filled with things that are right up my alley. Secrets, deception and a whole lot of mystery, plus a worldwide search for that one crutial artefact. I had a lot of fun listening to this title. It incorporated some ancient history from different parts of the world. The author did a good job mingling these aspects. This can be read as a stand alone but it should be noted that it is actually the 3rd book in a series. At points, I could tell that I had missed some little facts or hints from previous books but did not hurt/ effect my listening experience too much. It is best described as more action with medium landscape description and light explaination of old characters. I really liked the adventure in this audiobook and, to me, almost felt like a national Treasure sort of story only different. One thing that I thought could have been done differently is that I felt that the characters always seemed to find an easy solution when some struggle would have been attention grabbing. It seemed like the main characters were friends with the most wealthy and powerful people. They always had the newest and perfect equipment for the job. Again, this is my personal feeling but this all around was a really action packed and enjoyable listen for me. The narration was done well. This was my first performance by this narrater and he kept my attention. At times I felt like the pace could have been quickened or the pitch of his voice changed to give that scene just a little something extra, but overall a job well done. This audiobook has made me want to explore others in the series in the future. I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review via Audiobook Boom. This in no way affected my opinion of this work.
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Yet another great action adventure story featuring Sam Reilly. This time, featuring the Atlantis mythos. Very engaiging story with narration that seems to get better with each book. If you like this sort of book, I would highly recomend picking this series up.
I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook in return for an honest review.
I am very grateful to Ashton at the publishing group as he was able to provide me with free copies of the Sam Reilly novels from 1 to 5 in exchange for my honest opinion. This means that I got to listen to each of the instalments in order and follow Sam's adventures right through.
As with the first two books The Last Airship and The Mahogany Ship, I was gripped from the start with this one. Like a lot of people who are interested in history, the idea of Atlantis intrigues me and I love to hear different ideas about where it was and what they had that made people remember them.
Christopher has managed to make Atlantis seem real to me, even though I know it is just fiction. When that happens you know the author you are reading has given you a great experience. The addition of kidnapping, the ancient architects, bad guys who may be good guys, good guys who may be bad guys, a lost tribe in Central Africa and the location of Atlantis being discovered where it was all leads to a fantastic thrill ride that I listened to in two sittings.
I've realised that I didn't mention the narrator in my previous review and I can remedy that now. David Gilmore reads all the Sam Reilly books I have. Narrators are incredibly important to audiobooks, they can ruin the story if they're bad, they can enhance the story if they're good, and if they're great (David you are this one) you barely notice that you are being read to, and you lose yourself in the story. I have great admiration for this narrator as I barely noticed his reading, I just enjoyed the whole book.
I've already downloaded book for and I intend to listen to that immediately.
From the first few seconds in we are thrown into a great action thriller. The pace never lets up and I really like the characters. From our mysterious Billionaire who has his own submarine and a newly acquired female archaeologist who has all the answers (or most of the them) to the puzzle that is Atlantis to Sam and Tom our cool male heroes and even the Phoenix Brotherhood. They are all great. The story roars along and takes us all over the world. I love the ideas the author brings to Atlantis and this lost civilisation that spanned the world but fell/was written out of history. It dips into past historical cover-ups of the artefacts and cities which is really great too. From start to finish I was entertained and swept along for the ride.
I'm looking forward to jumping into the next book because this one is brilliant.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review