Lafitte's Treasure

  • by Joe Corso
  • Narrated by A. T. Al Benelli
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The British offered Jean Lafitte a Captaincy in the British navy along with extensive lands, titles and $30,000 in gold if he agrees to join with them to fight against the United States. So why does Lafitte refuse their generous offer? In the approaching War of 1812 General Andrew Jackson hasn't any weapons, ammunition or money to fight the British with and no one to turn to for help but the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Jackson hates pirates, but he agrees to meet with Lafitte, and he forms an unlikely alliance with the dashing pirate. What changed Jackson's mind about attending the meeting? Before the war begins, Lafitte buries an unusual treasure, one that is sought in the 21st century by two men and a beautiful woman. Julianna Montaigne a direct descendent of Pierre Lafitte has found his diary in her grandfather's old sea man's trunk. The diary has a clue to the treasure. Eddie Calto a New York City firefighter has a second clue left to him by his great-great-grandfather, the two join forces in an attempt to find Lafitte's Treasure. But there are dangerous men who want the treasure for themselves and for 200 years they have waited patiently for anyone seeking Lafitte's Treasure.

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Fun Story Wasted

What did you like best about Lafitte's Treasure? What did you like least?

The plot was interesting enough to keep me listening. The narration was horribly distracting.


What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure; I may need to re-listen to Dan Brown or Steve Berry.


What didn’t you like about A. T. Al Benelli’s performance?

The narrator made the two protagonists sound like a couple of imbeciles. I kept expecting Eddie to say "Tell me 'bout the rabbits, George", and the female protagonist sounded like a really bad impersonation of a 7 year girl that's never left the house. The cadence was more suited for a first grade teacher reading Curious George to her class.


Did Lafitte's Treasure inspire you to do anything?

Yes, to never again buy Corso book.


Any additional comments?

The story was interesting enough; Dan Brown would've had a field day with this plot, but this story seemed rushed and almost insultingly simple. There are also blatant inconsistencies and highly improbable legal interpretations that make the story hard to swallow.

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- Imelda

Great treasure hunting adventure.

What made the experience of listening to Lafitte's Treasure the most enjoyable?

This story, for me, it has all the vital ingredients, action, adventure, murder, mystery, and romance. This author’s attention to detail has meant that he has also added a lot of fascinating history about New Orleans and the famous pirate Jean Lafitte. The icing on the cake was the brilliant narration of A. T. Al Benelli.


Have you listened to any of A. T. Al Benelli’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have now listened to three of A. T. Benelli's narrations and think he is very talented, he is one narrator who I will be looking out for in the future.


Any additional comments?

The legacies, left to Eddie, and Julianna, bond them as they embark on their exciting and dangerous adventure. Following clues left in the past, they travel to New Orleans on their quest to discover the lost treasure, however, they are not the only ones who know about it, other’s want it too, and will do anything to procure it.

This story, for me, it has all the vital ingredients, action, adventure, murder, mystery, and romance. This author’s attention to detail has meant that he has also added a lot of fascinating history about New Orleans and the famous pirate Jean Lafitte.

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- Susan Keefe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2015
  • Publisher: corsobooks