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Seven Ancient Wonders is Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code all rolled into one. A great action adventure story and better than the Scarecrow novels. Sean Mangan gives an excellent performance and the characters are awesome. Fans of Harry Potter, Dan Brown and the Indiana Jones movies should enjoy reading and listening to Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this to a friend. Matthew Reilly is an amazing author.
What other book might you compare Seven Ancient Wonders to and why?
I would compare this book to the other series written by Matthew Reilly, Scarecrow. They are the same yet completely different.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The narration was good until Sky Monster spoke. Sky Monster is a New Zealander however the voice used was an Australian accent. This is similar to using a Canadian accent when voicing an American and vice versa. Apart from this one slight flaw the narrator did a great job.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes I feel this way about all the books Matthew Reilly writes.
This book is a great start to what is going to be an amazing series and i'm so glad that I have the next 3 lined up to listen to. This is a pure adrenaline fuelled action packed ride. If you are a fan of chris kuzneski then you are going to so enjoy matthew reilly. This was a very good narration. I'm of to start listening to the next in the series.
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What can I say?
I may not be the target audience for this.
It runs like a computer game inspired by Indiana Jones and Dan Brown.
The pace is relentless as the team races around the world rescuing treasure in a period of 7 days.
The history is interesting, although questionable, but I do feel inspired to go away and read up on it.
It kept me entertained in the same way a film like National Treasure does. It's undemanding but fun.
I doubt I'll bother with the rest of the series but who knows, I might need a bit of Boys Own rip-roaring escapism on a winter's day one day.
Would you consider the audio edition of Seven Ancient Wonders to be better than the print version?
Yes and no. It is great hearing these characters come to life, but the book moves so fast that you can loose your place in an audio recording more than if reading it yourself
Who was your favorite character and why?
Jack West Junior of course! An amazing hero for the series, he can do almost anything but is still human
What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
He help bring the action to life, he appears to understand how the listen would read the book themselves if that makes sense
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Some Things Can't Stay Lost
Great book, loved the scarecrow series and this is a fantastic change. Straight onto the next one in the series!