The Coelho Medallion

  • by Kevin Tumlinson
  • Narrated by Richard Rieman
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An ancient medallion is unearthed in Pueblo, Colorado, revealing a secret that will rewrite the history of North America - the Vikings somehow made it to the continent's interior, centuries before Columbus made landfall, and there they built a city of gold.
But today the Coelho Medallion has been stolen, and a linguist and researcher has been abducted in connection with the crime. Could the abductors be after the fabled city of gold? Or do they have a more sinister plot in mind?
Dan Kotler is an independent researcher who often finds himself in more trouble than he was expecting. But when his colleague is abducted, he finds himself being investigated by the FBI, and he must use all of his brilliance and expertise to find her and absolve himself.
Anwar Adham has plans for a terrorist action on US soil, and information from the Pueblo research site can give him everything he needs to put his plans in motion. Unless Adham is stopped, thousands and possibly millions will die.
Whoever wins this contest of wits and wills will hold the fate of thousands in his hands, and will also lay claim to the fabled city of gold.
It's an adventure that can redefine the history of America as we know it. Kotler finds himself facing off against both the FBI and Adham's terrorist network as he struggles to solve the mystery of Vikings in Colorado, to rescue Evelyn, and stop Adham's plans before it's too late.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Sprawling and confusing but oddly interesting

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Clearly needed some aggressive editing. The concepts are abit of a mashup, but the root of a fast moving, multifaceted story are here.

Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Tumlinson? Why or why not?

Sure, he is clearly a good researcher and writer.

What three words best describe Richard Rieman’s voice?


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Unlikely, I wait until home release

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

This offering has some interesting concepts and imagery and is worth the credit, esp. for historical conspiracy theory fans, such as I am.

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- Matthew

A Long and Winding Plot

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not, it seemed very long and stretched credibility at every turn.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting concept was an underground river that the Vikings used to access locations across America.

Any additional comments?

There are way to many plot lines crammed into this book. Consequently it felt like it lasted 12 hours instead of 8. Some of the twists are interesting (Vikings and underground rivers), some are confusing, and some are pointless.
Terrorists trying so blow up US military sites from underground utilizing an underground river discovered by Vikings is a bit of a stretch. Much of the surrounding plot should either be developed more and the terrorist plot removed or the rest should be removed and the terrorist plot developed better so things don't drag on and on.
Not the worst book I've listened too, but I kept wondering when it was going to end.
Richard Rieman does a good job narrating.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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- S Atherton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2016
  • Publisher: Kevin Tumlinson