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Suspenseful, fun, adventurous, the author does a good job at bringing the exotic locations and characters to life and feeling the action up to the last and every single chapter. Great sic-fi, adventure,and thriller.
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Like the characters in this audiobook, the listener gets more than expected. Producer and reader, Christopher Shelby Slone enhances his narration with a full underscore of music and sound effects. It adds to the adventure enormously.
Like all good archaeological adventures – think "Indiana Jones" as a prime example – The Vilcabamba Prophecy throws the characters deep into uncharted jungles where they discover an ancient tribe, potentially alien artefacts, subversive plots and danger at every turn. This story is a lot of fun, made more so by the excellence of Slone’s narration.
Author Robert Raposa’s novel is a thrill ride from start to finish. His characterisations are well-developed, with their personality traits and interactions being both believable and satisfying. As they dodge bullets, rock falls, an erupting volcano and more, their fraught mission to uncover the secret of Vilcabamba never lets up the tension.
It begins when controversial archaeologist, Dr. Nick Randall, and his team are attacked and go missing in Peru. The career of his estranged daughter, Samantha, has followed in her father’s footsteps and she’s called in to continue his work and, in doing so, hopefully find him. From there, plots and counterplots unfold as the two Randall teams fight to survive, find each other, and reach the finish line before the bad guys.
The quality of writing and narration, along with the music and sound effects, puts The Vilcabamba Prophecy up there with the very best of the 40+ audiobooks I’ve heard so far this year. It’s difficult to pause because the adventure is so enjoyable and the production quality is so high.
Bravo to both Robert Rapoza and Christopher Shelby Slone. I review a lot of self-published audiobooks on my site at SaidNotRead dot wordpress dot com but rarely do they reach the quality and heights of this one.
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