Valhalla : Lexy Vaughan & Steven Macaulay

  • by Robert J. Mrazek
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • Series: Lexy Vaughan & Steven Macaulay
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In remote, icy Greenland, ex-Air Force General Steven Macaulay helps lead an expedition to recover a lost World War II plane. Encased in ice below is a find that will astonish the world - a perfectly-preserved Viking ship, buried for nearly a thousand years, along with the frozen corpses of nine crewmen. Assembling the foremost Viking scholars, Macaulay tasks the gorgeous Lexy Vaughan to translate the ship’s markings - until her work is cut short when her colleagues are murdered. Stranded on a vast landscape of ice, wind and unbearable cold, Lexy and Macaulay are hunted by a secret cult that will go to the end of the earth to hatch an ancient plot of death and world domination.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Truly enjoyable story from start to finish!

Would you listen to Valhalla again? Why?

Absolutely! It was a great adventure/mystery story with wonderful characters. There is so much detail I'm sure there are things I missed that would be even clearer the next time I listen. The narrator was greatly skilled with all the different accents and ages of the characters as well as different male and female characters. It kept my interest all the way through, and made me laugh out loud at some points as well as being on the "edge of my seat" at other times.

What other book might you compare Valhalla to and why?

Some parts are similar to Clive Cussler's "Plague Ship", but the story has much more to it.

Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Christopher Lane has been one of my favorite narrators ever since I heard him narrating "Lightening" by Dean Koontz. I like his voice and his skill at making many different characters seem like they are speaking with different voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it is a long one, and there are lots of details.

Any additional comments?

After I listened, I immediately looked to see if this author has any other fiction books available. So far, he has only written two other non-fiction, historical books. I hope that he will write another fiction adventure. I really enjoyed this. HIs characters are interesting and multi-dimensional. He adds humor which is a plus to any adventure story (for me) and he seems to have done lots of research on historical facts. Of course, reviews are only really opinions, so they can be as varied as the diversity of people who give them. I really enjoyed this book and that is nice to be able to say.

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- Blue Dragonfly

Above average action-adventure novel

This was an entertaining action/conspiracy novel. I'm not sure why its star rating is so low - it is slightly above average in its genre.

Good points: lots of action, lots of varied scenes, not a lot of repetition or vehicle chases or gun porn, females aren't there just as prizes for the men.

Bad points: character development a little light, underlying conspiracy was a bit of a stretch - possibly even a little moralistic in nature.

I didn't actually know what the story was about when I started it so had some idea that it was a "fantasy" type novel. It is not. There is no fantasy component - it's a straight up action-adventure with a conspiracy as the basis of the action.

The narration is very well done (even if some of his voices were on the raspy side - this was intentional). There are no sex scenes and it's not gory or particularly violent. Seems to me there wasn't much swearing either, if any... I'll certainly read more by this author.
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- crazybatcow

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio