Wood's Relic : Mac Travis

  • by Steven Becker
  • Narrated by Paul J McSorley
  • Series: Mac Travis
  • 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From The #1 best-selling author of Wood's Reef, Wood's Wall & Bonefish Blues comes a new Mac Travis AdventureIf you like Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt and John D McDonald's Travis McGee check it out.
Mac Travis went to the Florida Keys to disappear, but his new commercial diving job turns out to be more than he planned. An artifact discovered while working on a bridge pier quickly draws the attention of a real estate tycoon, a Jersey mobster and twin Indian Chiefs all trying to open a casino in the pristine Keys. When his psycho ex-girlfriend tracks him down things get even more interesting.

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Bridge Repair and chaos

From The #1 best-selling author of Wood's Reef, Wood's Wall & Bonefish Blues comes a new Mac Travis Adventure If you like Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt and John D McDonald's Travis McGee check it out. Mac Travis went to the Florida Keys to disappear, but his new commercial diving job turns out to be more than he planned. An artifact discovered while working on a bridge pier quickly draws the attention of a real estate tycoon, a Jersey mobster and twin Indian Chiefs all trying to open a casino in the pristine Keys. When his psycho ex-girlfriend tracks him down things get even more interesting

This is a romp of a mystery, written with some of the same zany humor seen in such authors as Carl Hyacinth, and it is wonderful fun. The events make their own kind of sense, though logic has little to do with anything, and I found myself wondering if these sorts of things could only happen in the Florida Keys. The writing is straightforward, and even, sometimes, glib, which adds to the hilarity, and the characters are well, characters, indeed. However, even at their most absurd, these characters are believable, and always come across like real, if probably less than sane, people, some of whom were entirely likeable (even when not at their best), and some would have been villains in the grand style …if they weren’t so funny. How the narrator could read this book with a straight face is amazing, but he did and did an excellent job, too.

I might mention, in passing, that I never realized how interesting bridge repair can be, but the author has either done this job, or done some serious research. I give this fun read 4 stars, and 5 to the narrator, mostly for not laughing out loud.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review via AudioBookBlast dot com.





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- Shoshana Hathaway "blind Kindle TTS user"

Florida Keys- Not your ideal retirement location.

I liked this book. It was an interesting blend of old school mystery, Indiana Jones-style adventure, some gangster action and many other elements that I won't list here so as not to spoil anything. The only thing that stuck me as odd was the immediate almost 'sleeper-agent' type of reaction. Still, that was interesting, too.

The narrator did a great job and I'd be interested in listening to the next book in this series.

This book was provided free of charge from the author, publisher or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- littlebear514

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2014
  • Publisher: The White Marlin Press