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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Davis Bunn Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Storm Syrrell Adventures Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781423396017
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A dealer in art and antiquities, Storm Syrrell arranges her life as she does her work – into neat, orderly categories. But when her grandfather is murdered, all certainties are crushingly replaced by suspicions. She struggles to understand his death – and decipher the frayed leather journal she finds hidden in his vault. Storm soon realizes that, far from being simply a discreet art broker, Sean Syrrell was a trusted go-between in the highest ranks of business and government in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. But not all of Sean’s associates were quite so lofty. Enter Harry Bennett, a scruffy professional treasure hunter just released from a Caribbean jail, followed by Emma Webb, a US government lawyer with links to Interpol. Storm pushes her doubts aside, locks the door to her Palm Beach art gallery, and opens herself to the quest begun by her grandfather. Their trail leads them ever farther afield – London, France, Istanbul, Cyprus – and ever deeper into danger. The thrill of the search is haunted by Storm’s determination to bring Sean’s murderers to justice. Storm and Harry in turn are targeted by an unknown assassin and saved from death only by Harry’s split-second reactions. Their quest homes in on the Copper Scroll of Qumran and controversial claims made by the Jewish historian Josephus. Hidden beneath the dust and mysteries of two thousand years lies the reason behind Sean Syrrell’s murder and the find of a lifetime: a fortune in gold of great historical significance. Storm begins to grasp the potential magnitude such artifacts will have on contemporary religion and politics – especially the competing historical claims to Jerusalem. Some seek to claim the gold for the treasure it represents; others are determined to destroy it. With the tangled motives of greed and power now in focus, old allies become new enemies. Through this, something unexpected tugs at Storm. The sacred relics represent a formidable metaphor to an ancient faith; will her search include a renewal of her own faith? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/8/2014

    " Clean, with action and adventure. This book also reminded me of a mix between a "National Treasure" type book and a "Da Vinci Code" type book. There was only a couple spots where the explinations were a little long, and I do wish there was just a smidge more romance. Great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 2/2/2014

    " As the story started I was intrigued and loving it. By the time I was half way through I'm thinking will this guy get to the point. I was able to put this book down with only 20 pages to go. Not something I usually can or want to do. I might give this guy a second chance, but if this is his style there will not be a third read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula Hebert | 1/15/2014

    " this adventure novel has a lot of intrigue, tons of adventure, a love story, and an historical a put forth that is maybe not plausible, but maybe so??? a young woman inherits her fathers art gallery, dealing in antiquities. a deep sea fortune hunter finds himself mysteriously released from a north african prison. the fathers book of contacts and secret codes turns up in a safety deposit box with hints of treasure. and the game is afoot! the storyline and characters blow dan brown out of the water. this is much better than the davinci code. a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/10/2014

    " Good clean Mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben Harris | 12/26/2013

    " Didn't even finish this one...slooowwwwww "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Horton | 12/24/2013

    " Not as good as Lyon of Babylon and Rare Earth because it had too little concerning personal faith. It is a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 10/18/2013

    " I wish I could say this was a great book and I was glued to the pages but I just couldn't finish it. I started out WAY too much like The Davinci Code. I loved The Davinci Code so but this was just too much, but I wanted to finished it. Eventually I just lost interest and had to call it quits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 10/17/2013

    " This is an Indiana Jones type adventure story. I liked the book a lot at the beginning but it got pretty fantastic about 2/3 of the way through. Ok for what it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/22/2013

    " Treasure hunting, similar to The Da Vinci Code. Yes, I could recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gcpumph | 7/14/2013

    " Good read...slow at times, but overall good story line. A few times I got lost in what was going on, there seemed to be disconnects from one chapter to the other. But a fun story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Floyd | 2/5/2013

    " Gold of Kings was my first Bunn novel. Looking forward to more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julieanne | 3/20/2012

    " Great treasure hunting, archeological loving, murder mystery, spy thriller! Loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 3/16/2012

    " I really wish I had been able to enjoy the book, but it just didn't grab me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/26/2012

    " Interesting plot and characters. The author created a semi thrilling treasure hunt. Very enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari Turner | 11/6/2011

    " This book is full of action. You can learn history and geography. The setting is many countries. I learned a lot. Not my favorite book. But I finished before three months like another book I read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/3/2011

    " no closure in the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary Henry | 8/26/2011

    " Dropped out before the first 100 pages...enough said "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Franz | 6/19/2011

    " Since I love mysteries, this held my attention well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Pretty Good. I might look for more of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julieanne | 7/13/2010

    " Great treasure hunting, archeological loving, murder mystery, spy thriller! Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 6/10/2010

    " This is an Indiana Jones type adventure story. I liked the book a lot at the beginning but it got pretty fantastic about 2/3 of the way through. Ok for what it was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/27/2010

    " halfway through. . . just good enough to go ahead and keep going . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 11/28/2009

    " Another search for the Grail adventure (read only a month after Levin's The Last Ember.) They are eerily similar in that treasure seekers are convinced that gold from the Second Temple of Israel is hidden on Cyprus. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 9/24/2009

    " I really wish I had been able to enjoy the book, but it just didn't grab me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/23/2009

    " Treasure hunting, similar to The Da Vinci Code. Yes, I could recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward | 8/9/2009

    " I won this book from Goodreads a few months back and decided to wait to read as it sounded like a great summer read and I was not disappointed. The storey is quick paced and enjoyable. The writing is crisp and the characters are a tad predictable at times but that is fine for this type of storey. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 7/6/2009

    " I wish I could say this was a great book and I was glued to the pages but I just couldn't finish it. I started out WAY too much like The Davinci Code. I loved The Davinci Code so but this was just too much, but I wanted to finished it. Eventually I just lost interest and had to call it quits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 6/16/2009

    " Another of the popular search for ancient artifacts genre. Had the same problem most do -- the ending seems contrived and is fantasical. However a good light read. "

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About the Author
Author Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn is the award-winning author of numerous national bestsellers with more than seven million copies in print. His work has been published in sixteen languages, and his critical acclaim includes three Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between England and Florida.

About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.