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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fargo Adventures Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781101436691
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Sam and Remi Fargo, heroes of Spartan Gold, return in this extraordinary new adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. With Spartan Gold, a daring thriller that Publishers Weekly proclaimed “solidly in the Cussler tradition, [and] sure to please new fans and old,” Clive Cussler introduced husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. In their electrifying new adventure, the Fargos make a startling discovery that others would kill to keep hidden …

While scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery-but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico’s ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly.

Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and the legendary site of the 1883 Krakatoa explosion, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt—but only one can win. And the penalty for failure is death.

Filled with the dazzling suspense and breathtaking action that are Cussler’s trademarks, Lost Empire is a stunning new novel from the grand master of adventure.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 2/18/2014

    " Not sure what I think about the Fargo couple. They just don't seem realistic even for a fictional adventure story. And this story gets really bogged down trying to unravel the mystery thru ancient symbols. It's as if the author is more showing off his knowledge rather than easing the reader to clarity. It's an interesting story, but slogs to a tedious crawl several times as we go over the class instruction on symbology. also... what a convoluted story about the movement of the ship in question. hands-down, I more enjoy the Dirk Pitt and Juan Cabrillo stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna Nelson | 2/15/2014

    " A good read that is relaxing and great as a holiday read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nemesis2me | 2/15/2014

    " Another fun read from the Fargo Adventure series. I hope that Clive Cussler keeps this series going and I hope there's a film one day following their adventures. I can see a National Treasure-ish type plot along these lines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mem Morman | 2/4/2014

    " I'm enjoying these "Fargo" books on audio as I drive. They are technologically up to date (which many of the Clive Cussler books are not) and feature and husband and wife team. They are written well enough that it took me well into the second book to realize that Sam, the husband, is the abslute viewpoint character and that we only see Remy, his wife, through his eyes. Still, they are well written and well-researched with a good historical (if slightly outre) background. I'm enjoying them and have already retrieved the third (and last) book from the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Polino | 1/30/2014

    " Characters Sam and Remi Fargo take Clive Cussler's adventurous style into a National Treasure style travel hunt. Frankly, these books are just fun and different enough from Clive's other adventures to make them a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Crosby | 1/26/2014

    " So far, I like this book more than the first book in the Fargo series. I find Civil War privateers and Aztecs more interesting than Napoleon's wine cellar. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb Owens | 1/23/2014

    " Cussler is one of my escape fiction authors. Almost always learn some interesting trivia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leece | 1/18/2014

    " Is getting a bit sick of Cussler's egotistical helpful, story hinging cameos along with down to earth millionaires breaking into evil millionaires mansions. Is this not a re hash of the first, only 1/3 of way in. Bring bak Dirk Pitt..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart Brackney | 12/22/2013

    " Fun reading, a little involved in the anthropological references, but all in all, as many have said, he is fun, esy and fast reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 12/21/2013

    " Good follow-up to Spartan Gold. Fun adventure. I just wonder what Clive Cussler has against Mexican Nativists? They are the bad guys in this story and a Dirk Pitt story about the lost Library of Alexandria. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 12/6/2013

    " audiobook...borrowed from a coworker. really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/5/2013

    " The Fargo's become entangled with with an ultra-nationalist Mexican government while engaged in one of their treasure hunting outings...fun so far "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Banks | 12/5/2013

    " Typical Cussler that stretches the boundaries of believability and yet I keep reading them and enjoying! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gareth | 12/3/2013

    " A good fun read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carterswift | 10/30/2013

    " Classic style Clive Cussler book - fast paced and a little far fetched but good historical context. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 8/8/2013

    " As usual this is an entertaining read from Cussler but I felt it left several plot issues unresolved. It is always very humorous when Mr. Cussler interjects himself into one of his books as a minor character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 4/5/2013

    " This book has an interesting premise. Makes for a good read and makes me want to know more about the Aztecs. Main characters are interesting - but still would like to see more character depth in Cussler's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 3/22/2013

    " I don't know if its this story, the co author or the characters but I just couldn't get into this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noel Brasel III | 2/21/2013

    " This is another good book in the Fargo series. Lot's of history, adventure, and locations.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/12/2012

    " Like always, a fun read. All the Apple references made me glad I was reading it on my iPad; any other way might not be allowed. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 10/23/2012

    " As always lots of action & intrigue. Like the main characters, the Fargos. Married treasure hunters, make a good couple. Enjoyed the focus on the Aztecs & their history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 9/26/2012

    " Fast moving adventure interspurced with history and geography. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karencita | 7/28/2012

    " 2nd book in Fargo series, and have to admit they have a darn enviable lifestyle...but have to admit I sometimes get lost in the lengthy descriptions of weapons, boats, vehicles, etc... Important details, yes, but I'm in it for the romance, drama and intrigue! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 7/11/2012

    " I really enjoyed this adventure of the Fargos. I enjoyed the information regarding the Aztec people and their history. This is a must read for any Clive Cussler/Grant Blackwood enthusiasts. Great story line. It kept me reading. Totally awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 6/4/2012

    " I always enjoy a Clive Cussler novel. This is a new series for me, the "A Fargo Adventure." He has picked good co-authors and they always tell a good tale. Would recommend any and all of Clive's books and series. They are adventuresom, clean, no bad lanaguage, no sex and very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 3/27/2012

    " A fun fun read. A Remi andSam Fargo adventure written with Grant Blackwood. The travel from Mexico to Tanania in search of a lost ship which proves that Mexico was settled by people from anibar not the Atecs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 1/20/2012

    " I always enjoy clive cussler books they are full of adventure and keep you interested "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 10/5/2011

    " Not bad, just not as good as some of Cussler's other work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Gottreu | 9/30/2011

    " An adventure on par of Indiana Jones if he had gotten married. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 9/10/2011

    " While still quite adventurous, this book lost me a few times in the process of sorting out the facts so the Fargo's could continue with their treasure hunting. I'm still not quite sure how things all go together, but even clueless, I enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larissa | 6/29/2011

    " I really love Clive Cusslers sytle of writing and stroytelling! A fast, mystery/educational read! Another good one by Cussler that led me to google many interesting new subjects I want to learn about - Aztecs/Madagascar... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 5/29/2011

    " Cussler is one of my escape fiction authors. Almost always learn some interesting trivia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 5/19/2011

    " This the first Fargo Adventure story that I have read. It is very good. It good to have new charactors in the stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 5/13/2011

    " So far, I like this book more than the first book in the Fargo series. I find Civil War privateers and Aztecs more interesting than Napoleon's wine cellar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Characters Sam and Remi Fargo take Clive Cussler's adventurous style into a National Treasure style travel hunt. Frankly, these books are just fun and different enough from Clive's other adventures to make them a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 4/28/2011

    " Listening to this on CD to prepare for Kingdom, the next Fargo adventure "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 4/27/2011

    " This was a great book! One of the best for Clive. Enjoy the couple sam and remmi. Very exciting and held the historical part really well. Loved reading about the connection of the the 1883 explosion of the volcano and the ship mystery. Recommend it to any cussler fan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/22/2011

    " More fun and adventure from Cussler. Love the way he takes us all over the world in his adventures with husband and wife, Sam and Remi Fargo. This adventure takes us back to the origins of the Aztecs and the Civil War. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/21/2011

    " I love Clive Cussler novels, but this isn't one of my favorites...just couldn't get into the Fargo characters. The book did follow the same outline that most of his other books did, but I prefer Pitt or some of the other characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 4/12/2011

    " Book was alright, but the Fargo's aren't my favorite series that Cussler's associated with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheldon | 4/9/2011

    " 2nd book in this series: it was very enjoyable. A "National Treasure" type story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anandh | 3/27/2011

    " Great plot, action and suspense. The rightly written script provides excitement and fun right through the end. There are no 'anti climatic' ends unlike some of his other best sellers but otherwise decent book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 3/20/2011

    " OK - but have read better
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 3/19/2011

    " Not bad, just not as good as some of Cussler's other work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 3/17/2011

    " Unfortunately the Abridge version was a little to simplistic... I bet the unabrdige version has a lot more facts and adventure, which is what I enjyoed on the first book of the series... "

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About the Author
Author Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler, an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, began writing novels in 1965. He published his first work featuring continuous series hero Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first nonfiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the State University of New York Maritime College considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a PhD thesis and awarded Cussler a doctor of letters degree in May 1997. It was the first time since the college was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed. His books, many of which are New York Times bestsellers, have been published in more than forty languages in more than one hundred countries. He splits his time between Arizona and Colorado.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.