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Author: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Series:The Sam and Remi Fargo Adventures Release Date: September 2009 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101154168

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Husband-and-wife treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo must out-pace a self-made millionaire in pursuit of a fortune that could prove his family ties to a centuries-old dynasty in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

Thousands of years ago, two superpowers of the ancient world went to war, and a treasure of immeasurable value was lost to the shadows of history.

In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps with his Grand Reserve Army, Napoleon Bonaparte stumbled across a startling discovery. Unable to transport it, he created an enigmatic map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon died, the bottles disappeared—and the treasure was lost again.

Until now. Treasure-hunting husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Maryland when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon’s famous “Lost Cellar,” and fascinated, they set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts is hunting his own prize, and the Lost Cellar is his key to finding it. That man is Hadeon Bondaruk, a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire, and the treasure will be his, no matter what.

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  • “Solidly in the Custer tradition, this adventure thriller is sure to please fans new and old.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “An enjoyable thrill ride of a...read.”

    - Library Journal

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Classic Cussler that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This action thriller kept me turning the pages. One of his best works. A must read for Cussler fans. "

    - J.W., 2/19/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favorite Clive Cussler books, but good for the same genre. The couple seem to be a little far out, but then everything about Clive Cusslers characters is a little far out. "

    - Richard, 2/3/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is about a u-boat that was found in a swamp in Delaware. Inside a bottle that was coming from napoleons lost collection. They group that finds it begins to search for the rest of the bottles. The only problem they have is that another person wants them at all costs this was an outstanding book and I recommend it to anyone who wants to read about adventure "

    - Braydon, 1/31/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Totally over the top. Reminded me of the last James Bond movie I watched (Casino Royale)..ridiculous. "

    - Renee, 1/24/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A very imaginative book. Some sections had to be read slowly so that you can actually figure out how the Fargos got of trouble. A good read. "

    - Karlene, 1/21/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Super good! I loved all the historical references and the adventure. I was on the edge of my drivers seat! "

    - Dyanna, 1/20/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I have enjoyed Clive Cussler books since his early offerings. This one was interesting, but dragged out too long. The new main characters need a bit more strength & detail in their relationship to hold the same interest as the Dirk Pitt books. "

    - Pam, 1/13/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I like it well enough, but I'm tired of the name lending to other authors. Its just not as good as the original. "

    - Saylaveev, 1/6/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " wow!! This book kept me at the edge of my seat the entire read! Very suspenseful with a lot of fun history about Napolean. "

    - Janeal, 1/3/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A fun adventure from the master of adventure. This is a new series from Cussler. Sam and Rami Fargo take on whatever comes their way and take no prisoners. I can't wait to read more from this author. "

    - Sarah, 1/2/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Yet an another disappointing novel by Cussler ,A nerdy couple/treasure seekers go after a lost treasure which was found by Napoleon.This novel is to be avoided. "

    - Sam, 12/21/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As always..Clive keeps me glued to the pages..well, the screen of my Nook Color... "

    - William, 11/16/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Fargo couple are right along with Dirk Pitt and his crew. Great fun mixed along with awesome adventure and charaters "

    - Laura, 9/18/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was my first Clive Cussler book and perhaps the first of its kind. I really enjoyed reading it. Though I think that the end approached very fast and ended in a few pages; was expecting more action and game between Fargos and Bondaruk. "

    - Abhay, 9/1/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the first Clive Cussler book I've read and I look forward to the next Fargo Adventure. I particularly enjoyed the author's cameo "appearance" in the story. Is Mr. Cussler the Alfred Hitchcock of the literary world? :D "

    - Ellen, 7/15/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is another clean thriller by Cussler. Very good. "

    - Opa, 4/22/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the first Fargo adventure I have read by Clive and although I loved the book it was missing that special punch that I have come to love in other Cussler work. Great book! "

    - J.P., 3/27/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A fun read, but something I would rather have watched in the movie theatre. It takes less time, and most of the time you get to stare at a hottie with a nice watch... "

    - Jackie, 2/7/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An epic adventure story. Looking forward to the rest of the series "

    - Andrew, 1/24/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book was ok. I liked the Fargos. Lot of stuff that I didn't feel needed to be in there. To much history for me. "

    - Cheryl, 1/14/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An nice addition to the Cussler line, this one is a Fargo adventure. About U.S. WWII history, a German submarine IN the U.S., and something that everyone seems to want. A rollicking adventure yarn, from the master of such. "

    - Kristin, 11/10/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great book by Clive Cussler "

    - Natasha, 7/3/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " another great adventure with different characters. "

    - Stephanie, 5/29/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Completely disposable, but fun when on a plane, beach, etc. "

    - Austin, 4/10/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I have not read one of Cussler's in awhile and his new characters are likable. I like the idea of a couple doing all the adventures together. They are still "super people" like Dirk Pitt, never get hurt (badly) and always find the answers. I love that the good guys win each time! "

    - Jane, 10/17/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm a Clive Cussler fan, and this is one of his best books. Love the mix of history and fiction. "

    - Brendan, 9/4/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another awesome series by Clive Cussler. A fast and riveting read. "

    - Pat, 7/17/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a book about adventure of a couple - but more about the brief history of a Persian king - Xerxes. A good escapist reading as Clive Cussler's books are. "

    - Brian, 6/25/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Yet an another disappointing novel by Cussler ,A nerdy couple/treasure seekers go after a lost treasure which was found by Napoleon.This novel is to be avoided. "

    - Samuel, 6/6/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Pretty bad. Treasure hunters use The Google. Ancient history comes to hack life, in paperback form. Diverting, tho, dear reader. Divertissimo. "

    - Lee, 6/2/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " So far the fargo adventure is excellant! a lot of fun easy read full of adventure. I rec to anyone. It was an enjoyable read, a refreshing change to the Dirk Pitt novels but stilled delivered plenty of adventure. "

    - Lesley, 5/23/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A good read - hard yo put down. "

    - Roy, 5/23/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the first Fargo adventure I have read by Clive and although I loved the book it was missing that special punch that I have come to love in other Cussler work. Great book! "

    - J.P., 5/5/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cussler is still one of my favorite authors. Great! "

    - Carol, 4/26/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love Clive Cussler, his books always keep you guessing and keeps you interested. I really enjoyed the different dynamic in this book, instead of a single man being the main character, it is a married couple working together. I look forward to another Fargo adventure! "

    - Kiana, 4/11/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Yes, was a good beginning to a new series. It was good enough so that I will read the next in the series. The characters are smart and interesting. There was plenty of adventure. "

    - William, 4/10/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Great action. Crazy plot twists, but well written. Cussler never lets me down. "

    - Bryan, 4/8/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " just breathtaking....its like Indiana Jones tales again........will look other books of Cussler too "

    - Satyajit, 4/5/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A fun adventure from the master of adventure. This is a new series from Cussler. Sam and Rami Fargo take on whatever comes their way and take no prisoners. I can't wait to read more from this author. "

    - Sarah, 3/31/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A "National Treasure"-type story. Pretty good. Bogs down just a bit in the middle, but an enjoyable read. "

    - Sheldon, 3/28/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Way too preposterous. The goodguys (Sam and Remmy) are just oozing cheese. They don't want to kill the bad guys that are trying to kill them. Somehow they always get out of the tough situations and find what they need. Way too unbelievable. But some of the scenes were pretty fun. "

    - Kendar88, 3/27/2011

About the Author

Clive Cussler (1931–2020) was the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy books in several bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, Cussler and his NUMA crew of volunteers discovered and surveyed more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much publicity.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe, a professional actor for more than thirty years, has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including 1776 and M. Butterfly. On television he has had recurring roles on Star Trek and Frasier. His films include Born on the Fourth of July and Presumed Innocent. Poe is a well-known and prolific audiobook performer and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.