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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,265 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andy McDermott Narrator: Gildart Jackson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase Series Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781452670188
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A LEGENDARY WEAPON. A RUTHLESS ASSASSIN. A PERILOUS HUNT. Excalibur. Legend has it that he who carries King Arthur's mighty sword into battle will be invincible. But for more than a thousand years, the secret to the whereabouts of this powerful weapon has been lost...until now. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is hoping for a little R&R with her fiance, former SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. But the couple's plans are dashed when a meeting with an old acquaintance propels Nina and Eddie into a razor's-edge hunt across the globe-battling a team of elite mercenaries who will stop at nothing in order to claim a prize every treasure hunter has coveted since the final days of Camelot. Nina and Eddie must do everything they can to keep the legendary blade from falling into the wrong hands. Because the truth behind the sword's power-and those who seek it-will not only shock the world but plunge it into a new and more devastating era of war. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 2/1/2014

    " so much action it was almost tiresome "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryclaire Zampogna | 1/29/2014

    " The archaeologist Dr. Nina Wilde and former SAS agent Eddie Chase are a team after King Arthur's Excalibur blade. Mercenaries from other countries add to their problems of locating the treasure. They travel to many countries in search of the blade. It is a fast paced and exciting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Simons | 1/23/2014

    " Another fun adventure with Chase & Wilde !!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 1/22/2014

    " I still like this action series, but this one felt a little tired to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane Stafslien | 1/11/2014

    " The most enjoyable novel of the Wilde/Chase series for me so far, hoping Mr. McDermott raised the bar even higher with book #4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 1/9/2014

    " Buggeration what a fantastic read well worth the wait, Nina and Chases relationship sit there in the back whilst they plan WHEN they get the married,. whilst the Bad guys shoot at them, there friends. full of action, adventure.. Loved it bring on number four.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sooziii Shearer | 12/25/2013

    " Lots of fun; a roller coaster ride again. Wonder if Maximov will turn up in another book? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 12/16/2013

    " This one became a little more language-y, that's a technical term. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/6/2013

    " I think this is my favourite of the series so far, might be because I am fascinated by Arthurian legends anyway.... you get more background on Eddie in this and that's always good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin | 11/29/2013

    " This was another well written thriller by Andy McDermott. Nina and Eddie actually find the sword less than halfway through and the rest of the book is them trying to get the sword from their enemies. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 11/27/2013

    " Mr McDermott spends too much time on the fights and escapes. he goes into too much detail. I found myselyskipping entire pages and not missing any of the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suk Harn Wong | 11/11/2013

    " Favourite line... "Having your beliefs challenged is the only way that new discoveries can be made." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurt Bennett | 10/25/2013

    " Good read. Good mix of legend and myth. Chase seem to be a lot less superhuman than in previous books, making him a lot more believable. I read this book off and on and enjoyed it. Lots of action, a little intrigue, and a twist or two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Wood | 7/9/2013

    " Consistently awesome and absurd in roughly equal amounts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslee | 7/3/2013

    " It was okay - the plot was interesting but the action was kind of overdone. Kind of like all the James Bond stunts - they look and sound cool, but seriously . . . I don't know if I would read anymore by this author to be honest. "

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

    " Much better than the last one. These books are still just pure entertainment for me and I can check my brain at the door. Loved the many Monty Python references throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karlene Elliott-mclean | 8/21/2012

    " A lot of twist and turns. One minute you think you know who the bad guys are and then something else comes up. Great job, it blew my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claude Dancourt | 6/6/2012

    " Great beginning, and the same comment that for Atlantis. The last part is too long/let's blow everything up. I prefered the Second Chapter of Nina and Eddie' adventure. But it was a nice reading nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 5/4/2012

    " I really need to start this series from the beginning but it was still a good read starting from the "middle"....Love Andy McDermott's writing style! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 4/14/2012

    " Not so good. The first two were great then I read this book. I have one left then I am probably done with this series. Talk about Great to terrible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy Hamnett | 12/4/2011

    " just could not get into this book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tori | 10/24/2011

    " Same book as the last two: people chasing after ancient artifacts that will somehow enable them to rule and/or destroy humanity. Double crosses. Explosions and gratuitous descriptions of weaponry (yes, Eddie carries a big gun. Ha ha. And yes, it's still really impractical). Standard action fare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 7/12/2011

    " Another fun adventure with Nina and Chase. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 7/11/2011

    " Loved it, best one in the series yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/31/2011

    " Love this series of books. Fast paced action, good history story lines and I really enjoy the relationship between Eddie and Nina. The books are just fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry B | 11/19/2010

    " Another great adventure read from Andy McDermott. Fast past action and intrigue makes for an excellent book which I highly recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 10/11/2010

    " Read like a movie script for Action/Adventure Too busy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzi | 10/8/2010

    " Seems this book has two titles and covers: Also known as The Cult of Osiris. Had me very confused. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/6/2010

    " My first McDermott book, quite a romp in several different ways. Not usually my thing but I enjoyed it and will probably back order the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 12/30/2009

    " McDermott has done it again. The Cult of Osiris is the new action packed Nina Wildes / Eddie Chase mystery. If you are looking for a cross between Indiana Jone and Dirk Pitt IClive Cussler series) than look no further. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikaela | 10/31/2009

    " I Loved it- LOVED IT! And does anyone else think that Nina's wierd behaviour and the final line of the story might hint at her being pregnant? Or is that just me...

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About the Author
Author Andy McDermott

Andy McDermott is the bestselling author of the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series of adventure thrillers, which have been sold in over thirty countries and twenty languages. His debut novel, The Hunt for Atlantis, was published in the US in September 2009, when it became his first of several New York Times bestsellers. A former journalist and movie critic, Andy was the editor of respected UK magazines like DVD Review and the iconoclastic film publication Hotdog. He is now a full-time author. Born in Halifax, England, he now lives in Bournemouth, England.

About the Narrator

Gildart Jackson’s acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most often recognized for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital. He has also starred in numerous television shows, including CSI and Vegas, and he played the lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film You, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin.