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Author: Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Series:The Sam and Remi Fargo Adventures Release Date: September 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101596715

Plot Summary

The Tombs audiobook is Clive Cussler’s fourth book starring Sam and Remi Fargo. At the beginning of the book, this couple is engaged in an excavation at a Paleo-Indian village site located underwater in Louisiana. While they’re here, they find that they have competition in the form of amateur treasure-hunters who want them off their turf. Before this can turn into a major problem, they get a call from a German professor named Albrecht Fischer who thinks that he might have found something major in Hungary.

The Fargos set off for Europe to help Albrecht but while the professor is in Germany, he is kidnapped by a man who claims to be a descendant of Attila the Hun. His name is Arpad Bakor and he owns a pharmaceutical complex where he keeps Albrecht prisoner until he is rescued by the Fargos. Bakor thinks that the site that Albrecht has found may be the tomb of Attila the Hun. The Fargos and Albrecht manage to elude Bakor and set off to find this site, the location of which is not yet known. They follow a string of clues that lead them through a number of countries in Europe each of which has some historical significance with regard to Attila the Hun.

The story is well-crafted and woven together with historical accuracy. At the same time, it is fast-paced and there is a villain to elude and defeat before finding the archaeological prize. Bakor is not on his own; he seems to have allies all over Europe and the Fargos have several run-ins with them. In the end, there is a confrontation between the Fargos and their enemies from which they emerge victorious.

The author and his wife make an appearance in the book, offering the Fargos a ride to the train station.

Cussler is a native of Aurora Illinois who was initially a member of the US Air Force and later an advertising copywriter and director. He started writing when his wife took on a night shift and he was left with nothing to do. He has written over 50 books and is the founder of NUMA—the National Underwater and Marine Agency which has discovered more than 60 shipwreck sites. Cussler takes his interest in archaeology and ancient remains and conveys it in a fun, snappy manner to his readers.

Download The Tombs audiobook from The Audio Bookstore today if you’re jonesing (forgive the pun) for an Indiana Jones-type experience. You’ll get history, action and a tour of the best hotels in Europe all at one go!

Publisher Summary

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in a race to find the famed burial site of Attila the Hun in this adventure in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. When an archeologist friend requests their help to excavate a top-secret historical site, the Fargos are intrigued. But they have no idea that their discoveries will set them on a hunt for a prize beyond all imagination. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold, jewels, and plunder: a bounty that has never been found. As they follow a trail throughout Europe, it leads them not to one tomb, but five. The Fargos also find themselves pitted against a thieving group of treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself—and will stop at nothing to achieve his destiny...

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  • “[A] fun…novel. This adventure series stands as one of the crown jewels in the Cussler empire.” 

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Scott Brick’s rich, smooth voice is the perfect choice to present the latest action-filled Fargo adventure…[He] uses subtle tonal differences and changes in pacing to make each character distinct and recognizable. He also convincingly portrays the various Hungarian, Russian, and other European characters the Fargos encounter in their race to find the treasure before the villains do. A fun audio experience—not to be missed.” 

    - AudioFile
  • “A nifty story…The fourth Fargo adventure is the best of the series so far…The story moves at a brisk clip, leaping from location to location, with an assortment of colorful villains and plenty of verbal interplay between the two leads.” 

    - Booklist
  • “Cussler fans can expect more than a few hours of page-turning action.”

    - Kirkus Reviews


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Customer Reviews

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

    " Excellent! One of my favorite Sam and remi books.. Always look forward to all his books. "

    - Virginia, 2/18/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I usually like the Fargo series. This book lacked the surprises of CCs other novels. Travel to archaelogical sites in Europe sounds interesting, but the descriptions weren't fresh. Not Mr. Cusslers best, but still worth reading just for fun. "

    - Donna, 2/5/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Remi and Sam Fargo are off traveling Europe searching for the tomb of Attila the Hun. They have to find clues in several other tombs in order to find his, but the story is enjoyable and exciting. "

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

    " Not at all pleased. It seemed to me to be too easy for all the action and the characters were all static. this was my first Fargo adventure and I don't know if I'll try the others very soon. "

    - Benjamin, 1/29/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another winner from Clive Cussler. Sam and Remi Fargo are shadowed by a group of international treasure thieves intent on getting the jump on them as they seek the tomb of Attila the Hun. Attila left five different burial chambers with clues leading from one to another until they reach his treasure and final resting place. The bad guys include a Russian businessman and a the head of the group is a Hungarian who claims he is a direct descendant of Attila himself. Spread across the backdrop of Hungary, Italy, France, Russia and Tazakhstan, the Fargos must outthink, outmaneuver and outrun the above groups to find the last and final treasure. Lots of fun and a quick read to boot! "

    - Anita, 1/26/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A fun mindless read. A quick pick up at the library. "

    - Matt, 1/10/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is probably my favorite Fargo title, so far. Tons of action, a huge treasure hunt and some really tenacious bad guys - oh, and a very well trained attack dog. Looking forward to the future adventures of Sam, Remy, and now, Zoltan. "

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

    " Everything was way too easy for the Fargos during this adventure. The taxi driver magically knew exactly the person/people they needed no matter what country they were in, their researchers could instantly pull up exactly the information they needed, their cell phones and i-pad always had a signal no matter where they were (even out in the middle of nowhere). They spent no time searching in the wrong place for tombs and none of them were looted, even though they were all over 1500 years old. Even the usual rescue by Clive Cussler was a bit annoying. It reminded me of the movie National Treasure, seeming very overly scripted, the villain just stupid enough while having the illusion of being intelligent. The number of tombs was arbitrary--it was the number it would take to fill a novel. "

    - Gevera, 1/2/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I wavered between 3 and 4 stars. I thought it was a good read although an average adventure story. I was intrigued, however, by the historical angle of Attila the Huns tombs. I am going to have to read up on Attila to see how much actual history was recorded in the book. I definitely would pick up another Cussler Fargo Adventure as a fun read. "

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

    " Not as good as I hoped, or wanted from Cussler, but will finish! "

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

    " Interesting background material, likable characters, but slimmed down to simplistic and cartoon-like action. "

    - Brick, 12/20/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'd like to work for the Fargos - sure it would be dangerous but it would be exciting as hell. My favourite of the various Cussler series. "

    - Karen, 12/4/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The series of Cussler books has been predictable for the last 10 years. They are still fun to read, but not much new ever happens. I enjoy the nuggets of history as much as the stories lately. "

    - Sean, 11/13/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book, had my attention from start to finish. "

    - Cameron, 11/2/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed this book Can not wait for the next Clive Cussler adventure. Next up James Huston's "The Price of Power" "

    - Bill, 9/9/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book is full of historical information and keeps the reader enthralled with the story. It's my first Clive Cussler book. lLoved it! "

    - Carmonie, 7/24/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved this as usual. It is very entertaining. The Fargos are great although at times their antics are a little unbelievable although that's what makes it fun. Great book. "

    - Anne, 7/16/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent adventure, kept me enthralled all the way through. Loved every minute of it. Fabulous story, I was totally sucked in all the way through as if I was on the adventure wit them. Well done once again, Clive Cussler. "

    - Durinda, 4/20/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Pretty exciting. Clean. "

    - Annette, 3/5/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not a typical cussler book. Seems lacking in detail. "

    - Lisa, 2/2/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of the better Fargo series books. Still have the complaint that there is very little character development on the villain(s). But the ending to this, didn't see that coming. "

    - Shawn, 1/30/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Interesting idea for a novel. Typical Cussler outline of combining ancient episode with modern times. Murder, kidnapping, escapes,lots of gunfire and destruction. Good yarn in Dirk Pitt tradition. I like the Fargos and Isaac Bell novels as much as Dirk Pitt and the Oegon series novels. "

    - Jack, 11/23/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I like the characters, and the story line. "

    - Malia, 10/16/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting history but a little formulaic. "

    - Jacki, 9/19/2012

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

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than 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.