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!
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine.
The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder—a bounty that has never been found.
As they follow the trail through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan—a trail that they discover leads them not to one tomb, but five—the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself…and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs’ riches as his own.
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