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Avg. Rating: 3.5
Great, but forced at times
Maxwell Broadbent worked a good portion of his life to find tombs and take the valuables found within. As he withers away to cancer his sons eagerly await his death. The three sons (Phillip 37, Vernon 35, and Tom 33) meet together at the gates to the Broadbent mansion, at the request of a note by their father. They soon view a videotape of their father informing them he is unhappy with how they've gone about their lives. He buries himself with his lootings, and says they can have their inheritence....if they can find him.
The book was certainly entertaining. Character development could have been improved upon, but the plot was enough to keep me turning the pages. I liked most of the characters, and found myself wanting to know what happens to all of them. The chapters are short (which is convenient for someone who reads on their lunch breaks at work), and the action is fairly steady.
My biggest complaint however, was the character "Skiba". I just found him to be basically useless. I know it's picky, as only about 5 or 6 chapters are devoted to him, but I felt it was a bit much.
Aside from that, I'd say if you're looking for an entertaining book, with a nice adventure through a rain forest and swamp, this is a good one. Enjoy!
I enjoyed the audio version very much. I listen to novels while I quilt and read when I am not quilting-can't do two things at once-not a mother with little kids anymore-lol.
Anyway, it was simple and fun. Not to much "reality". I'm tired of reality and want some fantasy. I got it in this story. Thanks Douglas. I appreciate it!!!!!!!
A Let Down
This book was quite a disappointment. After reading other books by Preston and Preston&Child, I expected a much better story. The Codex reads like it was the first book he ever wrote.
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