Finding the Incas' lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death....
Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.
Not only is the evidence questionable, but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis, who is dead set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind would refuse - the City of Gold.
Now, Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.
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- Dawn H
I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I am a Carolyn Arnold fan and City of Gold is one of my favorites so I was happy to listen to it.
I like Carolyn Arnold’s writing style. The dialogue is enjoyable, witty, and her descriptions make things come alive. They can be a little lengthy occasionally but that’s just my personal preference. There are a couple of twists which make the book even more exciting.
The characters are engaging and their relationships are complex. Matthew’s relationships seem to be the most complex, not only with his father but with the women in his life.
City of Gold is full of adventure and suspense. It definitely reminds me of Indiana Jones and I love those movies. Along with the adventure, though, back home is a detective doing solid police work.
The narrator, Garrett M. Brown, did a great job. He has a good voice for narration and his timing and pace are good.
I definitely recommend City of Gold for anyone who enjoys adventure and suspense.
- ellen derego
The City of Gold, book 1 was a good listen.
I enjoyed listening to the narrator, Garrett Brown.
His voice is clear, easy to listen to, and brought the story to life. I will definitely be looking for other books he narrates.
And of course, I am looking forward to Book 2.