149 B.C.- Escaping just ahead of the invading Roman legions, a Carthaginian soldier carries an ancient secret to places unknown.
1925- Percy Fawcett launches his final expedition into the Amazon, but what is his true objective?
Dane Maddock is back. Deep in the Amazon, a university group encounters a horror beyond their darkest nightmares and vanishes without a trace. Called upon to undertake a daring rescue mission, Dane and Bones must trace the true path of Percy Fawcett's final expedition, but the secret that lies at the end of the search might be even deadlier than the enemies who seek it. From the streets of London, to remote islands in the Atlantic, to the deadly jungles of the Amazon, Dane and Bones must penetrate a secret lost to history, on their deadliest Quest.
©2011 David Wood (P)2011 David Wood
"Dane and Bones are back! Packed solid with action and witty dialogue, this rousing adventure takes a fresh look at one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century, David Wood delivers again with QUEST." (Sean Ellis, author of Into the Black and Dark Trinity Ascendant)
"The escapades of Wood's serial character Dane Maddock continue in high style with QUEST, an all-out blitzkrieg of a globe-trotting mystery-adventure that breaks from the action just long enough for a couple of laughs." (Rick Chesler, author of kiDNApped and Wired Kingdom)
"Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler. From the accessible writing to the wide-ranging plot to the main characters who don't give up no matter how long the odds, Wood's latest book, Quest, is a tremendous classic adventure. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the last mystery plays out in the final line." (Edward G. Talbot, author of 2010: The Fifth World)
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Didn't read the priint version
The plot was extremely interesting.
All the characters were well done.
I use audio books during my frequent long drives
"Indiana Jones Type of Adventure"
This was a really good book with everything that we all loved from the Indiana Jones adventures. History, action, adventure, and mystery all rolled up into one book.
I read this without having read the first two Dane Maddock books, but I didn't feel lost at any point. There are a few references to the first two books, including the relationship between the two main characters, but the story was able to stand alone without needing the detailed descriptions of previous events.
Dane is called to assist an old friend when her significant other goes missing. Not only did he disappear under mysterious circumstances, but he left behind clues that may solve a centuries old mystery involving a lost city and a powerful artifact. However, powerful people will stop at nothing to solve this puzzle before they do...
The narration was solid, well-performed, and had the right tone and pace.
After listening to this book, I will almost certainly go back and listen to the first two AND continue with the rest of the series. Five stars all around!
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
"A fast, fun adventure right up to the end"
I thought it was neat that Doyle's The Lost World was part of the clue pattern, but I enjoyed most how the story progressed, building upon clues and findings that led to the lost city and its secrets.
Dane Maddock--he (Kafer) has the attitude and tone right on target.
Very much worth the listen.
It'd be okay to pick this one up even if you've not listened to any of the previous novels in the series. Even though references are made to previous adventures, they're not vital to know and are easily followed/understood within the context of the current novel (Quest), so it stands alone well.
Very good. Held my interest to the very end. Lot of great action and historical data mixed in with fun dialog.I enjoyed this story and would like to read the rest of the series. It was a great adventure, minimal amounts of romance and lots of action.
"A fun read"
This was a really fun story, I couldn't stop listening until it had finished. As is usual for the Dane Maddock Adventures it is full of action and mystery. Great characters and good writing. A definite recommendation. Kafer does such a good job of bringing the characters to life.
"Funny and entertaining!"
Group of smart alec friends that are explorers look for missing person and place
Finding the hidden city and the battles with not only people but creatures also.
When the first entered the lost city and battled the creatures.
None the was particularly moving
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher
Great series! Lite listens, uncomplicated plots.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
"A trip into the amazon, another day at the office!"
Dane and Bones are asked to help an old friend track down her boyfriend who has gone missing in the amazon. As they retrace the steps of Percy Fawcett's final expedition, they encounter a lost civilisation and must prevent the release of a deadly lost secret.
Jeffrey Kaffer as usual does a good job bring the Dane and Bones world to life.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
"had me hooked"
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I must say that this isn't my typical type of read, but I am glad I gave it a chance. The story was great. It kept me interested and I was constantly wanting to find out what happened next. The narrator did a great job. The plot got more and more interesting as the story went on. Worth the time.
This was a good book.Jeffrey Kafer narrates it nicely.Dane and Bones are called upon to help find a professor who has disappeared on an expedition.The team assembled finds much more than they bargained for.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
"Amazing action, story and narration."
I loved this book from start to finish. It's my first Dane Maddock adventure and obviously it's not book one but you don't need to read the rest to enjoy it. It was brilliant. In fact I'm going to have to get the rest I enjoyed it so much.
If I get into memorable moments I will ruin the story, so to be deliberately vague. I liked it when they got to the place they were looking for and got the revelations around their destination.
I loved the way they started the book which is sort of a two pronged start of ancient tim s then back to modern day. Equally the way they end on finding their destination is brilliant as is the journey to get there.
It's more action than drama but I did like it when they were piecing the clues together and Bones proposes. Laugh out loud moment that was very, very funny. Also the scene with the explorers descendent was a nice scene. We have a great story and a brilliant selection of characters. It's a really great book.
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