When Delia chose to major in archaeology, she imagined herself as the female Indiana Jones of the Southwest. She didn't imagine herself crawling through abandoned mine shafts, scrounging for rusty pickaxes and gold pans to sell on auction sites, but Indiana Jones didn't have to make student loan payments.
Scouring the mountains of Arizona with Simon, her best friend and computer geek extraordinaire, Delia dreams of turning their scavenging enterprise into a legitimate business. More, she longs to earn the respect of peers who shun her for turning into a treasure hunter. What she doesn't dream of is stumbling across a decapitated body in an old mine near Prescott.
Something dangerous has come to the mountains, and two Harley-riding strangers are the only ones who seem to have a clue. They speak a language Delia has never heard and carry mysterious artifacts she's never seen. Investigating these strangers might lead her to discoveries that change the face of archaeology forever.... Or it might lead her and her best friend into a deadly monster's lair.
©2013 Lindsay Buroker (P)2015 Lindsay Buroker
"Archeologist/Scavengers, Techie, Aliens, Tennis Pro and Monster."
This was a fun urban fantasy read, or should I say rural fantasy as it takes place mostly in and around Prescott, Arizona. I always take note of the audiobooks I could listen to in the car with my husband and/or teenagers without embarrassment. This is a good one. Lots of action, great characters and smart and funny dialogue, but no bad language or sex scenes (although there are hints of possibility). I am definitely interested in reading or listening to this author's other works.
"Very very good. "
Female Indiana Jones, history, mystery, 1000 sifi references, action, could not stop listening. Very good.
"Started out fine."
Maybe if you have more patience this book is for you. Became too difficult to finish. Stopped listening with 1 hour left.
It got a bit challenging for me as the plot developed. Became too much a combination of genres for me. I was afraid if I kept going there would be a dragon thrown in there. Only if there was a Star Trek episode to relate it to.
I think she did a fair job reading the story, three main voices were distinctive enough.
I enjoyed some of the Star Trek references but I think that was a bit overdone for my personal taste in that it became a distraction rather than an enhancement. This might've impacted my review.
I am sure others will enjoy this author and perhaps I would too but not without a personal recommendation of a different series. I wrote this review mostly to prevent Audible from recommending more of this type of book for me as that is what lead me to the purchase. So it is not a critique of the author as I have not written nor published a book and I hate when people trash authors. Just think this story isn't for me.
"Finding a New Author"
I am a big fan of urban fantasy, but this book pushed all my buttons. Articulate, knowledgeable, educational, with archeology, aliens and strong characters, it was just fun. Now if Ms. Buroker can just toss in a little romance it would be perfect. Cannot wait for the next one.
"I've been waiting for this."
Great sense of humor, fun characters, and a storyline that straddles the line between my favorite genres of fiction: Sci-Fi and Contemporary Fantasy. It's a most read for fans of both genres
"Highly entertaining story!"
Great adventure story, kept my interest throughout! Humorous characters and unusual plot. Enjoyed the references to Star Trek and other fantasy shows.
Different story line. Love the great friendship banter. I'll defiantly be getting the second book if there is one.
"Liked it a lot, also liked narrator"
Great premise, decent story progression. Characters I can root for, and unanswered questions to be answered like who are the real villains in the saga. I'm hooked. I have to find out how the history angle weaves in to the story to explain all the action happening to our heroes.
Author and narrator are a good team. I want more. And I also want an Alex of my very own....to watch mow and do stuff around the house. I may be an elderly widow, but I'm not dead yet.
"Surprisingly satisfied "
After the constant Sci Fi space opera/military books I've craved until I can't find any that interest me right now, I decided to try this author on a whim. I used to read much more paranormal, fantasy and romance until the last couple years and now I'm back to my childhood favorite, science fiction like they used to write it....Asimov, Heinlein, Herbert, etc. Picked this second mini-series yesterday when I couldn't get into any Sci Fi I looked at and color me pleasantly surprised. I couldn't sleep and finished it in a day feeling nicely satisfied.
Perhaps it's me, where I'm at in a true reading glut, but I would recommend this author to those who enjoy light fantasy in the older style (no romance, YA angst, vampires, werewolves, etc.) I believe this is worth the credit. Don't expect the feeling of reading your first Tolkien, Patricia Briggs, or Charlaine Harris book. Those were all 5 stars first books in my rating scheme. Just a pleasant listen to a well written fantasy for a break.
FYI, the narrator wasn't horrible IMO but didn't really bring anything to the reading.
"Slow moving story of treasure hunters find more"
The story began well with aliens and artifacts and the heroes struggling to make a living selling artifacts. Then someone gets killed. It seemed to get muddled in the middle as the heroes tried to figure out what was going on well selling artifacts on the web.
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