The Tombs by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry


The Tombs by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry was an Audible listen.  It was beautifully narrated by Scott Brick.  It is the fourth installment in the Sam and Remy Fargo Adventures and is firmly in the Action/Adventure sub-genre of thriller novels.  This is an alternative history type of novel, so some suspension of disbelief is required on the part of the reader.

Sam and Remy are once again at the center of an archaeological mystery that threats their lives, the lives of those close to them, and changes the history of the world at the conclusion.  This time they are in pursuit of the long lost tomb of Attila the Hun.  The adventure takes our intrepid couple across Europe chasing clues left by Attila to help his son find his tomb.

Here’s my one big gripe with the series in general.  Why is it always Remy in danger being saved by her strong and handsome husband?  I generally don’t mind this scenario as a plot point but this is a multi-series book, written by multiple named ghost writers so let’s shake things up and have Remy rescue Sam once in a while!  She’s just a smart, just as capable, and just as intelligent so why exactly is it that Sam must always play the hero?

Otherwise, this series is a fantastic listen while walking the dogs.  The action is non-stop, the history (real and imaginary) is interesting, and the action is non-stop.  The plot holes are forgivable to keep the action moving forward, and to be honest I can overlook plot holes when the story is engaging and entertaining.

Five stars out of five stars for keeping me entertained and engaged while walking the dog and stitching.


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