Near-Perfect Adventure Fiction
4 out of 5 stars
David Wood and Rick Chesler team up to write another Dane and Bones adventure. This one takes us to unexpected areas in search of a lost room of amber said to have been lost forever. Along the way, they will face off against Russians who are searching for other artifacts related to the Amber Room.
The narration of Amber was done by Jeffrey Kafer. What can I say here that I haven’t said in other reviews? Jeffrey Kafer is a master. He has perfected his craft and is absolutely perfect for this novel.
Amber was a non-stop adventure book with little to no time to breathe. Wood & Chesler really had their feet on the gas for this book — tidying it into under 6 hours for the audiobook. I promise you, you will not feel gipped with the length of the book. There is so much going on here it took me a day to wrap my head around it.
I’ve read one of the Dane & Bones books (and reviewed it recently). My first thoughts upon finishing it were where can I get more? Well, I found more (I’d already had this in my backlog and had forgotten about it). Well, after finishing this, I still thought the exact same thing. I need to start reading the Dane & Bones books in order now!
Wood & Chesler really took a premise that could be real and added a ton of stuff into it that made it feel like non-fiction. The stories and history around each event and each area they research had a realism that you can’t fake (or isn’t easy to fake).
Also, giant freaking wolves… terrifying. I won’t go into it for fear of spoiling anything. But, wow.
Overall, Amber was another fun and fast-paced adventure book in the Dane & Bones world. I will definitely be looking for more books in this series.
Amber (Dane & Bones Origins #7) by David Wood
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
Series: Dane and Bones Origins #7
Published by Gryphonwood Press on April 22, 2016
They called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. For more than 200 years, the world marveled at the fabled Amber Room. And then came the Nazis.
Since the second World War, one of the world's most magnificent lost treasures has lain hidden, and it's up to Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake to find it again. Joined by Zara Leopov, their squad must follow the trail of clues from history in a perilous, action-packed race to find a treasure and unlock a deadly secret hidden in Amber.
©2015 David Wood (P)2016 Gryphonwood Press
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Quest (Dane Maddock #3), Treasure of the Dead, Xibalba (Dane Maddock #8)
Also in this series: Treasure of the Dead
About the Authors
David Wood is the author of the popular action-adventure series, The Dane Maddock Adventures, and many other works. Under his David Debord pen name he is the author of the Absent Gods fantasy series. When not writing, he co-hosts the Authorcast podcast. David and his family live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Visit him online at www.davidwoodweb.com
Rick Chesler holds a Bachelor of Science in marine biology and can often be found diving, boating or traveling to research his next thriller idea. A former contractor for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and the State of Hawaii, he currently lives in South Florida with his family, at the edge of the Bermuda Triangle.