Dane & Bones are at it again!
5 out of 5 stars
David Wood teams up with Rick Chesler again. Two of my favorite authors writing short adventure fiction definitely peaks my interest. So much so that as soon as I finished the book I was reading after receiving this book, I just went right into this.
Much similar to Wood & Chesler, Treasure of the Dead brings back Dane and Bones for another adventure. This time they are going out on what they think is a normal treasure hunt. But, can anything ever be normal for Dane and Bones?
I absolutely love these sub-6-hour audiobooks for these stories. I know that some people don’t like spending money on shorter books like this, but I got more enjoyment out of this 5-hour audiobook than I’ve gotten out of 13+ hour ones.
I haven’t read all of Wood’s original (longer) stories or all of the Dane and Bones novellas, but every one of them that I’ve read feels incredibly well researched and thought out. Every time I read it I feel like I have stepped into the shoes of the adventure team that is heading out with Dane & Bones and we are definitely going to have a story to tell once we make it home again.
The narration was done by Jeffrey Kafer who absolutely crushes it like he has for all of the other Wood stories I’ve listened to. If you don’t know Kafer’s name and you’re into audiobooks I’d be shocked.
Overall, Treasure of the Dead was a great story that took a few twists and turns that I didn’t expect. It kept me glued to my seat waiting for the end. And when the end came, I was beginning for more (and I know I’ll get it with another book soon.)
Treasure of the Dead by David Wood
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
Series: Dane and Bones Origins #9
Published by Gryphonwood Press on January 26, 2017
Maddock and Bones set off on their first treasure hunting adventure!
1715 - Blown far off course, their treasure-laden ship sinking, a crew of Spanish sailors struggles ashore, only to encounter a horror out of their worst nightmares.
Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake have left the Navy SEALs and set out on a search for the legendary lost treasure fleet. The search takes them to Haiti, where they encounter the forces of a madman bent on finding the treasure in order to fund his maniacal experiments and help him seize the power he craves. But not all their foes are human. Mystery, history, and legend meet as Maddock and Bones scour ancient ruins, plumb the depths of the sea, and come face to face with pure evil in their quest for the Treasure of the Dead.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.