Author: Melissa Scott & Jo Graham
Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged
Narrator: John Lee
Length: 11 hours, 12 minutes
Genre: Historical Fantasy Fiction
Release Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this audiobook through Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review.*
This story was not what I expected. It was actually better than I expected.
This audiobook is set in the year 1929. The war is over and many men who have returned to America are finding themselves at loose ends.
In the war Lewis Segura was an exceptional pilot. Despite his stellar reputation he had a hard time finding a job after the war.
Eventually he finds a home (in both work life and real life) with Alma Gilchrist who owns a small airline company.
Alma’s husband had died after returning from the war from the effects of mustard gas, leaving Alma as the owner of their airline.
Meanwhile, in Italy, an archaeological dig is taking place at Lake Nemi.
They have discovered two ships beneath the lake’s waters that date back to the time of Caligula’s reign.
But the archaeologists do not just discover hidden artifacts. Something else was hidden with those ships; something evil, and now it has been unleashed.
What Lewis, Alma and two friends could possibly have to do with ancient Roman artifacts you will have to listen to this audiobook to find out.
This audiobook is over eleven hours long, but the story is filled with twists and turns that will keep the listener interested the entire time.
The narration is excellent. There are quite a few phrases in other languages that could easily have been tongue twisters, but John Lee voices them with ease. Also, he has the perfect voice for this alternate-history type of story. For some reason that I cannot explain, his voice lends the storyline credibility. I rate the narration as 5 out of 5 stars.
I enjoyed this audiobook and would not hesitate to recommend it to both “real” and alternate history lovers.
Overall I rate this audiobook as 4 out of 5 stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐