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A treasure lost to time, a string of stolen artifacts, and one archaeologist determined to expose the truth.

The year is 1521, and Tenochtitlán burns. Wracked by plague and war, the majestic Aztec empire begins to crumble. As their beloved capital city falls to the ruthless Spaniards and hordes of vengeful tribes, the Aztecs make a last-ditch attempt to secretly save their heritage before it’s lost to the sands of time forever.

Meanwhile, in the modern day, a string of high-profile robberies lays waste to archaeological sites and museums across Mesoamerica, overshadowed by a brewing nationalistic fervor which threatens to topple already fragile countries. Rumors say the artifacts hold the secret to a legendary Aztec myth - The Seven Cities of Cibola - which has concealed countless treasures for centuries.

Faced with unravelling the mysteries of both the present and the past, aspiring archaeologist Nick LaBounty embarks on a dangerous mission to solve a long-held family mystery and discover the truth behind the stolen artifacts.

He soon finds his fate irreversibly entangled with a civilization from over 500 years ago. But time is running out, and the future of both a fabulous treasure - and all Central America - teeters precariously in the balance.

©2020 Jay C. LaBarge (P)2021 Jay C. LaBarge

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A Completely Worthy Listen

Excellent historical fiction covering a rarely examined age. Characters are well-rounded, the story moves along at a good pace within the context of historical and present day Meso-America. Aptly blends what is known of the culture and language into a fascinating generational quest, a la National Treasure. Bonus: the author provides a background soundtrack in the form of just enough classic blues and rock lyrics to trigger the tunes for the listener. The narration was well done - I particularly appreciated that high-tension moments were dramatically conveyed without blowing out my eardrums.

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Don’t Buy

I thought I was buying an audiobook related to Aztec history and archeology; instead, this love story is about a guy falling in love for the first time and a history lesson on rock and roll songs. I couldn’t even finish it!
Another issue I have is the narrator. I buy approximately 150 audiobooks per year and I’ve yet to hear a voice so bad. I’m still not sure the narration isn’t performed by a robot instead of a human. Honestly, he sounds like an actual electronic recording. Very disappointed and a waste of credit.

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What a ride

I absolutely loved this! Such amazing amazing adventure. So much history and research. Everything about this was spectacular. I can’t wait for the next adventure!
Narration by Samuel Hoke was perfect. There couldn’t have been anyone who would have done a better job.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Reminiscent of the historical fiction of Dan Brown

Aztec Odyssey: Historical Action-Adventure (Nick LaBounty Series Book 1), my first read from author Jay C. LaBarge Outstanding fiction, well-written with characters & a plot you can buy into with unexpected twists & turns. I look forward to the next book he writes. I HAVE FOUND A NEW OUTSTANDING AUTHOR and it looks like a new series as well! Reminiscent of the historical fiction of Dan Brown or Blair Howard or Kate Mosse. Samuel E. Hoke's narration adds to the enjoyment of the book. “I received a free Kindle copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." The gifting of this book did not affect my opinion of it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).