Daniel Barbarisi takes listeners on a heart-pounding journey through time in search of buried treasure. Guided only by a cryptic poem, he navigates the labyrinthine world of an enigmatic art collector and follows in the footsteps of another adventurer who met his demise on this dangerous pursuit. With every word, Barbarisi plunges us deeper into a lawless realm where unimaginable fortune, or heartbreaking tragedy, lies in wait.
Drawing glowing praise from Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run, this audiobook beckons listeners into the captivating story of Forrest Fenn. Confronted with a terminal cancer diagnosis, Fenn concocts a daring plan: to secret away a chest filled with precious jewels and gold, leaving behind a tantalizing poem that acts as a treasure map. However, fate takes an unexpected turn and Fenn survives, launching a frenzied gold rush amongst countless treasure hunters who feverishly scour the Rocky Mountains in pursuit of his untold riches.
In 2017, Daniel Barbarisi stumbles upon Fenn's mysterious hunt when a friend becomes consumed with cracking the poem's riddles. As a seasoned reporter, Barbarisi feels compelled to document this gripping tale. But what started as an attempt to capture the inner workings of Fenn's mind soon transforms into a deeply personal odyssey for Barbarisi himself. He embarks on a perilous quest entangled in a web of conspiracy theories and matches wits with the elusive Fenn. Over the course of four tumultuous years, lives are lost, controversies ignite, and eventually, a solitary hunter unearths the coveted chest.
Yet, the enigma lingers. In Chasing the Thrill, Barbarisi exposes listeners to a world brimming with intrigue, danger, and adrenaline-fueled escapades. Brace yourself for a narrative that unravels desire, obsession, and the unyielding allure of unbridled adventure. Listen closely as Barbarisi regales us with a tale that will leave you breathless and eager for more. The audiobook rating of 2.4/5 may not fully capture the electric energy pulsating through its 11-hour, 1-minute duration.