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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rafael Abalos Narrator: Richard McGonagle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9780739359648
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Grimpow had no idea who the dead man was, but hidden in his leather bag was a treasure that would change his life forever: ruby- and emerald-encrusted daggers, silver coins, jewels, and a letter with a golden seal depicting a snake swallowing its own tail. And clutched in the man's firm grip is a stone - a stone that will shape Grimpow's destiny. For when he holds it, strange things begin to happen. Visions of places he's never been to fill his mind, and he's able to read the strange language in the letter, a message meant for someone else entirely.

So begins Grimpow's journey with the stone, a centuries-long journey that has driven sane men crazy, turned peaceful men violent, and made strong men powerless. No man has ever unlocked its secrets. But no boy has ever tried.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, October 29, 2007:
    Ábalos blends the grand-scale storytelling prowess and epic quest element of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings with the cryptographic intrigue of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.”

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirt | 2/20/2014

    " Interesting throughout. Excellent story. Excellent reading. Excellent rendering of medieval millieu. Profound, mature, and meaningful ideas and values. For a youth fiction selection, this was surprisingly good, and certainly satisfying to an older audience. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dawn | 2/9/2014

    " on audiobook - didn't continue listening after 3 cd's "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/8/2014

    " three stars at best, the fact that it is about the knights templar earns it two stars and one star for detail but asides from that there is not much else. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 lyndsey | 2/4/2014

    " um. this was maybe the epitome of a mediocre fantastical novel. it had a bad ending and didn't have a developed or original plot. it seemed like a young adult fantasy version of that dan brown novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 º°Lyndsey°º Evenstar | 1/26/2014

    " BOARING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/24/2014

    " I really enjoyed this well crafted tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britain 11-12 | 1/22/2014

    " I felt excited about this books fast unique story and plot line. I shared expressions with the characters and what they went through. Though the unique story line was exiting and thrilling, but also mysterious in some aspects of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Filipa | 1/20/2014

    " I always found the Templary knights boring but this book changed my point of view definetely. A great great story with lots of action and adventure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tally | 12/30/2013

    " Had to make myself finish this book...pretty predictable in spots. Didn't really understand the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 12/25/2013

    " The gripping story of Grimpow's quest for the secret of the mysterious stone is quite compelling. I would recommend this to fantasy fans who also like mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/5/2013

    " This was an interesting book about the Templars and what they brought back from the Holy Land. The writing was good and I liked the characters. However, once the characters completed their 'quest' the book just stopped - no follow-up on what happened afterwards or what they did. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 7/24/2013

    " A teen take on the Knights Templar legend, full of word riddles and codes, but with little action and suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 11/23/2011

    " Love it, love it, loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 8/19/2011

    " Knights, monks, thieves and damsels in distress, not to mention the Sorcerer's Stone and the Holy Grail, this book contains everything needed for an exciting, well-crafted quest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 1/1/2011

    " Loved this book! Grimpow is a boy who stumble upon the philosopher's stone and has to crack the riddles set up by the Ourobourous society to find the secret to immortality and wisdom. The same secret the Templars smuggled from the Holy Land and defended from King Philip. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jadepen | 7/1/2010

    " The audiobook version of this claims that it's for audiences aged 13-17. This is completely true. Any younger than thirteen, and the book's violence and historical slant will be lost. Any older than seventeen, and the reader will be too experienced to buy what fallacies Rafael attempts to sell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ignacio | 11/25/2009

    " One of the best fantasy books i've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 6/24/2009

    " I'm not really into this kind of book, but I really enjoyed reading this one. The characters were well written and the story was sdventurous, fun and mysterious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodee | 6/21/2009

    " The beginning was a bit slow for me. The last 1/4 of the book was better. This seemed like more of an intellectual journey rather than a physical quest. Sometimes it was a bit hard to follow and didn't keep my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosalie | 9/3/2008

    " At first when i picked up this book I thought, "Well this is going to suck." After reading it half-way through, I realized it might just be the best book I have ever read. I recommend this book to everyone and anyone who loves to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roshni | 4/6/2008

    " Medieval adventure, the clues were a bit over explained, but historically and mostly plot-wise, a good read "

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About the Narrator

Richard McGonagle is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an experienced film, television, and voice-over actor. He has appeared in such films as Rules of Engagement and such television shows as The Practice and JAG.