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Download Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (821 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Rollins Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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The name is Jones. Indiana Jones.

He's back. Everyone's favorite globe-trotting, tomb-raiding, wisecracking archaeologist is finally at it again.

Now it's 1957, the atomic age is in full swing, and McCarthy-era paranoia has the nation on edge.

But for Indiana Jones, the Cold War really heats up when his latest expedition is crashed by a ruthless squad of Russian soldiers. Commanded by a sword- wielding colonel who's as sinister as she is stunning, the menacing Reds drag an unwilling Indy along as they brazenly invade American soil, massacre U.S. soldiers, and plunder a top-secret government warehouse. Their objective: a relic even more precious - and powerful - than the mythic Ark, capable of unlocking secrets beyond human comprehension.

Fast thinking and some high-speed maneuvers help Jones turn the tables, and a one-in-a-million escape narrowly saves him from certain death. But when he's tarred as a suspected spy and fired by his university, Indy thinks it may be time to hang up his hat.

Fate, however, has other plans. Suddenly the road to retirement takes a sharp detour when a colleague's kidnapping leads Jones into the depths of the Amazon jungle on a desperate rescue mission. With a hot-headed teenage biker as his unlikely wing man, and his vengeful new Russian nemesis waiting for a rematch, Indy's back in the game - playing for a prize all the wonders of the world could never rival. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/9/2014

    " It felt like I was sitting next to Indy, Mutt, and Marion on their quest for the legendary Crystal Skull of Acator. Great read, you should read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/30/2014

    " Though not the best of the movies, "Crystal Skull" makes the other novels completely inferior. The whole thing is SO much better if you've seen the movie, though. Some dialogue is different (and maybe a wee bit bland), scenes are slightly altered, and occasionally there's a moment of "oh come on, why didn't that end up in here" questioning. However, areas in the movie that weren't fully unearthed are better explained in the book, which gives you a full reading experience, unlike the others (which are still good but too short). This book delivers on every level, fully capturing the essence of the film and franchise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/23/2014

    " I wish I hadn't seen the movie first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sybelle van Erven | 1/23/2014

    " I love the Indiana Jones movies, but I had never read one of the books. I listened to the audio version of this one and it was exciting and I wanted to not stop. Kind of like the movies! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Yelverton | 1/22/2014

    " This book added some missing details that the film desperately needed, but it's still far from spectacular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/20/2014

    " It was fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Swords | 1/17/2014

    " One of the best movie novelizations I've read. It includes a few scenes that weren't in the film that really help tie things together and establish characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon Mamaril | 1/12/2014

    " should have read the book before I watched the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Snowrobin | 12/27/2013

    " Pretty much like the movie, hence why they call it a novelization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sup | 12/26/2013

    " A light, enjoyable breezy read which follows the film pretty faithfully. While I enjoyed the film...what can I say? I'd rather read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Librarycat23 | 12/23/2013

    " James Rollins is a great adventure writer, and I have enjoyed his other books, but I was pretty disappointed with this one--seemed like little more than a screenplay with added descriptive material. I'd rather watch the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/20/2013

    " I just read this because they are my favorite movies of all time... This was not that great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/23/2013

    " A faithful rendering of the movie, which means it is interesting and fun...but I miss the complexity in Rollins' own creations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mac | 4/15/2013

    " An ok book. James Rollins is a good writer, however as well as it followed the movie, I was hoping for more information,more character development. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennie | 4/12/2013

    " It was just like the movie. I read it to John. It was fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 2/22/2013

    " Um, there were some unanswered questions... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna | 11/14/2012

    " This book was so awesome!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cutemeg9 | 6/7/2012

    " iike it but but it did have some bad langauge in itand beaause of that i only give it 3 stars but other that that it was realy good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joycetho1 | 2/7/2012

    " I thought that this was a pretty good book. There is a lot of mystery to it. I think I am going to read more Indiana Jones books in the future. Indiana Jones books are great intertainment in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lillian | 2/3/2012

    " Of course not as good as the movie, but James Rollins does justice to this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 9/10/2011

    " A good fast read and a good translation of the movie to a book form. Thanks Oscar! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aidan | 8/2/2011

    " Even though I just finished reading it, I really really loved it. My favorite part of it was when Indiana Jones told Mutt that he was a teacher and he did lots of cool stuff when fighting the cemetery warriors and Mutt said, "You're a teacher?". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynsee | 6/14/2011

    " Yeah, I am a dork! But these Indy books are a fun, relaxing read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/24/2011

    " love harrison ford "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darin | 5/13/2011

    " Only one short story was weak, "The King of Norway". It was kind of run of the mill. I didn't like the characters and didn't care about what was going to happen next. The other stories were so good that it made up for the one weak one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bibliophile | 5/12/2011

    " Mostly just reading for GRRM Martin's "Hedge Knight" novella, though the stories by Saylor and Hobb (about ancient Rome and Carthage) were good too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/11/2011

    " It's taken me a while to get through this, what with one thing and another!

    But....on the whole enjoyed them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanyn | 4/5/2011

    " Have only read Lord John and the Custom of the Army short story of this anthology.
    5/23 These short stories are centered around the theme of war and warriors- not really my thing, but I am enjoying breaking up longer reads with some short stories. Liked Songs of Love and Death better... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/27/2011

    " Not to split hairs, but only some of the stories are about warriors. That being said, another good collection of short stories and novellas.

    I Loved the third installment of Hedge Knight, The Mystery Knight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherdnerd | 2/15/2011

    " Only read one chapter in this anthology - a Lord John short story "The Custom of the Army" - and did enjoy it. Got this just for this story. I'll eventually get around to reading the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/14/2011

    " I just got this from the library to read the "Lord John Grey" story in it by Diana Gabaldon, which was quite entertaining, with moments of excellent humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/16/2011

    " The mix of stories in this anthology was really interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 12/29/2010

    " Just read the Gabaldon story, but my husband read the book in it's entirety "

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About the Author
Author James Rollins

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, he has a knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality that has been hailed by critics and embraced by millions of readers around the world.

About the Narrator

L. J. Ganser is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and the 2005 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has appeared onstage in New York and in regional productions, has several episodes of Law & Order in his list of credits, and has recorded over two hundred audiobooks. Before becoming an actor, he was a ship’s cook in Maine, a roofer, a painter, and a swim team coach.