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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,075 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Adams Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Daniel Knox Series Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781400186990
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Egyptologist Daniel Knox's lifelong fascination with Alexander the Great and his tomb, a fabled wonder of the ancient world, could be the death of him. After construction workers excavating in Alexandria expose a catacomb dating back to ancient times, Knox eagerly sneaks in to scout the cavernous and dusty site. Among the relics he finds clues that may solve one of the world's greatest mysteries: the last resting place of Alexander the Great. An unconquerable warrior king, Alexander was the single most powerful man on the planet and thought to be a god. Now, nearly 2,500 years later, the discovery of his tomb, seemingly lost forever, is within reach, triggering a deadly hunt for one of the greatest treasures of all time. Knox is not the only seeker; others are after the prize, and they would kill to win it. In the spirit of the great adventure-thrillers by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Clive Cussler, Raymond Khoury, and Steve Berry, The Alexander Cipher is a rip-roaring ride through history, archaeology, and the great deserts of Egypt. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A resourceful and appealing hero, and…the action crackles along with betrayals, vendettas, and revelations galore.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • A razor-edged thriller that delves deeply into crumbling tombs and ancient secrets. Explosively paced and tautly told. James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Oracle
  • “A cracking adventure in which Alexander the Great is brought to extraordinary life; plus there’s a modern-day search for the conqueror’s tomb. Enthralling.”

    Observer (London)

  • “Daniel and his plucky Australian partner, Rick, make for an engaging pair of heroes, and the author does an excellent job of keeping the story moving at a brisk clip while giving us all the historical background we require to understand what all the fuss is about. There’s also a nice romantic subplot, and one or two smartly constructed twists. Surprisingly, considering its high quality, this is Adams’ first novel.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/16/2014

    " A typical archaeological thriller, an entertaining light read. I might check out the others in this series but only if they're also free from the library. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 2/12/2014

    " so-so thriller "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 2/5/2014

    " I won this book from one of the Firstreads giveaways. While not something I would typically read, this was enjoyable. The characters were well-developed, the dialogue was realistic, the plot fast-paced. There's action, suspense, history, a little romance (but not too much). Good beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/1/2014

    " This is an archeological thriller...a good read. I've read a number of Will Adams books and he uses the same characters. This was his first book and I would advise that you read them in the correct order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/29/2014

    " Good Indiana Jones fun set in modern day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/16/2014

    " I was going to give this novel only two stars, but then I realized that I learned a lot of interesting facts about Alexander the Great, Macedonia, Egypt, archaeology...this author really knows his stuff! He's not the greatest writer-the novel contained several unnecessary and unresolved plotlines. And you know those people who go searching for all the curse words to be found in Catcher in the Rye? I wanted to count how many times he used the phrase "pulled a face"-I can except once, maybe even twice in a novel, but I'm pretty sure we made it into double digits in this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 1/13/2014

    " Lots of action, characters boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/9/2014

    " I really didn't know a whole lot about Alexander until I read this book. There was a lot of information, without it becoming a reference book. The action was very good and the romance was at a level I can tolerate. Very good book!! "

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

    " I enjoyed this story. It's written for people interested in archaeology that aren't yet well versed in it. It has a similar theme to DaVinci code. Stories of antiquity mixed with modern time conspiracy theories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willem Van Kalsbeek | 11/22/2013

    " Een lekker vlot leesbaar verhaal over de zoektocht naar het graf van Alexander de Grote "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 7/20/2013

    " I'll read his other books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 6/22/2013

    " Entertaining as an audiobook! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle Allen | 2/24/2013

    " Fast paced and full of fascinating historical facts. The storyline however was problematic. Many unnecessary characters and too many perspective shifts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 1/12/2013

    " I'm a fan of this book and looking forward to more. It is unique. It has more detail than most of the genre, more history, and more action. It gets a little convoluted at parts, but I enjoyed it and found that I enjoyed the multiple characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma Burkhart | 9/30/2012

    " Egyptologists getting in sticky situations...akin to the DaVinci code in that it's a thriller involving historical artifacts and long-lost secrets, with an unlikely academic as the hero. Fun times for history buffs and dorks alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 9/14/2012

    " Moved well, good mix of action and adventure. Only complaint (and maybe it's b/c I'm a history nerd) but I felt the actual historical pursuit of Alexander's tomb was the part lacking. A little to much mayhem/bad guys shooting and not enough solving clues to find hidden treasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 8/9/2012

    " It's been a couple of years since I read it. Not as good as Steve Berry/James Rollins but an enjoyable romp. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glafira | 7/19/2011

    " A book truly worthy of sitting on the same shelf as the Davinci Code and The Lost Symbol... I simply couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Hanson Bevens | 5/22/2011

    " Really, really good! It was one of those off-the-cuff library random choices of the Dan Brown/Katherine Neville variety, and I'm very happy I found it. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 3/19/2011

    " Started out great then it just lost steam and the story lost focus... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willem | 3/4/2011

    " Een lekker vlot leesbaar verhaal over de zoektocht naar het graf van Alexander de Grote "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/8/2011

    " Really, really good! It was one of those off-the-cuff library random choices of the Dan Brown/Katherine Neville variety, and I'm very happy I found it. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 12/14/2010

    " i hv a minor crush on Knox, this book was amazing. The plots and sub-plots so intertwined its just great, im gonna read it over "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lgagnon | 12/4/2010

    " I enjoyed reading about Alexander the Great and want to read more, perhaps a biography to learn more of what really happened. The mystery thriller aspect of the book was a good solid B. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 11/7/2010

    " Awesome! Can't believe that this is a first novel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 11/5/2010

    " enjoyable, suspenseful mystery in the end, but i had to wade through lots of archaeological facts and info re: alexander and egypt and macedonia and greeks and tombs and .................. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Relwod | 8/29/2010

    " It's been a couple of years since I read it. Not as good as Steve Berry/James Rollins but an enjoyable romp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andres | 8/19/2010

    " High speed adventure. If you are looking for yet one more thing to inspire you to visit Egypt, this is it. Look forward to hearing from these characters again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 7/27/2010

    " Fun read! Liked it a lot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 6/15/2010

    " Easy, fun read with way too many characters and subplots, but lots of cool/nerdy historical info about Alexander the Great. "

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About the Author
Author Will Adams

Will Adams, a full-time writer, is the author of The Lost Labyrinth. He previously worked for a communications agency in London and for a firm of business history consultants based in Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.