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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,434 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Boyd Morrison Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tyler Locke Adventures Release Date:
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When beautiful archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend, to say that he has new information about her father, now missing for three years, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig to fly to Los Angeles to meet with him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah’s Ark—the artifact her father had long been searching for—and the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath he urges Dilara to find Tyler Locke—a man she’s never heard of.

Two days later Dilara manages to track down former combat engineer Tyler Locke on an oil rig in the North Atlantic. Her helicopter transport goes down well short of the oil rig’s landing pad, and Dilara and those aboard nearly drown. No sooner is Dilara safely on the rig than she convinces Tyler the crash was no accident. She begs Tyler to help her uncover the secret behind Noah’s Ark and more importantly, her father’s disappearance. As the picture begins to come into focus, they realize they have just seven days to find the Ark before its secret is used to wipe out civilization once again.

With a chilling premise and a blistering pace, Boyd Morrison combines all the best elements of a blockbuster thriller with an intelligent and fascinating exploration of one of the Old Testament’s great mysteries.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Boyd Morrison’s novel is a stunning thriller with a premise as ingenious as it is flawlessly executed. Lightning paced, chillingly real, here is a novel that will have you holding your breath until the last page is turned. One of the best debuts I’ve read this year.”

    James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author

  • The Ark by Boyd Morrison skillfully entwines Biblical history, archaeology, and religious fanaticism with high technology to create a riveting adventure of high-stakes terror and international intrigue. Wow. This is one fine heart-stopping thriller.”

    Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author

  • “What is the recipe for an awesome artifact thriller? Take an important relic (preferably biblical), a megalomaniac with unlimited funds and plans for world domination, a handsome and masterful hero, and a beautiful scholar. Sprinkle liberally with painful pasts, opportunities for redemption, and burgeoning romance. Here, Morrison, a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, sends us on an action-packed adventure with Drs. Tyler Locke and Dilara Kenner as they fend off assassins, save the world from a madman, and find Noah’s Ark. Accept the general premise, and both the action and the archaeology seem totally plausible.”

    Library Journal

  • “With impeccable timing and flawless handling of multiple accents, characterizations, and plot shifts, [the narrator] engages listeners in this perfect blend of biblical history, archaeology, and religious fanaticism.”

    AudioFile

  • “This is a solid, well written thriller, full of action, villainy, and close calls. Fans of James Rollins, Matthew Reilly, and Douglas Preston take note.”

    Booklist

  • “Heart-stopping action, biblical history, mysticism, a stunning archaeological find, and mind-boggling evil results in a breath-catching adventure. Morrison’s protagonists are brilliant and dedicated, resulting in a pitch-perfect combination of plot, action, and dialogue. This could easily be the most audacious and compelling novel and perhaps the most fascinating debut of the year.”

    RT Book Review

  • Selected for the May 2010 Indie Next List

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Diane | 2/10/2014

    " Love this book and only 100 pgs in. First book of this author, and just happened to see it at the library. Great adventure book. I hope he writes more. Easy read, I like the way he writes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Doug Warnock | 2/10/2014

    " I gave up. Too much descriptive text where it really wasn't needed made me feel like a chapter took a lifetime to read! Not for me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Jedidiah | 2/7/2014

    " Pretty good Matthew Reilly type Indiana Jones-ish thriller. Hard to put down once I started, I think I read it in less than three days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Lloyd Elliott | 2/4/2014

    " This was a great book! It is a great adventure, like Indiana Jones mixed with a bit of Angels and Demons! Morrison takes you on a fast paced trip through history with bumps and curves at every chapter! I look forward to reading more from this under-recognized author! "

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About the Author
Author Boyd Morrison

Boyd Morrison is an author, actor, and engineer. He started his career working on the NASA space station project. After earning a PhD in engineering from Virginia Tech, he used his training to develop US patents for various companies as well as manage video game testing for the Xbox division of Microsoft. Now a full-time writer, he has written several popular novels. He lives in Seattle.

About the Narrator

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time.