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3.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 5 3.19 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Berry Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cotton Malone Series Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780307881175
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Steve Berry's first ever eBook original finds an adventurer in a strange and forbidding land, in search of a long lost treasure, and very much in harm's way. 

As a favor to enigmatic billionaire Henrik Thorvaldsen, Cassiopeia Vitt treks into Bulgaria's Rila mountains in search of a buried stash of exceedingly rare artifacts from a bygone civilization: the ancient tomb of a Thracian king. But when her presence is discovered by a shadowy group of Russians secretly mining the area, she needs a way out. Who to trust becomes the question, and her life depends on choosing the right option. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan | 2/15/2011

    " I think this just should have been a prologue, it was too short to stand on it's own! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patzia | 1/31/2011

    " I really enjoyed The Emperor's Tomb, and was aware that this was a story. It is really a short, short story. I wish it had been a little longer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph | 1/8/2011

    " The writing was good, but this story was lacking compared to his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally | 1/1/2011

    " Pretty unnecessary for The Emporer's Tomb. But Berry is a writer and I'm sure he had fun writing this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 12/26/2010

    " Boy, that was a waste. Love Steve Berry but $1.50 for a short story as short as this was a little hard to swallow. Should have just put this at the beginning of The Emporer's Tomb. Have to say though . . . this was my first read on my new Kindle and it works really well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 12/26/2010

    " Very Short book. That being said it's a great book none the less, I can't wait for a future book to tie into this one more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 12/12/2010

    " Not bad for a short story but left me wanting for more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/1/2010

    " Almost too short a story about Cassiopeia Vitt. This story is supposed to be a prequel to The Emperor's Tomb. Cassiopeia Vitt is one of my favorite characters in the Cotton Malone series. The short segment of The Emperor's Tomb included in this story raises some interesting questions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison | 11/20/2010

    " It was okay. Just a short prequel to his new book, The Emperor's Tomb. Don't waste your money on downloading it. Half of the book was the first chapter for the new novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gian | 10/15/2010

    " This short story was very inrteresting and told form the perpective of Cassiopeia Vitt. It was fast paced and has me looking forward to the continuation inthe emporers tomb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaon | 9/27/2010

    " Prequel to the Emperor's Tomb which I will have to read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 9/25/2010

    " I liked this story, and will be reading the book that it is the prequel to. Very quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 9/20/2010

    " I think it is a great precursor to the Emporers tomb. I am patiently waiting for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 9/20/2010

    " Fantastic! Can't wait for Empoerer's Tomb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 9/16/2010

    " Had me anticipating the next Steve Berry novel; however, the length of this "short story" is disappointing. If it's meant to be a prequel, just add it to the beginning of the book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 8/1/2010

    " Love Steve Berry but this book needed to be longer. I see he calls it a prequel. Wish I had known that going in. 20 pages was a real letdown. "

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About the Author
Author Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of a dozen Cotton Malone novels and several stand-alone novels. There are twenty million of his books in print, translated into forty languages. He has received the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award and the 2013 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers. His novel The Columbus Affair earned him the Anne Frank Human Writes Award. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation, and his historic preservation work merited the 2013 Silver Bullet from International Thriller Writers. He serves as a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.