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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Justin Richards Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9780739362266
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Matt Stribling is stuck spending another holiday with his brilliant yet scatterbrained archaeologist father. When Matt arrives to find the place turned upside down and his father missing, he’s not immediately worried. But a cryptic message and strange sandy footprints soon convince Matt that all is not right. With the help of some unusual family friends, Matt discovers that his father had been searching for an ancient code, one rumoured to have brought down the Mayans and maybe even the fabled civilization of Atlantis.

Now in the hands of a madman using high-tech computers to decipher it, the code is being readied for new and sinister uses. Matt and his friend Robin will traverse the globe, battling terrifying sand creatures and mercenaries alike, in their efforts to stop the chaos code from being fully reactivated–and dooming the modern world to a catastrophe not seen since the days of Atlantis. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kody | 2/9/2014

    " I thought this book was really good and that i really enjoyed reading it. I also think it has "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/4/2014

    " I had a little trouble getting into it initially, but I really enjoyed it once it got going. Sand and dirt golem-monsters, fire golem-monsters -oh, yeah! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci Haley | 1/30/2014

    " The Chaos Code was extremely hard to get into at first, but once you get past the first hundred pages, the story is quite good and sure to please sci-fi adventure fans. I will admit, however, that the "big secret" about a couple of the characters was so thinly disguised throughout the whole book that I was yelling in frustration every time they hinted around it... but never actually revealed. Despite that slight complaint, I highly recommend this book for young adults. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/28/2014

    " Great adventure/mystery/science fiction. Lots of historical/scientific connections (archeology, ancient cultures). Some of it is a little hard to accept though, it strains credibility some. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mikael | 1/6/2014

    " It was ok but took me a really long time to read and was hard to follow sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/4/2014

    " Well, it was a stretch to suspend disbelief, here, but it wasn't a horrible read. Matt, on summer holiday, finds his archaeologist father missing and a series of clues to his work. He teams up with his Aunt's wealthy employer and the man's enigmatic daughter to try and find his father and the secret he was working on - a lost treasure that includes arcane knowledge that could destroy or enslave the world. They travel to the jungles of Brasil and the snows of Denmark. I think it was shooting for a James Bond-y kind of action adventure, but the narration was stiff, we didn't really care much about the characters, and the supernatural/sci-fi element wasn't all that scary. Not horrible, but not outstanding. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 12/30/2013

    " I have officially decided to stop reading this book. I have a strict rule, if I am not interested by page 100 then I am done. I actually didn't listen to my rule this time and kept reading...until about page 187. I was still bored to tears and dreaded picking the book up. The ONLY reason I kept reading is that the book got so many good reviews. Some even said it was a fast read. I completely disagree. I kept waiting for the story to pull me in. If the book can't peak my interest halfway through the book then I see no point of finishing. I'm actually pretty disappointed. I wont be reading more books from this author either. I still don't know what happens in the end but you know something is wrong when you really don't care. I have picked up another book and haven't looked back. I say, stay away from this book. Perhaps it does get better, but by what page? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 H | 12/27/2013

    " Great book. Always keeping you on your toes and you never expect what is coming next "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 11/9/2013

    " i really enjoyed this book and it was very different then some other books i have read but i did really enjoy it. This book always kept you thinking and wondering what would happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hudson | 10/25/2013

    " Really well written, could use a sequel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlinleah | 10/17/2013

    " interesting and engaging enough i guess, but not really glued to your seat. i finished it this morning and i already forgot much of the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breanna | 5/19/2013

    " It was a good book but you just have to get past the beginning to the good part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 3/20/2013

    " Pretty good book. Doesn't keep you guessing. However, there's enough twists to keep you from getting bored and complacent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aditya | 3/7/2013

    " A great book full of suspense that keeps you awake until midnight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 11/21/2012

    " The plot was bit complicated and it lost my attention in a few places. However, a good adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 8/29/2012

    " Interesting story, kept me engaged the whole way through. I can't say there were a lot of surprises but the plot was fast paced and the idea was fascinating enough to see it through to the end. I would recommend it for all ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/2/2011

    " I listened to this on CD and it kept all of us in the car entertained. Ties to ancient sites, and Altantis made this book full of mystery and history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 9/26/2011

    " This was an action-packed book that exciting people love. There were many twists and turns and that's what makes this read so exciting! It sort of reminded me of Indiana Jones (Atlantis and all that) but it was very original. I recommend this book to anyone who likes archeology. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefany | 9/4/2011

    " This one is a mysterious adventure of a boy trying to find his kidnapped archeologist father and friends of the family protecting an ancient secret with an interesting "insight" into the secrets of ancient civilizations control over the elements that led to their destruction. "

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

    " interesting and engaging enough i guess, but not really glued to your seat. i finished it this morning and i already forgot much of the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 3/30/2011

    " Really enjoyed the theme of this book and the characters.

    Found the time line a little confusing though - no way these events could happen in a matter of days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/8/2011

    " I listened to this on CD and it kept all of us in the car entertained. Ties to ancient sites, and Altantis made this book full of mystery and history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 6/2/2010

    " i really enjoyed this book and it was very different then some other books i have read but i did really enjoy it. This book always kept you thinking and wondering what would happen next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/10/2010

    " Reading for Children's Literature group "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mikael | 1/2/2010

    " It was ok but took me a really long time to read and was hard to follow sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 12/27/2008

    " At first I really liked this book but then it got bogged down and the story was going on and on so ultimately I'm not a big fan of this book but I'll be curious to hear what a teen has to say about this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hudson | 12/22/2008

    " Really well written, could use a sequel "

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About the Author
Author Justin Richards

Justin Richards has written numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, including several previous Doctor Who tie-ins. He is creative consultant for BBC Books’ range of Doctor Who fiction.

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is also an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.