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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,193 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: November 2010 ISBN: 9780739329238
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The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why?

That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he sees Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who’s saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she’s asked you to keep safe. The only problem is, Malone doesn’t have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone’s most harrowing adventure to date—one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to China, a vast and mysterious land where danger lurks at every turn.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Travis | 1/31/2014

    " boring. it took me 2 months to read...cause I could only a couple of pages at a time.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Williams | 1/11/2014

    " I learned some interesting things about Chinese culture and ideology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/1/2014

    " Another great Cotton Malone book. lots of adventure and good history info. About time about Vitt. they have beat around the bush for a long time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Jowett | 12/24/2013

    " I didn't finish this one... too much going between the different parties involved and I just didn't care about any of them or what happened, even Cotton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/12/2013

    " Really enjoy Steve Berry's historical mystery novels. This one was rich in early history of China. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naplespeg | 11/20/2013

    " This was the first Steve Berry book I read, and I'm addicted to his novels. If you enjoy ancient history linked to present day, you will enjoy this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 11/20/2013

    " This time Cotton Malone goes to China. It is very interesting with some real theories about oil that makes you wonder... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelby | 11/15/2013

    " This was an okay book. The plot is getting a little repetitive and this book was just a "long" read for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline | 8/16/2013

    " I enjoyed the story but found it somewhat confusing. I did enjoy the Chinese history in this book. Having been there and having seen The Terra Cotta warriors made the story seem very real to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margene Edwards | 5/20/2013

    " I liked the book. It was a little slow in parts but good. I wondered how they could possible get out alive in all those SITUATIONS? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Roberts | 10/8/2012

    " Enjoyed the history of China throughout the book; the usual action and middling character development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bianca | 10/5/2012

    " Disappointed. Don't get me wrong, still a fine book... just not up uto Steve Berry's best. The most annoying thing was that the bridge scene in this book was the EXACT same as the one in The Balkan Escape (e-reader short story). Funny though, neither character got deja-vu. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 7/27/2012

    " Sstandard Berry fare. exciting adventure with Cotton Malone in exotic surroundings...China this time. great vacation or beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/29/2012

    " Not one of my fav Steve Berrys. Not as easy a read as some of his others, either - lots of details about Chinese history. Interesting POVs about Tian'anmen Square though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Miller | 5/27/2012

    " Great book with a lot of history of China. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charleen | 11/16/2011

    " This novel didn't grip me the same way that some of his others have, which is a disappointment since -- up till now -- I think I've liked each Cotton Molone novel more than the previous one. Still, it's fairly entertaining and moves along at a good pace. It just isn't anything special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 7/14/2011

    " Great Steve Berry work, fast packed full of action great diversion from other activities "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dirk | 5/23/2011

    " Decent start, the lost interest quickly. not a good read for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/16/2011

    " Steve berry goes to China with his sometimes bookseller, sometimes agent Cotton Malone to discover why the tomb of the Emperor is involver in espionage and mystery. "

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

    " Longer read than I like but decent story "

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

    " Not sure yet what to think
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 4/24/2011

    " Not that great. Gotta be into Chinese history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 4/23/2011

    " Cracking! Twists and no idea where the plot is going! Another glimpse of history and legend great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 4/22/2011

    " Well, this was a fun read but very like Indiana Jones. This is the only one of the Cotton Malone series I have read. If you like adventure fiction it is ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corry | 4/21/2011

    " An adventurous book about a find in China's first emperor's tomb, and what the politicians are about to do, or could do in today's world. Should be interesting for you Rik. I had never heard about this kind of oil.
    So , an interesting and fun read for a lazy weekend "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/16/2011

    " Another great book from Berry. Can't wait to start the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 4/14/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading about the history of China and about how prolific they were as well as being so far advance with there technology. Though I like the Cotton Malone character, I wasn't that impressed with the story itself... "

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About the Author
Author Steve Berry

Steve Berry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, The Amber Room, and the short stories “The Admiral’s Mark,” “The Devil’s Gold,” and “The Balkan Escape.” His books have been translated into forty languages and sold in fifty-one countries. He lives in the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida. He and his wife, Elizabeth, founded History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our heritage.

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.