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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,844 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Khoury Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781429586801
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In the powerful new thriller from the author of the international bestseller The Last Templar, a geneticist and a CIA agent on a deadly quest to find the most dangerous book in the world discover a secret that has destroyed everyone in its path for centuries.

Naples, 1750. In the dead of night, three men with swords burst into the palazzo of a marquis. Their leader, the Prince of San Severo, accuses the marquis of being an imposter and demands to know a secret only the marquis harbors. In the fight that ensues, the false marquis escapes over the rooftops of Naples, leaving behind a burning palazzo and a raging prince now obsessed with finding his quarry at any cost.

Baghdad, 2003. An army unit on a routine mission makes a horrifying discovery: a state- of-the-art, concealed lab where dozens of men, women, and children have died, the subjects of gruesome experiments. The mysterious scientist they were after, a man believed to be working on a bioweapon and known only as the hakeem—the doctor—escapes, taking with him the startling truth about his work. A puzzling clue is left behind: a circular symbol of a snake feeding on its own tail.

As the power of the symbol comes to light, revealing the centuries of destruction left in its wake, one unsuspecting woman stands at the center of a conspiracy that could change the world forever. In the masterful hands of international bestselling author Raymond Khoury, The Sanctuary delivers the same rapid-fire suspense and provocative scholarship that made The Last Templar a coast-to-coast blockbuster.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Anderson | 1/30/2014

    " It was ok -- your typical summer beach read. It didn't bore me, but it was also forgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 1/27/2014

    " A good historical fiction adventure story with a little conspiracy theory thrown in. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotta | 1/23/2014

    " Very fast moving. Fun. Good topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Hamilton | 1/20/2014

    " This author absolutely amazes me with the quality of work he has produced. I believe he has another Best Seller on his hands, with his second novel. This story is about the quest for eternal life....The reader will not be disappointed with this page turner! A great read that I really don;t want to give up too much about the story. I am convinced that once one reads the first chapter they will be sucked into the novel like a being trapped in whirlpool! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/19/2014

    " Intriguing, secret society, ancient hatreds carried forward, reaching for the impossible goal, type of book. With flashbacks to 1700's, but mainly centering in the situation and politics of the current Iraq area. Enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborahfil | 1/4/2014

    " Did you ever buy a book thinking it was about something else? This book was readable but improbable. I still read it even though I guessed much of the plot early into the read.. "

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

    " Subject matter (fountain of youth) compelling but the story was a little shallow. Should have been a screenplay... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 1/4/2014

    " Too many car chases and flying bullets for my liking. I didn't really care whether I finished it or not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/3/2013

    " OK, a bit drawn out, "fountain of youth" premise hard to believe "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 9/25/2013

    " Audio Book. Archaeoligists in Iraq and Lebanon, a book with a snake eating it's own tail, CIA and an elixir that slows aging letting people live to 200 yrs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathalie | 9/3/2013

    " So far, not so catchy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 9/2/2013

    " Not the most original plot, but it kept my attention. I definitely got caught up in wanting to know how the issues were going to play out for all the main characters, and who was on the level and who wasn't. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Maestri | 7/7/2013

    " This was an interesting and enjoyable book. It was a fairly quick read, but was very reminiscent of the book The Sigma Protocol. I couldn't help the feeling that I was re-reading much of that book as I was reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 4/28/2013

    " This book read exactly like a movie - in fact if this ever becomes a movie I would go see it. Just your typical action fare, but fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 4/15/2013

    " I enjoyed the previous book The Last Templar by this author, this one was a little more basic in the plot and character development. I would read another by this author but would think carefully about when I read it and not read it right after a much better book. A good airport read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan Beaver | 4/12/2013

    " Took three attempts to get into this book. Finally finished it and was marginally entertained. Now that I know what to expect from the author, I may try another title - but it will take some time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marji | 1/15/2012

    " Was an enjoyable read which I expected. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh Levy | 12/28/2011

    " Very much like a Dan Brown but nowhere near as good. I much preferred Khoury's two other books. "

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

    " An interesting book with an interesting theme. How would mankind react to a method of life extension. My opinion is not well, to many would turn to greed and profit instead of helping humanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frederic Pierce | 7/9/2011

    " My dad loved it too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jai-shen | 5/7/2011

    " Not worth the discount shelf price "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Archaeoligists in Iraq and Lebanon, a book with a snake eating it's own tail, CIA and an elixir that slows aging letting people live to 200 yrs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shauna | 4/20/2011

    " Long and drawn-out, one-dimensional characters. Got interesting about the last 100 pages. Sorry, not much to say about this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karissa | 3/27/2011

    " Fast-paced and good twists!! :) Just a little bit too modernist for my taste. And i have some questions left unanswered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasha | 3/27/2011

    " Interesting book and a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 3/16/2011

    " on the whole very good but went on a bit too long "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.W. | 2/22/2011

    " I found it to be a slow read. The many details caused me to get bored. Over all it was a good story but I had to force myself to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/12/2011

    " I love books like this. I love to read about possible artifacts from the past that are discovered or searched for. Even if they are fiction I still find them VERY interesting. I think in another life I was an archeologist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2011

    " 2nd book i've read by him, and I wasn't dissapointed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ian | 12/14/2010

    " Cardboard cut-outs do battle over a book which may or may not hold a secret which could change the way we live. Exotic locations, pointless time shifts: it all seemed as flat as the page it was printed on. "

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About the Author
Author Raymond KhouryRaymond Khoury is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of four Reilly adventures, as well as two standalone thrillers. His debut novel, The Last Templar, spent twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was adapted for television by NBC. His books have been translated into over forty languages and sold over ten million copies.
About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone, an Audie Award winner, has consistently received high praise from critics and fans alike for his audiobook performances for over twenty years. He has performed on and off Broadway and in regional theaters. His television appearances include Law & Order, Against the Law, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.