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Read By: Scott Brick Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 11.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Nora Kelly Series Release Date: August 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781607884750

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

68

Longest Chapter Length:

38:38 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:30 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

15:17 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

52

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Publisher Description

Archaeologist Nora Kelly is adrift in her career and her personal life when a violent, inexplicable incident leaves her in possession of a mysterious letter. Written by her father, who vanished sixteen years ago in the remote desert, the letter reveals the location of a legendary site hidden in the red rock canyon country of southern Utah: Quivira, the Anasazi Indians' wondrous lost city of gold.--BOOK JACKET. "Convinced that her father truly had found Quivira, Nora puts together an expedition and takes a team up Lake Powell to the mouth of Serpentine Canyon. In the stark labyrinth of canyons and slickrock desert she will find the answer to both her greatest hopes and her deepest nightmare. For hidden in the shadows of the sunbaked cliffs are untold treasures, the solution to the greatest riddle of American archaeology - and implacable, suffocating death."--BOOK JACKET.

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"Thunderhead by Preston & Child covers some of my favorite interests. The landscape of the Southwest is home and unlike any other place on earth. The oldest inhabitaed town in the United States is near where this book takes place. Little is know of the Anasazi but their ruins dot the countryside. I have been to many of the locations this book takes place around. I have felt the majesty and mystery of those places. I have felt the ancient ones raise the hairs on my neck. Love the story and love the feelings it made me remember. "

— Suntea  (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Chilling…Redefines ‘page turner.’” 

    — Denver Rocky Mountain News
  • “The authors know what buttons to push.” 

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Spellbinding as ever.” 

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “This is a story filled with excitement, a sense of place, and personable characters, delivered in a quick-paced race against evil, humankind, and the tremendous forces of nature.” 

    — School Library Journal

Awards

  • A USA Today bestseller

Thunderhead Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
5 Stars: 15
4 Stars: 17
3 Stars: 7
2 Stars: 4
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 2
4 Stars: 2
3 Stars: 0
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1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 2
4 Stars: 2
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Kenneth Lowery, 12/10/2023
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love the Nora Kelly books, have read all 4 and look forward to the next in august 23. Exiting and good pace, storylines are very good. Always on my tablet next to my bed, a good way to wind down.... :) I recommend all 4 books. "

    — Per Stagis, 6/27/2023
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — 6/24/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Deborah, 3/28/2020
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was another solid book by Preston and Child. "

    — Jody, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I liked this book because it was set in a place that I am familiar with. It did have a bit of swearing, but not as much as some of his other books. It wasn't too bad. "

    — Esther, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book involves a character from "Relic" and is actually a prequel to "Relic". I liked it but the end was anticlimatic. "

    — Mike, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this book....Preston/Child always write about really interesting topics. I found the information regarding Native American ruins and the Anasazi fasinating! "

    — Cheer, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An excellent mingling of fact and fiction with a liberal sprinkling of freaky terror. I liked this a lot. I've never been to the Southwest but after reading this, I kinda feel like I visited a small part of it. I would definitely read another novel by these authors. "

    — Christy, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nora Green receives a 16-year old letter from her deceased father about the existence of a lost Indian tribe city hidden in a wild, remote canyon. Nora and a team of archaelogists head off and battle witches protecting the site from discovery. As good/thrilling as Child/Preston's Pendergast series. "

    — Skip, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Favorite book I've read in the last .... ? years. Need to re-read. Suspense - will keep you reading deep into the night. Couldn't put it down. May not be elite reading, but this is the kind of genre I really enjoy. "

    — Veronica, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I really wanted to like this book. It had all the right ingredients: anasazi, southwest etc... The ending was great. But for some reason, this book took me sooooo long to finish. They could have cut out part of the middle and would have been fine. Good book, but the middle kindof dragged on and on..... "

    — Cera, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as the Pendergast series but still worth the read. I liked riptide and ice limit better when it comes to their other books. "

    — Matthew, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Didn't get the hype behind this one. Seemed a little odd, like it didn't know what kind of book it wanted to be (e.g., archeological adventure, mild supernatural thriller). I wanted to like it, as it has an interesting premise, but it just ended up being okay. "

    — John, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this fast paced archeological mystery, especially since we have been to Lake Powell and southern Utah and walked through a slot canyon like the one featured in the story. "

    — Robin, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The adventure is marginally higher than the suspense in Preston and Child's sturdy new tale....Fans of the authors' similarly inspired, and similarly metronomic, scientific textbooks-cum-thrillers should find this one much to their taste. "

    — Walt, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a good read; quite exciting! "

    — Wilma, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Preston by himself, set in the southwest. I think this book made my wife want to move to Arizona. "

    — Jeff, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great mystery. Nora's dad disappeared I to the desert 16 years ago. A letter comes from her dad, telling her were a great ruin is. As an archeologist she decides to lead a group to discover the city. Skinwalkers, evil witches, try to stop them. Bad things happen between the group. Very exciting. "

    — Joan, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another awesome Preston and Child book. I have recently become interested in the Anasazi following a trip to the Southwest so this book was particularly interesting to me. "

    — Eric, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a different kind of book for me, and so enjoyable it was! The Utah geology and all the archaeological reference was wonderful. Well written and fast paced. Thanks! "

    — Vince, 3/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It is a book that is hard to put down, so I read it fairly quickly. It all the essential ingrediants that make a good book, but doesn't contain the magic to make it great. "

    — Ange, 2/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always love their books. They base the story on truth but then expand. You never know what you are going to get. "

    — Lori, 12/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Read this book several times---Loved it! "

    — Judy, 8/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I've read this book three times and have enjoyed it all three times. I really like the Nora Kelly character. "

    — Jill, 7/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is my favorite book. Held my attention and was very informative about the Annazi Indians "

    — Sue, 6/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Even without Pendergast, this is a good read. And it connects with characters from the Pendergast books, which is interesting. "

    — Diana, 6/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book.....this is the only book I've rated 5 stars....I was saving the 5 star for a stellar read and I think this deserves it..... "

    — Dougw, 2/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Good read! Very suspenseful and loved that it was based in southern Utah. "

    — Kathy, 11/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is so scary I can barely read it if I'm in the house by myself! I LOVE these authors - have read everything they've written jointly and everything they've written as solo acts. "

    — Nancy, 9/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Pretty standard adventure story, but still good. "

    — Michael, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Audio Book. Abridged. Archaelogists searching for the lost city of gold. It was good with some monsters, skinwalkers, like an Agent Pendergast book but Nora Kelley was the star. She made a lot better character in this book than in Pendegast books I've "

    — Jake, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A story that moved at breakneck speed throughout and had a very satisfying conclusion that tied up all the knots. "

    — Joe, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a great read! Full of adventure, archeology and conspiracy! "

    — Vicki, 4/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pulp fiction with just enough Southwest buzzwords to suck me in. "

    — Ken, 3/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A great story about modern people finding out why the Anasazi disappeared.It is relentless about moving through the canyons of New Mexico.Interesting characters. "

    — Jeff, 3/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've read this book it seems in the wrong order. this is the reason I did not find it as fascinating or perhaps as thrilling as relinquiary. Nevertheless, they delivered on the promised blend of the supernatural and mundane. As always I did enjoy the book. "

    — Madhu, 3/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Have already read this twice. It give us our introduction to the Smithbacks that appear in many Pendergast novels. I throughly enjoyed the characters and the story. A great page-turner. And it lost nothing in the second reading, even knowing the ending. "

    — SJuhl4, 3/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Drove home my dislike of the Nora Kelly character. Boring as hell but it was nice to see Smithback again. "

    — Jill, 1/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I accidentally put his on Sarah's account, It is a good supence book, but has some bad language and a intimate scene. "

    — Stacy, 1/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another thrilling book (that I somehow missed previously) from Preston and Child. Kind of creepy, but fascinating and action-packed...which wasn't helpful when I was trying to go to bed at a timely hour for work the next day but instead was compelled to finish! "

    — Cat, 1/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Although this is not a book that I would typically choose, I read this on the recommendation of a friend. I found it to be a real page-turner and a great vacation book. I enjoyed the Anasazi Indian background and the setting in southern Utah. "

    — Alanna, 1/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Has some language and a sex scene, but it is a good thriller. "

    — Sarah, 1/17/2011

About the Authors

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room, The Third Date, Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fever Dream.

About Scott Brick

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than 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.