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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,369 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston Narrator: Scott Sowers, Scott Brick Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9781593978075
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A stunning new archaeological thriller by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Brimstone and Relic.
A moon rock missing for thirty years...
Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon...
A scientist with ambition enough to kill...
A monk who will redeem the world...
A dark agency with a deadly mission...
The greatest scientific discovery of all time...
What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?
The stunning new novel from the acclaimed bestselling author, recently hailed by Publisher's Weekly as "better than Crichton."

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Scott Brick does another outstanding job in creating real and believable characters by infusing them with distinctive personalities. Preston has come up with a surefire winner in this taut thriller; highly recommended. Library Journal (starred review) on The Codex

  • Scott brick gives a knockout performance...not since indiana jones played ‘race-the-boulder' have so many nail-biting, heart-pounding rushes occurred in one adventure. Great Fun! AudioFile on The Codex

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 2/11/2014

    " Another exciting and enjoyable action adventure from Preston (writing without Lincoln Child). This is a sequel of sorts to The Codex which I recently read and really enjoyed. This one was just as good - following up on an adventure featuring the protagonist of Codex - Tom Broadbent (who is now driving a classic '57 Chevy pickup). Broadbent happens on to a murdered dinosaur hunter in the canyons of New Mexico who evidently has made a great discovery. Part of the mystery is just what the prospector has discovered. It piques the interests of a museum curator, a dark government agency, as well as local law enforcement. A super page-turner with a tribute to Michael Crichton and Jurassic Park! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coracaskia | 2/6/2014

    " fast, preposterous, trashy, fantastic fun - sort of 'X Files' with dinosaurs. this is the first book by this author that I've read, and I'm looking forward to more... it was ideal holiday reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 2/3/2014

    " Kind of a sequal to The Codex. (Continuation of characters). While exciting and an enjoyable read, not up to par with its predecessor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Oakes | 1/30/2014

    " If you read The Codex, another novel by Preston, you'll recognize the character Tom Broadbent. He is now married to Sally Colorado (who I really wanted to slap in the Codex) and even though he's inherited millions from his dad, he and Sally are living a very simple life out in the desert of New Mexico. He's still a vet along with his partner Shane; nothing much has really changed since he made it back to New Mexico from the jungle. Out on a ride one day in the desert near Tyrannosaur Canyon, Tom hears shots and stumbles in on a dying man. He tries to help him but just before he dies, the man gives him a notebook, making him swear he'll give it to his daughter. Tom agrees; he then leaves and brings the police back to the spot some hours later. The police find nothing, and think Tom's gone crazy until they ultimately find a lot of blood in the sand. Tom sort of forgets to tell the cops he's got the notebook, and they know he's holding something back. Anyway, Tom looks at the notebook, trying to figure out who the guy was and who his daughter is, and realizes it's written in some kind of code. He also remembers that there is an ex-CIA man who is living in a nearby monastery who has expertise in codebreaking and ultimately convinces him to crack the code. Without spoiling the story (it's in the dust jacket), Tom and the CIA guy (Wyman Ford) discover that the dead man had located a perfectly fossilized T-Rex. This gives Tom a way to look for the man's identity and thus his daughter. However, while Tom is trying to find the daughter, someone's after Tom -- the killer of the dead man who realizes that Tom must have the notebook. There could be room for a series featuring Tom and Wyman here (hint, hint) There are a few really good suspense moments in this story, and the story is good really up until the very end where I groaned with the introduction of Masago (I won't say who this is) and his quest. That was the point where I thought that the author should have gone elsewhere with the story rather than where he went. But what the hell. As I said, it was a fun read, and as it turns out, neither stunning nor a flop. "

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

    " Decent read, fun, quick "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Attard | 1/18/2014

    " It was interesting and probably more suitable for people who like books that deal with different sciences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharron | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting interview with the author on the last CD! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelia McKennerney | 12/19/2013

    " this book is suspenseful and quick. I enjoyed it very much. i hope there is a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 12/18/2013

    " An ex-CIA agent turned novice monk, an unscrupulous museum paleontologist (and his brilliant lab manager), a "dinosaur prospector," a secret (black ops) government agency, and an honest rancher...fun read for a break from the heavy stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Arena | 12/18/2013

    " A fun read, not heavy but especially interesting since it is set in New Mexico and I could visualize the area. Good science mixed with imaginative storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/16/2013

    " I have no clue as to how I forgot about this book to rate! I've read it two or three times now, it's that good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Irwin-smiler | 12/8/2013

    " A fun read, and ok to start with even if you haven't read his others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mainrun | 12/3/2013

    " One of their better efforts "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Artdalinkwent | 11/30/2013

    " Great read, in the area where I have lived for the last 5 years so I found it very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vorpal Smilodon | 9/30/2013

    " While certainly interesting, the way the sci-fi elements take a back seat to the Thriller story structure is frustrating for me. The book ends right when a good sci-fi book would just be beginning to ramp up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/10/2013

    " A great, exciting read... couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 6/19/2013

    " another book that i read because it was on display at the library. the equivalent of watching "war of the worlds" with tom cruise, exciting, as soon as it's over, you forget about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristof Czeczko | 11/22/2012

    " Entertaining and easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tawnya | 11/20/2012

    " This is one of those ones I just happened to pick up in the airport last year. It turned out to be a good pick. A mystery/adventure that I think you will enjoy. Some decent characters. You know, nothing spectatular, but entertaining for some bedtime or beach or camping reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kevin | 7/19/2012

    " Yawn. Just couldn't hold my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon Kessler | 12/28/2011

    " Good read. Not the very best of Preston's work, but well worth the time. Lots of fun stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Corke | 7/26/2011

    " An excellent short novel from Preston who captures the heat, glare and sun of New Mexico and expertly folds it into Tyrannosaur Canyon. Add a freed assassin, rogue scientist, curious monk and a mulitmillionaire and you've got one hell of a story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 5/8/2011

    " fun book, follow up to The Codex "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. Jacen | 4/23/2011

    " It was a good read, entertaining and at times thought provoking. I will probably pick up another of his books in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 3/22/2011

    " Goofy but fun murder mystery... "

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

    " Slow start, but then the book really took off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 3/5/2011

    " Great read! Complex story, great imagery and well-developed characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 3/4/2011

    " Kind of a sequal to The Codex. (Continuation of characters). While exciting and an enjoyable read, not up to par with its predecessor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 2/4/2011

    " I loved it! The jacket calls this a cross between John Grisham and Michael Crichton, and I could not agree more! If you like suspense with a scientific twist, don't miss out on this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerry | 1/28/2011

    " Surprisingly boring. The characters have annoyingly simple names (Tom and Sally? Really?) and the dialogue is wretched. I usually like Doug Preston (when he's writing with Lincoln Child, that is) but this has "paycheck book" written all over it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liontinx | 1/9/2011

    " Un libro con un ritmo trepidante lleno de intrigas, misterios, complots...
    Está increíblemente bien escrito, sobre todo los momentos angustiosos. Todo está enredado y con forme tratan de desenmarañar el misterio, verás que la bola de mierd* es increíblemente grande.

    Un gran libro "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill1971 | 12/31/2010

    " Not a bad book but not too memorable. It did however lead me to Blashphemy and Reliquary both of which I enjoyed immensely. The monk character was by far the most enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 11/9/2010

    " Man, I'd never heard of Preston before, but the story was fast paced and well written. I picked the book just based on the title and blurb, and loved it after the first 40 pages. I will be reading more Preston books now. "

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About the Author
Author Douglas Preston

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.

About the Narrators

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense.

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.