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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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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? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/18/2014

    " This was my first Douglas Preston novel and I really enjoyed it. I have now added more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick Gibson | 2/16/2014

    " Some of Doug Prestons fantacy adventure books take place in parts of New Mexico (and Utah) that come very close to existing in real life. Tyrannosaur Canyon is fictional place but Preston gives actual directions to places north of Santa Fe. There is a vast tract of of land with canyons and without roads. I've hiked this area often and by golly there are some spots that are dead ringers for Prestons adventure. As a private guide, I have taken a few people into this remote area (mostly photographers). The novel is a 'summer beach' book -- but because I stikes close to home for me,and the descriptions of the land are accuate to a T, I have upped my stars to three instead of the usual two for his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 2/6/2014

    " Nice story, but I wasn't thrilled. Some patches were kinda boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Wiswell | 2/4/2014

    " Douglas Preston's Tyrannosaur Canyon is unfortunately compared to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, which does neither book good service. Preston's book has no living dinosaurs, except for the flashbacks to 65 million years in the past that follow the life of a female t-rex. Where Crichton's book was a clever way to get people to understand cloning research, Preston's is all about paleontological speculation, with strangely less hard biology. So Tyrannosaur Canyon is an ultimately simpler, pulpier book, with a little more sex appeal, a little more cliche soul-searching, and people running from other people rather than raptors. It's a typical thriller up until the end, when the plot peters out into a pseudo-scientific conspiracy theory that you couldn't possibly predict because the book didn't build to it or even really hint at it. This leaves the novel a strange and incomplete mix of speculative pulp science and spicy thriller conventions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff P | 2/1/2014

    " Another Preston novel that takes place in the Southwest. I have a signed copy of this one!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 1/18/2014

    " This was also an audio book. I loved the premise and the melding of a little scifi in with the basic mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/11/2014

    " Much like a Michael Chrichton book, combines sci fi, mystery and suspense. It was a very good read and was enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl Healey | 1/5/2014

    " 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. "

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

    " It is better than Michael Crichton (RIP), maybe just because it is broader in scope and more fluid in narrative. It's a fun read, good for the summer, and good for a break from heavier works. The writing isn't too dense and the story flows pretty well. I'd recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/28/2013

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 12/27/2013

    " Quite good -- in the NM desert/hoodoo area -- a 65,000,000-year-old fossilized dinosaur find leads to murder, kidnapping, bad and good guys, and some true facts about T. Rex -- a page-turner that I didn't want to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Oberheim | 12/2/2013

    " Great read, a real page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Nielsen | 12/2/2013

    " Good story in general, but the mysterious govt agency angle was just lame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Turner | 10/9/2013

    " This was a great read. I've always been interested in dinosaurs and the extinction event that wiped them out so this book was right up my street. I wasn't sure if I'd like it at first but at about a third of the way through it really takes off and doesn't let up till the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 9/14/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 9/12/2013

    " Goofy but fun murder mystery... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol W. | 8/9/2013

    " This was one of the first books I read by Douglas Preston and has lead me to seek out his other books. I like the characters in this book and the adventure through the canyons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 8/1/2013

    " Good enough to keep me interested. I'd actually probably say 3.5.stars. Ok 3.746 to be exact. A good fill of light reading, which everyone needs! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 1/12/2012

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/7/2011

    " Great author! I'm hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skylinet | 6/27/2011

    " great story line "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaye B | 6/11/2011

    " Preston and Childs are incredible writers. This book is about finding a complete Tyrannosaur, in the maze of canyons in New Mexico. And the fight over who has the rights to dig him out. "

  • 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 Narrator

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