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The Third Gate Audiobook

The Third Gate: A Novel

Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god-king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all - Narmer's crown - might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer's is the elusive crown of the two Egypts.
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Publisher's Summary

Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god-king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all - Narmer's crown - might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer's is the elusive crown of the two Egypts, supposedly possessed of awesome powers.

The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on Earth - the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in northern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexplicable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries - old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions... and alarm.

In the hands of master storyteller Lincoln Child, The Third Gate breaks new ground and introduces a fascinating new protagonist to the thriller world.

©2012 Lincoln Child (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Lincoln Child's novels are thrilling and tantalizing." (Vince Flynn)

"Bestseller Child (Terminal Freeze) more than succeeds in making a mummy's curse terrifying in this superb supernatural thriller.... Child evokes fear through understatement...Readers will hope to see more of [lead character] Logan in a sequel." (Publishers Weekly)

"Ample gadgetry, New Age soul-shifting, and pyrotechnics sufficient to employ a stable of stuntmen when brought to film: Child's newest is the sort of thing to delight all those who got wrapped up in The Mummy. Think, a Dan Brown-ian adventure amongst Pharaohs ready with a pocket full of curses." (Kirkus)

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    Keith JACKSON, MI, United States 08-06-12
    Keith JACKSON, MI, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2007
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    "This audio book is an interesting listen"
    Where does The Third Gate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is by far not the best novel that Lincoln Child has been associated with. But it was enjoyable and I felt that I got my money worth.


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    David ROANOKE, VA, United States 08-06-12
    David ROANOKE, VA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2013

    I listen to approximately 25 hours per week and have downloaded over 400 books on Audible. Mostly I like mysteries, fantasy and scifi.

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    "Started out great"

    and finished pretty strong but it got slow in the middle. I would recommend it though to anyone that likes adventure books.

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    Chris Heard Malibu, CA USA 08-03-12
    Chris Heard Malibu, CA USA 08-03-12 Member Since 2015

    biblical scholar

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    "Fun, but a bit ridiculous"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes: the channeled ancient Egyptian spirit wouldn’t speak King James English.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    See above. Also, the whole business with the extended near-death experience was rather odd theologically. The story doesn’t seem to reflect a coherent cosmology.


    Which character – as performed by Johnathan McClain – was your favorite?

    None of them really stood out from any other.


    Was The Third Gate worth the listening time?

    Yes; I enjoyed the story and I don’t regret listening to the book. I won’t listen a second time, though.


    Any additional comments?

    Child cleverly one-ups Dan Brown by having his “enigmologist” hold down a day job as a history professor.

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    William Phillips 07-30-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Great story but so-so ending"

    I love Lincoln Child and Egyptology so I was excited about this listen. The narration was very good and the background history and story buildup were great but the ending was only so-so, so I can only rate it 4 out of 5. I'd still recommend it for any Lincoln Child fans and/or anyone interested in Ancient Egypt and modern archeology.

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    Dana Saratoga Springs, NY, United States 07-30-12
    Dana Saratoga Springs, NY, United States 07-30-12
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    "Loved the performance, story was ok"

    While I thought the story was just ok, I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling by Mr. Johnathan McClain. The characters in this story were a bit thin, and I was disappointed that as the reader, I was able to solve the mysteries within the action long before the characters did. Each of the characters is considered the expert in their field and I was expecting that would deepen the mysteries and creative solutions within the story. While I appreciated the overall tale, my favorite aspect was the performance by Johnathan McClain. He voice is easy on the ears, and I was impressed with his ability to distinguish the characters without putting on "character voices" that often distract from listening experience. He did a superb job in narrating the story and bringing to life the setting and character's within. I will certainly listen to more Lincoln Child's books, or any author’s books wherein Mr. McClain is handling the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis 07-29-12
    Phyllis 07-29-12

    Phyllis Ahmadia

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    "A Bit Contrived But Probably Worth the Credit"
    Any additional comments?

    The basic underlying plot was a bit hokey. Yet this author always delivers good characters, a smooth and entertaining narrative. Found the setting interesting but just felt the storyline was too contrived and fell short of the author's usual standards. This may insult some people's intelligence.

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    G Wallace 07-27-12
    G Wallace 07-27-12 Member Since 2010

    I love me some audiobooks

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    "Ancient Treasure, Curses, Ghosts and a Bad Ending"
    Would you try another book from Lincoln Child and/or Johnathan McClain?

    Lincoln Child, Yes.Johnathan McClain, No.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lincoln Child again?

    Possibly


    What about Johnathan McClain’s performance did you like?

    He made me appreciate the nuances of more talented narrators.


    Was The Third Gate worth the listening time?

    Overall, yes. The story had some interesting components that could have been formulated better, but it wasn't that bad. I felt like the story needed a larger context with which to place this story into. All the characters felt too one dimensional.


    Any additional comments?

    It intrigued me that an ancient Egyptian spirit would chose to speak in King James English.

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    Michael 07-27-12
    Michael 07-27-12
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    "More Research Required"
    What disappointed you about The Third Gate?

    This story is has MANY medical inaccuracies. And I mean the most basic of medical care provided by the paramedics and ER staff. The majority of this takes place in the first chapter and just ruined the whole rest of the story for me. I expected more from Lincoln Child.


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    Amazon Customer 07-24-12 Member Since 2012

    kndspd

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    "Not memorable."

    I finished this recently yet can barely remember the ending. Fun while it lasted, but not memorable.

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    Acubed United States 07-24-12
    Acubed United States 07-24-12
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    "A Great Laugh!"
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    My God! It's a children's book on steroids! This corny and predictable story is filled with an astonishing amount of repeat active and childish phrases. A great laugh when shared with a friend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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