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Thunderhead Audiobook

Thunderhead

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Publisher's Summary

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it, her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich - the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago.

Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins to unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors.

©2000 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2010 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding as ever." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    John 07-16-11
    John 07-16-11
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    "This is more like it"

    Looking at my reviews, I noticed I was long on negatives and short on positives, so let me say that I really enjoy listening to Scott Brick. Every time I listen to one of his narrations, I feel like I'm on vacation at the beach - probably because that's where I first started listening to Audible books and Scott narrated the first book I listened to. Oh and the book was great too!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Quarkreader 05-19-11
    Quarkreader 05-19-11 Member Since 2014
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    "So much fun"

    Characters are 3 dimensional and engaging; plot is fun; good research into subject. I listened to this while on Treadmill, and looked forward to the workout.

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    Peyton Imperial, PA United States 05-10-11
    Peyton Imperial, PA United States 05-10-11 Member Since 2001
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    "It's what you want from these guys"

    A liked it, got a bit far out there, but came back down to ground.

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    Judy 04-28-11
    Judy 04-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent."

    So much history is correct within this book. I live where this book takes place and could relate to the book's adventures. I tell everyone to read this book.

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    Philip San Antonio, TX, United States 02-21-11
    Philip San Antonio, TX, United States 02-21-11
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    "fantastic read"

    This was a wonderful book that started a little slow, but was full of twists and turns and the unexpected. An action packed page turner. I could not put this one down until the end. I moved from the CD in one car to my iphone in the hotel room until it was complete.

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    Lynne Tehachapi, CA, United States 02-07-11
    Lynne Tehachapi, CA, United States 02-07-11
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    "Slow to start, but once it does..."

    This book follows an archaeological research team leader as she sets out to discover what her father may have died trying to discover: the famed City of Gold. It is basically divided into three parts: 1) the inspiration to make the journey; 2) the journey itself; and 3) inside the city.
    The first two parts are of moderate importance to the story, but they could have been written much more briefly. Part 1, the inspiration, brings the story together opening to closing. Part 2, the journey, was important in showing that ((**SPOILER ALERT** it would have been impossible or nearly so to return once the problems started)). However, they both probably should have been shortened, while keeping the highlights or the crucial scenes.
    The third part is what the readers came to see. And it is great. The author keeps the readers guessing as to whether or not any supernatural influences are present, and I won't reveal the answer.
    Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. My disclaimer would only be that if you feel bored during the first half, it's still worth it to read to the end.

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    Stan United States 01-15-11
    Stan United States 01-15-11

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    "Great adventure"

    Story was well told and voice work was very professional. I've visited many remote ruins int he south west, this transported me back

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    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 01-02-11
    Mark Brewster, NY, United States 01-02-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Fine book"

    As with Ice Limit this book was well written. No dead spots and narrated by Scott Brick.

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    tore sarpsborg, Norway 12-22-10
    tore sarpsborg, Norway 12-22-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Another grate story"

    Once again a grate book from Preston / Child, its my 4. and once again it keeps me in suspense
    from start to finish..
    If its grate art ??
    I don't know, but its good value for money, and a book i enjoyed much listening to..

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    Gary Putinsky Pontiac, Michigan 12-01-10
    Gary Putinsky Pontiac, Michigan 12-01-10 Member Since 2012

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    "Authors always worth reading"

    A suspenseful tale of the past meeting the present with just enough twist to keep it interesting. I have never read a bad book by theses authors.

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