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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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    Alan 10-20-11
    Alan 10-20-11

    Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.

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    "Enjoyed the book."

    I enjoyed the book and the story line was good but was left just a little confused on the characters and they're place in the story once or twice. May have been just me but the idea of the story was fun but still have didn't like the narrater by much. I would recommend the book to everyone though and think it's well worth the dime to listen to it.

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    israel 10-20-11
    israel 10-20-11 Member Since 2017

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    starts a little slow , but picks up pretty good as it goes along, performed very well.

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    Peter Flynn 09-24-11
    Peter Flynn 09-24-11
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    "Pendergast without Pendergast"

    Aloysius Pendergast isn't in this book. But he might as well be. This has the same atmospherics, and even the same not-quite-supernatural undercurrents, as the Pendergast series -- which means this is wonderful stuff. The story is gripping, thoroughly thought out, perfectly paced; the sort of thing one expects from the Preston-Child duo.

    It says much for the authors' skill that though Nora Kelly definitely isn't Pendergast (we catch on well before she does, much of the time), the difference does not detract from this book in the least. The authors are aware of the difference, and use it to the book's advantage. I hope we hear more about Ms. Kelly, whether or not Pendergast is also on board.

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    Cari 09-10-11
    Cari 09-10-11 Member Since 2014
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    "great reader, but story too long"

    Had some trouble with staying interested in all the detail in this book. I usually like these authors but this story drug on a little too long.

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    Michael Ruston, La, United States 09-06-11
    Michael Ruston, La, United States 09-06-11 Member Since 2015
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    "great beach read"

    Good plot, good pace. A nice weave of history, Native American culture, suspense and adventure.

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    M.W. 08-09-11
    M.W. 08-09-11 Member Since 2009
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    "A Good Story"

    I'd say this was a solid story. The plot was plausible, the characters were ok, the reader was talented. I wasn't bored or distracted. Living in the southwest, I enjoyed the small bits of history that were relevant to the Native cultures.

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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!

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    Quarkreader 05-19-11
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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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