Cotton Malone
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  • 1
    The Templar Legacy | Steve Berry

    The Templar Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

    Overall, a good read

    The Templar Legacy is an interesting mix of history, speculation, religion, and thriller. The reader has to be ready to suspend some disbelief: the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 10 2006 by Jane (Kremmling, CO, USA)
  • 2
    The Alexandria Link: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Alexandria Link: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives to lead the life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: "You have something I want. You're the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I don't hear from you, you will be childless." His ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped, and it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria.

    Very Entertaining

    Before I got this book I read the reviews, first this narrator is just fine I foud this very easy to listen to. The subject matter may challenge your..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2007 by Glenda (Burley, ID, United States)
  • 3
    The Venetian Betrayal: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Venetian Betrayal: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Locating Alexander the Great's final resting place, unknown to this day, remains a tantalizing goal for archaeologists and treasure hunters - as well as a cunning despot with the single-minded desire to surpass Alexander as history's ultimate conqueror. Cotton Malone, former U.S. Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealer, learns from his friend, Cassiopeia Vitt, that a suspicious blaze was part of a campaign of arson masking a diabolical plan to find Alexander's grave - and a miraculous serum.

    Ok, not great

    A dictator, obsessed with Alexander the Great wants to find a cure for AIDS to help her dying lover. She also has amassed a sizable collection of viru..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2008 by W (Marina, CA, United States)
  • 4
    The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    As a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told his father died in a submarine disaster in the North Atlantic. But now he wants the full story. He asks his ex-boss, Stephanie Nelle, to secure the military files. What he learns stuns him: His father's sub was a secret nuclear vessel lost on a highly classified mission beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica. But Malone isn't the only one after the truth.

    Another classic Steve Berry complexity

    Berry's novels are generally complex and follow a predictable, yet enjoyable, roadmap. This is no exception, with well researched characters and plot ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 23 2009 by Matthew (SEATTLE, WA, United States)
  • 5
    The Paris Vendetta: A Cotton Malone Novel | Steve Berry

    The Paris Vendetta: A Cotton Malone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    (269)
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    When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?

    Excellent novel

    This is perhaps Berry's best effort in the Cotton Malone series. Thrilling from the get go, most of the story takes place in France during the present..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2009 by Paul (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • 6
    The Emperor's Tomb | Steve Berry

    The Emperor's Tomb

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why? That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address.

    Fascinating Ride!

    A great combination of Chinese history, present Chinese political environment AND usual Cotton Malone/Casiopia Whitt action. Anyone up-to-date with c..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2011 by Jackie (Miami, FL, United States)
  • 7
    The Jefferson Key: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Jefferson Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Four United States presidents have been assassinated - in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963 - each murder seemingly unrelated and separated by time. But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in the United States Constitution - contained within Article 1, Section 8 - that would shock Americans? This question is what faces former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone in his latest adventure. When a bold assassination attempt is made against President Danny Daniels in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the killing....

    Great listen; great narration, worth the credit

    this was my first cotton malone story. I have listened to a number of scott brick narrations, jack reacher, harry bosch, and pedergast thrillers. i ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 25 2011 by Eric (MALIBU, CA, United States)
  • 8
    The King's Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8 | Steve Berry

    The King's Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.

    First Book Mr Berry fell flat on.

    The story line was OK but for a Cotton Malone series it was slow.

    Reviewed on September 25 2013 by Carol (westerville, OH, United States)
  • 9
    The Lincoln Myth: A Novel | Steve Berry

    The Lincoln Myth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely - not only in Malone’s world, but in ours. September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln.

    Painful and Confusing

    A story and an ending.

    Reviewed on June 13 2014 by Morrell (Dallas, PA, United States)