Montglane Service
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  • 1
    The Eight | Katherine Neville

    The Eight

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Katherine Neville
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (420)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (257)

    New York City, 1972: A dabbler in mathematics and chess, Catherine Velis is also a computer expert for a Big Eight accounting firm. Before heading off to a new assignment in Algeria, Cat has her palm read by a fortune-teller. The woman warns Cat of danger. Then an antiques dealer approaches Cat with a mysterious offer: He has an anonymous client who is trying to collect the pieces of an ancient chess service, purported to be in Algeria. If Cat can bring the pieces back, there will be a generous reward.

    Best Plot-Driven Novel I've Ever Read

    The Eight was Katherine Neville's debut novel and was published in 1988. She's never come close to the magic of this book since, but most writers nev..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2013 by Tango (Texas)
  • 2
    The Fire | Katherine Neville

    The Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Katherine Neville
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    Katherine Neville's groundbreaking novel The Eight dazzled audiences more than 20 years ago and set the literary stage for the epic thriller. A quest for a mystical chess service that once belonged to Charlemagne, it spans two centuries and three continents, and intertwines historic and modern plots, archaeological treasure hunts, esoteric riddles, and puzzles encrypted with clues from the ancient past. Now the global adventure continues in Neville's long-anticipated sequel: The Fire.

    Under rated by most reviewers

    The Eight was a fantastic read and it must have been tough to create the logical completion of the story but Katherine Neville did it skillfully. If y..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2010 by gene (United States)