David Morrell
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David Morrell

David Morrell is the author of FIRST BLOOD, the award-winning novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy that begins with THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE, the basis for the only television mini-series to premier after a Super Bowl. The other books in the trilogy are THE FRATERNITY OF THE STONE and THE LEAGUE OF NIGHT AND FOG. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards and the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization. His writing book, THE SUCCESSFUL NOVELIST, discusses what he has learned in his four decades as an author. His latest novel is the highly praised Victorian mystery/thriller, MURDER AS A FINE ART.

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Best Sellers

    • First Blood

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book!

    • By nathan harlan on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Brotherhood of the Rose

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: David Morrell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    They were orphans, Chris and Saul - raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, choppy reading

    • By Commander Bond on 07-06-08

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Inspector of the Dead

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399

    The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A plot that left be breathless.

    • By jerelyn on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Creepers

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    On a cold October night, five people gather in a run-down motel on the Jersey shore and begin preparations to break into the Paragon Hotel....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • COME ON!!!

    • By Dawnde W. on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Blood Oath

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Peter Houston wanted to find the grave of the war-hero father he never knew - a yearning that drew him thousands of miles from home to a military cemetery in France....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, so-so performance. Voice didn't work

    • By Jasper on 09-26-13

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Long Lost

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Brad Denning's brother Petey is long lost. Frozen in time as a skinny nine-year-old bicycling away from his uncaring older brother...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scary What People Will do

    • By Kim on 01-29-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Rambo

    • First Blood Part II
    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    First Blood unleashed the fury of Rambo’s rage. Now he is in prison for his one-man war against a small-town police chief....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rambo II: Great Story

    • By Fist of Legend on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Spy Who Came for Christmas

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    It's Christmas Eve in Santa Fe, but among the revelers on Canyon Road, a decidedly unholy scene is taking place....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this story

    • By Busy Bee on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Murder as a Fine Art

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 698
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 655
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 660

    Gaslit London is brought to its knees in David Morriell's brilliant historical thriller....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fact + Fiction = Gothic Mystery

    • By Amy on 07-16-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Extreme Denial

    • By: David Morrell
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Then a bungled covert operation kills twenty-three people and leaves Decker shouldering the blame. Embittered, he retires… and meets a captivating woman named Beth Dwyer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Line of Books

    • By Brandy Pelton on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $29.99

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