Douglas Preston
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Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston is the author of thirty-five books, both fiction and nonfiction, twenty-two of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with several reaching the number 1 position. He has worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. His first novel, RELIC, co-authored with Lincoln Child, was made into a movie by Paramount Pictures, which launched the famed Pendergast series of novels. His recent nonfiction book, THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, is also in production as a film. His latest book, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, tells the true story of the discovery of a prehistoric city in an unexplored valley deep in the Honduran jungle. In addition to books, Preston writes about archaeology and paleontology for the New Yorker, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. He is past co-president of International Thriller Writers and serves on the board of the Authors Guild. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards in the US and Europe, including an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Pomona College.

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Best Sellers

    • Verses for the Dead

    • A Pendergast Novel
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,039
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

    After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Completely Absorbing Pendergast novel...

    • By shelley on 01-01-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Relic

    • Pendergast, Book 1
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,963
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7,000

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Non-Perishable

    • By Snoodely on 05-26-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Reliquary

    • Pendergast, Book 2
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,223

    Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should have made this one into a movie...

    • By Anastasia on 02-22-09

    Regular price: $27.27

    • City of Endless Night

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,995
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,984

    When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The allusive Pendergast..,

    • By shelley on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Lost City of the Monkey God

    • A True Story
    • By: Douglas Preston
    • Narrated by: Bill Mumy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,425

    Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Danger and Discovery in the Jungle

    • By Jim N on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Cabinet of Curiosities

    • A Novel
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831

    In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • DrBB

    • By Lois on 01-26-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Thunderhead

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539

    Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brain Candy

    • By Leesa Morrow on 08-31-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Book of the Dead

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563

    Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like this series

    • By Anne on 09-05-14

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Obsidian Chamber

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,735
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,435
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,429

    After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Looking for a plot

    • By Olive on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Dance of Death

    • Pendergast, Book 6
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257

    Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting to know Pendergast

    • By D. WARD on 11-26-12

    Regular price: $22.80

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