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

    • 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 3,566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,265

    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

    • Verses for the Dead

    • A Pendergast Novel
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    • Story
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    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....

    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 8,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,571
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,609

    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

    • 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 3,439
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,116

    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: $29.65

    • Thunderhead

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,243

    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
    • Fabulous Mystery

    • By Catherine J. Pondozzi on 03-20-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Reliquary

    • Pendergast, Book 2
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,998

    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

    • 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 2,872
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,606

    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

    • The Pharaoh Key

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: David W. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,163

    Gideon Crew - brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer - is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down suddenly....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted to love it...

    • By Steve Manke on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Crimson Shore

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,733

    A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated - and sinister - than Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • They Jumped the Shark!

    • By Nan Holt on 11-15-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Wheel of Darkness

    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204

    FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour, hoping to give her closure and a sense of the world that she's missed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Double Whammy

    • By Eva Gannon on 10-04-09

    Regular price: $22.80

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