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Codex

Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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A LONG-LOST LIBRARY. A PRICELESS MANUSCRIPT. A DEADLY SECRET ...

About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hot-shot young banker, is sent to help one of his firms most important and mysterious clients. When asked to un-crate and organise a personal library of rare books, Edward's indignation turns to intrigue as he realises that among the volumes there may be hidden a unique medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons.

Edward's intrigue becomes an obsession that only deepens as friends draw him into a peculiar and addictive computer game, as mystifying parallels between the game's virtual reality and the legend of the codex emerge ...

©2011 Lev Grossman (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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  • Michelle
  • 01-05-14

The Sublime & The Ridiculous Entwined

This book kept me enthralled, and I got my earphones out at every opportunity. The story is of a high-flying American financier who decides to take a holiday. During his period of leave, he becomes entangled in the search for a medieval document, the eponymous "Codex" of the title. The story is exciting and moves at a pace; it is built around the alleged conflict between an English duke & duchess.

The story works its way up to an exciting conclusion. The conclusion, however, never comes. In a nutshell, the story just stops. It's extremely annoying and leaves the listener feeling totally short-changed.

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  • Paul
  • 02-27-14

Great!

I really enjoyed this. Thought it was a great story well read. Looking forward to more by this author. If you enjoy a good story then I'd say give this a listen.

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  • lymara charles
  • 03-31-19

Wtf

The book was good up until the ending chapter. It finishes well unfinished I would say, so many loose ends and questions makes me wonder why Lev Grossman even bothered writing this. After the magicians book series I expected amazing work but it’s an epic fail that I would never have expected from a writer of his caliber and a former critic of the times.