We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Alexandria Link Audiobook

The Alexandria Link: A Novel

Regular Price:$39.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. State Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: "You have something I want. You're the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I don't hear from you, you will be childless." His horrified ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped. When Malone's bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria.

A cradle of historical, philosophical, literary, scientific, and religious ideas, the ancient library of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world. But 1,500 years ago, it vanished into the mists of myth and legend.

Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls is desperate to breach the library's hallowed halls, and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed.

Pursued by a lethal mercenary, Malone crosses the globe in search of answers. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, to the highest levels of the American government, and to a shattering outcome that will have worldwide repercussions.

©2007 Steve Berry; (P)2007 Random House Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Berry [makes] intriguing use of ancient history, and the action certainly zooms along." (Booklist)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (1452 )
5 star
 (582)
4 star
 (546)
3 star
 (208)
2 star
 (66)
1 star
 (50)
Overall
4.2 (861 )
5 star
 (406)
4 star
 (299)
3 star
 (111)
2 star
 (25)
1 star
 (20)
Story
4.3 (855 )
5 star
 (449)
4 star
 (284)
3 star
 (83)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (21)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    John Morgan Mission Viejo, CA, US 05-25-17
    John Morgan Mission Viejo, CA, US 05-25-17 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Taking a small bit of true and building a tale"

    The story lines are close to history or human movement that you have heard about. Maybe not in depth but in folklore or fringe stories.
    At the end of the stories the author let you know what parts are factual and what are made up. Which is fun to listen too and interesting to consider

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dancing Green 05-19-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bypass"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I couldn't tell which was worse: the book itself or the performance of it. I won't try another Steve Berry. His females are shrill and interchangeable. His authorial bias taints any validity in the story. I know he's a bestseller. I can't figure out why.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    M. Hatfield 05-08-17
    M. Hatfield 05-08-17 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fiction but not so fictional"

    The book approached the subject of the big two religions and their predecessor from a literary interpretive view point. It is for the person who thinks and not one who is susceptible to institutional dogmas. A fun book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Merry Belle TALKEETNA, AK, US 04-16-17
    Merry Belle TALKEETNA, AK, US 04-16-17 Member Since 2013

    a dislocated Wyoming girl, living life Off-the-Grid as a self-employed artisan in Alaska makes for a content human....

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "shoot me now...."

    This is a great story made arduous by the droll reading intonations. I'm sorry, but Scott Brick is on my "no listen anymore" list, and it's sad because he voices some of my favorite characters. The voice sounds like an over acted drama queen speech, and I want to take him out in one of the action sequences and take over...meanwhile it detracts from the story...can't believe I finished.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D Durdines Tampa, FL United States 03-02-17
    D Durdines Tampa, FL United States 03-02-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    454
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "The Alllexander Link"

    A good book about the. Library in Alexandria. And the Hebrew religion.
    I'm 80 years old and have a large tremor Haas it will takes along time to do this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jordan Green Florida, USA 01-31-17
    Jordan Green Florida, USA 01-31-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So thought provoking"

    Wow! What a storyline! Berry does a masterful job of weaving fact and fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Trentstone 71 11-06-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrible narration"

    Probably the worst narration I have heard. I actually like Scott Brick and have bought books just because he did the reading.

    But this was one of his worst. OMG - this was a classic case of how to destroy a book by having the wrong reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Petra M 07-11-16
    Petra M 07-11-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not for ppl with education and judgment"

    The story includes lots of basic facts of history, etc., which are always presented as fascinating details....but everyone with a basic college education already knows these basics and the author's attempt to come off as a deeply self-educated scholar is a serious flop. He's especially ignorant in the area of Theology.

    The narrator is the worst I've ever heard. Very over-blown. Everything comes across as slam poetry, revealing that he probably is not able to follow along with the meaning as he's reading aloud. If you love the quality of Juliet Stevenson and Nicholas Boulton, you'll be very put off by this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Geneva 07-03-16
    Geneva 07-03-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This book is complicated yet amazing"

    This book was so amazing and I love it. Capital it seemed a bit complicated and truly there was a lot you had to follow but it points to a log of things that happen fitting now like why we're fighting with the middle east it explains a lot of that and that's what I love about it it remains to history as fictitious this and is just amazing this book has it like I said before it was very complicated and I always wondered what was the Alexandria link? And now I understand but it is so sad that we have lost such a treasure of knowledge while reading this book, I was able to get in more understanding you could say on what the details about the library of Alexandria was about I never understood exactly how it disappeared or the series and just was told that it disappeared or actually at what I was really cold was it was burned but this book gives us perspective and it's just

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janet PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, United States 06-10-16
    Janet PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, United States 06-10-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    85
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    94
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tedious!"

    After 13+ hours, I am giving up on this book. There are over 3 hours left and I just can't waste any more time on this. I love Scott Brick and must have read a good review about one of the Cotton Malone books. The premise is interesting, but it feels like the author couldn't decide if he wanted to write an action/thriller or a history book. The characters aren't developed enough that I really care what happens to any of them. I really tried to like this book but- meh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.