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Thunderhead Audiobook

Thunderhead

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Publisher's Summary

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it, her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich - the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago.

Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins to unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors.

©2000 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2010 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding as ever." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Dennis 08-26-12
    Dennis 08-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great plot, build-up and finish!"

    This story starts off with a a great surprise thriller moment and then weaves the tension among the character development phase with skill and clever plot development. The history lessons are fun, the setting perrfect for a thriller, the characters all work and are developed well. I felt like I understood the motives of all the players and the story kept a tight feel even when building the background for the various players, it never got dull or hard to work through as some books can at that point. The ending works extremely well and actually is a bit of a surprise. I liked this book enough that it had me buying the next in the series as soon as it was over. If you like this genre then this is a highly recommended book.

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    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 08-26-12
    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 08-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Kept me up at night"
    What did you love best about Thunderhead?

    I really liked the beautiful and accurate descriptions of the landscape, artifacts and tools in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Nora of course. I really felt like I knew her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many good scenes!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An adventure into the world of evil spirits of the Southwest


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    Paul 08-24-12
    Paul 08-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Good Read!"
    What did you love best about Thunderhead?

    The story line


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    The horse wrangler...but I can't recall his name...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Indiana Jones, watch out!


    Any additional comments?

    Better than I expected!

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    Alden 08-07-12
    Alden 08-07-12
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    "Singularly Outstanding"

    One great book. Well written, exciting and keeps you coming back for more. Hard to stop listening. Scott Brick give an outstanding narration. Highly recommend.

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    S. Donovan 06-21-12
    S. Donovan 06-21-12
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    "Another wonderful story!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Listening to the captivating Preston/Childs stories is always a treat! I enjoy the twists and turns of the plot of this story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick???s performances?

    IF there is one thing that almost made me stop listening to this book, it was the horrible sing-song style of this narrator. The story was compelling enough to force me to continue but unless one likes the sad and resigned style of speaking of Eeyore (a Winnie the Pooh fatalist character), then Scott Brick's "woe is me" kind of vocal inflection will grate on one's nerves and make this audio book less enjoyable!


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    Joseph plantation, FL, United States 05-22-12
    Joseph plantation, FL, United States 05-22-12

    love books,reading and audio..do yourself a favor and listen or read one ...it DOES make you smarter

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    "Well told tale of native American witchcraft"
    Any additional comments?

    .....enjoyed the book. Like other reviews it keeps you interested ....amazing tale of native american occult practices with good characters and gruesome,harrowing,and sometimes disturbing information...a GREAT horror novel.......

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    Kindle Customer 05-18-12
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    "Enthrawling .Could not stop listerning to it ."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thunderhead to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole of it . It was spell binding


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    All. excellent .


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes .


    Any additional comments?

    I shall read it again . Thank you Audoi and the Author .

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    Kathleen Wailuku, HI, United States 04-26-12
    Kathleen Wailuku, HI, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Never again, Scott."

    After spending 17-some hours with this book I wonder how I managed to finish it, given the narrator's breathless, dramatic delivery of every word in the book. The story was interesting enough to overcome the narration. Barely. Someone, please tell Scott Brick that the authors deliberately included mundane details to provide a release from anticipated tension. Books should be read with a variety of moods and a selection of dramatic inflections to give the listener a break.

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    Nicholas United States 04-10-12
    Nicholas United States 04-10-12
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    "Intreguing, but far-fetched"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thunderhead to be better than the print version?

    Only heard the audio version. Scott Brick gave a great performance.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Saw it coming, but entertaining none the less.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A carasmatic performance which he aptly performed a multitude of characters. Bravo.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    Great concept, but turning it into a horror novel ruined it for me. Not believeable, sorry.

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    Steve 12-04-11
    Steve 12-04-11
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    "Great archaeological mystery."
    What did you love best about Thunderhead?

    The detail about the terrain in Utah and New Mexico.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fast paced story with a climatic finish.


    Any additional comments?

    Preston and Child write excellent books.

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