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The Caves of Perigord

Narrated by: John Lee
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Walker's richly interwoven novel opens with the arrival of a mysterious package for a young American woman working in a London auction house. Brought by a British officer, it contains a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave painting left to him by his father, a former World War II hero.

The fragment, significant and stunning in itself, is also the key to the existence of an unknown cave that may be more important in the history of art and human creation than the world-famous one at Lascaux. It triggers a storm of publicity and commands the attention of the French authorities all the way up to the President of the Republic, who seems to know more about the painting's origins than anyone else...

As the young American woman, the British officer, and a French government art historian explore the ancient province of Perigord to determine the painting's origins, their search serves as backdrop for three compelling stories.

©2002 Martin Walker (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Jean
  • Fairfax, Virginia
  • 06-29-19

Disappointed

I so wanted to like this book but it just got boring especially the war story! I always like this narrator but he couldn’t save this one.

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Very boring

I have read and enjoyed many books by this author,but this book is very boring. Just impossible to get into! Maybe it's the narrator he just has an voice and inflection that make the book impossible to listen to!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful