Matt Turner

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 812 ratings

The Dig Publisher's Summary

A mysterious woven metal artifact is found at a paleontological dig in Africa. Mystified experts, confounded by the impossible timeline they get from traditional dating methods, call upon a stubborn young man with a unique talent. Matthew Turner's gift is also his curse: When he touches any object, his awareness is flooded with the thoughts and feelings of those who touched it before him. It is a talent that many covet, some fear, and almost no one understands. Despite being exploited as a child and tormented by the unpleasant experiences imprinted on him from the various items he has "read", Matthew agrees to travel from New York to the forests of Kenya. There, threatened by unknown enemies and helped by a beautiful but prickly ally who begins to understand his strange ability, he journeys back in geological time to make a discovery so shocking that it forces us to rewrite all human history.

©2010 Michael Siemsen (P)2013 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • The Dig

    • By: Michael Siemsen
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 528
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 474
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 478

    A mysterious woven metal artifact is found at a paleontological dig in Africa. Mystified experts, confounded by the impossible timeline they get from traditional dating methods, call upon a stubborn young man with a unique talent. Matthew Turner's gift is also his curse: When he touches any object, his awareness is flooded with the thoughts and feelings of those who touched it before him. It is a talent that many covet, some fear, and almost no one understands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Concept

    • By William on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • The Opal

    • Matt Turner, Book 2
    • By: Michael Siemsen
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    Matt Turner grew up witnessing firsthand the worst crimes imaginable. At age nine, he discovered his special ability to "read" the emotional imprints people leave on objects. Against better judgment, his police detective father used his son’s talent to help him solve crimes. Now, at 26, Matt tries to keep to himself, but an enemy he thought long gone interrupts his tropical vacation, flying him all over the globe to help track a 3,500-year-old Egyptian opal found sealed in a Cuban tree trunk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't Put It Down

    • By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Return

    • Matt Turner Book 3
    • By: Michael Siemsen
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Matt Turner's psychic ability has granted him a window into the entirety of Earth's intelligent beings - past and present - but this gift has also been his heaviest burden. A talent like Matt's can only be kept secret for so long, and ruthless individuals desiring lost and rare items viewed him only as a prized tool.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series!!

    • By Barbara on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95