The Emperor's Tomb : Cotton Malone

  • by Steve Berry
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Cotton Malone
  • 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why?
That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he sees Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who’s saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she’s asked you to keep safe. The only problem is, Malone doesn’t have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone’s most harrowing adventure to date—one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to China, a vast and mysterious land where danger lurks at every turn.

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What the Critics Say

“Perfect for thriller fans and history buffs alike.” (David Morrell, on The Romanov Prophecy)
“Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.” (The Huffington Post, on The Paris Vendetta)
“Controversial, shocking, explosive.” (Katherine Neville, on The Third Secret)

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Boring, for history buffs...

I am halfway and that is probably as far as I will go.
If you are really interested in Chinese dynasties then this will interest you.
If you expect a thriller, then you will be sorely disappointed. I fell asleep twice listening to this.
It opened up great, but soon droned on and on and on about Chines history.
This was my first and last Steve Berry book.
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- J. Wilson "yufasa"

Great book if interested in Chinese history ....

Well-written book about Chinese history. Well narrated. If you're interested in a mystery story, however, it's not with the introductory price of $9.95 and definitely not worth a credit.
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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-23-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio