The Codex

  • by Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by Scott Sowers
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb raider, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing, along with his entire collection, from his mansion in New Mexico.At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves stranger: as a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb.
The race is on, but the three brothers are not the only ones competing for the treasure. With half a billion dollars at stake, as well as an ancient Mayan codex that may hold a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases, others soon join the hunt; and some of them will stop at nothing to claim the grave goods.
The best-selling coauthor of such page-turning thrillers as Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities, Douglas Preston now spins an unforgettable tale of greed, adventure, and betrayal.


What the Critics Say

"Preston flies high and fast, turning in a briskly involving science-based thriller." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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I thouroughly enjoyed it !!

I'm not sure why the previous two reviews were so critical. I read the book first and loved it. I then bought the Audiobook and enjoyed it as well. I must admit that the unabriddged version will be better, but which on isn't? Anyway, I have a fondness for books written by Douglas Preston as well as those by Lincoln Child (Utopia). The ones written by both of them are simply awesome. My favorites, Relic and Thunderhead, are not available at Audible for some reason. Give this one a try. If you like the stuff of the Indiana Jones movies, you should enjoy this audiobook. It's not the best book ever, but it is a really good way to spend 5+ hours.
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- Tom J.

Fun in the Jungle

It's a fun, fast paced story. But at times just too far fetched. The sequel Tyrannosaurus Canyon is a better listen.
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- Karen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2004
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio