The Tenth Chamber

  • by Glenn Cooper
  • Narrated by Henri Lubatti
  • 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Abbey of Ruac, rural France: A medieval script is discovered hidden behind an antique bookcase. Badly damaged, it is sent to Paris for restoration, and there literary historian Hugo Pineau begins to read the startling 14th-century text. Within its pages lies a fanciful tale of a painted cave and the secrets it contains - and a rudimentary map showing its position close to the abbey. Intrigued, Hugo enlists the help of archaeologist Luc Simard and the two men go exploring.
When they discover a vast network of prehistoric caves, buried deep within the cliffs, they realize that they've stumbled across something extraordinary. And at the very core of the labyrinth lies the most astonishing chamber of all, just as the manuscript chronicled. Aware of the significance of their discovery, they set up camp with a team of experts, determined to bring their find to the world. But as they begin to unlock the ancient secrets the cavern holds, they find themselves at the center of a dangerous game. One "accidental" death leads to another. And it seems that someone will stop at nothing to protect the enigma of the tenth chamber.

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Leaves Dan Brown's "INFERNO" in the Dust

A Page Burner if you love historical, archeological mystery/thrillers. Didn't want this book to end. I am an artist, so all the cave paintings and incredible descriptions, left me wanting more........I had just finished Dan Brown's "Inferno" and was disappointed by all the "travel babble" and "running around" that took place as I found it very distracting from the story line and lost interest in the book at some point.

I read the reviews on this book, purchased it, read it, and I am now a Glenn Cooper fan, awaiting another "page burner".
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- karinzart "Professional woman, reading constantly"

Great idea for a story but....

First I loved the description . Had all the makings of an excellent read.

Unfortunately the writing is not up to snuff. The dialogue moved the story along but there was not a single phrase or sentence that was worth lingering over and savoring. In fact much of it made me cringe. There was one section where two people were described as "star crossed lovers". This sort of hackney-ism is sprinkled throughout the text. It got to the point that I just wanted to get through it and be done.

The narration was a bit off as well. It sometimes seemed stilted and wooden and just a tad too slow. Although to be fair, it could be the narrator was wincing at the writing as well.

Sigh... hopefully off to greener pastures.
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- Keith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios