Loved the book, the author did deliver again. Douglas Preston knows how to get your attention with his adventures, expeditions and treasure hunts. I really liked the characters, the Broadbent family. The reader was really good with the voices. The only thing that would have made it better was to get the unabridged version. I am sure there was a lot more to the story in the unabridged book.
Unfortunately, I listened to _The Codex_ AFTER reading/listening to Preston's _Tyrannosaur Canyon_, a terrific book that I recommend highly. _Codex_ suffers greatly in comparison to _Tyrannosaur_--altho' I'd say _Codex_ does an adequate job of introducing the character of Tom Broadbent, by far the most interesting of the 4 Broadbent brothers. In the beginning, _Codex_ offered a great build-up of suspense (omigod! who's gonna find the Codex FIRST??), and the brothers are different enough from each other so I had no trouble keeping them separate in my mind as I listened, but by the time the boys find dear old Dad, I no longer cared how the story ended; I was just glad that it did!!
I really loved this and wished the unabridged version had been available. The premise was creative and it was a great ride that I found pretty suspenseful. Not that you couldn't figure out what would happen, but the question was how?!?!? I also enjoyed the reader emmensely - what a tremendous job he did of developing different voices for each character. And the ending made me smile. If you like travel or history and/or mystery/adventure, you will enjoy this book.
It's a great partial story that would have been 5 star if it were unabridged.
This book just seemed silly and a waste of time. I wasn't all that impressed. In fact, I became bored along the way and was just ready for it to end.
This book was a fun listen but a bit choppy and slow in parts. I'm giving it three stars because it did hold my interest and I loved the weirdness of the brothers. I'm going to try and stick with Unabridged books because some abridged ones truly do jump around and you can get lost. I say this one is worth a listen but get it unabridged. The action was fun and there were quite a few surprises. I love books where "I didn't see that one coming."
I had never read anything from Douglas Preston before, so I wasn't sure about trying this book out, but it has been one of the best books that I have listened to. It had adventure, suspense and a little romance, everything you could want in a book. Would make a great movie.
This book dragged in spots but sure delivered in the end. What an adventure reminded me of Indiana Jones to a point. I love the mystery and the uncovering of clues and the growth of the characters. I would recommend this to anyone who loves an adventure.
This audio book had me hooked from the very beginning. I couldn't stop from listening to the CD's. It is full of action and suspense from the beginning to the end. It is a very good audio book I would recommend for any book reader or audio book fan to check out.
How would you like to have to go on a treasure hunt to find your multi-million dollar inheritance - AND do it with the two brothers with whom you've never really had a relationship? This is the basis of "The Codex", and the action is non-stop. Reminiscent of Indiana Jones, this book takes the reader on a wild journey of adventure, discovery, betrayal, and bonding, with twists & turns like a roller coaster. It's a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the reader.
At first, I wasn't sure the reader could vary his voice enough with the characters, but as the book progressed, he proved me wrong! The action was fast-paced, interesting, gripping. A definite must-read!!
A cute little adventure tale with an interesting twist. It kept me entertained and, after all, that's why I rent these audiobooks.
Really enjoyed this one. Kept my interest and was exciting.
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