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Temple Audiobook

Temple

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Publisher's Summary

Deep in the jungles of Peru, the hunt for a legendary Incan idol is underway - an idol that in the present day could be used as the basis for a terrifying new weapon. Guiding a US Army is Professor William Race, a young linguist who must translate an ancient manuscript which contains the location of the idol. What they find is an ominous stone temple, sealed tight. They open it - and soon discover that some doors are meant to remain unopened.

©2008 Matthew Reilly; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Jazztyke 03/01/2015
    Jazztyke 03/01/2015
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    "High action, and a bit brutal in parts"

    Read this on paper many years ago and enjoyed it more as I recall. I enjoy all of MRs books, but this one could have been bette, and a little less 'fantastic'. Set in South America for the most part, it puts a Languages Professor in some impossible situations, all of which he manages to get out of, where his special armed forces protectors seem to be dropping like nine pins.

    Still, it's an action packed ride guaranteed to take you out of your own reality and transport you into adventures you'd never survive in the real world.....monkey-pee notwithstanding.

    Buy it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katie 12/09/2016
    Katie 12/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "My Favourite Book"

    A bit long. >14hours. one action packed book. love Matthew Rielly. Can't wait for the next one... if it ever happens...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BeeJay 08/04/2016
    BeeJay 08/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "By far the best"

    I have been lucky enough to have read all of Matthews books thus far, but still find Temple the most enjoyable.
    The story grabs you tight within the first few pages and takes you on one hell of a ride.
    I have read this book a couple of times but listening to Sean Mangan narrate this story (who is brilliant) brings a whole new element to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 01/10/2015
    James 01/10/2015
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    "temple"

    great ending to a great ride listed to it over and over again thanks for the entertainment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    christine denniss 09/08/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Kept me guessing"

    Loved this book. It kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat the whole way through.

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    mathew hodgman 14/01/2015
    mathew hodgman 14/01/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "My Favorite Matthew Reilly book"

    The narrator did a wonderful job of bringing Temple to life. Such a good book.

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  • James
    18/07/14
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    "Indiana Jones action story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this to anyone who loves a fast-paced Indiana Jones type adventure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Temple?

    William Race wrestling with the caimans (crocodiles). The rapas (big cats) are pretty cool as well.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Mangan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Sean Mangan is an excellent narrator and has done brilliant job with the Matthew Reilly books I have listened to so far.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    United States
    18/03/13
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    "Thrill After Thrill"

    Loved Temple is a thrill after thrill set in Peru, we are introduced to William Rice as the main character. It's a fast paced action filled listen of good and evil forces and an idol. You can't beat Reilly for a great action story. Sean Mangan again is such a fantastic narrator he makes listening such a pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dale
    Luddenham, Australia
    26/11/12
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    "Great story read by a great narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Temple the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy reading Matthew Rielly, but Sean mangan adds another level. I own all Matthew Reilly's read by Sean mangan.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely, all of these books are, there aren't enough hours in the day


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather Hinton
    9/11/10
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    "Fasted Paced fun Read"

    This was one of the first audio-books that I listed to. It was very fast paced not always believable but that is the beauty of fiction. Now one of my favourite authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    greenwith, SA, Australia
    5/07/09
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    "Non stop action"

    Fantastic book! We listened to this on a 12 hour drive - kept us WELL awake for the whole trip.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robyn
    23/04/09
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    "Temple"

    I loved it . . .Was great fun

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Tamarafrock
    16/08/08
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    "Unstoppable"

    Really enjoyed this book. It mixed the Da Vinci Code with Map of Bones. Don't want to spoil it for anyone but I couldn't stop listening to it. I ended up sitting in the car at work till the last minute just so I could listen for as long as possible. Lots of twists and turns which kept you interested but not so indepth that if you missed a couple of minutes you lost the plot.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Inverkeithing, United Kingdom
    24/12/12
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    "This book hurt"

    This book hurt. "At that exact same moment" I lost count of the number of times I would have thrown a physical book away. It is a mess. The bad guys are worse than cardboard. Their motivations are either non-existent or just plain ludicrous. The central premise of the Thyrium and the Super Nova were handled so badly, it was clear Reilly doesn't know much about nuclear physics. Although from the action scenes he is well versed in Hollywood Physics.



    There were some interesting scenes. The falling tank would have been a great scene if I hadn't already grown to despise the book and just wanted to get to the end so that it would just be over.



    One bonus is that I can be much more confident in my own writing, knowing that something like this can actually get published.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • carl
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    18/03/12
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    "a sub standard dan brown"

    I thought this would be ideal for a night in work, trashy thriller typewith little need to concentrate too much but sadly it didnt hit those heights, it is basically an action comic book, poor plodding plot with a hero so lucky he needs to forget his current job and take up buying lottery tickets for a living, left unfinished as the fairly obvious "twists" and incessantly similar prose left me disinterested in the characters and the story. Essentially a substandard dan brown novel (if such a thing were possible)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Dartford, United Kingdom
    22/01/10
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    "Action comic"

    This book has an excellent story, but the writing is undistinguished. It reads like a novelised action comic, with masses of action in which the hero survives against impossible odds while others around him are losing their lives in many gory ways.

    Some aspects of the story raised questions in my mind which were ignored by the writer, such as the density and therefore great weight of the idol, and the entering of a date as a code in the nick of time to disarm a weapon: it could be done in the American way (mm:dd:yyyy) or the European way (dd:mm:yyyy) or the logical way (yyyy:mm:dd) but there was no time to get it wrong.

    The author has been far more interested in constructing his plot and the action than in displaying skill in writing. For example, every statement is echoed by the hearer as a question, and certain phrases are grossly over-used (such as “in that instant …”, “eyes went wide”, “and then it happened.”). After about ten hours of the story this writing style became extremely irritating and I was tempted to give up, but I did want to hear the ending. I’m glad I stuck it out because the ending was good, but I will give Matthew Reilly a miss in future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Old Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom
    14/02/09
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    "only for the ignorant"

    Very disappointing book. Plot points include, petrified elements (?????), Inca warriors who can ride horses and fire pistols. Musket fire that is the same as machine gun fire. This was a formulaic piece of rubbish only for the very ignorant

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • morristhemog
    26/07/15
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    "Great fun!"

    Thumping pace, action, adventure, ferocious mythical cats AND Nazis? Suspend disbelief for a while and enjoy the chaos.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nicholas
    18/01/15
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    "great book nice pace very good reader"

    as above the reader really brings the story to life and keeps with the pace. well worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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