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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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My Favorite Matthew Reilly book

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

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Brilliant Action Adventure.

This was my second time listening, and I loved it just as much. Reilly was very creative in how he weaved the twin stories together.

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Very average story

I always find Matthew Reilly a bit hit and miss, and this particular book really typifies the aspects of his writing that I find most difficult - the unnecessary and repetitive naming of every type of machine gun, the retiring protagonist who is suddenly superhuman, and the awarding of a two dimensional female character to said protagonist, as some kind of passive reward for completing the hero's journey. I found myself longing for this book to end about halfway through. I didn't care if the main character lived or died, and he irked me more and more with every page.
Having said that, I really enjoyed Sean Mangan's reading for the most part, and the story was okay - maybe it'll be more relevant to your interests and you'll love it! Personally if I was going to recommend someone a book by Matthew Reilly, it wouldn't be this one.

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Temple

won't download keeps flicking off love Matthew Riley but can't seem to download or do anything pay good money for a book and can't even listen to it
very disappointed

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On the edge of your seat

Another great read for Mathew Riley. It keeps you wanting more. Very had to stop listening. 5 stars

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great to listen to

lov his books great to listen to while on my drives between towns in the outback

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favorite novel of all time

I have read this book over and over again and it just gets better and better

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  • Gav
  • 13-08-2018

Fantastic book - definitely worth a read

Absolutely loved this book. Couldn't imagine all the twists and turns if I tried. Matthew Reilly has done it again. Great narration by Sean Mangan as well.

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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...

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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.

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  • Tim
  • 15-01-2020

a great listen!

I lost a fair bit of sleep listening to just one more hour of this story when I should have been in bed. loved it. narration was great too.

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  • James
  • 18-07-2014

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.

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  • Chris
  • 18-03-2013

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.

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  • Dale
  • 26-11-2012

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

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  • Heather Hinton
  • 09-11-2010

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.

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  • Andrew
  • 05-07-2009

Non stop action

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

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  • Robyn
  • 23-04-2009

Temple

I loved it . . .Was great fun

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