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Summary

Joey is the great-grandson of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the original Mona Lisa in 1911. Along with his girlfriend, Marie, an art connoisseur, he stumbles across his father's secret room, and finds himself staring at what he thinks is a replica of da Vinci's most famous masterpiece.

But it is no fake....

The Louvre has kept this secret for over 100 years, waiting for the original to come to light, and now they want it back at any cost. With Marie held hostage and the Louvre curator and his men hot on his trail, Joey is left to run for his life in an unfamiliar city, with the priceless Mona Lisa his only bargaining chip. While formulating a plan to get Marie back with the help from an unexpected quarter, Joey discovers hidden secrets within the painting, secrets which, if made public, could change the world forever.

In this elaborately plotted, fast-paced thriller, Phil Philips takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the streets of Paris and to the Jura mountains of Switzerland, to uncover a secret hidden for thousands of years.

©2016 Phil Philips (P)2017 Phil Philips

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  • Steve Manke
  • 17-10-18

A fast and entertaining read/listen

A clever take on a handful of conspiracy theories set across an international backdrop and the pace of a thriller. A compelling plot and interesting characters. It made for a fast and entertaining read/listen.

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  • Brian Mabin
  • 19-04-18

A fun adventure!

An intriguing plot, interesting characters, exotic places, a perfect combo for a story!

If you like Indiana Jones or loved The Davinci Code, grab this and read it NOW!

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  • Sue S
  • 09-01-18

Narrator was painfully slow

Once I sped the book up to 1.5 x speed he sounded better. The story was ok.

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  • Curtis
  • 19-12-17

OK book, narrator was terrible

the story was fair, but the narrator should find other work. The guy can't do a french accent, and shouldn't try. I can't believe that anyone thought this was good enough to release. Someone really dropped the ball on this one.

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  • Awilda P. Bregand
  • 15-12-17

Fun adventure

Loved the story but the accents were massacred! A bit distracting. O’dell shouldn’t do accents.

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  • Indydog
  • 27-11-17

Overall: excellent!

I was a bit skeptical about this book because I’m one of the few people who disliked “The DaVinci Code!” That being said , the only thing similar, is that DaVinci’s Mona Lisa hides a mystery. The action kept me riveted and I had a hard time turning off the audiobook. Some of the historical information was interesting and very enjoyable. (I looked some of the information up to verify was it true or poetic license.). I like the soothing tones of Scott O’Dell’s narration. If you love contemporary characters trying to discover the answers to historical mysteries, then this is a book you should get!!

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  • coolliz
  • 04-10-17

Painful "foreign accents"

I managed to wade to the other side of the audio book but almost drowned in places where the narrator tried to mimic the French and Italian characters. Not only was the accent wrong, but the voice was like a grinder and the speech, staccato. The story was ridiculous, to say the least.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-17

Fantastic Story and Audible book!

Gripping Story, and Narration! I loved this book.The narrator really acted out every character with heart. I lived in Paris for 2 years, the historical research was perfect. I've been to all these places! Thrilling to hear this book, nice,velvet sounding voice! I hope we get a sequel. Phil Phillips is a fun author!

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  • Barbara H.
  • 16-09-17

Narration

Listening to the narrator's attempt to sound like a French person speaking English was extremely grating. It was so awful, I almost abandoned the book so I could read it instead. The plot was fascinating though!

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  • Carla Howe
  • 15-02-18

F word 5 minutes in

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I ordered this book because it had good reviews and was listed under a top seller for Christian Fiction. With that info I thought it would be an exciting book to listen to with my kids. Not five minutes in one of the characters scream F***. Where this might not bother some people I was not prepared to let my four children hear that. I was very upset about that

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