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Temple

Narrated by: Sean Mangan
Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)
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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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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.

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Fast paced through the ages

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I loved this (okay I do love all Matthew Riley books) I had it on cassettes but soon found myself wondering how much of the story I was missing, so was so pleased to find audible selling the unabridged version. So I just had to get it.

love the fact that you have 2 stories running parallel with each other. The way one moment it is high Tec guns and then it is bows and arrows but as one time line has an effect on one story it also helps the hero in the other. Very cleverly crafted story, with lots happening in both line lines. An audiobook you can listen to again and again.

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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.

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  • carl
  • Worcester, United Kingdom
  • 18-03-12

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)

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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.

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  • Steven
  • Old Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom
  • 14-02-09

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

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Adventure, Military and Guns

Adventurous derring do Hero’s in The America’s. Lots of firearm information brought together in an imaginative plot.

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Bombastic Joyride

So action packed it should have a John Williams score! Loved this book when I first read it and it is just as good in audio format. And who needs the laws of physics getting in the way of a good action scene anyway?

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Supernova

Loved it. Rice is a hero or simply a normal guy doing the right thing. like any of us would do. Right?

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Great fun!

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

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  • James
  • 18-07-14

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
  • 18-03-13

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
  • 26-11-12

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
  • 09-11-10

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
  • 05-07-09

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
  • 23-04-09

Temple

I loved it . . .Was great fun

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