The Alexandria Link : Cotton Malone

  • by Steve Berry
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Cotton Malone
  • 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. State Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: "You have something I want. You're the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I don't hear from you, you will be childless." His horrified ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped. When Malone's bookshop is burned to the ground, it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria.A cradle of historical, philosophical, literary, scientific, and religious ideas, the ancient lbrary of Alexandria was unparalleled in the world. But 1,500 years ago, it vanished into the mists of myth and legend.Now a cartel of wealthy international moguls is desperate to breach the library's hallowed halls, and only Malone possesses the information they need to succeed.Pursued by a lethal mercenary, Malone crosses the globe in search of answers. His quest will lead him to England and Portugal, to the highest levels of the American government, and to a shattering outcome will have worldwide repercussions.

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What the Critics Say

"Berry [makes] intriguing use of ancient history, and the action certainly zooms along." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Utterly brilliant...!

If you could sum up The Alexandria Link in three words, what would they be?

Epic, fast-paced thriller!


Who was your favorite character and why?

Cotton Malone, it couldn't really be anyone else!


What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Some great depth portrayal from Scott Brick. He's really at home with this sort of story


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

James Bond meets Indiana Jones, with a bit of Dan Brown thrown in for good measure!


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- Salter

nice book, shame about the narrator

Once again Steve Berry delivers the goods. What spoilt it for me though, was the narrator. Scott brick has an annoying habit of letting his voice get overly dramatic with no reason - after a while it gets pretty irritating and for me spoilt what is an excellent book.
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- Annette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio