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Tyrannosaur Canyon (Wyman Ford Book 1) by [Preston, Douglas]
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"Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Amazing Race! A fast-paced, clever adventure."--"Entertainment Weekly" (A-) on "The Codex"

"Preston keeps the adventure high, springing plenty of nifty surprises along the way."---"People" (3 1/2 Stars) on" The Codex"

"Fascinating characters, exotic jungle scenery, and surprising twists make this nonstop thrill ride well worth deciphering. For all fiction collections."--"Library Journal" on "The Codex"

"Preston flies high and fast . . . a briskly involving science-based thriller. Rip-roaring jungle adventure, outfitted with a nasty villain, a beautiful blonde, two memorable Indian characters, hosts of wild animals, terrific atmosphere, and cliffhangers galore. Preston delivers the goods."--"Publishers Weekly" on" The Codex"

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Codex returns with a new mindblowing adventure thriller

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1042 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (23 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004P1JDQC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,991 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
If you're after something profound and literary, this is probably not for you.
If, on the other hand, you're looking for something to while away the hours on a long train or 'plane journey, this is a highly enjoyable read for the Grisham/Crichton fan, providing an action-packed mix of cod scientific intrigue, mystery and suspense, with a dose of ethics and politics thrown in for good measure.
It may be cynical to suggest that this book has been written with one eye on the film market, but there are a number of setpieces which will lend themselves to spectacular production in that medium.
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Format: Paperback
I've read all of the Preston/Child novels and a couple of the stand alone books before, but for some reason I had put off reading this for quite some time. Finally I got round to reading it and was glad I did.

It's nothing new within the genre, we have the initial setup with a rock being discovered on the moon, a gnarly old prospector getting killed (no spoliers here - this all happens in the first couple of pages) and then on to the action.

I believe (but may be wrong here as my memory is sketchy) that the main character is from one of Douglas Preston's earlier novels (the Codex) but either way the good guys were suitably good and the bad guys equally bad. It was the perfect read over the christmas period where I could slip my brain into neutral and just enjoy the ride.
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Format: Paperback
First off, park any Jurassic type expectations at the front cover. Appalling marketing on behalf of Pan Books could point your expectations in the wrong direction. Tyrannosaur Canyon is a slick, fast paced techno-thriller which will keep you glued to the very end. Appealing characters and a well conceived plot make Canyon a joy to read. The enemy is a little too stereotypical and any twists can be seen some way off, however neither detract from a well researched piece of adventure fiction. Recommended.
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Format: Paperback
I picked this book up thinking it would run in a similar vein to Jurrasic Park, I was however wrong and the book doesn't contain any living dinosaurs. That being said however I still found this book incredibly interesting and because I couldn't put it down I managed to read it in two days! I think this would be an ideal book for holidays or long trips as it moves quickly and keeps you interested.
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Format: Hardcover
This was a quick and easy read, engaging but not engrossing, interesting concepts but not mind-boggling. I didn’t like the really short chapters, finding that somewhat annoying. Generally, I enjoyed the story and its characters and the sub-plot added interest and a desire to see how everything was connected. I was kept interested and wanting to find out how it comes out. The chase scene through the desert could be abbreviated (it really kept going and going and going-like the batteries), but I suppose helps to build suspense. Not a great book, but certainly something for a weekend read. Also recommended: Bruce Huntly, Fusion (this is new author and I highly recommend this one!); Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code, Deception Point; John Grisham: The Broker; Michael Crichton: State of Fear.
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Format: Paperback
I admit, I expected this book to be similar to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. It isn't, but this book doesn't disappoint! I agree with other reviewers who have said that the front cover is misleading, but if you ignore that and take the book as it comes it is a very good read. It is exciting, thrilling, full of twists and has characters you can believe in.

It reminds me a bit of the Da Vinci Code (but with dinosaurs) in that they are written in a similar way with short, easy to read chapters with characters being introduced one by one and built up over time. I did feel that sometimes the characters were rushed and lacked a bit of depth, but they are still believable. I did find it hard to figure out why exactly the baddies were after the fossil, it sometimes felt like they only wanted it for the sake of being bad, until it was explained at the very end. For me, the book was a bit too technical at times but this didn't stop me from enjoying it, it just proves how well researched the book is. Maps of the canyons would be a good addition to the back - sometimes I was completely lost and didn't really have a clue which canyon or Mesa was where!

I would definitely recommend this to fans of dinosaur books and thriller books, but I would warn them not to expect Jurassic Park!
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I have really enjoyed reading this book. I often read a book before I go to sleep, so I was looking for a good read. And this was it. I can highly recommend everybody to read this exciting publication. Once I had started reading and got into the plot, I just could not put it down. The author (Douglas Preston) keeps you wondering what the next chapter will unfold and never fails to grab your attention.
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