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Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone (Indiana Jones: Prequels #9)

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For centuries the lust for wealth and immortality has driven men mad. Now Indiana Jones is called to London to recover an ancient alchemist’s manuscript rumored to contain the formula both for turning lead into gold and granting its owner eternal life. Certain that a missing British alchemist and an insane Renaissance scholar are involved in the theft, Indy—along with the ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published May 1995 by Bantam Books
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Scott Rhee
I think every guy wishes he were Indiana Jones. He's a college professor, so he's got the smart thing going for him. He's also good with a whip. Hence why he's so good with the ladies... I've read roughly six or seven of the Indiana Jones novel series, and I think there are close to twenty, with more being written. They are quick, fun reads, like literary popcorn, that you can enjoy in one sitting. And they're actually pretty well-written, although not necessarily historically "accurate". In eac ...more
Ahdom Geraci
Indiana Jones, the famed professor of archeology, is once again thrust into adventure, pitting him against the fascist Mussolini followers in a race to capture the fabled philosopher’s stone. There are some excellent elements in this book to make it feel like a legit Indiana Jones adventure. McCoy does a great job at characterizing Indy’s personality. He also gets the formula just right by balancing the action, suspense, and the romance – essential for an Indy adventure! In the book we travel wi ...more
Daniel
Probably the most fun I have had reading an Indiana Jones novel. This novel really feels like it was inspired by the films. It has every element of adventure and Indy adventure has. It's even clear that this book draws from both Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. There are scenes in this book that will remind the reader of scenes from both those films. It's a really fun book to read. I'm finally happy to see Sallah in an Indy novel. The whole idea of the Philosopher's Stone is great a ...more
Cathrine Bonham
The thing about reading a series that is penned by multiple authors is that you never know what the new author is going to bring to the story. Will his writing be really exciting and fresh or will it be dull and wordy. Max McCoy I am pleased to say is very axciting and action packed steeped in centuries of myth. For any one who wanted to quit the series after reading Martin Cadin's books please do give McCoy a chance. I think you will like it. Also with this book it wasn't really importaint to h ...more
Stephen
Indiana Jones is down on his luck. He's been cursed by a South American god, lost his job at Princeton, doesn't dare fall in love with his beautiful sidekick, and the precious Voynich manuscript has been stolen. Worst of all, some people think he might have had a hand in it. So off we go to retrieve the manuscript, find the fabled Philosopher's Stone, and fight the fascists of Italy. Sallah makes his first appearance in the prequel books, and the interchange is pure canon. Mr. McCoy has done a f ...more
Martin Mercure
C'est pas de la grande littérature et c'est mal traduit, mais c'est Indiana Jones !
Matt Kelland
A fun, easy read that I tore through in one sitting. It's not by any stretch of the imagination great literature, but hey, it's got Indy, the Voynich manuscript. airships, flying boats, lost temples, immortal alchemists, crystal skulls, dastardly Fascists, heroic Bedouin, missing academics, and a hot redheaded librarian with a tattoo. Seems like that's all the necessary ingredients for a rollicking adventure. If it was a movie, I'd watch it.

Will I read more Indy books? Probably.
Melissa
I am seriously addicted to these books. My brother Dave first introduced me to these novels, and my mom and I are both hooked. If you're looking for an action packed adventure, be sure to pick up these books!

Warning: They are highly addictive! :)
Daniel
Always entertaining. If you need a quick masculine adventure book pick up an Indiana Jones novel. One of my all time childhood favorite heroes (does he count as a hero? Adventurer then.)
Tricia
Indy in the bomb.
He was my hero growing up (who amd I kidding, I still want to be him).
Any book I can get my hands on about him, bring it on!
Susan
Oct 07, 2013 Susan added it
I read this in 7th grade - a good break for me from my usual "fear street.". I remember really enjoying it; I was pretty obsessed with indiana jones.
Leisuresuitlarry
A generally good Indiana Jones story although parts of it read a bit too much like Raiders and Last Crusade.
Preston
its prety good thares betrayel. mstery. and saprises i was hooked i codent stop reeding it
Michael Watson
Another exciting Indiana Jones adventure by a terrrific author. Entertaining story.
Bethan
An interesting take on everything. I liked it.
Doctor Edward Diesel
Enjoyable pulp adventure.
Eric
Would have made a better movie than Crystal Skull.
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