after reading Brimstone some time ago, I became enamored with the Pendergast books and Preston and Childs way of blending reality, science and fiction into an almost believable mixture. I had to go back and see where it all began. having gotten used to Rene Auberjenois' skillful portrayal of the characters of Pendergast and dagosta, I didn't know how I'd feel about another narrator and hesitated getting Relic. After a few chapters, I got used to Colacci... real good job, though I like Auberjenois' characterization of Pendergast better. I definitely recommend anyone give Relic a listen... starts kind of slow... but ends up being a real barn burner!!!!!
I generally prefer nonfiction or historical fiction, I wanted a break and purchased "Prendergast, Book 1" on sale. I didn't expect to enjoy the sci-fi mystery but I did.
The book is well written and well narrated. It is suspenseful without requiring too much concentration lost to wondering what was going on. I am not sure that what I have just said makes sense but, I need some very basic background to enjoy a reading and having to go back in the reading makes it tedious to me. The author gives you tidbits that might give you at least direction that held my attention.
I enjoyed the reading and hope others do also.
I found the story extremely excellent
His voice was kept me involved and helped me visualize the museum
Yes, I had trouble turning it off
Excellent read. The narrator did an excellent job performing each part and the attention to detail was fantastic. I listened through to the end, which is pretty good for me. I listened through many long exhaustive tomes only to quit with a couple-three hours left.
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Part X-Fikes meets Bones meets Jurassic Park? I want to say it's fast paced but there are times if you just hang in there it muddled through. It's a great adventure/meets sci-fi.
I liked it.
That being said it was a good listen. Just believable and creepy enough but not over the top. I would listen to it again.