My hearing will surely go out early in life due to all the audiobooks I listen to!
I have read/listened to many Preston novels and Child novels. Individually, each author is exquisite; If you have read any of them you know what I mean. Mbwun (M-bwoon) has been released and is causing chaos and death in the American Museum of National History and its up to Pendergast along with a spectacular team to figure out how to stop him. A thrill ride from the beginning that is sure to keep your attention throughout with a twist that will keep your head spinning long after the novel is finished.
Be sure to check out the film adaptation of the movie. It was released in 1997 and here are many differences between the book and movie but its still great to see the similarities.
A little predictable in parts but plenty of suspense with a litlte comic relief thrown in. I love the ending and look forward to the next book in the series.
A great read with great characters and an evil protagonist. Good job, again! Loved the suspense and thrill.
The story is a good solid science (biology) fiction lark, with just enough detail to seem plausible-ish, and enough suspense and sympathetic characters to fill in the gap. One drawback ... Since this is set in New York, I suppose the narrator really couldn't avoid using various New York accents to portray, and enliven, certain characters. But he didn't have to make them the most over-the-top caricatured accents for the "hard boiled" New York detectives. A minor complaint. This book is a good start to a solidly enjoyable series.
not into answering all the set questions, really enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good entertaining story, love the pendergast series by these writers
Yes I would listen to it again, it is a good story and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Pendergast is my favorite character, I have read all the other Pendergast novels and thoroughly enjoy them.
He did an ok job. I am used to Rene Auberjonois being the narrator for Pendergast novels however David Colacci did a good job.
Yes it was very good.
There is a LOT of swearing in this book, much more than other Child and Preston novels. Most of it centered around Lt. Dagosta.
The science involved in the story was really interesting. The development of multiple "smart characters" (rather than just Pendergast) was a great addition. Some of it was a little to graphic for my taste.
The scenes in the lab figuring out how the genes worked together were really interesting.
I needed to take breaks to keep all the information separate.
Some parts of the story just seemed to go on and on. In between the yawns, there was a terrific story.
It is different from the other audiobooks I typically listen to, but in the best possible way. The images evoked by the authors' words is striking, from the jungles to the musuem, you can see the settings and experience the action and terror.
The end of the novel is non-stop and white knuckled suspense. You cannot help but wonder how in the world this is all going to be resolved. And once again, the detail used by the 2 authors to describe what is happening is superb.
Pendergast is by far the best character, but D'Gusta is really cool, too. Every character was very, very well performed by Mr. Colacci. I really appreciate the time and effort he put into giving every single character their own voice, and it sounded so perfect. Most definitely now my favorite narrator.
Great novel made even better by the man narrating the tale. If you have not checked it out, please do!!!
I usually listen only during my commute, but kept this on even after my drive was over.
It's very suspenseful! If you listen at night, it will give you nightmares.
Yes, with classic Preston and Child terror simmering, lurking and building at every turn. It's what their audience loves!
His voices and characterizations are quite colorful.
Get ready to scream!