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.
Taking place in the mid-90’s, a new “Superstition” exhibition is days away from opening at the New York Museum of Natural History when visitors are being murdered in the dark hallways. Agent Pendergast of the FBI comes to NYC from New Orleans to help Lieutenant D’Agosta (NYPD) to find out what is killing people. They get assistance from museum staff, Margo Green, Dr. Frock, and journalist William Smithback.
Off the bat, I loved the narration. They did some sound effects for when people were talking over the phone, intercom or down long corridors; I felt that it added an extra dimension to the story. I didn’t think that the plot was easy to predict, but in retrospect I think certain parts should have been more obvious to me. In the beginning I found Margo to be a bit boring and I wish there was more of Pendergast. I found all of the characters a little bit difficult to suss out in the beginning but sorted it out over time. Agent Coffee became very trying; I know his character was intended to annoy me but I think the combination of the voice the narrator gave him along with his character made him too over the top.
I really enjoyed this book, I think that if you enjoy sci-fi you will enjoy this book; it’s not too fantastical, at least not for the most part. I will be continuing on in this series, I look forward to enjoying more of Agent Pendergast.
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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.