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.
I am a fan of both Preston and Child separately, but this is the first book I have listened to with them together. While I liked the book overall, there are some story and production flaws.
After the opening, it takes about half the book to really start moving. Once we do get to the main action, there is nothing surprising or unexpected. Maybe I expect to much, but I was waiting for some kind of twist that never came. Suddenly it's all over and a bit of a letdown.
The narrator is good overall, but the sound effects on the voices are distracting. I think the audio studio only had 'tunnel echo' and 'phone' for the voices effects.
Not sure if I will continue with the series but I do like Pendergast, so I might down the line.
I really enjoyed the story but even more so I loved the performance with the extra mile they went in with production! really helped create the drama and experience when listening! can't wait to hear the rest of the series!