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!
Here is the short and long of it.
For characters you love to hate, read this book.
For characters you root for from the start, read this book.
For an old fashioned type of horror, read this book.
I listened to this on audible and I have to say I adore the narrator, he made Pendergast and Augusta come alive for me and those who moaned and and and I felt I could strangle them.
For entertainment level alone, this is well worth the read and I will most assuredly be investing in more books written by these authors.
After reading the "in Death" series, all 40 of them I have been searching for the next. I heard good things about this series, so far I'm not impressed. Hopefully the authors hit their stride as the series continues.
Loves Travelling, Music, Mystery/Paranormal/Action/Suspense/Comedy/Female Sleuths novels, Learning new things, & trying to better herself
Relic was a very well performed, action packed story!
I really enjoyed listening to it!
I may just have ti listen to the next book too!
Sound effects are not necessary with a good story. And this is the first in the Pendergast books. The narrator doesn't do as good a job with these characters as the one they have for the later books. Still a good story, one I read many years ago, but enjoyed hearing again.