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Book started slowly. Almost gave up several times. Way too much blather that was not necessary. Probably would have enjoyed the abridged version better. Kept having thought of The Poseidon Adventure, long drawn out adventure while cast is slowly killed off. Just not my cup of tea
probably not. Will not continue the series. Glad I got this one on sale.
I thought David Colacci did a fine job.
Pendergast was my favorite.
I started this series on a recommendation from a friend. It wasn't that bad. The lead in was a bit slow but once the story got going it was pretty good. If you like sci-fi, this would be a good book for you.
Agent Predergast is the truth! Funny but dry wit.
Same as the book.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
This is where it all it began for A.X.Pendergast, I wish they would record this book again with another narrator, with such a unique horror/thriller/detective genre
The only things are that this is prob the least well written book in series & could be so much better with right narrator
Draws you in like a vacuum. Don't read it if you have to sleep or have to meet somebody. It won't happen. Enjoyed it thoroughly but the last few pages got a bit predictable after it was all resolved.
This is my first Pendergast novel and I really enjoyed it. The story is good - not great literature by any means, but engaging, interesting, and it all hung together pretty well. The narration is good except for a couple of characters. Dude, if you can't do Scottish accents, don't try. Also really unclear why the Japanese American scientist is given a posh English accent. Other than those two characters, the narrator found a really good voice for the various characters that really worked well.
I guess I could pick apart lots of the plot and characterisation, but really this is just a light thriller which shouldn't be taken too seriously. I enjoyed the insight into the workings of a museum and also the science was interesting - I have no idea if it was in any way credible or plausible, but it sounded convincing.
I'd definitely recommend this one.
I really enjoyed this book! The action was a little slow at the beginning and you really had to pay attention to the facts to understand what occurs later in the story. Towards the end of the book, the 'climax or action in the story' lasts for quite a while so it redeems the slow start. I also liked how this is going to continue into a sequel. I am about to purchase the second book!
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This book is way more detailed than the movie. I know lots of people didn't like the movie, unfortunately I have a love for B rated monster movies so I like the movie. I like the book even better. I have worked my way through book 4 in this series now and I enjoyed all of them. This book was written over 20 years which makes it somewhat dated. There is a sit on the edge of your seat feeling throughout. Don't listen to the abridged version it sucks. Reliquary is an extension of this book, it starts off exactly where this one left off. Another awesome book by this author is The Timex, it is sort of a Indiana Jones type book.
I bought this book because of a $4.95 sale and could not have been happier with the result. I've listened to a couple other Preston and Child books and enjoyed them so I figured their series was worth a try. It was exciting, funny, suspenseful, dramatic, and kept me coming back for more! I liked the quick pace of the story and never found myself trying to force my way through a slow or boring part. But what I loved best here was the narration! David Colacci created a believable world and characters that truly brought this story to life.
Seeing as this was the first book in the Pendergast series, I was expecting Pendergast to take the front seat. However I was surprised at how balanced the attention to characters was. The different perspectives of all of the characters gave some nice depth and helped build the suspense.
His narration gave life to the characters. It was easy to forget that it was a single man narrating this story, not a team of narrators.
In a word, yes!
Only paid $4.95, but well worth a credit!
I adore stories and love to live in the tales I read!
Yes I would, if monsters are your thing you've made a wonderful creepy selection!
Yes, at any moment you just know something crazy is going to happen.
No, but he was very good. I would listen to his voice again,
Yes and for the most part I did.
I'm a dedicated reader/listener. My tastes are very eclectic, and there's not much I don't like except horror and dull history.
This book is just incredible! I usually take several weeks to listen to a book since I only do it when at the gym three times a week (retired, so no long commutes anymore). But I finished this in only one week, listening while cooking, knitting, whatever. The narrator is superb!
The pace of the story and the narrator's many voices.
His voice sets the mood.