I only made it through the first 1/4 of the book. It was like listening to the science fiction horror movies I have seen in the past. Beast gets shipped to a museum and kills a bunch of people. I like to listen to my books while I am cleaning house to take my mind off the job. It was simply not interesting enough to hold my attention.
Try something new. This story has been done a million times.
Never listened before. But I did enjoy the fact that he tried to use different voices for different characters. Though they seemed a bit contrived.
Audible is better than TV
This story was a cliche' but well done. It kept me listening even though the overall story arc is known to any xfiles or 1950's creature feature fan. This does not mean that it was not a fun romp if you like this type of thing, which I do.
What I really enjoyed was the building of the Pendergast character. You gain insights throughout the story, but he is still quite the mystery, and very interesting.
If I were to judge this on the story alone I would not continue the series, but I am interested in the character Pendergast and will give the next in the series a shot just to see what happens to him.
I normally enjoy thrillers with unlikely or impossible science, and I'm not super picky about them. This one, I enjoyed the premise, but poor characterization left me wishing it would just end. The authors relied a bit too heavily on prototypes, I think, especially for the less likeable characters, of which there are many. The reading made almost all of the characters annoying-to-obnoxious with overblown accents and women's voices that sounded weak and whiny, even the heroine's. Consequently, what should have been a suspenseful final third of the novel just seemed interminable because I didn't really care about or care to spend any more time with any of the characters. The production added some cool things like echo and a couple of other subtle sound effects, but it wasn't enough to overshadow my desire to tell almost every single character, even the one's we're supposed to like, to shut up at one point or another.