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.
A must listen! Great story , excellent narration.
Love Lincoln child books!
I have listened to several of his books and I think he and Preston are top notch.
This is one of the best books I've come acrossed!
I loved the atmosphere of the story, the creepy factor, the mystery and the supernatural feel weren't overdone, or underdone for that matter. I found this to be a superb and interesting story to listen to on the late night work shift at 1 o'clock in the morning when youre bored out of youre skull :). Its also intriguing on the 35 minute drive home, the only car on the road and very late, alone...
Quite impressed with the voice actor, made the story much more absorbing and I hope the rest of the series is narrated by him or an equal.
Yes, though it wasnt a particularly 'good' scene of the book. I was surprised by it and it made me want the killer to get wiped out in a rather unpleasant manner.
Pendergast is a fantastic character and I wish I could find more thrillers like these. I hope the authors have many more stories to write about this character as well as the respective authors' other books. I've read all of them, by the way, and wait like a hungry lioness stalking zebra for the next release (okay, sorry for the lame comparison but hey, good books are good books).
And I read this years ago and now I've listened to it on tape it is one of my favorites up and the man who performed it was amazing and the sound of that it was wasn't listening to audible for about 56 years now and this is my favorite book
This is my second Preston-childs book. It was better than the first, but lacked true character development in my view. Their writing seems to hinge on technical aspects of the story and on the related plot development. I classify it as beach material, which works out well as I am at the beach.
A friend recommended this book to me, and so I tried desperately to like it. I feel asleep listening and did not go back to hear the parts I missed. I just wanted to finish it. I swear it went on FOREVER! It was truly painful.
Slow start, but then took off and I could not stop listening. Took me a chapter or so to get used to the reader. After that....he kept me hooked. Going to purchase more by the performer.