For me, driving as much as I do for my business, I would never have the time to read the book.
I love the two main characters. I have come to know them from the other books and they have become friends.
I listened to Relic again after I bought the sequal to refresh my memory.
This book doesn't really move the reader, it scares the reader. There is lots of suspense and it is easy to visualize scenes.
Relic would make a good movie.
Don't miss it!
Completely. It's obvious why this became a movie. Suspensful, sassy, with a good story line. Lots of characters, so keep up. Can't put it down, once you start. Don't suggest operating heavy machinery, you may become distracted. Strong and constant story .
Not just a reader, he influences your opinion of the character with diverse voices and inflections. A+
Worth the credit.
I could not get into this story, I suppose if you are interested in hearing about the disection of a human that has been grisly murdered or the narrator droning on and on about some crate that has travelled over the years and the murders that follow it then this would be the book for you. I prefer more character development, maybe some humour, which this book certainly did not have, and more fast paced than this was. Halfway through and I gave up.
I wish I had a bright high school kid teetering on the edge of a scientific career to give this book to. Dedication, courage and integrity from scientists, law enforcement and even quality journalism triumph over the evils forces of self-serving public relations, law enforcement and museum management. The book's introduction of forensic DNA was undoubtedly quite fresh at the time Relic was written, but now reads a bit like an historical novel. Still clever and interesting, but most of us have been there, read that. Yet, the doings in the catacombs of the museum, although reminiscent of the approximately contemporaneous Poseidon Adventure, are well paced. David Colacci's great reading, with just a touch of irony during the most melodramatic passages, makes this a fun, if not memorable, listen.
This was the first audio book my husband has heard. He found it wonderful. He loved the story line and was worried a couple of times that it went off in different directions but all the story lines kept coming together well.
This may be the best series of this genre ever written. I can't read these books fast enough and have had to pace myself so I don't catch up too quickly and run out of new books to read!
I am not usually a fan of collaboration when it comes to authors but Preston and Child pull it off masterfully. Their story telling is rich and full of twists and turns. Their characters and scenes are so well described you can imagine being there in the middle of what's going on. And although this and the second book of the series "Reliquary" are a bit fantastical the story line is very believable.
David Colacci is also an excellent narrator but just wait until you get to some of the later books with Scott Brick (love him). I was a little bummed when they switched to Renee Auberjonois but he still does an ok job.
If you are thinking about buying this book - do it! You won't be disappointed.
This book is horrifyingly gripping, and it never seems to let you go. Even during the calm parts of the book, I was always on edge waiting for something terrible to happen.
A superb storyline. I have not enjoyed a book this much in a long time.
The narration is excellent and adds a great feeling of atmosphere to the book.
This was a great read/listen kept me interested and couldnt wait to get back to it.
There was nothing disappointing about the story or of the pacing
The performance of David Colacci was entransing
I would not make any changes