I am a trucker, and I keep myself occupied behind the wheel by consuming audiobooks. I lean towards series and sci-fi and fantasy, with an occasional dip into thrillers.
Relic as a standalone novel is gripping and very good at keeping one's attention. As others have mentioned, what would normally be an implausible monster story is bolstered by the evidently careful and detailed research by Lincoln and Child. The best thing about it though is that it serves as a great opening into the world of Pendergast. Aside from the man himself a couple characters who feature heavily in later books are introduced here as well. If you intend to dive into the rest of the series you'll recall Relic with fondness during later listens.
The narration isn't anything special but by no means detracts from the story. There're actually some interesting effects thrown in there that I found added to the suspense and realism of the plot.
I had Relic sitting in my WishList for very long time and I'm glad I finally took the plunge. I am now well into the world of Pendergast, and haven't looked back.
Great easy to follow good book with more background and info than the movie of course, great if you like science and history and a little gore
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
Fast paced. Well narrated. Well written and interesting plot. Kept ones interest. Recommend. Will listen to next in the series.
Great reading and great story - I truly enjoyed the narration and the character development was excellent- great introduction of a classic hero
Audio book Addict!
Yes...Engaging characters and story line
Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast
When I read the author summary about a beast running rampant and murdering people in a NYC museum I thought well that's different! I glad I took a chance.This Sci-Fri mystery was amazing. I missed hours of sleep because I couldn't stop listening to the story. I found myself holding my breath in anticipation on what's going to happen next. This book is definitely worth a credit.
Bibliophile, radiographer,wife, mother, and all around book addict.
Good narration and story. Kept me interested and entertained. The oddness and intrigue of Pendergast is a great mix with the plot and adds a good contrast to the other characters. I'm always weary when picking up a new series and I was delightfully surprised with this one.
I enjoyed this sci-fi/techno/thriller a lot. The narrator gave an mediocre performance. His pacing was okay, but his character voices were over the top caricatures. But the book itself was very exciting and had me on the edge of the bed listening.
This is the first in a series of books by these authors...pretty good actually, pretty violent as well. I enjoyed it, however I could only listen to it in the daytime. No, no, not at night, too creepy.
I enjoyed the buildup of this book. Having read several other Pendergast novels, this one def measures up. Its a good origin story.
The best part for me would be the beginning interaction of the main characters and see how it all began.
I haven't listened to any other David Colacci performances but this was well read and pleasurable.
I def wanted to listen in one sitting, I ended up listening to this solely while to and from work and at work. I had to finish it!
Storyline was boring. Too much unnecessary details.
The middle of the book. The beginning was good and the end got exciting, but everything in between was a drag.
The museum opening night.
Some of the officers. Too many different names.
I have listened to quite a few books now, and I almost chose to turn this one off. That has never happened before.