I cannot compare the audio with the print version because I have not read the print version.
The plot was exciting from the first page. I do most of my reading in the car, and I found myself gripping the steering wheel! Most of my reading is non-fiction, but I occasionally take a break and read a novel. What a great find! I am so happy that I am reading this.The story is unusual in setting as well as plot. It is great to listen and imagine the people, trapped in the Museum of Natural History, and the fear that they are feeling.
So much! Colacci is by far the best reader that I have listened to! He reads so well, and adapts his voice to the different characters, that it is like I am listening to a play rather than listening to a book.I will now do searches specifically for books that he has narrated.
It made me scared and excited! I forget everything and become immersed in the plot.
The Relic is the first of a series. Start here and keep reading!
Love books, grandmother
No comparison first book I have listened to of this kind.
No just a good read
David colacci narrative was great I enjoyed his tone with the book
This is the book that made me a Preston and Child fan. I reread it periodically just for the pleasure and excitement. I have read all their books, but still like this the best. I live right next door to the American Museum of Natural History and often imagine the fictional happenings in the Museum. The audio version does complement the written nicely. I have actually listened to the audio while in the Museum. Spooky, although the authors did take some liberty with Museum geography. This is a new class in the genre.
As an archaeologist, I like the archaeology/anthropology and scientific explanations given throughout the story. I also enjoyed the subplots of scientific grant competition and the internal politics of the "scientific life". The main plot however, does have a momentum that is compelling.
I have not heard this performer before, but his work here (particularly with changes in voice) make the story very enjoyable, by allowing one to track the character dialog.
Yes, but I am afraid life does not afford me that much leisure. I did look forward to my listening time each day.
First class work. I hope all the Preston & Child work are available. Highly recommended.
I have read a lot of audiobooks so this book would be in my top 10.
Other Preston Child books. The endings are always a surprise and the stories or parts of them will continue in other books. You will meet these characters again and perhaps they aren't the people you thought they were!
Yes. His performances are outstanding. I love his voice and intonation. The voice literally creates the most detailed story pictures in the readers mind. Brilliant!
Mysteries of science.
Talented writers, amazing stories.
I could not put this suspenseful novel down!
I’m a computer nerd, and understand the dated items of the 1994 era, but it did not detract at all to the story. Enjoy a bit of history, fact, science fiction and mystery?… blend it all together and you get one heck of a creepy soup!
The characters were well developed and I knew who to like and dislike immediately. I did find the heroine, Margo – as a woman - .. rather 1-dementional though.. but it didn’t detract from the story. Some of the sub-plots were obvious.. but that sort of added to the suspense. “Don’t open that door, you idiot!!”
I liked the narrator. He brought the characters to life and I never had to guess who was speaking. I’m from the south originally and was NOT offended by any of the southern accents or mannerisms, as other reviewers have mentioned. I found them rather true to form.
Yes, I’ll recommend this. It is well worth the credit.
I gave this a listen after listening to Riptide, which I enjoyed. After hearing that their earlier books were often considered better I settled on Relic hoping to find another series to follow. It was fun enough but Riptide was more my style, this wasn't a bad book but began to drag on in the end.
I only made it 2/3rds of the way through the book before putting it down. I really enjoyed the story and the descriptive fashion of the objects and environments. But the two-dimensional characters and the dialogue drove me far enough away that I couldn't enjoy it anymore. I really wanted to like this series as it has been hard for me to find a good contemporary sci-fi book about monster-hunters and/or paranormal investigators, which is slightly infuriating as Howard Phillips Lovecraft, August Derleth, and F. Paul Wilson have all made it one of my favorite genres.
yes. it is a good listen
the mystery of what the creature may be
a good listen
I was never happy with the movie version of this book. I knew there was much more than what I saw on screen. The book did a great job of putting the pieces together, developing the characters, and keeping the reader interested up to the very end. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.
And as always, David Colacci delivered and excellent narration of the story.