The story is a good solid science (biology) fiction lark, with just enough detail to seem plausible-ish, and enough suspense and sympathetic characters to fill in the gap. One drawback ... Since this is set in New York, I suppose the narrator really couldn't avoid using various New York accents to portray, and enliven, certain characters. But he didn't have to make them the most over-the-top caricatured accents for the "hard boiled" New York detectives. A minor complaint. This book is a good start to a solidly enjoyable series.
not into answering all the set questions, really enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good entertaining story, love the pendergast series by these writers
Yes I would listen to it again, it is a good story and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Pendergast is my favorite character, I have read all the other Pendergast novels and thoroughly enjoy them.
He did an ok job. I am used to Rene Auberjonois being the narrator for Pendergast novels however David Colacci did a good job.
Yes it was very good.
There is a LOT of swearing in this book, much more than other Child and Preston novels. Most of it centered around Lt. Dagosta.
The science involved in the story was really interesting. The development of multiple "smart characters" (rather than just Pendergast) was a great addition. Some of it was a little to graphic for my taste.
The scenes in the lab figuring out how the genes worked together were really interesting.
I needed to take breaks to keep all the information separate.
Some parts of the story just seemed to go on and on. In between the yawns, there was a terrific story.
It is different from the other audiobooks I typically listen to, but in the best possible way. The images evoked by the authors' words is striking, from the jungles to the musuem, you can see the settings and experience the action and terror.
The end of the novel is non-stop and white knuckled suspense. You cannot help but wonder how in the world this is all going to be resolved. And once again, the detail used by the 2 authors to describe what is happening is superb.
Pendergast is by far the best character, but D'Gusta is really cool, too. Every character was very, very well performed by Mr. Colacci. I really appreciate the time and effort he put into giving every single character their own voice, and it sounded so perfect. Most definitely now my favorite narrator.
Great novel made even better by the man narrating the tale. If you have not checked it out, please do!!!
I usually listen only during my commute, but kept this on even after my drive was over.
It's very suspenseful! If you listen at night, it will give you nightmares.
Yes, with classic Preston and Child terror simmering, lurking and building at every turn. It's what their audience loves!
His voices and characterizations are quite colorful.
Get ready to scream!
Varied taste in books from classics to Sci-Fi to books on psychology and science. I'm a quantitative and a qualitative reader.
The book starts a little slow, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The story of Anthropologists who discover an artifact and a mysterious beast, and a killing spree in the Museum of Natural History in NYC. After a third individual has been killed in the Museum, we meet Pendergast a New Orleans FBI agent who recognizes the killers M.O. and has come to New York to investigate. Thus begins a roller coaster ride to solve the mystery as bodies counts soar.
The ending was satisfying and the characters human enough and interesting enough for 'brain candy' type reading. The introduction of Pendergast however, is like a tease as he is enigmatic, polite, intelligent and thinks outside the usual parameters. The glimpse we see of the man makes you want more and has even caused me to get the next book as to satisfy my curiosity.
Want books to keep me on the edge of my seat. I commute a lot and love being engaged in a mystery thriller.
I just might
Ecxellent vocie and character imagery thur voice
As always Pendergast
En excellent read / listen love the series
Lower half of the lot.
Can't think of any.
The second half was entertaining.
Made the hard to believe seem real.