There is absolutely nothing original here. Relic is basically the kind of book Michael Crichton would have written if he had suddenly lost most of his talent. There are a lot of uninteresting, one-note characters who serve to just move the incredibly predictable plot along. It does turn into a decent gory horror novel at the end. (Trust me. I'm not spoiling anything here. You see it coming a mile away.)
The narrator really hams it up. Which makes this silly story sound even sillier. Don't bother.
A light hearted fun and entertaining listen. Yes it's very predictable and follows the same formula countless other novels follow but it just works. It's a bit science fiction ( think Godzilla in a museum), a bit drama, and a little scary. I was afraid to go to sleep alone afterwards. I loved the characters and the novel wasn't too long that it didn't hold your attention.
They made this novel into a movie but the book is defiantly better. The movie is quite different to the novel and *spoiler* some characters are not in the movie.
Dont forget the sequel, Reliquary. You will want to keep reading about these characters and their adventures.
I am a blessed man!
The only reason I gave this book 3 stars is because I found the horror beyond belief. Still, great character development and narrative.
Totally addicted to Audible.
Just scary enough to be entertaining and just far enough into science fiction to let me sleep after listening. I liked the characters a lot.
I liked the narrator. The story is fast paced and interesting, however if you have seen more than three horror movies in your time you will know what's going to happen next since it's formulaic. If I could I would give it a 3.5.
I just downloaded and started listening to this a few days ago. I like Preston and I like Child. This is the first joint work of theirs that I've read/listened to. I'm only on chapter 10 and like the storyline, but the poor quality of the audio recording is making me regret the purchase. I am listening to it on an iPod Touch and saw that someone else had similar issues with an iPod as well.
I would hope that Audible resolves this quality matter and offers a better recording.
I found this boring - but, in all fairness, it may have been the reader. If Dick Hill has read it, it might have been more interesting. I will try again at another time - I got about 1/4 way through and quit because it seemed slow.
This is my first Pendergast novel. I wasn’t too sure about getting it, I had it on my wish list, but I found it on sale at a price I couldn’t say no too. What a pleasant surprise! I enjoyed the story. There are few errors with Pendergast’s choice of weapons but its fiction so does that make it okay? Yes. The book was fun to listen too. That’s exactly what I wanted and needed, something fun, stimulating and imaginative. Good job. I’m looking forward to reading Reliquary. I’ve been looking for a new author for whose works to explore. Look’s like Preston and Child will provide satisfaction to my quest for distraction.
This book would have to be one of the most gripping stories I have listened to. Right from the very start it had me wanting to hear more. The Narrator did a spectacular job telling the story, the voices and affects he used really drew me in and had me on the edge of my seat. I cant wait to hear the sequel.