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.
I have not read the print version. I listen to books during my commute.
Very interesting plot.
Well read and easy to hear even in traffic.
The relationship building between the primary characters was well done.
Ok sorry to jump on the band wagon, but really poor performance. For me the most irritating part was the conversations between a really soft spoken person (Margo?) and a loud person (smith back) I was constantly turning the volume up and then down. The story had some holes that were never explained adequately.
This is the book that will make you want to continue reading the Pendergast series, although he only introduced in this book.
The ideas in each book - this one especially is fresh and riveting.
The book is narrated well and sounds like its being spun by an authentic story teller, not just read to you.
Running through the tunnels and sewers...I couldn't turn the story off. Glad that more of this continued into book 2!
Good story 4 star for sure
the truth in how the dollar rules the world
the catacombs and planning to over come the beast
pretty good story. Sure makes you want to go to New York!
There were a few stupidity parts (below). But I was willing to accept them because overall it was a good read.
1. The good guys know the beast has an acute sense of hearing. They are hiding behind a door which has an opening covered in cardboard. The beast is on the other side of the door. Why are they whispering? The beast can hear them.
2. There have been murders. All museum employees are told never go anywhere alone and leave the building at 5 pm. So why does one female go somewhere alone after 5 which puts her next to the beast?
3. A security guard calls on the radio asking for backup because he heard a noise. The dispatcher laughs at him and makes fun of him saying are you scared? Of course the guard gets killed.
AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR - David Colacci was good.
Genre: science fiction suspense thriller.
This is book #1 in the Pendergast series. So far there are 14 books in the series.
The narrator did a good job of differentiating the characters' voices. I also enjoyed the special sound effects.
One of the most memorable moments was the discovery of the actual killer and the resulting shock.
My favorite scene is nonspecific --it's when the beast is known and running amuck.
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