I've always been a fan of the quasi-scientific thriller, I've read all of James Rollins' novels, and I find Relic to be very much in that same vein. It's well written with fun, if somewhat cliche and shallow, characters and a story that sucks you right in. The monster is fun, even if it does begin to strain my disbelief when no one but the main characters take it's threat seriously over and over again. I would definitely recommend it, and I also enjoyed it's sequel Reliquary, though I'd warn anyone going from the first to the second that there is a drastic tone change.
I loved the hunger game books but I would definitely put this book up there with it. I am definitely going to read book 2, the Reliquary.
Pendergast of course! Buy this audible and you will understand why!
He is by far my favorite reader to date! He does a great job with different voices.
There are many great moments so I can't really choose just one.
Life is great!
I thought this book just drug on too long. I enjoy the longer novels, but this was too slow. I finally gave up near the end when I realized there were still over 90 minutes left and I still didn't care how it ended.
I wouldn't recommend this one. As previously stated it was slow.
I enjoyed David Colacci for the first time and would purchase a book he performed again. I like his strong, smooth voice and his various voices for different characters added some goodness to this book.
This book was a great ride from beginning to end. I purchased this book before realizing that it was a movie I had seen and disliked in the 90's. I was worried I had made a mistake, but I am glad I decided to give it a chance because the book was far superior to the movie. The story never bored me and kept me on my toes at all times. The characters were well developed and interesting. I was so impressed that I immediately purchased the next book in the series.
David Colacci was excellent as a narrator for this book. He was able to get the feel for the characters and had a good handle on different accents etc... I was also impressed that this novel had sound effects. I liked the fact that when people were in large chamber like rooms you heard a bit of an echo when people spoke, also when people were talking on the phone or on hand held radios their voices sounded different due to the sound effects. It made the who experience of listening to the book much more real and made me feel like I was actually there.
I hope that the second book is as good as the first.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I loved all of this book. Exciting from the very beginning. Great story and well written. This is the second book from these writers and i loved this book so much i purchased the seconded in the series. Got to know what happens next. The narrator David Colacci, is fabulous. Great with all of the voices. This is a Mystery, Thriller and Horror all in one. Ya for Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, you have me hooked on this series. Many thanks. :)
The first half of this story is slow, full of two-dimensional characters and tedious detail. The second half makes up for it. The origins of the beast are intriguing, the characters fill out, and the adventure is fun. The second half was good enough that I bought the follow-up book, Reliquary.
While the story improved, the reader did not. The accents are awful and distracting.
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Always thrillers, but thrillers with mysticism and sci-fi. Read/listen to this series, then listen to more. Reader was top notch. Will listen to again.
BTW. this has been made into a TV movie enjoyable- mot as much as the series, but good B fun: The Relic is a 1997 science fiction/horror film directed by...... Google
This is a very interesting book. The characters are developed well and there is plenty of mystery and action. A little slow in the beginning, but hang in there important to overall story.
I liked the characters and the overall pace of the book. Once you get past the begining it really picks up and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
David Colacci did a fine job of narrating the novel
This story would make a great movie. It is read so well it is almost like watching a movie.
As a Pendergast fan, I felt that Relic was mediocre when I first listened to it. I would have enjoyed it much more had I realized that the second Pendergast novel, Reliquary, was Part 2. Without revealing too much, Relic stretches the limits of believability a bit without the background that is provided in Reliquary.
Relic has several twists and turns, and many of the conclusions I had drawn turned out to be false (in this book anyway), which kept me on my toes. Pendergast readers will recognize several of the characters in the book, though they are lacking the depth of character that is found in later Pendergast novels.
The narration seemed a bit dated with an almost smarmy or pretentious tone at times. And while I felt that the character voices were exaggerated to the point of being caricatures, they were undoubtedly very distinct, which made it easy to recognize the character who was speaking.
My suggestion to anyone who is thinking about giving this book a listen is to bite the bullet and purchase Reliquary as well. It greatly elevated my opinion of Relic.