This is one of the best books I've listened to.
The characters are very well developed.
No, I had to take a breather every now and then. It was intense at times.
Yes, although it started very slowly, once it gained speed it turned out to be a really good book.
I had already figured out it would end that way. It's kind of the standard with this type of book.
I loved everything about this book and having listened to at least 2 others now makes me so appreciate David's voice so much more !
I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you !
this was the first and he has now defined the brand of pendergast for me
loved it and i was shocked that i did , and now i'm a rabid pendergast fan
listen to the sample , and consider if you want another narrator in the later versions, i am having a big problem getting thru other later versions not read by this narrator !
I love a good supernatural story with good content, especially from authors that don't feel the need to add smut.
I listened to and from my drive to work but it wasn't interesting enough for me to listen to at home. There were a lot of characters and it was hard keeping track of who was who in the beginning. That may also have been because I didn't give it my full attention because it didn't grab me.
When the monster ate the annoying people.
I actually rented the movie for comparison. That was a dud.
Audiobook. Science fiction meets crime procedural in Relic. In this first of the series, Pendergast himself doesn’t play a major role in the investigation. Most of the who-done/is-it sleuthing is done by museum employees, Pendergast a peripheral who ultimately saves the day. Preston and Child have bestowed some physic abilities to Pendergast, or must have, because much of the detail gleaned by the museum employees doesn’t involve him directly, but he seems to know. Nice job in defining characters to like and a few to detest.
The story is adaquately read by David Colacci, however some of the New York City policemen sound pretty much alike, difficult, but not necessary, to tell them apart. Nice job with the brrrr of the Scottish scientist.
Pendergast is very popular as a fictional character, but I don’t believe it is because of this book, at least in my opinion. This popularity is a reason to move on in the series and I hope the character becomes more developed.
Relic has an eminently creative plot, while still maintaining easy-to-follow excerpts. I enjoyed the interplay of attraction and offense between the dynamic, interesting characters that filled in the story. Sometimes I like to be a distracted audio book listener rather than a voracious reader; in those cases, any book like this one would fit the bill perfectly.
Having been a fan of these authors for years I was excited to get this title in audio. Slow to start, long, long, long details of every tiny thing. I would recommend an abridged version to enjoy and not find it boring in spots.A decent listen but not many I know I would recommend it to.Many audio books I cannot stop listening to and would listen for hours.....this one however was easy to turn off and pick up when I had a few min. It just did not hold me spellbound.
A bit of a surprise ending.........
All authors have one book or two a reader does not care for. This for me was that book.
The unabridged performance of this novel is well done and brings the characters created by Preston & Child to life in an enjoyable manner.
The intensity of the story build throughout the novel and this is mirrored well in this production. The emotion and tension in the artists voice is great. The segments in the labyrinth of tunnels under the museum is memorable.
This was my first and it was very enjoyable. I will be looking for more items by this person.
This is a great series of books and well worth following as the build upon a great base story-line that more color is added to with each installment. Please note the movie of the same name is great however its a completely different story for much of the film version.
what, me worry?
This story really moves. The characters are easy to like or hate, as the authors intended, and the mystery is interesting enough that you want to keep listening to it. At the same time it's not so intellectually demanding that it will disturb your driving. Excellent for what it intends to be.
I liked the set up of this book and most of the first half as the mysterious situation developed, but once the mystery was lessened and the action got started, the book devolved.......the dialogue got cheesier, the narration got worse, and the circumstances got more contrived. Many of the characters were fine in small bits, but as they were used more, it became obvious how wooden and unrealistic they were.
I did not like the technologically-augmented narration, with added reverb (for conversations in a tunnel) or static (for dialogue over a walkie-talkie) - I found rather than adding to the effect of the narration, it detracted from it, pulling me out of the story rather than further into it. I also found some of the accents to be a little over-the-top (particularly the Scottish burr).
All in all, a good start wasted. I know Preston and Childs write popular books, but this will be the last of theirs for me.