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.
Between the Eyes
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.