Okay..so the end got a little long winded and hokey - forget that....the entire book was like a fabulous dinner and Scott Brick like a rare wine...the combination made for a tremendous thriller, a great read and when it ended I felt sad to let it go.
This book is a FIVE (but Scott Brick must be a TEN!)
I've listened to over 30 audio books in the past 3 years. This book was one of the few that felt like the author was REALLY pushing reality. I say that, after listening to SiFi books!
Many times, it felt like they needed more information for an object in the story, and instead of doing complete research on the object, they just googled it, and copyd what the "i'm feeling lucky" tag said about it. I didn't get the sence they knew what those unique items were, but that they found them on a list of "hot and popular" items from a Wired magazine, and thought some crazy reader would relate. I thought it was silly.
I did finish the book, which says something. But I think it was 80% because Scott was reading. So at least the authors did something right in choosing a reader. ...or was that the publishing company.
If you are looking for a mature read...keep on looking. Maybe something from Shel Silverstein?
Several years ago I bought a copy of Cabinet of Curiosities and have been hooked on Preston/Child since. I found this latest installment to be somewhat of a rehash of Relic. My word, how does the New York Metropolitan Museum stay open? There is too much Diogenes, and he does get tiresome. I thought Corrie Swanson might make an appearance (loved her) as she had been summoned at the end of Dance of Death. She and Pendergast were a wonderful pairing. Maybe in the next one. An interesting listen. A must is you listened to Dance of Death.
Just this fox who plays export analyst by day and horror writer by night.
Preston and Child deliver the book I've been waiting for since last August. A thrilling conclusion to the "arc" started in Brimstone, and just when you think it's just about over, the bottom drops out and the story takes off again.
Clear your day because the last thing you're going to want to do is turn this off.
Anyone else think Sccot Brick's voice is like liquid sex for the ears?
Through the first half of this novel I cared about what was going to happen next along each of the threads. In the second half things kept changing, but I did not care how it ended.
The book was enjoyable, even though the basic plot reminded me of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Final Problem. That said, it was a highly entertaining book and the this narrator was superb, as usual.
Great book. keeps you on the edge of your seat and you wish it would keep on going. Scott Brick is the best reader, which is another plus. These authors are great together.
I was introduced to the author by reading The Relic and then the Reliquary. I liked the story line that included the museum mystery but the other stories that dealt with Pend. being in jail was distracting.