This story goes on and on and was a let down in the end. Seems like lots of filler to extend the story. lost me early on but I finished it any way.
I loved the story line. I also loved the description of the setting. I felt as though I was in NYC the whole time I was reading.
There were a lot of characters as protagonists. Would have been better to have a main one or two.
Believable, engaging, spot-on
Yes, as a matter of fact it did. I looked up information on the NYC people who inhabit the tunnels. I never knew of their existence and took the NYC subways everyday.
Might in a few years, but it's not the kind of book where you would forget the ending.
I never guessed the ending. There were twists and turns that kept the story interesting. Not as good as the first book but I liked it.
At first I didn't care for the reading,but that may have been because I enjoyed the first narrator. I just started the 3rd book of the series and I am barely able to listen to him.
Narrator of the third book is like listening to The Cat in the Hat. I would listen to Dick Hill over the next narrator ANY day!
It's a good book and did not regret the purchase. I love LONG lengthy books so this was great and worth the credit. If you DON'T like LONG books, then don't get this series and if you do... DON'T b**ch about the length.
This was a good sequel but I thought the original book had more intensity to it. This story picks up 18 months after the museum beast is killed and adds to the plot bunny that was created in the epilogue of Relic. There are more mysterious killings, more bumbling cops and political characters, and of course the dry humor of Pendergast, the surprising intellect of D'Agosta, and the reluctant hero of Margo Green.
What stopped me from giving this book 5 stars across the board was the revealing of the evil overlord. Who it turned out to be was not believable and there was no build up before the 'big reveal' to prepare the reader for the disappointing revelation. Maybe if this part had been written better, I would have liked this book as well as the first one.
I would obviously have to compare it to Relic, the first book in this series. While Reliquary was good, I don't think it could really stand on it's own as it relied pretty heavily on the first book in terms of character development and the general story. That being said, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who also enjoyed Relic. It was a nice follow on with the same characters you grew to love (and maybe hate!).
Good narration in a mystery book can add greatly to the experience and Dick Hill did well. He brought to life the fear and anxiety of the characters. At times he sounded overly whiny with the female characters but in general he did a nice job of bringing the characters to life.
The Big Apple has an evil underground core.
Enjoying audiobooks daily!
I'm reading this Pendergast series now. So, yes.
I love Agent Pendergast. And I loved we revisited the story from Relic. However, it was not as interesting as Relic was and even became a little far fetched at times for me.
Agent Pendergast has the greatest southern draw. It's the best character to read for.
Yes. Even though their attempt at Relic was bad for a movie.
Good series. I will continue it.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
Once again this Pendergast story keeps one listening well beyond bed time. I enjoyed the story and the characters and actually Pendergast doesn't do much in this one but allows the other characters to progress thru the story. You'll enjoy it even if the narrator is lacking just don't like his voice renditions of the characters and his Pendergast well it was actually hard to tell he's from Louisiana. Scott Brick is far better.
I liked The Relic, the characters, writing style, and overall flow were excellent. I just thought the almost supernatural element of the creature and the drug was extremely poorly done. It was painfully long-winded explainations of painfully bad and wrong science and tech that destroyed anotherwise excellent book.
For Reliquary, I was expecting everything Iliked from The Relic but a new and better story. What I got was more of the same, the creatures that ruined The Relic are back with far worse pseudo-science and longer painfully stupid explainations than ever.
The book really is very well written it grabs you from the first chapter and keeps the action going, I just really wish the authors would have put 1/10th the effort into actual research that they put into making up silly fake science.
The Narration is okay for the most part, nothing great, nothing too bad, but the special effects efforts kill it. For example, the pathologist walks away from the autopsy recorder microphone, so the audiobook gets faint and muffled. Well, we're not listening to the Pathologist's recording, we're listen to the audio book, we're supposed to be right there in the action. The faint echo effect when we're hearing people's thoughts is also quite annoying.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
I listened to the first book in the series, Relic, and did not enjoy the listen. However, the reviews were very positive and thought I'd give Reliquary, the second book, a chance. I found the novel to be lackluster. I kept waiting, too long, for some excitement and action but did not hear any of the above. I chose to stop listening and decided I should have went with my gut feeling. However, the novel was on sale. Therefore, I didn't have to lose a credit. Dick Wolf tried to breathe some life into the novel but there was no life to be found. I knew then that I'd best put the novel in the do not read memory of my mind.
I like the Preston / Child team and tend to give them good reviews. This tends to be one of their flat spots. The book has moments, and the premise of peering into life below the city of New York, in all the abandon tunnels is fascinating. The fabrication and ultimate revelation of the monsters and their weakness was just to pat. Every time some thrilling moment was about to box the good guys in, some revelation released them from any real trouble. There was attempts to make the monsters appear to have the upper hand but it was never convincing and you always knew how things were going to end.
Far to predictable for a recommendation
Good narration though.