The narrator is fantastic. The 1st book is better. Alas I am too deep now to stop. I'll continue with the series.
Even though the narrator was way out of his league with very little differentiation in the voices of many of the characters, I was nonetheless thoroughly engrossed in the story from beginning to end.
I have to admit I stopped listening half way through this book. It just wasn't my kind of intrigue. Dark tunnels, and mutated beings just aren't my thing.
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
This story however thrilling to a science Junkie wasn't really great for me. I got bored with it half way through. I really didn't get the summary and took a chance. Bunch of non human /reptilians killing people under the streets of Manhattan. REALLY? OK, so I finished it because I was intrigued by a few of the great characters in the book. But other than that it wasn't my cup a.
Too little reseach done in some areas. Writers have the mutants suffering from vitamin D deficiency and calling it scurvy. Scurvy results from vitamin C deficiency.They describe signs of bone disease, such as bow legs,more likely to be rickets instead.
I can suspend disbelief as well as anyone because I love mutants, zombies, aliens, vampires and ghosts as much as anyone, but the above was just sloppy writing.
Dick Hill is a good narrator, IMHO, but to me he is Reacher, not Pendergast. I prefer Rene Auberjonois for Pendergast. I have all the Pendergast novels and some of the other books by these authors and generay enjoy them very much. This book was an anomaly and every author is entitled to one dud.
I have been enjoying this series and this was a good story but I did not notice that the reader was Dick Hill before I downloaded. Not sure I would have listened had I realized. Just not a fan.
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I love this series, so when I bought this book I wondered why I had originally skipped over it. Now I remember! Something in Dick Hill's narration is analogous to fingernails on a blackboard for me. (Younger readers: go ask your parents what a blackboard is/was.) I loved Stephen White's series re Dr Alan Gregory in print and was ecstatic when I found it on Audible, until, however, I had to try to get through Hill's narration. I know that many praise Hill, so this has to be a personal taste thing ... I recommend listening to the available sample before you decide to buy.
The Reliquary storyline was interesting but not fully engaging. The main character, Special Agent Pendergast, didn't enter until at least 1/4 of the way through the book. After that he was in and out of the scenes. His idiosyncratic personality, brilliant mind and dry wit are what make this series fun. There just wasn't enough Pendergast this time.
This book was so over the top, so far fetched, so awful, that I doubt I will read another in this series for a very long time.
Nasally; unpleasant. Really, really hated the way he intones "thoughts", sounds like he's underwater or talking through a tin can. Just awful. Whoever produced and directed probably deserves the blame more than the narrator.
The entire book.
I have always been a huge fan of the series, and I can put up with a bit of fantasy, but this was absolutely ludicrous.
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.