This book was good, and kept me listening, but wasn't as good as the first book, in my opinion. The ending did catch me off guard, but was a little far fetched. A good book though.
Great characters, lots of action & a great surprise ending. As with other books by Preston & Child, I can't wait to get to the end & I am always sad when I do.
I wasn't expecting Dick Hill and it really dampened the mood for me after listening to the other books in the series. Maybe if they could re-audio with Rene Auberjonois it would make a difference.
The novel is well paced, fun, and full of action. The characters are (mostly) believable, and suitably flawed. The performance is decent, but most of the characters are lacking their own voice, and there are a few mispronunciations. Overall, the book is quite enjoyable, and makes for an wonderful and exciting followup to "Relic".
The one thing that bears warning, is the use of false science, or the lack of proper research. While this presents itself as a Michael Crichton-type book, that is an extrapolation of science fact, into science fiction, there are many falsities, and incorrect assumptions made. Especially where physics are concerned with the final confrontations. If you can suspend your disbelief, and acknowledge this is fiction, then you should be good. But if you watch movies, and say to yourself "That's not how explosives work" or watch CSI, and say to yourself "DNA can't be ran in a half hour", then you may want to back away from this book.
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After reading The Relic, I wanted to read this one right away. This is a continuation of The Relic and equally as good. Keeps you on your toes, especially the second half. I have read many books that were written by both Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child separately, all of them good. They are great at making a monster story believable. I also like the movie The Relic, lots of people bashed it, but I’m into cheesy monster flicks. Also good stories by these authors are The Codex, Tyrannosaurs Canyon, Terminal Freeze, and Deep Storm.
I bought Relic and Reliquary together, so I persevered after not being impressed with Relic. You need to read them in order as this is a continuation. Personally I wouldn't bother.
I found Reliquary essential reading after finishing Relic, the previous Pendergast novel. Reliquary was able to weave a background that made sense out of Relic's story that tended to stretch the limits of believability.
Reliquary also further develops many of the characters found throughout the Pendergast series. D'Agosta, Greene, and Smithback are all present as Special Agent Pendergast weaves his special brand of detective magic.
The narration of Reliquary was better than Relic, which seemed a bit dated. Voice characterizations were distinct and easily recognizable and the reading moved along at a nice pace.
Reliquary was a great addition to the Pendergast series and a must-read for those who have read Relic.
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the continuity of the characters in the series
I enjoyed the narration & the suspense he created. I can not imagine trying to sound like the opposite sex. cudo's to those who can.
Too spooky to laugh or cry but thats why I like Preston & Child.
Suspenseful, intriguing and a nice twist in the tale
yes! Never a dull moment!
Life and drama
had to turn it off at times as I got a little scared...