Highest recommendation if you liked RELIC. This story adds depth, interest, and definition to it's predecessor..
Too many memorable moments to deliniate only one.
I don't really care for Dick Hill's oral interpretation in general, but this story carries him.
My first time with Preston & Child but I have listened to Lincoln Child before and enjoyed his stories.
I absolutely love the Pendergast series. He is one of my favorite characters from all the books I've ever read. I wasn't terribly impressed with the narrator because he made Smithback sound too whiny and Margo was so bland as a character. I've always thought of her as a soft spoken but strong female character. Laura Hayward was excellently done as was D'Agosta.
Overall, this wasn't my favorite narration but it was adequate. I will definitely get the next book in the Pendergast series as soon as I have a credit available. Audibles is definitely something I love on these 10-12 hour drives I take every couple of weeks.
No, got the full story now
Probably not. Characters are shallow. Need better fact checking, vitamin D deficiency causes rickets, not scurvy, as we are told many times.
Adds dimension to the reading process
Read "The Book of the Dead" when it was published and didn't realize there was a series on Pendergast! Now I'm listening to them in order!!! Just love the chemistry between the main characters!!!
I really want to like this series. This is the type of series I thought I would really enjoy. However, the first book, Relic, was a real struggle to get through. I'm thinking maybe the narrator was the culprit. So I tried this, the second book, but had the same problem--just a real tough time getting into it. I quit after getting about a quarter of the way through. Although I usually like Dick Hill as a narrator, he just didn't work for this book. Or maybe the struggle is because of the writing, or a combination of both. I am going give this series one more try, and jump to book four, Still Life With Crows, because Scott Brick is my favorite narrator of them all. If he can't make this series better, nobody can.
I would not consider the audio edition of this book better than the print version but I truly enjoyed the story. In the print edition, my imagination did a very good job of picturing the underground places and knowing Central Park, it was like being there. The narrator's description left me sort of confused, even though I know the story.
It is a Pendergast novel, need I say more. He is late to arrive on the case, but once he is there everyone knows it. This character has charm and wit and his life style is amazing.
Dick Hill did an ok job on the characters. My biggest objection was Smithback who sounded like a bad Jack Nicholson impression. Pendergast was very good but I couldn't stand the New York matron.
Yes, I would have liked to listen to the book in one sitting as the story is so compelling. By having to stop, I always had to go back a chapter to refresh my memory.