Kind of reminded me of Jurassic Park in structure/narrative. Great setting, like able characters, strong women. The narrator us pretty good although his lady voices aren't the best. There are some odd sound effects in the narration (echo chamber when characters voice inner thoughts) that is distracting but not horrible. Recommend.
Dick Hill is one of my favorite readers and Preston and child great team writers what else do you need? Great story told by a great story teller.
This story stretched credulity more than other Pendergast tales. But its narrator brings a full repertoire of voices and sound effects that makes this a compelling and entertaining listen.
I tried, I really did. So many people liked this series but it is disgusting ... Relentlessly disgusting, violent, and without purpose other than being relentlessly ugly. The narration is fine but the book itself is awful.
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!!!