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.
The story builds upon the framework of the initial novel in this series Relic is a clever and intriguing manner. A real page turner. Don't peak ahead!
The plot has a number of wonderful twists and turns that use both new and old characters to build upon over the entire length of the book. A great read or listen.
Again in this book the exploration sequences in subterranean New York city are well done and you will not want to stop in these sections.
Pendergast is the king of these books however the other characters get great coveraage and come to life nicely. Pendergast is the new Sherlock Holmes!
Very nice narration and story telling.
I'm revisiting all the pendergast books via audio books and i'm on #2. Narrator is only okay but the story is exciting and spooky.
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.