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.
The narrator is fantastic. The 1st book is better. Alas I am too deep now to stop. I'll continue with the series.
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I liked Pendergast in the first book of the series so I continued with this one. The story is just too far out there. The other negative is that it's read by Dick Hill, not my favorite narrator. He has talent but the over acting drives me nuts.