Aloysius Pendergast as an FBI agent that is over the top and an incredibly awesome literary character. I have read all the books multiple times and now I am enjoying listening to them.
20 yrs later & this book is still a top-notch thriller. Narrator did a pretty great job with the subtle dramatics & effects, although it's always such a cliche when male readers feel the need to voice every female character as soft, breathless, & timid.
loved it the authors were really awesome the story line was easy to follow. fun
I originally started this series when I was in Jr high . After watching Relic on Netflix I decided to find the series that I once so enjoyed. This second book brings back characters that are familiar and enjoyable. The flow of the story at times was slow but that may have been since I knew the ending before starting. I easily though slid into my own imaginings of this book while listening Dick Hill narrate. The descriptions gave me enough details to begin the image and allowed my imagination to complete it. Do you know what lies under the city streets? You may be surprised! If you have not read the first book please read Relic.
I recommend the book, but if they've listened to any of the other audio books the narration for this one is really lacking.
It's a Pendergast novel for a reason.
When listening to Rene Aberjonois you hear individual characters, when listening to Dick you hear one person speaking for all the characters.
I live everything about this book except the narrator, I've come to love Renee A. Who reads the later books, and is phenomenal. So it's hard for me to listen to the other narrator. However it's an excellent book.
The first two Pendergast novels show Preston and Child finding his voice. This book gives us a better look at our favorite FBI agent and whets our appetite for more about who he is. We need Relic and Reliquary to set the stage for the rest of the series.
The second novel in the expansive Pendergast series is the same level of techno-thriller as it's predecessor. The returning cast are all excellently evolved(science joke as well as literary) and the reader does a brilliant performance recreating their imagined personalities. If you crave mystery, intrigue, and a splattering of real world personality and possibility then look no further. Prequel required reading.