If I did not like the story so much I would have quit listening within the first 30 minutes of this book. The voices he does are so terrible they distract from the good writing. I will not buy any additional books he reads. He is just too difficult to listen to hour after hour.
Very good...but no one can read a Pendergast part like Rene Auberjonis. How disappointing to have purchased all the books and only 1 read by Rene.
yes, but with an asterisk
performance was adequate.
I know there are follow ups. I intend to read them.
I am a fan of Preston / Child. They are my little guilty pleasure. I know they will never win any Pulitzers, but I expected better here. The book was full of monsters and dark, hidden places. Which is why i read Preston/Child. But for some reason I found it difficult to get into this book. I kept drifting out. I enjoyed Relic and Cabinet of curiosities very much. And I will likely read the rest of the Pendergast books, but this one was not as good as the last two.
good story , but just the wrong narrator, hard to keep listening with dick hill doing the reading , bad choice..
I like the story but the narration was bad. If he could pronounce words better it would have worked maybe. "D'Agosta" is pronounced "D'Ghosta" later Pendergast morphs into a New Orleansbrookyn accent and I was never sure if D'Agosta or Perdergast were speaking since it sort of went into a change in volume to separate the two. About 3 hours in Pendergast starts to sound like the Narrator got a Novocaine shot in the jaw. Smithback just sounds creepy. Dick Hill has a nice voice if he would just read the book, he can't do voices. I think reading this one is the way to go.
I just thought I should comment after seeing a few negative comments about the narration of this book. I've always enjoyed Dick Hill as a narrator, having listened to him read several Michael Connolly novels and was pleased to see his name on this title. In my opinion he does an excellent job - the voices he gives to the characters are varied & interesting and they really come to life. Admittedly, I prefer René Auberjonois as Pendergast, but Dick Hall's narration is still first rate. Don't let the negative comments put you off.
Totally addicted to Audible.
While I am a fan of Pendergast, I could really do without knowing some of the things I learned from this book.
love lincoln/child books. never read this one. it's a follow up to relic which was very good story and movie. I enjoyed it though later pendergast novels are much better - Wheel of Darkness, Cabinet of Curiousities are great. Best one of all theirs is Thunderhead - could not stop. This one still enjoyable.
After reading Relic I looked forward to Reliquary. I enjoyed this book even more than Relic. I recommend reading the books in order. Many characters introduced in the Relic appear in this book.
I could read anything with him in it! This was a fan and exciting sequel to Relic. It only gets 4 stars because of the change in narrator... It's hard to listen to 14 hours of Relic with certain accents and pronunciations and then go into the sequel with a completely different guy...