never read the printed version
yes, extremely, so much that i had to stop my work (i work remotely) to listen.
I loved watching him as Clayton on Benson, adored him in Deep Space Nine as Odo. One of the absolute BESTS voices ever. Sometimes I would have to stop the audio because I was laughing so hard. I love the way he talks. He is Pendergast as far as I am concerned. I just love when when does the characters when they are drunk, so flippin funny.
I was sorely upset when Captain Mason turned out bad. DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. Shocked about the last statements from Constance at the end of the book. Kind of wish she was not so whiney though.
I first saw Relic years ago and I love those types of movies. I work remotely from home and sometimes Netflix or Hulu or Amazon can be distracting while I am working. I decided to try Audible--you should give a discount for those of us that have Prime by the way--it is pricey, especially with buying the audible books. Anyway, I have become a fan of Pendergast and am totally hooked on Preston and Child books now--at least Pendergast. Rushing to get through them to read the new book next month. I am going on a trip soon and will be taking last years book with us and reading aloud in the car.
this books was fabulous...so glad i went then unabridged route. i am sure i would have missed all the scenes with the crew. love those guys!
Yes I will try one of their (Preston & Lincoln) other series. Rene would be better If the characters had not been established in a whole other voice. What is funny is the three narrators before Brick picked up series flowed. Not nearly as abrupt a change as Auberjonois. I had a hard time even liking the books because of the change. It hurts to read and I loved the stories so I kept listening.
Pendergast becoming more human with each story.
Slow and grumbled. I knew the characters portrayed by Brick. Took me almost all the rest of series to get used to new voices. Never really learned to like them. I listened to whole series because I love agent Pendergast.
Get Brick back for next Pendergast book please.
retired plumber travelling Australia
What's going on no Scott Brick reading it???????????????
Hate it when they change narrators
He sounds nothing like Pendergast??
His voice was putting me to sleep, and it just didn't sound like Pendergast. God, I looked and this same guy is doing the next three books! It's enough to give pause if I really want to listen to them. Please get Scott Brick for the next book.
Please get a different person next time to narrate, Scott Brick was the best.
Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.
Enjoyed this storyline with Pendergast and Constance. Got to know her so much better. Also lots of twists and turns that need to be read to keep up with the series. I can't get used to the new reading for Pendergast. Miss Scott Brick, wish he would come back. I enjoyed this book. Would highly recommend it and feel it is a must read to keep up with the twists and turns. Well worth a credit.
No, hate the narration! I only keep listening for the continuation of the story!!
No, only Pendergast novels just to finish the series!!!
Murder on the high seas
This series was perfect with Scott Brick, ruined by Rene Auberjonois!!!
I've read all the previous Pendergast books and this one just wasn't that good. The plot wasn't credible and there were many loose ends with peripheral characters that just felt like laziness on the part of the writers. The reader was also not as good as previous ones & didn't appear able to do a good New Orleans accent at all, and most of the characters sounded the same.
I really miss the Scott Brick's reading. He brought life to Pendergast, in my opinion. Rene seems to lack the quality and depth that Scott brought to the books.
Pendergast. For all the usual reasons
I have a hard time enjoying his reading and his voice.
Actually I think the content of the books are highly unrealistic, a bit foolish and easy to see through, but I've never been able to get ahead of story or guess the end of the story. Despite all that I am addicted.
Yes, the story was riveting and had me from Chapter one.
Yes. The 2 main characters were unusual but believable. The plot was built perfectly and I thought I could figure out the ending but it caught me totally off guard.
Yes, but one must work to live so I had to settle for listening sporadically.
The beauty of this series is AXP's interest in and contribution to the story; in this one he opened and he closed the story, but the plot was so fragmented that it was hard to decide if this book was about Constance or Pendergast. At the end, even though Constance's role is revealed as being as key, I found this episode weak and not believable.
But the story itself is what lacks the ability to hold interest. There is a monastery, there are monks. There are trusts made and broken. AXP takes off and leaves Constance at the monastery to question the most secluded monk... too easy, really. An important and dangerous artifact is stolen from the monastery and the monks ask Pendergast to retrieve it.
Then there is an ocean voyage and many red herring bad characters. There is an apparently prime story line about the ship's captains, but those also relate to the found/missing artifact. There are ghostly characters, cliched sea characters, a luxury liner about to go Titanic and a half dozen or so odd deaths -- all in service to the missing artifact.
So, the crime is solved, but not before AXP falls under its spell and "disappears" -- by becoming bad AXP ---- for way too long. Constance tries to guide him back to his good self and ultimately AXP's strong thoughts of home and a visit from his dead(?) brother bring him back around to sanity. The ship is not lost and the bedeviled characters regain their sea legs. There is a reappearance of a former nemesis, and the book closes with suggestion of greater devastation to come. Lots of people die.
It is disappointing on many levels. I think that when AXP disappears early on from his own book, you can expect it to be a poorer cousin of the better books. It's as if the star of a series dies mid-season and they have to absent him and make an explanation -- like it was all a dream or some such thing. Except for a rather enjoyable chapter where AXP plays blackjack to foil the card counters on board, it was mostly without Pendergast's usual charm.
I feel I wasted my credit. I would rather have paid $5-6 for this and saved a credit. It was not a "good purchase."
STill, if you follow the series, the story does offer information necessary to go forward to the next, hopefully realistic and harrowing adventure.