I think my favorite part of this book is the descriptive journey that takes the characters to places I have never seen and likely never will see. I love to imagine the special agent and his niece on their extended voyage to mountain monastery and sea voyage. Of all the books in the series, this is the one I am most likely to read a second time. And I am hopelessly addicted to the series!
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Great read. Lots of twists and turns as per usual. I was holding my breath until the end. I am of course on to the next.
I feel like I must read it again. My rating may be reflective of my attention span during this one. Normally, I'm engulfed but this one didn't catch me the same. I will say the ending/epilogue was awesome.
Waaaay too long! More description than actual story. It got to the point I really didn't care any more.
Odd, too, was the amount of time between chapters. I thought, a couple of times, that my player had frozen or turned itself off. Strange music plays, then there's a long silence.
Another annoyance -- the character that was the focus for a section's name wasn't mentioned enough. You could be listening forever during the loooong description, and only pronouns are used so you forget who the character is being discussed when the action finally happened.
Couldn't finish this one. I tried, but mind would start drifting during the long descriptions and I'd lose track of the story. After so many rewinds, I just lost interest
I don't like the Pendergast novels that blur the lines of reality. This one absolutely did. It's the most farfetched one they've written. If I wanted to read books that contained supernatural aspects, I would read supernatural books. I read the Pendergast novels because they seemingly take place in our universe. It just crossed the line.
There was one narrator that's done some of the Pendergast books that I loved far more than Auberjonois.
I wouldn't have published it. If it had to be published, I would tell the authors to make the story more realistic.
I love the series, the characters are old friends by now. But...... Rene Auberjonois does a great job but I miss the voice of Prendergast. Even though the other books had different narrators I didn't seem to notice much, but I certainly did with this one.
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
Preston & Child have done it again. I was dubious that a story taking place on a luxurious ocean liner could offer the tension and suspense that was evident in the subway murders. No reptilian creature, no crazy overgrown infant, but still scary and satisfying.
Rene Auberjonois's narration was superb.