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.
The latest installment in the Agent Pendergast series largely takes place on the maiden voyage of the Britannia – North Star’s newest and most luxurious ocean liner. Not quite sure why the synopsis says the Queen Victoria!
Although it gets off to a slow start, the book quickly picks up the pace as soon as Pendergast and Constance get to London. Although our two heroes are the only familiar faces from the Pendergast series, Lincoln and Child do not disappoint by introducing a new slew of characters aboard ship who spring to life and quickly envelop the reader into their struggles.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a change of pace from the New York City setting most of the novels center around. That said, I am looking forward to “Revenant” and seeing Nora and Bill again.
Yarn Yearner, Story Seeker, Legend Lover, Fable Fanatic and Tale Teller
I rarely listen to books more thanonce. I'll revisit this question in a few years
Constance Greene is an interesting little mystery
He sounds like I've always imagined Pendergast would.
Take Tibet to the love boat and douse in the unfathomable
Probably, in a few years. It has all the cool factiods and personality details to make for a really fun read.
It's part of a series, and should be read that way.
Super Irish and English accents!
I laughed a few times.
This is not my favorite Pendergast novel. If it had been my first Pendergast experience, I wouldn't have cared at all about the characters and probably wouldn't have read the other books. There was not enough character development. And compared to Scott Brick, Rene Auberjonois's performance doesn't hold up, especially when it comes to Pendergast's voice.
Rene Auberjonois is a wonderful actor and narrator, just not for Pendergast. So...yes.
I have purchased all of the books before this and listened to the "trilogy" Brimstone, Dance of Death and The Book of the Dead. Scott Brick gave a FABULOUS performance, as usual, bringing all of the characters to life giving each their own "voice" and personality.
Conversely Rene Auberjonois does Pendergast a terrible disservice and if it were not for my readings of prior books and Scott Brick I would never been aware of the refinement, bearing and personality of Aloysius.
I will miss this series but will NOT be purchasing the current balance of the series performed by Rene.