The first in a trilogy about the death of Agent Pendergast's wife, Helen. There are so many twists and turns, but those turns are always interesting. Couldn't stop listening.
Agent Pendergast is one of my favorite characters in fiction today.if you have read the authors other books, then you know why.
The narrator voices Pendergast perfectly.
The opening scene with the lion was graphic and unforgettable.
Cold Vengeance is the second book in the trilogy.
This book begins as something very interesting then takes you to somewhere you never thought you'd go! The narrator does such an excellent job of portaying the characters and his voice keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat - waiting to hear what happens next. Excellent book!
Rene Auberjonois as the voice of Pendergast. Auberjonois brings Special Agent Pendergast's enigmatic personality, penetrating intelligence bordering on the supernatural, dark wit and mannered charm to life with a subtle Southern voice - even as the FBI Agent descends into a personal hell of unbearable sorrow he never saw coming.
There are no syrupy Southern or heavy handed New York accents that stop the flow in this listen - just a wicked fast, twisting, turning plot - brilliantly narrated.
Pendergast, of course! I think he might have become a bad habit, one that I find very hard to break.
This book has a lame start but picks up after D'Agosta and Agent P. meet Weasel in Africa. From then on this book is a great book. I found it entertaining and highly enjoyable.
Baltimore book lover
I rank Fever Dream in the top 35 percent of the audio books I've listend to.
The most intereting part of the story was learning about the main character's past.
Rene Auberjonois is one of my favoirtes. He's very good. Hearing the different accents between the two main charaters and the different levels of emotions in each man's voice SHOWS you the contrast between them rather than just being TOLD that they are different, which is what the written book does.
What will a respected man do when refuses to let the past lie?
Half of the story is about wildlife painter John James Audubon and the search for a fabled painting of his that has been lost. Half of the book is about a disease carried by birds. The change from one plot to the other is a bit too abrupt for me. Also, there is a third, minor, plot line about the main chracter's ward who kills her baby. That plot line should have been developed or eliminated. Her character is vey intersting and her story should be it's own book, not just an afterthought tacked onto another story.
Once again Preston and Child do a good job developing their characters and drawing you in. Early on you think you know what's going on and then they twist it again... and again. Rene Auberjonois has become one of my favorite narrators on Audible.
The story was supposed to be exotic and it indeed was. Perhaps too much. Pendergast is far from being a real person, too rich, so he doesn't have to work, too unbalanced, hard to believe he was an FBI agent. His beloved wife, which he knew very little about, but he is so obsessed with her death, so he MUST do everything to investigate it (well, after 15 years). And his friend D'Agosta, who can take days off to help him.
Then painting come to the scene, well, unbelievable complicated plot.