I usually really enjoy books by Child/Preston, but this is the most boring book I've listened to in a long time, maybe ever. Can't say that I recommend it at all.
I eagerly look forward to future collaborations between Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston. I have read every book they have written together and have enjoyed each and every one of them immensly. Their continuing story lines and the exploits of Agent Pendergast are something to look forward to. This is no exception. The story line is detailed and draws you into the private lives of Agent Pendergast and Detective Degusta while they conduct their investigation surrounding a series of murders. I could hardly wait to get off work so I could get back to my IPOD... Well worth the time !
I've read most books by Preston and Child and have enjoyed them all, but this one was difficult to complete. The pace was slow and I just couldn't get into it.
Loved it! Together, these authors are always great. I've read all of the co-authored novels and am never disappointed. I can't wait to read their next book!
I expect more from Preston and Child. But my two star rating is not relative to their other books but to this one which I found less than compelling and kind of boring. The narrator gets two stars too.
I chose this book on the basis of the reviews, not because I was familiar with the author(s). It was very different to what I have read, or listened to previously and, after a few chapters, I thought this might not be my kind of book. But the characters were very real, and interesting in their actions and eccentricities, so I continued with this book, soon becoming totally engrossed. There were multiple threads to this story, all nicely intertwined. However, I felt the story was not at the end, when the book ended. I would like to have learned the 'future' of three of the threads, which remained unresolved. Overall, however, I liked it. The narrative moved smoothly. Expect more than usual from this one.
The narrator did an excellent job, allowing the listener to concentrate on the story; the different voices were distinguishable, thus retaining the flow.