Child & Preston have done it again with their supernatural elements! This time you get hints about Pendergas, his ward and family histories. (IMO, they clearly have a sequel in mind.)
The plot moves along with lots of detail as with all the Pendergas books. You also have a number of characters from previous novels. But the novel will easily stand alone.
The narator is terrific. The various characters are readily recognizable.
The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of my usual 5 for these authors is that it is a bit slower in evolving than their previous books which was a tad disappointing. In addition, it was just not quite as believable as their other books have been. This is not because of the supernatural overtones, but just in general. I still would recomend reading the book though, but don't expect it to be as fast paced as usual.
I really like Agent Pendergast's character. Living in New Orleans, it was fun to have part of the book take place in my neck of the woods. Can't wait for the next book to come out because the ending wasn't truly an ending...
Pendergast is one of my favorite characters. In this book he transitions into a detective solving a crime that could have happened. The plot is plausible and the resolution is thrilling fiction. I don't care for zombie stories or anything where animals are tortured, but have read the previous books because I am a Pendergast fan. I sincerely hope the author writes many more books like this one. It reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes novel, timeless and exceedingly entertaining. Thanks to the author for a great read!
I enjoyed this book's humor and the narration of it.I like how the two main characters are as different as night and day,but good friends despite the mishaps they get into during cases.I found the mystery surrounding the wife deep and really had to pay close attention to what that was about,once it was revealed because it was a little confusing at first.I'll definitely look for more books from these two authors.
FEVER DREAM is the latest collaboration between two great authors in their excellent "Pendergast Series." Preston and Child maintain the mystery and suspense at such high levels, I listened almost nonstop until the end. In this book FBI special agent Pendergast faces his most challenging--and personal--case yet, in a plot guaranteed to keep you listening.
Preston & Child are back on track! This is the Pendergast we love and now we finally get to see a different side of his personality! A new nemesis and little more about Constance....I hope they are writing the next book as we speak!
This is one series that I cannot wait for the next book to be released. Fever Dream was excellent and it was nice to be able to learn something about Pendergast's history. Hurry up with the next one please!
Audible listener who's grateful for a long commute!
This is the third Preston & Child Pendergast book I have listened to. I started out with "Still Life with Crows". The performance by Scott Brick was mesmerizing and the description of places were so artful I felt I could feel the chill wind of autumn and hear the dying leaves on trees as they rattled and fell to the ground. The plot - no so much so. It strained credulity even for fiction.
The second was "Relic". The plot was good, and the characters were consist. The audio was so terrible that if the story hadn't been so good, I would have returned it to Audible.
"Fever Dream", the first in the Helen Trilogy, got it right. The plot was good, the characters were carefully developed, and the audio, by Renee Aberjonois, was well performed.
I realized when I decided to listen to a third book that I wanted to know more about Aloysius Pendergast, the preturnaturaly pale FBI agent, New Orleans native and wealthy gentleman who always wears black. I pick up tidbits in each book. For this book and the last, I've wondered just what he is. I don't know yet, but I'm looking forward to finding out.
I especially liked how the book discussed a major historical figure with familiarity. It's the best use of historical fiction: it brought that person into sharp focus, and I could imagine what his day to day life was like. There are books on this individual, but those don't put you next to him as he works like this book does.
I really liked the treatment of one of the characters, a woman lieutenant from the NYPD. The authors avoided the jaws of stereotype and the acid of cliche, and developed a complex character who changed along with the events in the book.
This was well worth the listen. Although I purchased it through one of Audible's $4.95 sales, I'll be others in the Pendergast series with my credits.
I love Pendergast, but this book seems like an incomplete story. I know they like to create books with stories that span over three books so I guess this will be the case with this book as well, but I was not satisfied by the ending at all. And can I just say, "Constance Green, go away!"