After spending 17-some hours with this book I wonder how I managed to finish it, given the narrator's breathless, dramatic delivery of every word in the book. The story was interesting enough to overcome the narration. Barely. Someone, please tell Scott Brick that the authors deliberately included mundane details to provide a release from anticipated tension. Books should be read with a variety of moods and a selection of dramatic inflections to give the listener a break.
Only heard the audio version. Scott Brick gave a great performance.
Saw it coming, but entertaining none the less.
A carasmatic performance which he aptly performed a multitude of characters. Bravo.
Great concept, but turning it into a horror novel ruined it for me. Not believeable, sorry.
After hearing Riptide, The Ice Limit and almost every other Preston/Child book on audible I knew this would be a treasure hunt where the treasure would be found after an amazing amount of money was spent to get to it, people would die, lives would be distroyed, pets mutilated then the enormous folly would begin never letting the hero bring home any treasure. It's just their way. I was sorry the bad girl had to die since I found her character so likeable Sloan was really awesome, she just needed a little group therapy for her daddy issues and she would have been Xena. Maybe she could have a miraculous recovery in a later book. Still it's exciting and worth the credit.
Wow! Preston / Child / Scott Brick, pretty hard to mess up a book. An awesome story clearly read with a great finish. Must listen!
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
I enjoyed the book and the story line was good but was left just a little confused on the characters and they're place in the story once or twice. May have been just me but the idea of the story was fun but still have didn't like the narrater by much. I would recommend the book to everyone though and think it's well worth the dime to listen to it.
Aloysius Pendergast isn't in this book. But he might as well be. This has the same atmospherics, and even the same not-quite-supernatural undercurrents, as the Pendergast series -- which means this is wonderful stuff. The story is gripping, thoroughly thought out, perfectly paced; the sort of thing one expects from the Preston-Child duo.
It says much for the authors' skill that though Nora Kelly definitely isn't Pendergast (we catch on well before she does, much of the time), the difference does not detract from this book in the least. The authors are aware of the difference, and use it to the book's advantage. I hope we hear more about Ms. Kelly, whether or not Pendergast is also on board.
Had some trouble with staying interested in all the detail in this book. I usually like these authors but this story drug on a little too long.
I'd say this was a solid story. The plot was plausible, the characters were ok, the reader was talented. I wasn't bored or distracted. Living in the southwest, I enjoyed the small bits of history that were relevant to the Native cultures.