I am a huge fan of Preston & Child mainly because of their Pendergast character. However, even though I have enjoyed Scott Brick as a narrator in many other books, he does not do Pendergast as well as Rene Auberjonois.
I have just recently come across these authors and am very pleased with there books. I have become addicted to listening to them. I enjoy the pendergast series best,but the others I have also enjoyed. Still life with crows was excellent from the story to the narrator. Cant wait for more of there books.
I love Agent Pentagast!! Is he supernatural? there is an undertow of supernatural...but all seems to be explained away ALMOST completely, but never quite!!! All Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child/FBI Agent Pentagast are hard to put down!!!!!!
I am a solid fan of the Agent Pendergast novels, and of the half dozen I have listened to, this is one of the best. It is the 4th in the series, and I think it is as good if not better than the first (Relic). Whle the books are not serial (you can start anywhere in the list), the progressive development of the character and the style is clearly demonstrated from one book to the next. I would not suggest these stories to young or easily frightened readers, as the imagry is very vivid and intense, and the characters can be terrifying to the more impressionable. The characters are well developed, and if the reader is attentive to the depth of the characters, the stories will become much more cohesive. Anyone who may aspire to write for a living, especially of this genre, these books are a good illustration of how it can be done well. As for the Narrator, Scott Brick... sometimes it gets a little hard to distinguish one character from another, especially when the action is intense, but regardless, his slightly New Orleans/Southern drawl makes a great listen. Very easy voice to listen to. I strongly recommend it.
I am so happy that this has finally been made available in unabridged format! I've listened to this book on CD numerous times, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how they managed to cut 10 hours of audio out to make the abridged version
That aside, this is an absolute page turner featuring Pendergast, and introducing us to Cory Swanson, who re-appears in later books. Excellent book, and highly recommended!
This is one of my favorite Pendergast novles, lots of suspense and when you you get to the end you think "Why did I not see that?" I love Scott Brick as a narritor (he really is one of my favorites) but I think Rene Auberjonois and his portrayal as Pendergast is better.
This is the first Preston and Child book I have listened to and it is also the first time I found myself jumping at shadows and peeking around corners because of an odd sound. You are at the edge of your seat within minutes of listening and the characters became personal to me within a few chapters, a first key of great storywriting and Scott Brick ( not my first time listening to) brings the storywriting alive with the storytelling.
Creepy, eerie, funny and real, the story is easy to picture as it is being told wrapping you up in the puzzle ( if not trying to figure it out before being told) The only drawback is sometimes ( I have since read 2 other P and C books) the endings can get a little drawn out leaving the listener to roll their eyes and say outloud get on with it already.
BUT! This is a definate great book to listen to.
Love Books and listen while working out and on the way to and from work
The ending is a bit weak but the rest of the book is very enjoyable. It is very well narrated.
I have read most of the Pendergast series, which I love. I was disappointed in this book and story. Not nearly enough character development and I missed many of the other characters that often appear in the Pendergast series. Scott Brick is a fantastic reader and did an great job.
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While it was great to finally get this book in full, unabridged format- a big mistake in choice of narrator. Scott Brick is awful as Pendergast, and doesn't come close to the wonderful voice of Auberjonois -who brings Pendergast to life. The story is really good, and of course keeps up the suspense to the end, but I struggled to get past the voice. I would have given this book a 5 star rating if not for the narration- - -