The story itself is okay. I guessed the ending early on, which rarely happens for me, but it was still interesting to listen to. I liked that the character personalities were distinct, but I couldn't remember who was who at the end because all of the local law enforcement seemed to meld into a single "small town cop" archetype. Scott Brick is one of my least preferred narrators. Due to his wavering voice, all of the characters in all of his narrations sound like they're entering into a nervous breakdown.
....... and after finishing it, immediately went find out if there were more in the series. Imagine my delight to find out there are 11 books (so far). Imagine my dismay to find out I'd started at book four.
Still Life with Crows was a witty, interesting book and the audio performance kept me in thrall. I'd recommend it to any mystery lover!
These two authors have created my favorite mystery series and, as usual, this one is outstanding. Scott Brick narrated this book beautifully. I don't always like his narrations. His talent doesn't match with the book he is reading. He can be melodramatic and it is annoying. But he is perfect for these authors. Thanks again guys for another totally absorbing read.
YES!!! This book made my Fall season and is now engraved on my list of yearly reads. Beginning this book as an audio it entrapped my curiosity and aroused my sense of adventure. Unfortunately, the day I started reading this book there was a large storm passing through that cut power when I was mid way through the book.
If you have the option and time listen to this book as I did that night. Curled in your favorite chair with the lights shut off besides a single flashlight, a storm raging outside, and comfort food to sustain you through what will be an unforgettable night.
big fan of this book - super heavy pendergast action, get to meet corrie swanson and i didn't see the ending coming.
Excellent presentation, very engaging performance of a great book!
Plot twists and turns making you question you view of the story.
Great expressive story teller with good diction and the ability to bring the various characters to life.
Yes I would listen to this all in one sitting if time allowed
The main character of the book is still entertaining but not as much as in the other books. The killer here gives you chills and is portrayed very well. It is a good book with a somewhat unexpected ending but satisfying all the same.
This was the first of the Pendergast series I read (though not the first in the series) and it stood alone without reading the rest. It was in my opinion the best of the series and this narrator really capture the Pendergast character so well it kind of spoiled the other books because I missed him. The story is very involving and at times very scary. At one point I made the mistake of listening to an especially frightening scene while driving and was so involved I nearly rear ended the car in front of me. The book was also filled with interesting and disturbing tidbits of information that stayed with me long after the story was done (Be Warned - You May Never Eat Turkey Again!!) Sadly though I have since read quite a few of the other books I never really felt they lived up to this one.