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.
NO NEED, I enjoyed the first one...
Kept me gussing till the near end.
the very end...mother and child...
understanding, mother and child.
This was my first, but not last, Preston & Child book. Thanks to Audible for bringing it to my attention. The narrator, Scott Brick. is exceptional, turning a good book into a fascinating listen. As a result, I've purchased another four, beginning with the first of the series, although I'm so curious about what happens next after Still Life With Crows.
Every time I thought the tale was becoming predictable, Preston & Child surprised me with a very unpredictable twist.
Great book! You'll enjoy it!
Agent Pendergast - my first time introduced to him.I haven't been much of a reader since graduating college and only know of him through Audible.I am a bench tech and get tired of listening to music and news,so a fellow bench tech here got me listening to books.He reminds me of Law and Order's Det.Goren - intelligent,well-read,always curious,soft spoken,not easily flustered,stands up to rich snobs and bullies with a calm confidence.
always looking for the next fabulous audiobook. I'm so glad to have found the audible website.
Inspector Pendergast reminds me a little of Clint Eastwood, very cool and very in control.
I can see why he is a sort of cult figure to some. In earlier times I might have recoiled at the gruesomely executed murders, but something about this story was compelling enough to hold my interest. The writers are clever enough to bring some humour into this story as well
There were many gothic elements that I loved, the most obvious being the old house alive with secrets and mysteries. Untangling the mystery behind the story was something
that Inspector Pendergast was able to achieve in the coolest fashion, while others around him are falling victim to foul play.
Scott Brick's voice adapted itself perfectly to the narrative. "Still Life with Crows" was an
enthralling listen, made credible by the calm professionalism of its leading character.
I enjoy fiction including Sci Fi and fantasy (lots of epic fantasy.) I'm also a big fan of some of the spy genre like the Bourne series and some Tom Clancy.
People who live in a big city and have a weak view of what law enforcement really does.
I'm going to try the next in the series but if it's as bad as this then I'm done.
No, I read hard copies of Relic etc. His performance was good.
Pendergast remains an interesting character but the almost cartoonish ineptitude displayed by the law enforcement characters is a huge drag on the story. there is always a small amount of truth in even the most basic of comedy and the same thing holds true for the most basic of suspense. This story lacks he most basic truths.
The last piece of feedback I would offer is that the story is probably not for people who like a little reality in their stories. Every character is a stereotype the lacks the fundamental depth from good character development. Being that lacks such a necessary quality for a good story I would say that this one is also a bit too long.
Still early days with audiobooks but this was very good
Very good with the voices, it was clear who everyone was and I loved the tone of his voice
Yes, I am going through the entire Pendergast series and this one is necessary
I had guessed it quite a while before the end of the book.
I liked the sheriff, Pendergast and Cory.
I liked the personality development and attitude changes in Cory.
So far, this is the weakest book from these authors I have read. It is good, but I just finished Cabinet of Curiosities, which is WAY better.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Enjoyable series, this one had some holes in the mystery and obvious mistakes in the writing, but it is a very enjoyable addition. The writing is also very descriptive and I can picture many of the scenes in my mind as clear as if I were there, the sounds and smells are very vivid. Pendergast seems to have quite an effect on most of the populace and I always enjoy how they all react to him. I still like the first two books best but I have found that my local library has the remaining series on audio and I am planning on finishing it. I always get a kick out of an author having characters read their own books in their story.