It's official. I want to see Tommy Lee Jones play the role of Pendergast in the movie... if there's a movie.
Oh, right. People want to read a review of the book, not my choice for actors to play the characters....
It has all the elements that make for a good mystery, including the gruesome quotient and the hint of possible super natural elements. It kept me awake on the long drive home. I doubt it will keep me awake at night though. We don't have any corn fields around here.
Scott Brick does an excellent job of giving each character his/her own voice. I think I've fallen in love with Pendergrast just because of Scott Brick's voice.
Say something about yourself!
Scale of 1-10, an 11
I enjoy his performances, especially Pendergast.
too spooky to laugh or cry but certainly a few chuckles
Although I was disappointed by the predictable ending, this is another good example of Preston and Childs ability to chill you to the bone with edge of the seat, can't turn it off writing. They have become two of my favorites writers.
The adventures in the cave.
Scott makes them all come alive.
A small town meets itself.
Main interests are crime, some science fiction, fantasy & comedy. Also very interested in playback hardware for audio books.
Preston & Child do it again; a complex story with all their usual background of historic understanding & folklore, coupled with their amazing combined imagination. It is another which is difficult to put down once started. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed this volume. I just wish it had a better lead to the next.
Why did the Monster grow so big and get his skills?
Among the best, not as compelling as the Millenium Trilogy, but very good. The plot was far fetched at times, but still quite enjoyable.
I particularly enjoyed the main character, Agent Pendergast. He is a compelling individual who helps maintain interest in the story itself. Also, the setting, rural Kansas, was unique and a powerful backdrop as the plot developed.
Scott Brick is awesome!! His portrayal of all the characters, but especially of Pendergast truly brought each of them to life. He is actually the best narrator I have heard.
The ending was somewhat moving, but I don't want to give away any events.
The story itself stretched the limits of believability, but was nonetheless, well thought out and well written. If a person enjoys a good mystery as I do, I recommend this one.
never read the book but the audio would get my recommendtions
Pendergast is an intriguing character and it is fun to listen to how the author spins the story around his unique style.
many and this one is very good. i would listen to anything by Scott.
I'm usually not a big fan of murder mysteries but decided to give this a listen because of all the rave reviews. I was not disappointed. This is probably one of my favorite audio books thus far. My two major requirements are a fast pace (to keep my attention) and good narration. This book has both, along with an interesting plot. I will definitely continue to listen to other books in the series.
Light listening. Doesn't require focused attention. Constant action. Shallow plot. Would remain neutral re. recommending.
The connection of the murderer to the town
Disappointing this time.
Usually Scott Brick can make a recipe interesting but not with this book. His interpretation of the characters didn't seem to match the personalities described by the author. Good thing Scott Brick is my absolute favorite reader so it is possible to overlook his performance with this book. This book seems to be an "adult scary story" that would be told around a campfire on a camping trip.
Warning: Don't start listening to this book if you have anything else to do for the next 16 hours. It grabbed my attention right away, and I hated to pause it even to go to the bathroom or fix something to eat.
I could not even begin to guess what was going on until just before it was revealed. There were a lot of surprise twists, but there was no "cheating." In other words, there were a few times when I thought, "What the heck? I thought that...Oh! I see."
I loved the main character, Special Agent Pendergast. I have a fondness for protagonists who are unruffled and do what they have to do no matter what obstacles are thrown in their way.
I had never read anything by these authors before, but I will be looking for more. Scott Brick was excellent as always. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes edge-of-the-seat thrillers/mystery/detective stories.