I love just about anything written well with good narration. I love spy novels, WWII spies in particular. I love doggies! And Scott brick
When I search for audios on Audible, my first step is to look for a new Brick narration. this book reminds me why. His depiction of Pendergast makes for extremely enjoyable listening. The story is stuffed to overflowing with rich characters, some over the top as in life, and all are flawed which brings it to the point of believability but not quite. I know this is an older Pendergast book but for some reason I saved it till last. Hopefully they come out with a new one soon. The ONLY critique I have is not of the authors or narrator, or even of the book itself, it's of Audible. Thanks to your moderators allowing commentors to say virtually whatever they want (yes, I saw the tiny spoiler alert. Afterwards.), I was apprised of the ending before I bought it. Please fix your reviews policy. I am pretty sure if someone wanted to know everything about the book from beginning to ending, they would try wikipedia, not read reviews.
I think this series is not as enjoyable as it could be by this constant changing of narrators. I found this narrator not at all what i had become used to in the previous ones as the voice of pendergast. So much so i won't listen to anymore than he reads i'll head right back to a hardcover !
yes i want to read them all, but i will now always listen to a sample first , this one was really tough to get thru
i just didn't think he had the voice of pendergast , the relic , defined the voice of narration for me, i think it makes the series very very choppy
no its not for me
i would really ask the authors to think about what they are doing, the storylines are already not linear, so when you combine different narrators, i just think its a kiss of death,
i mean i really don't like the changing, and I won't purchase another one without listening to the sample first, i almost returned this book it was that bad to me
Great writers. Great narrator. But while I was hoping this wouldn't be another episode of Scooby Doo for the literary guild, that's exactly what it was.
It's a spooky demon or the devil killing people! No, pull off his mask and it's actually the Kwazy Kount and his Microwave Ray Gun! And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for that meddling Pendergast.
Ok, I've read enough of these guys to know they would never actually introduce a real demon into a story, but a microwave ray gun? Really? That "heats from the inside-out" (okay, that's ALMOST true, depending on what you're heating) slowly enough to create bubbling agony but somehow magically avoids heat conduction or wave bouncing and cremates half a head and leaves the other half intact? If you're going to just make up a weapon out of thin air that isn't based on solid scientific grounds, be more creative than a microwave ray gun. Criminy. The writers hint at other possible causes of death, which would have been far more interesting... but you're stuck with the ray gun.
And there are whole chapters that are nothing but filler. I skipped past every chapter dealing with the story in the Post, and when I browsed them later, confirmed that I missed absolutely nothing.
Given all the above, I'm not sure why I enjoyed it so much, but I did.
I like the series in general, and found this book particularly engaging. Although the plot took several paths simultaneously, twists and turns in the plot were handled well.
I'm not sure what possessed the authors to cast as their villain one of the most colorful characters in one of the more beloved novels of Victorian literature. It means that anyone even mildly versed in the works of Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Dickens will figure out who done it within the first two chapters. Too bad, given the highly entertaining characters.
I thought it was very interesting story. Scott Brick was wonderful narrating!
Loved the characters. I have to get the rest of the series.
Scott brick is one of the best narrators I have listened to. His ability to change his voice amazed me. I was not sure I would like this book but I had an extra credit and decided to try a different genre. Murder mystery is not my favorite but this one was not bad. Just enough intrigue and unbelievable happenings to make me want to read another by these two.
Totally enjoyed this book. I guess book is the first of a trilogy...That is also a part of a larger Pendergast series.
I had a struggle with figuring out the order of this trilogy.
I Had to go to "good reads" for clarification.
If I understand it- The second book is Dance of death (book 2 of the trilogy - 6th book of the larger series)
Can you see my confusion??
At any rate this first book was an action filled adventure that has me starting the second book immediately.
Btw: Book of the dead it the third book.