I have a category in my bookshelf that I think of as "Indiana Jones" but call something boring like "action" or "adventure." It's reserved for books that include learned characters that share knowledge, have Sherlockian moments and reveal answers to bizarre problems. In doing so, they find bad guys to fight, death scenes to escape, completely implausible scenarios to engage in, and all sorts of other things that make the story wholly impossible. When well done, they can be fun, enlightening, or addictive. When done poorly, you skip entire chapters, gripe about all of the things that are physically (or mathematically, or scientifically) and eye-rollingly absurd, and sigh about the time you have wasted on it.
This was an example of the well done version. Pendergast is fabulous, D'Agosta is fun, and the bad guys are so super villainous that even their henchmen are fiendish. Great story, lots of enjoyable listening - loved it.
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.
It was well written for a real world type story. I like more supernatural and monsters.
Much better than I expected! Now I'm looking forward to the next one and to the previous books that I've missed.
I liked that this kept me in my toes throughout. Pendergast is quite a character and the others in this book make for quite a cast. I'm glad the next book continues this story.
Scott Brick is simply amazing.
I have enjoyed listening to this book. They were up against a formidable foe and I was glad to hear the ending! Good will out!
I regret buying this book. It is amazing what can make it on the best sellers list.
I loved this story. it was well written and very well read. it has kept me on the edge of my seat from the first word to the last. can't wait to hear "The woman in white"
I am really enjoying these stories of Pendergast. Scott Brick is a fantastic narrator. The story lines are unique and suspenseful. I am looking forward to discovering more.
I would highly recommend.
The stories and background are great the main characters draw you in and keep you captivated. I highly recommend the series of books and look forward to finishing the series!