Another great read from Preston and Child. Ending does not compute unless you read additional books to understand who saves him.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
this was a great story,really enjoyed it and it was my first intro to the FBI agent Pendegrasse.
So looking forward to this book...so disappointed. It just rambled on and on and on and on...could have been good if cut in half. Reader was terrible...too full of himself. Too much inflection...needs to let the reader have his own opinions.
Really good listen.
Fever Dream. It is detailed and very articulate and the story take FBI agent Pendergast to a new level.
He is very good at voices with different characters.
It is kind of long with the unabridged version, but enjoyable every minute.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This novel has added complexities to the main character and built the backstory of the minor characters. In a great thriller series, the backstories are as important of as the plot in any one specific novel. As you get attached to the lesser players, backstory development cements your commitment to overall series. This is why Brimstone was very good and a pleasant change from the last, lackluster installment.
The plot was far more believable in this installment. You did not have to suspend your judgment of the reality or physics at all. Also, the foreshadowing of the ultimate conclusion was not obvious until you listened to the last word.
Scott brick brings a voice to Pendergast that is believable. I enjoy listening to his melodic performance.
I don't want to spoil it, but there is a moment between d'Gosta and Hayward -- well, listen to it yourself.
I think the book just starts off with a bang and just doesn't stop. It was great... A fantastic and quite unique story line.
Hard to say...I love the Pendergast series and have read all their books. I missed the narrator from previous books - but it was still great. Fantastic story...well done, and kept you on the edge of your seat. .
There was a scene where a man is trying to conjure the devil...he is clearly terrified and you don't know WHY he would do that...what his intent is...or even if he believes he can do this. I think you are almost struck with the terror of the moment....and then it just CHANGES scenes and you don't know what happened...not for awhile anyway... My heart was racing... this book was a fantastic read...as are all the Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child books.
Nothing else. GREAT book...the only book I had missed in the series. I hope they'll get Cabinet of Curiosities on Audible soon!
I love the story but this is a bit long. When the story drags--Kabam- A plot twist! The end is a big surprise......I will listen to more! Love Scott Brick!!
Great twist at the end. Can't wait for the next one. This is one of my favorite series. Pendergast is such an interesting character and I do enjoy the interaction between him and D'Agosta. Can't wait to find out more about the man with two colored eyes. I have a hunch as to his identity.
Scott Brick does a great job on these books and I'm glad he's the narrator at least for the next couple.
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.
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.