These authors have a wonderful way of tossing many stories into the air and managing to keep them all aloft. They do the same with their creatively crafted characters. We have the reappearance of some old friends in this one, along with some new and properly dastardly foes. Preston and Child have conjured up a great mystery that takes us into the darkest depths of ancient evils as we follow our heroes on their international pursuit of truth and justice.
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.
Scott brick out did himself narrating this novel the voices he chose for each character was perfect. his Italian accent and language was wonderful he made this book well worth the hear! I'm a big fan of Scott brick I would highly recommend this novel
Preston and Child are great storytellers and a great team, with the Pendergast series bring their best work for many reasons.
I don't get Scott Brick's high reputation and prolific (500-600 books?) body of work. He is by far the worst narrator I've ever heard, and I'm a prolific audiobook listener because of a lengthy commute. He mispronounces words, is inconsistent, and overly dramatic. I tried to give him zero stars, but Audible requires at least one to submit a review. I much prefer the narration style of René Auberjonois, whose perfect diction and obvious knowledge of his subject come through clearly. Regardless, a masterful series and a must-have for any fan of both modern and classic detective fiction.
Brimstone was just great from beginning to end. The clues found at crime scenes were just mind boggling. I don't like the Pendergast novels that stray too far from reality, so I was hesitant for a while about the clues that were found. However, I stuck with it and it got so much better. Definitely a lot of twists and turns I never would have suspected.
Scott Brick has narrated a few of the Pendergast novels, and Rene Auberjonois does the others. I can't stand Rene Auberjonois as a narrator. Scott Brick makes you forget he's one guy reading an audiobook. He performs, as opposed to Auberjonois, who just recites.
I love to read to escape. I like to walk in the stores with a good book, browse the mall on a rainy day and people watch while I listen.
I really like this series, yes and will.
some parts, and other parts were long winded.
I really enjoyed the relationship between D'Agosta and Pendergast. They were a real team. The only downside to this book is that it left things hanging. Not fair !
Avid audiobook listener. If it's not on audio, I probably haven't read it!
I have so many other books downloaded. But every time I finish a book in this series I want to move on to the next! The characters just keep getting more interesting, and the stories more intense. I'll be disappointed when I get caught up to the latest book!