Good story. Love cliff hangers. Anxious to start the next in series. Scott Brick is the best narrator EVER!
The narration, by Scott Brick, is the key to this series, along with Pendergast himself, of course. Mr. Brick does a superb job with the voice of the Pendergast brothers, especially. He also makes the new Evonovich series come to life, and adds that special something to all of his work!
This book is one of the best in the series, in my opinion. It is fast paced, with twist and turns in every direction.
As I said previously, Mr. Brick is one of my favorite Narrators. Every performance is magnificent, and he truly "makes" any book.
If time permitted, I would have loved to listen to this book in one sitting.
YES! Every book in this series just keeps getting better. The Pendergast character is so complex and ever changing. Look forward to the next weird situation he will get involved with next.
Pendergast is one of my all-time favorite characters. These books would make a fantastic movie along the lines of Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes movies. Pendergast and his tailored suits with all the tools and gadgets he pulls out of various pockets and hidden places. He is so strange and peculiar and yet very loyal and caring.
Brick does them all so well. I thought he would have a hard time separating Pendergast from his brother, Diogenes, in this book - but I thought he handled it well.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
Several months ago the books in this series went on sale. I had read Relic, Ice limit, and Mount Dragon, liked them so thought I had nothing to lose. Wrong. This started out really good, matter of fact I will have to admit that the first chapter of most of these books are usually very exciting. They started to go into the family of Pendergast and his childhood. I was finding that to be most interesting. I was also enjoying the two police who were in love. Then in chapter 12 the book took a turn for the worst. The story was now just too stupid for me to believe. I made it through 23 chapters and decided to call it quits.
I may read some of the non-Pendergast novels. If they team up with Card or Koontz to write about Pendy's childhood, I would read that.
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
Note: This is book two in a triology. To achieve maximum enjoyment and effect it's quite important to read them in sequence.
* Lots of action -- interesting and fast moving, but missing the jaw clenching action of the first book. Still great, just pales a little in comparison.
* All the essential murder-mystery archetypes are present: A brilliant and highly ethical hero; A sidekick who is fiercely loyal and brave; A beautiful damsel in very dire circumstances; and finally, A nemesis truly worthy of the main character -- worthy in intellect and mettle -- and as evil as our hero is good.
* And given that this is book 2 of a triology: a true, knuckle-biting, cliff-hanger ending.
I'm thoroughly hooked. I must read installment 3 immediately.
This story was quality Pendergast. I really enjoyed the struggle, and finally seeing our hero unwind. Yhe only issues i had were trying to discern Pendergast from his brother since the accent was the same, and that there was a key plotline in the story that ended up going nowhere. Overall it's still a fine book
don't know how they do it but child and Preston continue to amaze. don't stop listening or reading for a second or you will details that add to the beautiful overall fiction.
Kind of a slow start but once it kicked in I couldn't stop listening. I had alot planned for Saturday but I blew it all off because I couldn't put this book down. I've already downloaded the next in series. Don't miss this one.
I have been a fan of Agent Aloysius Pendergast since I read my first book with him in 2007. I have a tendency to reread books but now that I work on the road and spend most of my days driving, I don't have time to read an actual book.
This book was narrated phenomenally well. Scott Brick does a wonderful job creating those little differences when voicing the characters that really sell the story.