No, I love the Agent Pendergast books, but this short story was a little different from the other books and for some reason bothered me. I found it a little too gruesome. Maybe a part of Agent Pendergast's childhood we didn't really need to hear about.
The short story actually only took up about 45 minutes or so of the audio. The last 15 minutes or so were an excerpt from another book. Since it didn't really tell you which one it had no real redeeming value to being added, although it was interesting. All you could glean from it was Pendergast trying to find his wife Helen and what was happening to Helen at the time.
I absolutely love the books written by Preston & Child, especially the Pendergast series. Therefore I was very surprised that I was so disappointed by this novella. The story is flat and strange and feels unfinished. However, one unsatisfactory story will not keep me from reading more of their novels.
The narrator was very appropriate when he was speaking as Agent Pendergast but only mediocre for other characters voices. Story itself was typical for the series. In the end, you finish the story with tons of unanswered questions.
It is right up,there with other detective stories. It was too,short but I knew it was a short story.
Not really but it wasn't a mystery it was like a ghost story from his childhood. Pendergast is telling a scary story to his protege. It was good.
I always like Rene's performance as Pendergast. His voice is Pendergast. He has the drawl and the superior attitude down perfectly.
Nothing extreme. I just found it a very nice story.
Yes. It gives, as in the other Pendergast books, a detailed description of atmosphere and setting; the things I like in a story.
An interesting and somewhat gory alternative to the tooth fairy. And it has Pendergast in it.
He always brings an erie atmosphere to the Pendergast stories. The voices of Pendergast and Constance are really well performed and grasp your attention. I truly appreciate his narration.
No, not really. The scene where young Pendergast is in the Dufour house with his father is a bit scary though. And Pendergast having been a real bully to his younger brother and realizing it later was remarkable.
Truly recommend this story. Pay for it, spend no credit.
Yes, to anyone who liked Preston/Child's Pendergast series. It is a fun short story with lots of Pendergast atmosphere.
When a young Pendergast finds out he may be mistaken about his younger brother's superstitions.
Be careful of the Tooth Fairy
Has a nice little bonus at the end of an upcoming Pendergast book preview.
Pendergast is among my favorite characters ever. Short story or long, the authors paint a picture that captures the imagination.
With a longer story, if you don't catch a detail here or there, you can make it up in context by listening to the rest of the story. Sadly, I missed a detail towards the end and realize the short story was over. This was complicated by the fact that at the end of the story and credits, part of another Pendergast novel plays for about 15 minutes. The middle of one of the other books. Did someone fell asleep at the engineering board and no one has caught it? Is part of it missing?
I'll give it another listen from beginning to end and it will probably make sense--it will only take about 48 mins--not the 67 mins Audible states.
Someone please check this.