I would recommend this as much as any other Preston/Child books. I was worried from reading the reviews - something I rarely do, as I often differ - and I am glad that I went with my gut and read it on my own.
Critics who say that Pendergast is a shell of himself seem to want less than the reality of a man who has been twice devasted and left disillusioned by circumstances. How could anyone be everything in such situations? Yet, in the end, there is no doubt of who and what Pendergast is - an incredible man, with an incredible mind and an even more incredible gene pool.
While Rene Auberjonois is still the best to read Pendergast, I was underwhelmed by this performance. It seemed that the voices were off and the name pronunciations were different.
TWO GRAVES - Be ready to fill one with YOUR life
I am not sure who may enjoy it more. It seemed very disconnected.
no, I just think I need to read the discription better for future purchases.
it was not the performance that was the issue.
Cold Vengeance was better, but if you enjoyed that how can you not finish the story with Two Graves. Not as good, but still entertaining and completes the story.
Preston and Child pull out all the stops on this one. The novel takes in many unexpected directions and (almost) wraps it all up nicely.
Who was the second grave for?
This book is one the best mystery-thrillers I've read. What a roller coaster ride! I had to pull an all nighter.
I'm adding the entire series to my Wish List.
Well produced . Narrator has a great voice.
When Albin walks away.
When Tristim shows up at the apartment.
You think Nazi horrors are a think of the past?
I enjoy listening.
It was out of character for Pendergast to miss clues, not be two steps ahead,be prepared and also be physically weak.
Cold Days, a Dresden book
Read Eva Gannon's of Illinois review. She says exactly what I think. She elaborates the short comings.
I would buy it. It has a complex plot that has twists and turns. You have to know what comes next.
Switching scenarios chapter to chapter made attentive listening a must.
Great emotion and diction assist understanding.
No - need to relish the changing scenes before moving on.
Take one from Column A (aimless) and One from Column B (borrowed plot) and you have a not so savory cold and flat addition to this great series.
As a big Preston/Child fan, I looked forward to “Two Graves” and have come to the conclusion that the authors are running out of steam. While I saw glimpses of the usually surprising yet eccentric Pendergast, they were few and far between. The borrowed plot was unforgiveable for writers of this caliber.
Among all the audiobooks, this one is in the center. I have read all the Pendergast stories, and this was not among my favorites. Rene Auberjonois is the perfect narrator for Pendergast's adventures. He is the voice of Preston and Child.
I would have reduced the battle sequences. They just went on and on, between the armies, the brothers, ad nauseum. I fast-forwarded many times to get by the details of battle and sadism. For me, detailing the gore of evil, the chasing, the punches thrown, and shots fired, provides fluff that adds only irritating length to the story. In addition, I would have reduced Pendergast's seclusion. I like to depend on my heroes to perservere, and Pendergast was not at his best personally, professionally or interpersonally.
Also there were two parallel plots that ran along with the story. With the prime story line, they provided some relief, although I often wondered where they were going.
My favorite scene, without giving too much away is when Pendergast stands with his family and friends.
I have loved this series and this one did not live up, although it did move the series forward with some new and interesting characters.