Definitely, it is another great story
Any of the other Pendergast novels (obviously) but other than these, I cannot think of another book or series to compare "Two Graves" to as I think the Pendergast series is unique
Brilliant (1) and outstanding (2); especially his interpretation of Pendergast. However, I have given the performance only 3 stars due to the (in part) ghastly (3) pronunciation of the German lines. Hachette should be using (native) language advisors to avoid ruining a great book.That said, having listened to all the Pendergast novels, I cannot imagine a better narrator to perform these.
Looking forward to the next book in the series
I would not recommend it, and certainly not for anyone who has been following this series.
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connolly.. a Mickey Haller, and always look forward to this series.
Auboerjonois is amazing and in this instance his narration was the only thing I actually enjoyed about the audiobook. He is very natural in his ability to just slightly change inflection, accent, and tone to differentiate, even between male/female.
More than one, but in this case the whole storyline involving Dr. Felder and the young woman (so boring I don't recall her name). And more of Corey in the actual main part of the story instead of another insipid and unsatisfying side story....
All good things must come to an end, I suppose. After years of developing really great characters (D'Agostino, Nora, Viola, and Corey), it seems the authors have grown weary, and in turn became lazy and sloppy with all aspects of this book, plot, characters. It left me with the impression that the franchise of these books is more about profit, not craft. I have experienced this with other authors who wrote 20+ books in a series, ie Janet Evanavich, the Scarpetta series to name a couple.
I won't be buying anymore of this series.
"Two Graves" by Preston and Child is a wonderfully wicked novel that will leave any listener far from any digging utensils for quite some time. This long novel takes the listener on a mystery rollercoaster ride that will leave many fans looking at their garage or any neighbor carrying a gardening shovel in a entirely different way. Because charecter development is so deep, and Pendergasts' F.B.I. and personal veneer cracks so unexpectantly, any listener would have to be insane not to delight in, what I think is, P&C's, best novel of their careers. I would definitely listen to it again, especially because of the superb and wickedly delightful narration of Rene Auberjonois. He plays a huge part in this books success. He definitely brings this story to life.This new novel is so incredably complex that any P&C fan may need to listen to it more than once, if only to truly enjoy every delightful twist and turn. It is so thoroughly constructed that, despite the book's length, any new or old Preston and Child fan will delight in this convoluted and thought provoking mystery. It is so good that listening to the novel only once may not be enough for any fan. It is truly a wickedly delightful literary ride that many will remember for a very long time. A great listen.
Yes, because it was read by a great talent
It was a story that none of us should ever forget. The story had a great message akin to the saying what goes around comes around
He has a great speaking voice
That you should dig two graves, if revenge is your motive.
An excellent wrap-up to the so-called Helen trilogy by Preston and Child. There is so much packed into this novel that it would be impossible to write a good review without giving away some aspect of the plot. Suffice it to say that many story lines going all the way back to the Enoch Leng "Cabinet of Curiosities" book are tied up and explained. All of tho old characters are here - at least the ones who haven't been killed off in prior novels. And even one who ... Oops. Plus some new faces that had me saying, "Wait! Did I know these people??"
Rene Auberjonois simply IS the voice of A. Pendergast. His impeccable narration is the perfect complement to Preston/Childs' intricate plot and detailed writing.
A most enjoyable listen indeed.
Gripping, thrilling, exciting
Pendergast has been one of my favorite characters since the series beginning. He's calm, Southern, and brilliant.
Without giving away the plot, the escape scene from the island was awesome.
Yes! I couldn't stop. I listened to the entire book in two days.
it was all that you will like
I love the suspense, and description of everything
He brings alot of added expression that others do not which makes the book even better.
It kept me sitting on edge and wanting to keep reading it to the end.
I hated when I was finished reading it, I wanted it to go on, and on.
I am such a fan of Pendergast that he almost can do no wrong. This story was the kind of tight story with mysterious twists and turns I've come to expect. While there's always the milieu of the mysterious, though, a lot of things happened in the nick of time that tugged on my believability. Regardless of any possible perceived weaknesses, I still found myself making time to finish the story as quickly as possible.
He does his usual outstanding job of making the characters believable. I am always intrigued at the subtle voice changes that make each character distinct without seeming contrived or forced.
The family history of the Pendergast clan is verging on hard to follow. Plus, they keep dying off so I wonder how much longer that part of the story can continue, unless of course they're all semi-immortal like his ward! :-) I'd welcome a return to some more traditional crime settings with the non-family characters involved as in earlier novels.
Yes. Lots of twists and turns in the story. You never expected what was coming next.
Great Pendergast book.
The same as his others