It was a long and drawn out plot with few surprises.
Yes, I have read several of their books and have enjoyed them.
I have listened to the entire Pendergast Series, one right after the other, and I have really not enjoyed this "Helen" trilogy. Is it just me or are these getting more violent? My penchant for murder mysteries usually means that the stories will carry some level of violence, but these last few have made me physically cringe. And Pendergast comes across not as a bit unusual, but like a cold-blooded, thoughtless killer. I miss my D'Agosta. I hate the fact that he acts like a little puppy trailing behind and begging for the attentions of Hayward. I miss the all-knowing mysteriousness of Pendergast. I liked that his wife was dead and that was all we knew. I can't go back and un-listen to it...but I almost wish I could.
I've read every book in this series and have loved every one of them. This is the only book in the series that really needs preparation before tackling it. All the books in the series stand by themselves and this on will as well. However to to make complete sense, you really need to have read the entire series. It brings all the major/minor players and what has gone on in their lives that has brought them to this point. Ig Audible had a 10 point scale, this would be the one that rates it. DON;T MISS IT!
A plausible plot
a fine reader
it made me wonder about hotel security
Impossible plot which makes absolutely no sense.
Yeah for sure as the Pendergast series is a great one and Rene does the perfect voice for him
To be honest I didn't like it but thats because I saw it coming from about half way.
Rene was really good again, but a couple of times he kept the wrong voice for a character.
Yes as it was a further trip into the world of A.L.Pengdergast, but I think its one of the weakest in the series.
Way too much Pendergast (as are the first two stories from this trilogy). The balance of other characters and getting involved in their lives is what makes the Pendergast novels so good. There is NONE of that in these three books. And I can't stress this enough: Pendergast himself is not all that interesting; he's not exactly a figure we overly-empathise with personally, so his taking up 95% of these three books is taxing. The tie-up for D'Agosta was WAY too quick and clean..and the getting him in trouble is getting to routine. If you skip this trilogy, you won't be missing a lot, really. The authors are at least good about that kind of thing.
No -- this can't be put into a genre. When a series (any series) has gone as long as this, it transcents genres. You know what you are expecting is unique.
Absolutely solid -- just like all his other Pendergast performances. No disappointment here.
I enjoyed everything about this book. Have listened to all but one of the audiobooks up to this one (not available for sale in my country). Rene Auberjonois is superb, as always. Can't wait for the next instalment in this extraordinary series.
Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.
Pendergast brought back to life. Excellent read. I feel like all the questions are answered in this book. I need to read a book I have missed and reread several I didn't take my time with. As usual the plot explanations are very elastic, but a stretch worth taking. I am looking forward to enjoying more of the Pendergast Series. I do wish Pendergast sounded a tad more Southern, but the performance is exceedingly well read. I could wish for less coarse language keeping in mind cursing shows a lack of vocabulary and imagination. Know, however this isn't true of these authors and that it seems to be expected by newer readers. I think this book really ties up any loose ends and gets us ready to continue on the journey. I would go so far as to say it is a MUST READ!
I realize fiction is to suspend reality in favor of imagination, but some of the plot lines in this novel are ridiculous. I'm a big fan of the series but this one seems like it's off kilter with a plot line and twists that defy reality.
without a doubt, Pendergast
It's been quite a while since their last novel, the prior one in this series. I'd recommend reading that prior to beginning this novel to refresh yourself on the myriad of relationships and the history of how the new book got to where it is.
I have read all of the Pendergast series and this one was note quite as riveting! I still love the series and interested to see what they come out with next as this one seemed like the final scene! I love Rene Auberjonois as the narrator of all the series...he is great with the voice changes and gives Pendergast real character. But I must say tying the last three books up in this finally was not quite as dramatic as I have come to expect.