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.
The narrator was so bad that I could not finish the book. This is the first book ever that I did not finish.
Two graves is as good as the best Pendergast novels out there, but with a darker, more complex character completing the otherwise enigmatic Pendergast as we have gotten to know him in the previous novels.
This is a must-read for any Pendergast aficionado.
An Audio Book Junkie...
Same old story
Not really, to be honest the story was a little lacking in some areas, then it split into three different stories. To make matters worse there are times where the book just skips time to come to another portion of the story with little to no transition.
I love how he enunciates the words, his different language skills are very helpful in this book
Not really, the story line is the same as all of the other books... A cop , a reporter (thank god there was none in this book, an FBI agent and some weird things happening. Pendergast does his stuff no regards to other people screws over his friends career... blah blah. Rinse and repeat.
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
THE INTRIGUE IN THIS NOVEL IS AMAZING. IT CAN ONLY BE DONE WITH GREAT WRITERS, AND YOU CAN DEPEND ON THESE TWO AUTHORS TO DELIVER A SUSPENSEFUL, DEEPLY PLAYING ON EVERY EMOTION WE HAVE. I WAS UP ALL NIGHT LISTENING TO THIS ONE. SO THE HOOK IS SET IN THE FIRST CHAPTER, GET READY FOR A WONDERFUL RIDE, INTO THE WORLD OF PENDERGAST. THE NEW ONE IS GETTING READY FOR RELEASE SOON, AND I REALIZED I HAD NOT REVIEWED THIS RIVETING NOVEL, IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF THEY CAN OUT DO THEMSELVES IN THE NEW ONE. GET READY FOR THE RIDE OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT. I WHICH HOLLYWOOD WOULD PICK THIS CHARACTER UP FOR SQUEAL MOVIES, I CANNOT SEE HOW THESE WOULD MAKE ANYONE BUT RICH, AND GIVE A LARGER AUDIENCE TO THESE TWO AUTHORS AND THERE GREAT TALENT!
I have been reading the Pendergast novels since the beginning, and I am sorry to say that they have been declining steadily over the years. However, this one took a nose dive. I have not read such a ridiculous story line since my childhood. It was a true "Jump the Shark" tale. After this story, I do not think I will not be following the adventures of Special Agent Pendergast any more.