Voracious reader with a 70hr working week who rediscovered his passion for reading through Audible. Secretly in love with commutes!
I have been listening to the entire Pendergast Series up to now, starting with The Relic and am a great fan of AXP.
While the "Helen Trilogy" is clearly not up to the level of the other novels, both in character development, research, and apparent lack of entertainment value, Two Graves marks the low point of even the Helen Trilogy.
A flat story completely devoid of any literary highlights with predictable, much-abused stereotypes and zero character development does not make for good listening. What is next - Resurgent Japanese Samurai & Evil Russian Dictators? I only really enjoyed listening to the last chapter.
I am hoping that the authors will pick up the pieces in White Fire. Messrs Preston & Child, this book rates an F+ at best and is not worthy to be a AXP novel.
As a footnote, it is inconceivable to me that the authors can spend a year researching a novel with a fair amount of foreign language content, only to manage to get it wrong through sloppy research. This is eerily matched by Rene Auberjonois's clear lack of preparation by matching his atrocious pronunciation to the poor quality of Preston & Child's book.
The low-point of the Pendergast Series and best avoided at all costs, if only to help fill in the background on the Pendergast family saga.
Purposturous story, absolutely impossible combination of events, lacks any believability . 145 year people, nazi twin village in Brazil , on and on. Boring and absurd.
That was the only high point. Well read.
All of them.
Hi, Phil here i love "reading" books this way. I joined several years ago but just started really "reading" the last 1 1/2 yrs.
That's how irritating the story is. The behavior of the people involved is at times totally unbelievable. No real life person would ever react the way some of the characters act in this book. I'm being vague because I don't want to drop any spoilers. Suffice to say you know how exasperating Pendegast can be at times. Take it up 20 notches and it's a wonder that the readers don't launch a drone attack on him!
Maybe the plot is believable but by the time the good agent and the tired nazis are through with you, who cares!
I am a BIG Preston and Child's fan and have been listened to many of their audiobooks. It was a very good book (as usual) and I love Rene Auberjonois' voice.
The plot and the storyline!!!
Love it!!! I like Mr. Auberjonois as an actor so I can help but to love the way he narrates these books.
I would recommend the series as this book cannot really stand alone. Pendergast is a very complex character and in this story, I believe, there has to be some background to support the entire story.
I do not want to give away the plot but Pendergast finds out the psychopath in the family really shocked me.
I have listened to several Pendergast novels and he is by far THE Pendergast character. He has portrayed him just as I would imagine this character would be like in real life. Every reader has put a Southern accent for Pendergast, naturally, but Rene Auberjonois I think has the character set to a T.
Yes, the moment was when Pendergast finds out about the nameless boy...anymore and the story is given away.
I loved this book. I wasn't familiar with the author but found this to be exciting and one who kept me guessing.