Retired Military Officer & Pilot. President of a national executive search firm specializing in recruitment and placement of Physicians.
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.
Love a great mystery and suspenseful novel.
There were some portions of this story that were left off. It was like there were three different stories going on at the same time and two of them never connected.
This was a great listen and kept you going on several levels. Some say that the characters were a bit shallow. But if you have read all of the Preston and Child's Book each book builds on each character. We get to know a lot more of Constance so you know there will be more upcoming books because of new characters introduced.
Rene is easy and great to listen to and does justice to each character.
I teach High School Theater and Fine Arts and still have hair! I am phenomenal!
It is my favorite of late.
I hated that Helen died, but the addition of two sons of the same category as he and Diogenes to Pendergast's life was ingenious. I also loved the character of Tristram and yes, even Alban. It takes us through Pendergast's highest and lowest moments ultimately showing us that survival is always to be sought for the good of those besides oneself. And I feel that even though 'Tristram' means sadness, it is through this very sadness that love will eventually come to Pendergast's shattered heart.
Aloyisius, of course, then Tristram. I must also say, the conquering of Dukchuck by Felder was a great scene. I will not buy an audiobook not narrated by Rene' Auberjonois.. His voice captures the mellifluous New Orleans accent of Pendergast as I have imagined it since I read Relic when it came out.
When Helen died, I felt Pendergast's pain. I also felt his dying of the soul,the sadness of Ms. Ishimura, the benevolence of Proctor despite his 'job' and the hurt of Viola. I despised Fisher, which was as it should be considering his character.
I highly recommend this book and heartily guarantee you will enjoy the performance of Rene' Auberjonois.