Author, rabid Audible listener.
There is nothing like a great Pendergast story but his deep fall into the abyss of shame and self loathing makes for a heavy listen. I did like this story and there are some very interesting twists that I will obviously not give away.
There are many plots in this book. We have Pendergast re-united with a very special person that sets off a series of catastrophic events, Vincent is dealing with some very strange crimes in the city, Corrie Swanson is on her own solving with a family problem, and Dr. Felder is on a mission to uncover the mysteries of Constance's past.
While there is a lot going on here, each of the plots are well played out and helps take the heavy load off Pendergast's dark troubles.
In listening to this book, I realized one of my favorite characters is his mansion, The Dakota. Every story seems to introduce a new room, route, or special feature of the home that plays to my childhood memories of pretending there might be a secret room somewhere in my own home. If you have felt the same about the other Pendergast outings, you will enjoy Two Graves quite a bit.
With everything I liked about the story, I couldn't stop laughing that Nazi's were in it. Perhaps I am jaded from too many bad Indiana Jones movies.
I've listened to all of the Pendergast stories and Rene Auberjonois does a good job reading this one, but the writing of Pendergast stories is going downhill, IMO. Too full of of old cliches' (what is "living rock?")
I would recommend this as much as any other Preston/Child books. I was worried from reading the reviews - something I rarely do, as I often differ - and I am glad that I went with my gut and read it on my own.
Critics who say that Pendergast is a shell of himself seem to want less than the reality of a man who has been twice devasted and left disillusioned by circumstances. How could anyone be everything in such situations? Yet, in the end, there is no doubt of who and what Pendergast is - an incredible man, with an incredible mind and an even more incredible gene pool.
While Rene Auberjonois is still the best to read Pendergast, I was underwhelmed by this performance. It seemed that the voices were off and the name pronunciations were different.
TWO GRAVES - Be ready to fill one with YOUR life
I am not sure who may enjoy it more. It seemed very disconnected.
no, I just think I need to read the discription better for future purchases.
it was not the performance that was the issue.
Cold Vengeance was better, but if you enjoyed that how can you not finish the story with Two Graves. Not as good, but still entertaining and completes the story.
Preston and Child pull out all the stops on this one. The novel takes in many unexpected directions and (almost) wraps it all up nicely.
Who was the second grave for?
This book is one the best mystery-thrillers I've read. What a roller coaster ride! I had to pull an all nighter.
I'm adding the entire series to my Wish List.
Well produced . Narrator has a great voice.
When Albin walks away.
When Tristim shows up at the apartment.
You think Nazi horrors are a think of the past?
I enjoy listening.
It was out of character for Pendergast to miss clues, not be two steps ahead,be prepared and also be physically weak.
Cold Days, a Dresden book
Read Eva Gannon's of Illinois review. She says exactly what I think. She elaborates the short comings.
I would buy it. It has a complex plot that has twists and turns. You have to know what comes next.
Switching scenarios chapter to chapter made attentive listening a must.
Great emotion and diction assist understanding.
No - need to relish the changing scenes before moving on.