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.
Stephen King is Da Man!
I never read the print version.
Uh... any Star Trek novel... because of Rene Auberjoinois, aka Odo from DS9
I dunno... does anyone get laid? LOL
I could've cried when Pendergast's wife was wacked in Mexico
Take one from Column A (aimless) and One from Column B (borrowed plot) and you have a not so savory cold and flat addition to this great series.
As a big Preston/Child fan, I looked forward to “Two Graves” and have come to the conclusion that the authors are running out of steam. While I saw glimpses of the usually surprising yet eccentric Pendergast, they were few and far between. The borrowed plot was unforgiveable for writers of this caliber.
Among all the audiobooks, this one is in the center. I have read all the Pendergast stories, and this was not among my favorites. Rene Auberjonois is the perfect narrator for Pendergast's adventures. He is the voice of Preston and Child.
I would have reduced the battle sequences. They just went on and on, between the armies, the brothers, ad nauseum. I fast-forwarded many times to get by the details of battle and sadism. For me, detailing the gore of evil, the chasing, the punches thrown, and shots fired, provides fluff that adds only irritating length to the story. In addition, I would have reduced Pendergast's seclusion. I like to depend on my heroes to perservere, and Pendergast was not at his best personally, professionally or interpersonally.
Also there were two parallel plots that ran along with the story. With the prime story line, they provided some relief, although I often wondered where they were going.
My favorite scene, without giving too much away is when Pendergast stands with his family and friends.
I have loved this series and this one did not live up, although it did move the series forward with some new and interesting characters.
The story line was okay, but the narration was very hard to tolerate. Rene Auberjonois came off as being a little too bombastic and the reading was too flowery for a tough guy role such as this one.
I could see it coming.
Does a great job with the voices and pace of narration.
I love the earlier Pendergast novels where they are at the history museum chasing monsters. Pendergast's family just doesn't interest me as much, and quite frankly, I found the monster story lines more believable.
Yes & Yes, just when you think the last book was over the top, but now comes this one. They are the best writing team I've read!! I suggest getting the whole series, I've been giving the series as Xmas gifts in books. Everyone raves, marvels and are hooked to the characters.
When Pendergast's son appeared at the Dakota!
Everything!!!!!! His audio trumps his TV performances hands down. We love his voices.
Pendergast's love and caring for his unknown son.
Where can they possibly go from here?
The Pendergast stories are always a highpoint for me. Two Graves is no exception, an exciting, stimulating novel. Although totally absorbing for the most part, it has a couple of quirky and dismal disappointments.
The uprising in the jungle is formulaic and silly. But most irritating is Mr Aberjonois's appalling German pronounciation. This is a surprise as Rene Aberjonois is the most perfect of narrators for the Pendergast series, in English.
I still recommend this audiobook highly and without the two criticisms mentioned I would have given it a 5/5