Pendergast # (2013 addition to this mystery series)
Impeccable narration by René Auberjunois could not overcome my disappointment at this implausible, fragmented, and frustrating "visit" with Special Agent Pendergast. Three or four separate plots--and I do mean separate--never connected the characters we usually enjoy as an ensemble. Pendergast was in South America, Corey Swanson was in Kansas, Constance Green was following her own story line, and NYPD Detective Vincent D'Agosta was mere window-dressing. None of the plots overlapped or worked together, yet none was strong enough to stand alone. They are not improved by being bound together in one volume.
I usually enjoy suspending disbelief, at least a little bit, when going on an adventure with Pendergast. But the main plot, focusing on him, was a deadly combination of "timeworn" and "ridiculous."
Pendergast remains one of my favorite continuing characters, and I will most likely read the next novel as soon as it's available. By then I hope the bitter taste of this one will have dissipated.
Yes I would recommend this book. If you like the the series this is a good one.
I different side of Pendergast and very good villeins
Yes. The weaving of the story in these novels is so complex that another listen to the entire trilogy is a must. It is imperative to listen in order.
When Pendergast is standing on the stones with his son but doesn't pull the trigger yet...and when the full story of Constance Green is revealed. There are so many that I can't sort through them all.
Yes. I listened to him in Fever Dreams and Cold Vengeance. He is a superb narrator.
I had extreme reactions but sometimes I wanted to strangle Vincent and other times Pendergast himself. Preston and Child are an amazing duo.
Bring on more Pendergast!
Finally finding out what happens to everyone.
He is Pendergast.
I have enjoyed this group in the series.
Typical Agent Pendergast
I love the fantastical story line and deeper psychology of Pendergast.
He is the perfect story teller for these books. The story just rolls off his tongue and keeps me enthralled from beginning to end.
When Lt. Vincent D'Agosta betrays him.
People seem to be disappointed in the fantastical nature and 'Indiana Jones' types stunts in these books. My question is, how did they get this far in this series if they did not appreciate this type of writing. Loved the book and the more I learn of Pendergast, the more I feel for him.
I stumbled upon this novel based on its recommendations and not knowing it was part of a series. Delicious! Such action, suspense and interesting characters and plot development. I now have to decide if I want to read the other dozen books in the series now that I know the ending...
I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.
Brought earlier books into focus
All the pendergast books by Lincoln and Child
Awesome as always
These books move me from cover to cover, but there was one that i can't tell you about because it would be a spoiler
Must read for Pendergast fans
Audible Books have allowed me to be a "reader". I now enjoy novels and stories I never knew about.
The humanization of Pendergast
Mr Auberjonis MUST continue reading the Pendergast series, because he IS Pendergast..He makes the story jump out at the listner.
You CAN NOT make a film of this book. There is no actor that looks like the discription of Pendergast... so you would end up with the same FAILED movie like the recent Jack Reacher Movie...Come on as 5'6" actor to play a 6' 5' character.
The details of the locations, in addition to the characters, is wonderful. I love the historical information on New York City. And I live in Nebraska.
I just couldn't get in to listening to this book and the accent seemed to drone on to me for some reason.
I liked it, but was a little tired of this melancholy tortured Pendergast. I am glad that the Helen storyline is now resolved. I liked the Pendergast character from the books prior to these last few.
I liked the story, and narration was excellent as always. No complaints other then I miss the main characters prior personality traits. I think the Tristran character will be a great addition in future stories.