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.
I love all the Pendergast books, and Auberjonois is the perfect reader!
great writing and narration make a perfect experience.
The simple shifts of timbre and syntax to delineate character changes is brilliant.
Yes...so I purposefully broke it onto a week.
More shorts to hold us over!
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
The last three quarters of the book.
That is hard to say. There were new characters introduced & others expanded on.
Always a pleasure to hear him narrate
This book was outstanding! However, I have to admit I was slightly confused when, although I can understand the reasoning it began with a repeat of the last scene of the prior book. Also I had a hard time in the very beginning with some of the author’s writing choices for what could be called the ‘Pendergast miracle dedication, strength & action’ scenarios. The almost inhuman hardships that Pendergast goes through in the very beginning of the book were really over the top for me & it was just too much for me to swallow. I don't know about other readers, but when the main good guys get injured or hurt I bleed along with them. BUT as the book continued the story lines improved tremendously & I became totally mesmerized by more sensational new plot introductions & further explanation of prior book plots. This book was like getting unexpected presents I wasn’t expecting. It was just like a 3D movie where the audience starts to duck least they get hit with the action. Right up until the end it was hard to stop listening to what was going to happen next. I don’t know how these two authors can unwind enough to go to sleep at night after writing a book like this…..it is that good!
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.