Wow, am I glad this narrator didn't get the job for the whole series. He has annoying intonation, as though periods are actually commas. It drove me crazy. In addition, he mispronounced the majority of medical terms: vasospasm, Vicryl, sacrum. Perhaps that can be laid partly on the audiobook director. Also, there were multiple instances of repetition of a sentence or two, which I assume is left over from the disc recordings. This is the only audiobook I've bought through Audible that did this so far.
I'm finding that the Pendergast stories require a huge suspension of disbelief. Okay, fine. They're entertaining enough.
Truthfully I read the series out of order yet I was able to enjoy each book as a separate entity and an excellent read. The character of A. Pendergast has drawn me in and that is no less true in this read. Add a bit of history from long before my time and you have a fascinating story with great descriptive prose.
The 3rd book in the Pendergast series finally lets us into Special Agent Pendergast's mind and history and gives us an interesting look at the history of natural history, in New York at least.
A suspenseful and eerie tale, it does drag for a little while, but in the end, is worth the time to listen.
the narrator was OK, at best. The majority of his sentences are uninflected and end in an abortive vocal fry, almost like he is trying to sound uninterested. The audio was clearly taken from audio CD files and not all of the repeated lines at change of disk have been removed.
On the good side, there are none of the weird echo effects used in the previous book to signal a character thinking rather than talking, so that is a positive.
Hard to say. I enjoy listening to books while working on some projects, it helps speed the day. This is third book I've listened to in this series and I find them an entertaining break from the usual nonfiction fare I listen to.
Pendergast, but it's more from the authors than the reading. Enjoy his cleverness.
There are many segments in this recording that are repeated and interrupt the flow for listening.
No, not if I can help it. I don't like his style of narration at all. He ends his sentences as if they are questions and it was very distracting. I barely got through the book.
the story is consistant Preston / Child. Riviting to the end.
The reader does a SUPERB job when he's reading the character's roles - perfect accents and inflection, really believable. But when doing the narrative parts he seems to be deliberately boring.
I haven't read the print version
The opening of the elevator to Nora and Pendergast.
He does a great Pendergast voice and characterization
Really on the edge of my seat many times in this book. Really enjoyed it.
Going for the next Pendergast episode.
A mystery has to give clues to its reader/listener so when all is revealed, the reader/ listener can go back and see the clues left. This is an early Pendergast and the worst of the entire series.