have always loved this character but the reader leaves something to be desired. the plot I keeps you in suspense.
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.
i love the characters in these books. the authors have a fabulous grasp of the use of suspense. the reader was good, sometimes a little overly dramatic with his tone, like he was reading an old school detective novel! i highly recommend this book. highly entertaining!
At first, I thought something was wrong with my phone or the app. However, after the third repeated paragraph, I realized it was just that....repeats. Happened numerous times through the book. Seemed to be poor audio editing. Took away from the story.
Another great book
The most memorable moment for me was after falling into a trap laid out by the villain where a dumb waiter's floor dropped out from under him, Pendergast woke up in the lower level of the basement handcuffed to the wall, even with his injuries, he was able not only get out of the cuffs, pursue the villain, getting wounded a couple more times, but also succeed in catching him.
I had a difficult time with this narrator. Several time in this book, he reread the same paragraph which got to be very annoying and causing me to check my ipod to make sure that I hadn't accidentally hit the repeat button, which I hadn't.
This book did give me some extreme reactions. It had me on the edge of my seat and several times I had to check myself from making loud outbursts when the Museum pompous curator acted like he knew everything was being obnoxious.
The story was as captivating as the first two offerings of Preston and Childs. Unfortunately the producers chose a different reader whose cadence was unnatural and sounded like "up-talking." He did not do New York or Irish accents well, and his peculiar style got in the way of an otherwise riveting tale. I will not purchase other books narrated by Mr Msrosz.
Busy single mom, here. I am passionate about my books, but have so little time to sit down and read. I am loving my audiobooks!
I love all the pendergast novels. Unfortunately, the narrator for this one is tedious and seems to read it like he is being forced to do so.
Nevertheless, a great book.
I enjoyed this book. Great story, great narrator...BUT.... audio edit is off. There are at least seven (7) times where the same narration is repeated. Would I recommend the book, even with repeated sections? YES. Great story, Great narrator.
Fascinated by science.
I am a relative newcomer to Pendergast and company, having just finished this book -- #3. I can say honestly that each book has been more exciting than the last. The elusive, mysterious Agent Pendergast draws you into the most extraordinary tales you cannot imagine. For an FBI agent from New Orleans, Pendergast seems to have an odd attraction to New York City and the New York Museum of Natural History. (I personally would hesitate before accepting a position there.) In "Curiosities", we discover some startling insights into the Pendergast family, some very frightening. A modern Jack the Ripper is killing people in a very specific and heinous way, and he is leaving very little clues as to his identity. He seems to be familiar with the inner workings of the museum, but there are too many suspects and too little evidence. My recommendation: Get this book! Oh, and while you're at it, get the audiobook, too. It's great.