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Olaf

Estero, FL, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (4022)
    Performance
    (2468)
    Story
    (2495)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "Very flat story. Boring narration."
    Overall

    The story is very flat and there is no suspense at all in the whole book. The narration is also not very good. The narrator creates unique voices, but the recording quality is not that good either. Especially, the sound effects for direct speech are very bad (e.g. echo in the cellar, walkie-talkie voices). It hurts in the ears when listening on an iPod. All in all, not a good book. The newer Pendergast stories are much better, especially considering that Pendergast is not the protagonist in this book and some book catalogs do list this book not as a Pendergast book.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (934)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (201)

    When Lincoln's estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect - too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur's home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln's relative is sealed.

    Audiophile says: "Long, Complex, and Good."
    "Great read. Sometimes a little bit slow."
    Overall

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator was good, but not excellent. The story was very good, but for some people the "techno-babble" might be a bit hard to follow and to stay interested in. Having studied computer science and having a decent background in data mining, I was surprised about the ease with which Deaver presents the topic. Readers should be warned that some aspects are presented on a very basic level and some things are simply exaggerated - just as it needs to be in a fictional novel. 4/5 as there are some story arcs that are simply too long and the narrator is not as good as in other Deaver novels.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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