From number-one New York Times best-selling authors Preston & Child, an all-new short story featuring Agent Pendergast, available only as an ebook and audio download.
In New Orleans' French Quarter, the Tooth Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips money under your pillow at night.... He's a mysterious old recluse who must be appeased with teeth - lest he extract retribution. When young Diogenes Pendergast loses a tooth, however, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is determined to put the legend to the test...with dire consequences.
©2012 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Typically convoluted and fascinating Pendergast short story--great for Halloween or around a campfire. Pay the small price, but don't use a credit, as it is so short. But definitely worth getting!
As always, Preston and Child gave us another excellent story and Rene Auberjonois a perfect read.
I'm a serious Audible Junkie, just can't get enough of this great company.
Yes, kinda addicted to this series.
Okay, for a short story, how far can you go in a short time, make sure you've listended to other Pendergast stuff otherwise you wont know the characters.
Good speaking voice, like listening to an old friend tell a good story
Probably not, too short
While I hunger for more Agent Pendergast this was a little predictable. The narrator was excellent and the story fair.
yes of course!!
It solves a mystery all Pendergas fans have wondered about.
Wonderful story telling... I love his honeyed voice.
I didn't realize that this story actually tells the reader what we have always wanted to know.
I loved it.
No, I love the Agent Pendergast books, but this short story was a little different from the other books and for some reason bothered me. I found it a little too gruesome. Maybe a part of Agent Pendergast's childhood we didn't really need to hear about.
The short story actually only took up about 45 minutes or so of the audio. The last 15 minutes or so were an excerpt from another book. Since it didn't really tell you which one it had no real redeeming value to being added, although it was interesting. All you could glean from it was Pendergast trying to find his wife Helen and what was happening to Helen at the time.
Pendergast is among my favorite characters ever. Short story or long, the authors paint a picture that captures the imagination.
With a longer story, if you don't catch a detail here or there, you can make it up in context by listening to the rest of the story. Sadly, I missed a detail towards the end and realize the short story was over. This was complicated by the fact that at the end of the story and credits, part of another Pendergast novel plays for about 15 minutes. The middle of one of the other books. Did someone fell asleep at the engineering board and no one has caught it? Is part of it missing?
I'll give it another listen from beginning to end and it will probably make sense--it will only take about 48 mins--not the 67 mins Audible states.
Someone please check this.
I am a huge Pendergast fan but this story felt contrived. I was expecting far better, which I suppose is a compliment.
This short story is the literary equivalent of a Twinkie. It hits the spot if you're really hungry for an inexpensive snack but you would be better off eating a regular meal.
As with the others in this series a loved the story. Creepy and I will definitely cringe at mention of the tooth fairy. And it makes old new Orleans even more interesting. It is a short story roughly 50 minutes with an intro to another story at the end. that one sounds promising as well. the only negative I have of it the narrator. He's not bad, but he's not what I am use to for Pendergast, and I don't like his southern accent. Its not genteel enough for what I am use too as Pendergast.
For most children, the idea of a Tooth Fairy is a pleasant one, but in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the reality is much darker than any children’s tale. For instead of leaving their tooth under a pillow, children must deposit their tooth in a small bowl on the porch of a recluse’s mansion lest the old man Dufour come after what’s rightfully his.
For years, young Aloysius Pendergast has always viewed this ritual with scorn and derision, and he’s horrified when his younger brother, Diogenes, adamantly insists on honoring the superstitious tradition. Determined to teach his brother a lesson, Aloysius retrieves his brother’s offering and discards it.
But when Diogenes disappears the next day, Aloysius begins to wonder if the legends might be true…
Set between Cold Vengeance and Two Graves, this creepy, little gem of a story provides valuable insight into the relationship between FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast and his brother, Diogenes. Although Diogenes didn’t become unhinged until later in life, it’s easy to discern how Aloysius’s actions unwittingly helped shape the monster Diogenes would eventually become.
As always, René Auberjonois' narration was excellent. The dulcet tones of Pendergast seem to come effortlessly to him, and I cannot imagine listening to anyone else bring our favorite Special Agent to life. It’s always a treat to listen to him slip between the characters and the narrator, and oftentimes, I forget I’m listening to only one person read the story.
Set at 30 pages, this audio short clocks in at a mere 67 minutes – easily finished within one or two day’s commute.
If, like me, you haven’t finished Cold Vengeance yet, take heart: this story can be read without fear of spoilers!
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