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Reliquary Audiobook
Reliquary
Written by: 
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Narrated by: 
Dick Hill
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Reliquary Audiobook

Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast.

When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare.

Prolong the suspense: listen to the first book, Relic.

©2008 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

The netherworld of New York City...proves as shuddery a setting for the authors' latest scientific monster mash as the American Museum of Natural History did for their bestselling Relic, to which this is the sequel. (Publishers Weekly)
"This should do for the New York subway system what Jaws did for Long Island beaches." (Booklist)
"Dick Hill's reading of this fascinating sequel to Relic builds the suspense and horror." (AudioFile)

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    Molly 05-28-10
    Molly 05-28-10
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    "good book, poor narration"

    This is a cleverly written book with some very graphic details. However, this narrator has obviously not heard any of the other stories in the series. He is not consistent with previous narrators with his pronounciations of names and places. He makes characters that are likeable in other stories, creepy and slimey. The publisher should consider being more consistent with narrators, as they can make or break a book. I have heard other stories this narrator has done, and I thought they were fine, but with this series of stories, I am not impressed with his distortion of the characters.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 04-04-14
    Cindy 04-04-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Falls short of the first book."

    I read the first book and took a liking to many of the characters so I was happy to see some of them return here. Given that fact I will likely listen to the third book and hope it gets better.

    If I had rated this before the last hour it would have been 3s all across but the story took a turn for the dumb in the last hour so I took it down to 2 stars.

    I did not enjoy this narrator as much as the narrator of the first book. It seemed that he mixed up the voices of two of the main male characters a couple of times. I figured it out from context but it interrupted the storyline.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-14-13
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-14-13 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "The Louder a person Speaks the Less He has To Say"

    And Art is that which is not art. Just some wisdom to be found in this book.

    I seemed to like stuff that is a little edgy. Stuff with science and maybe some pseudo-science. I like looking at things from a different point of view. Preston and Child have a knack for filling that niche.

    This is a sequel to Relic, but it also a stand alone novel. There are some mentions of Relic, but not enough to make it a must that you read Relic first. Having said that I would suggest you read Relic first, simply cause I liked it better. But only by about half a star. I also must mention that I prefer Koontz, when it comes to this type of novel, but it is well worth the four stars I gave it.

    This is a lot here about the underground of NY city, about those that live in the tunnels and sewer pipes under the city. As mention in the Afterword, even though this is a made up story, there is a population of people who live underground and it goes several stories deep. These tunnels are not charted or mapped.

    The entertainment value of this is rather high, but I was getting a little bored between chapters 51 and 57 and then it picks up.

    These c/o authors also take a hard hit on conservatives. Accusing them of mob behavior. Which is actually the opposite of the truth. See Anne Coulter, Demonic. She shows that conservatives rarely if ever protest or bend to mob rule. Protesters through out history have always been liberals. Those occupying the parks around the United States were very liberal. But that is a very small part of the book and should not keep you from listening.

    If I ever give Dick Hill less then six stars, please take my temperature.

    I also like Mount Dragon and Ice Limit.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Fred Laakso 01-10-09
    Fred Laakso 01-10-09
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    "No more Dick Hill"

    Dick Hill again proves that he can ruin any novel no matter how good it is. He portrays the characters as either chronically hysterical (especially women) or prone to fits of anger. Spare me any more narration by Dick Hill.

    13 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Monique 06-23-16
    Monique 06-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Addicted to this Series"

    I'm glued the moment the book starts. I also really like that so much of the places and such are real and can learn alot aswell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley M. Wiggins Ocala, FL 06-09-16
    Ashley M. Wiggins Ocala, FL 06-09-16 Member Since 2014

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    "The best series ever made!!"

    Thanks to my wife I have come to enjoy this series, now I'm listening to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trisha 06-07-16
    Trisha 06-07-16
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    "One of my favorites"

    Great story with many twists. This series keeps me on the edge of my seat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A discovery of an old favorite."

    I originally started this series when I was in Jr high . After watching Relic on Netflix I decided to find the series that I once so enjoyed. This second book brings back characters that are familiar and enjoyable. The flow of the story at times was slow but that may have been since I knew the ending before starting. I easily though slid into my own imaginings of this book while listening Dick Hill narrate. The descriptions gave me enough details to begin the image and allowed my imagination to complete it. Do you know what lies under the city streets? You may be surprised! If you have not read the first book please read Relic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CeeCee 05-20-16
    CeeCee 05-20-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Good story, too much rehashing, narration "less"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. It added good layers to characters I'm sure will continue to be featured in the series.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Underground aspect was great. Dr. Frock was totally predictable and telegraphed.


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    The switching from character to character was annoying in that if you aren't great at that , read it straight.


    Do you think Reliquary needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Hahaha...


    Any additional comments?

    So much of the Mbwun stuff was repeated over and over and over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DONA 05-10-16
    DONA 05-10-16
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    "READ RELIC FIRST"

    After you have read Relic you are ready for this venture. It is a fascinating look at places few of us would dare to venture yet they exist. I am loving this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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