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
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)
The narration ruins what could be a great audiobook. I will avoid Dick Hill narrations in the future.
If I did not like the story so much I would have quit listening within the first 30 minutes of this book. The voices he does are so terrible they distract from the good writing. I will not buy any additional books he reads. He is just too difficult to listen to hour after hour.
Very good...but no one can read a Pendergast part like Rene Auberjonis. How disappointing to have purchased all the books and only 1 read by Rene.
yes, but with an asterisk
performance was adequate.
I know there are follow ups. I intend to read them.
I am a fan of Preston / Child. They are my little guilty pleasure. I know they will never win any Pulitzers, but I expected better here. The book was full of monsters and dark, hidden places. Which is why i read Preston/Child. But for some reason I found it difficult to get into this book. I kept drifting out. I enjoyed Relic and Cabinet of curiosities very much. And I will likely read the rest of the Pendergast books, but this one was not as good as the last two.
good story , but just the wrong narrator, hard to keep listening with dick hill doing the reading , bad choice..
I like the story but the narration was bad. If he could pronounce words better it would have worked maybe. "D'Agosta" is pronounced "D'Ghosta" later Pendergast morphs into a New Orleansbrookyn accent and I was never sure if D'Agosta or Perdergast were speaking since it sort of went into a change in volume to separate the two. About 3 hours in Pendergast starts to sound like the Narrator got a Novocaine shot in the jaw. Smithback just sounds creepy. Dick Hill has a nice voice if he would just read the book, he can't do voices. I think reading this one is the way to go.
I just thought I should comment after seeing a few negative comments about the narration of this book. I've always enjoyed Dick Hill as a narrator, having listened to him read several Michael Connolly novels and was pleased to see his name on this title. In my opinion he does an excellent job - the voices he gives to the characters are varied & interesting and they really come to life. Admittedly, I prefer René Auberjonois as Pendergast, but Dick Hall's narration is still first rate. Don't let the negative comments put you off.
Totally addicted to Audible.
While I am a fan of Pendergast, I could really do without knowing some of the things I learned from this book.
love lincoln/child books. never read this one. it's a follow up to relic which was very good story and movie. I enjoyed it though later pendergast novels are much better - Wheel of Darkness, Cabinet of Curiousities are great. Best one of all theirs is Thunderhead - could not stop. This one still enjoyable.
After reading Relic I looked forward to Reliquary. I enjoyed this book even more than Relic. I recommend reading the books in order. Many characters introduced in the Relic appear in this book.
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