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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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    photolander 06-14-15
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    "A story more Jules Verne than modern thriller"

    This story stretched credulity more than other Pendergast tales. But its narrator brings a full repertoire of voices and sound effects that makes this a compelling and entertaining listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 06-09-15
    Kristin 06-09-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Dreadful book!"

    I tried, I really did. So many people liked this series but it is disgusting ... Relentlessly disgusting, violent, and without purpose other than being relentlessly ugly. The narration is fine but the book itself is awful.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elly K 06-03-15
    Elly K 06-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    love this series. so good. great twist! can't wait to read the next one. Yay

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    Shane Hitzel 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book!"

    while I enjoyed the performance and effects of the first book more!. the story and performance of this book where still excellent!

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    Frank 06-02-15
    Frank 06-02-15 Member Since 2009
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    "GREAT SEQUEL TO RELIC"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Highest recommendation if you liked RELIC. This story adds depth, interest, and definition to it's predecessor..


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Reliquary?

    Too many memorable moments to deliniate only one.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I don't really care for Dick Hill's oral interpretation in general, but this story carries him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    My first time with Preston & Child but I have listened to Lincoln Child before and enjoyed his stories.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Ebell 06-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Reliquary"

    I absolutely love the Pendergast series. He is one of my favorite characters from all the books I've ever read. I wasn't terribly impressed with the narrator because he made Smithback sound too whiny and Margo was so bland as a character. I've always thought of her as a soft spoken but strong female character. Laura Hayward was excellently done as was D'Agosta.

    Overall, this wasn't my favorite narration but it was adequate. I will definitely get the next book in the Pendergast series as soon as I have a credit available. Audibles is definitely something I love on these 10-12 hour drives I take every couple of weeks.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stan Banes 05-28-15
    Stan Banes 05-28-15 Listener Since 2001

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    "So So Read"
    Would you listen to Reliquary again? Why?

    No, got the full story now


    Would you be willing to try another book from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child ? Why or why not?

    Probably not. Characters are shallow. Need better fact checking, vitamin D deficiency causes rickets, not scurvy, as we are told many times.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Adds dimension to the reading process


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lil Woman2 Beaumont, TX USA 05-21-15
    Lil Woman2 Beaumont, TX USA 05-21-15 Member Since 2006

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    "Fantabulous!!!"

    Read "The Book of the Dead" when it was published and didn't realize there was a series on Pendergast! Now I'm listening to them in order!!! Just love the chemistry between the main characters!!!

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    Jerrine Hardin 05-08-15
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    "Great Audio"

    Especially loved the narrator of this audio. He really made the characters come alive. I love this Pendergast series so far.

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    MattMerr Abilene, TX 04-24-15
    MattMerr Abilene, TX 04-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Gave Up On This Book, But Not The Series...Yet"

    I really want to like this series. This is the type of series I thought I would really enjoy. However, the first book, Relic, was a real struggle to get through. I'm thinking maybe the narrator was the culprit. So I tried this, the second book, but had the same problem--just a real tough time getting into it. I quit after getting about a quarter of the way through. Although I usually like Dick Hill as a narrator, he just didn't work for this book. Or maybe the struggle is because of the writing, or a combination of both. I am going give this series one more try, and jump to book four, Still Life With Crows, because Scott Brick is my favorite narrator of them all. If he can't make this series better, nobody can.

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  • Sondrasbooks
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    4/7/13
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    "Superb follow up"

    You must read the relic first to really get this book, but this book too has a brilliant plot and characters. Unusual mix of sci fi, adventure and murder. This book is true escapism, brilliantly read and superbly written. Hours of true escapism at its best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    Wrestlingworth, United Kingdom
    4/1/11
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    "Great sequel"

    Like James Cameron's Aliens, this takes the lone monster hide and seek story of the original, and turns it up to a full on war.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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