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Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2 | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

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.
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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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    israel harlingen, TX, United States 10-20-11
    israel harlingen, TX, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2010

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    good story , but just the wrong narrator, hard to keep listening with dick hill doing the reading , bad choice..

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    lorraine 08-31-11
    lorraine 08-31-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Reliquary"

    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.

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    Rachel Auckland, New Zealand 08-26-11
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    "Great story and great narrator!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 06-12-11
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 06-12-11 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Fastinating and gross"

    While I am a fan of Pendergast, I could really do without knowing some of the things I learned from this book.

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    Diane 04-13-11
    Diane 04-13-11
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    "Love these books and Pendergast!"

    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.

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    Alan San Diego, CA, United States 04-11-11
    Alan San Diego, CA, United States 04-11-11 Member Since 2007
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    "I liked it more than the first book."

    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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    Lori Fish Haven, ID, United States 11-11-10
    Lori Fish Haven, ID, United States 11-11-10
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    "I love Agent Pendergast!"

    I could read anything with him in it! This was a fan and exciting sequel to Relic. It only gets 4 stars because of the change in narrator... It's hard to listen to 14 hours of Relic with certain accents and pronunciations and then go into the sequel with a completely different guy...

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    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
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    "Part 2"

    This is Part 2 of a fantasic series that started with Relic.

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    BJG Ellicott City, MD United States 05-17-10
    BJG Ellicott City, MD United States 05-17-10 Member Since 2014

    Baltimore book lover

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    "Not Bad"

    I didn't love this book but I didn't hate it, either. Same formula as the others; grusome discovery leads to a police investigation with a supernatual bent to it. Same reporter, same museum curriator, same cops. The only thing new is the narrator. Different from the usual Rene Auberjonois but different isn't bad.

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    08-11-08
    08-11-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Reliquary"

    Thrilling

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