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)
I live everything about this book except the narrator, I've come to love Renee A. Who reads the later books, and is phenomenal. So it's hard for me to listen to the other narrator. However it's an excellent book.
It has been a couple of months since I listened to this and while I don't recall all of the characters or all of the story, enough has stayed with me to remember it's impact on me and to want to "read" more. I have to backtrack to the first story before continuing forward but I feel certain I will go through the whole series. Consider this book as very credit-worthy.
Kind of reminded me of Jurassic Park in structure/narrative. Great setting, like able characters, strong women. The narrator us pretty good although his lady voices aren't the best. There are some odd sound effects in the narration (echo chamber when characters voice inner thoughts) that is distracting but not horrible. Recommend.
Dick Hill is one of my favorite readers and Preston and child great team writers what else do you need? Great story told by a great story teller.
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.
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.
Highest recommendation if you liked RELIC. This story adds depth, interest, and definition to it's predecessor..
Too many memorable moments to deliniate only one.
I don't really care for Dick Hill's oral interpretation in general, but this story carries him.
My first time with Preston & Child but I have listened to Lincoln Child before and enjoyed his stories.
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