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Brimstone Audiobook

Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5

Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.
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Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

Teaming with Police Officer Vincent D'Agosta (The Relic), Agent Pendergast is determined to solve this case that appears to defy everything except supernatural logic.

Prolong the suspense: listen to another Pendergast novel.

©2004 Douglas Preston (P)2011 Hachette

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    Andrea Canaan, NH, United States 04-10-13
    Andrea Canaan, NH, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Marvelous Mystery!"

    These authors have a wonderful way of tossing many stories into the air and managing to keep them all aloft. They do the same with their creatively crafted characters. We have the reappearance of some old friends in this one, along with some new and properly dastardly foes. Preston and Child have conjured up a great mystery that takes us into the darkest depths of ancient evils as we follow our heroes on their international pursuit of truth and justice.

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    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 06-12-12
    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

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    "Complex - Pendergast back on track -- Definite Yes"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This novel has added complexities to the main character and built the backstory of the minor characters. In a great thriller series, the backstories are as important of as the plot in any one specific novel. As you get attached to the lesser players, backstory development cements your commitment to overall series. This is why Brimstone was very good and a pleasant change from the last, lackluster installment.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was far more believable in this installment. You did not have to suspend your judgment of the reality or physics at all. Also, the foreshadowing of the ultimate conclusion was not obvious until you listened to the last word.


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

    Scott brick brings a voice to Pendergast that is believable. I enjoy listening to his melodic performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I don't want to spoil it, but there is a moment between d'Gosta and Hayward -- well, listen to it yourself.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joy Curtis 03-30-16
    Joy Curtis 03-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Edge of your seat suspense"

    I loved Brimstone. This entire series is well written, has amazing story lines and unforgettable characters.

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    South Pasadena, California United States 03-29-16
    South Pasadena, California United States 03-29-16 Member Since 2016

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    "What an ending!!"

    Couldn't put it down. I liked the first four Pendargast novels very, very much, but this one really stands out!! Can't wait to read the rest of them!! Ok - that's was long enough - "Dance Of Death" here we go!!!🎯

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    Pamela W. Sherfy Bradenton, FL 03-14-16
    Pamela W. Sherfy Bradenton, FL 03-14-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Great & Surprising"

    Love all of the series. Write more with the museum people in it...the Lt. & Cpt. too. PWS

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    Dustin S. 02-19-16
    Dustin S. 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "You can't read just one!"

    The stories and background are great the main characters draw you in and keep you captivated. I highly recommend the series of books and look forward to finishing the series!

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    K. Byrd 02-11-16
    K. Byrd 02-11-16

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    "Distracting digital cracklings"

    Weird digital crackling that comes and goes for several chapters in the middle of the book (the second of the three files).

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    Sandra 02-05-16
    Sandra 02-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful!"

    Scott brick out did himself narrating this novel the voices he chose for each character was perfect. his Italian accent and language was wonderful he made this book well worth the hear! I'm a big fan of Scott brick I would highly recommend this novel

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    M. Gemma 01-21-16
    M. Gemma 01-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Fantastic Series, Awful Narration"

    Preston and Child are great storytellers and a great team, with the Pendergast series bring their best work for many reasons.

    I don't get Scott Brick's high reputation and prolific (500-600 books?) body of work. He is by far the worst narrator I've ever heard, and I'm a prolific audiobook listener because of a lengthy commute. He mispronounces words, is inconsistent, and overly dramatic. I tried to give him zero stars, but Audible requires at least one to submit a review. I much prefer the narration style of René Auberjonois, whose perfect diction and obvious knowledge of his subject come through clearly. Regardless, a masterful series and a must-have for any fan of both modern and classic detective fiction.

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    Jeff 01-14-16
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    "Where is Renee Auberjonois?"

    A great book, but not a fan of Scott Brick - where is Renee Auberjonois? His Pendergast accent was amazing.

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