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Cemetery Dance Audiobook

Cemetery Dance

Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.
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William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Eyewitnesses claim and the security camera confirms the killer seen leaving the building was their strange, sinister neighbor - a man who, by all reports, was already dead.

Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.

©2009 Grand Central Publishing; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Lee Shamrock, TX, United States 06-10-09
    Lee Shamrock, TX, United States 06-10-09
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    "Disappointed"

    I found the book childishly written and tedious.The storyline was totally unbelieveable. We all know that voodoo is unreal. For fiction this is stepping way out on a limb.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 06-01-09
    Mark 06-01-09 Member Since 2001
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    "The Weakest in the Series"

    I would rate this book as the weakest in the series. Although a decent read, the characters seem to be off. In addition, what did Nora do to deserve her treatment in book? In the end, the plot works out but was somewhat redundant throughout the book.

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    Judith W. Laughlin 05-29-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Gory plot, well read but too long"

    Gory plot, well read but too long

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    Rebecca 05-28-09
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    "Not as strong as usual"

    I got the feeling Preston&Child ran out of time at the end and wrapped up things rather perfunctorily. Still, I enjoy this series and they seem to have set things up for another book. As usual Rene A. does a great job reading.

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    Amazon Customer 05-28-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Decent Book"

    A good book with a good reader. It isn't anything spectacular, but makes the time go by.

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    Jose L. 05-25-09
    Jose L. 05-25-09
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    "Excellent!"

    This is a very entertaining book if you like fiction based on dark magic and the occult. I couldn't put it down.

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    Carolyn Mililani, HI, USA 05-18-09
    Carolyn Mililani, HI, USA 05-18-09
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    "Excellent Book!"

    A wonderful story read by a talented narrator. I especially enjoyed the sounds made by some of the characters.

    I'll will be patiently awaiting their next book!

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    Kimberly 05-18-10
    Kimberly 05-18-10
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    "Cemetery Dance"

    Not the best Pendergast. Preston and Child had fun with this story as it is a little hard to believe. If you stick out to the end they come up with a plausible explanation. Rene Auberjonois is a dream as always.

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    Angie 05-11-10
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    "What happened???"

    I have read all the Preston/Child books and always loved them trememdously, However, I was so disappointed in this one. The the story was just silly and it didn't do Pendergast any favors...Fever Dream came out today and for the first time I am actually hesitant to purchase it because I felt this book was so bad.....have Preston/Douglas lost their edge????

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    William New Port Richey, FL, United States 12-12-09
    William New Port Richey, FL, United States 12-12-09 Member Since 2014
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    "In the Pendergast tradition"

    I'm a fan of the Pendergast novels and this book lives up to the series' standards. The story wasn't as good as some of their previous work, but I enjoyed it and would recommend it to all Pendergast fans.

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