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Cold Vengeance Audiobook

Cold Vengeance

Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.
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Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers - a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes that the conspiracy is deeper, goes back generations, and is more monstrous than he could have ever imagined - and everything he's believed, everything he's trusted, everything he's understood... may be a horrific lie.

©2011 Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Julie Salem, OR, United States 08-21-11
    Julie Salem, OR, United States 08-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Cold vengeance"

    No more Preston and Childs for me. The abrupt cliffhanger left me feeling cheated and seriously pissed. There are lots better books to spend my credits on.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    08-19-11
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    "Not my favorite Pendergast"

    I've read all the Pendergast books and thought this was pretty good but I noticed small flaws and credibility issues throughout the story. It did seem to be more violent than previous novels which I found surprising. Good narrration by Rene and it kept me entertained. Didn't like the ending, it was so abrupt with loose ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-15-11
    Andrea Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-15-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator - terrible"

    I have heard great things about this book - but I just could not stand the narration, I could not get past the first 10 mins ... I might have to buy it so I can read the actual book though.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter L. Buck Seattle, WA USA 08-12-11
    Peter L. Buck Seattle, WA USA 08-12-11 Member Since 2014

    pete

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    "Shame on all who sell a fraud"

    As others say, this is half a book. That causes it to be 1/10 of a product worthy of being sold without disclosure. I was surprised and went back and looked at Audible's description which does not reveal what this is. I would not have a problem if the truth of the product was disclosed. I could have wisely chosen to purchase what is a few chapters without the ending chapters. Only buy if you are apt to be satisfied with an incomplete product dropped in midstream. It ain't that great anyway. But what in some of our opinions is a poor story is something we all have to risk. Others obviously think it is a good product. Such is the variation in opinions. Fraud in marketing a few chapters, as opposed as a book that stands on its own, is not a matter of subjective opinion.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie L. Anderson SWFL 08-10-11
    Bonnie L. Anderson SWFL 08-10-11 Member Since 2015

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    "Obviously a sequel is in the works"

    Dang I hate when authors leave things hanging at the end, you know they do it because they are already planning a sequel. This was not up to par with other Pendergast novels at all, very disappointed. Think the author team is tired and it shows. Would not recommend this.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    W. Christ Tulsa, OK USA 08-09-11
    W. Christ Tulsa, OK USA 08-09-11
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    "Waiting for the Next One"

    I love the Pendergast series. Do not read this as your first book. It would be more confusing without the background from some previous books in the series. For those reviewers that seem to be intolerant of cliffhangers, then I suggest you avoid all trilogies and absolutely avoid Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series! And for our friend who thinks there is too much violence - this is the Mysteries and Thrillers genre - by definition they tend to have violence. So, if you like a series that continues to develop characters and storylines, and appreciate the genre, then I think you'll enjoy this book and the others in the series.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    MARRILEE KENNESAW, GA, United States 08-08-11
    MARRILEE KENNESAW, GA, United States 08-08-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story but Too Much Violence"

    This is only the second Pendergast book I've listened too. I thought there was a good story but the book ended without a finale. Plus, it did seem to drag on... and on... and on. Obviously, you have to read/listen to the next in the series to (hopefully) get some answers. And, there was too much violence for my taste. And a lot of it didn't advance the story, or aid the main characters, it just seemed to be violence for violence sake.

    Preston & Child are a good team but this went too far with the violence and didn't end the story.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia ventura, CA, United States 09-29-12
    Cynthia ventura, CA, United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I am a huge fan and this was the best of their books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The timeline was very well done. A lot was covered and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I am not easily impressed. This is a winner.


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

    The ending was amazing


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    08-11-11
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    "Oops....didn't realize this is part of a series..."

    I usually research books before purchasing, but I made a quick new release purchase this time. The narrating was a bit too dramatic for me (I'm being nice!) Worse yet, it's obviously part of a series with a cliffhanger ending. Since I don't plan to continue the series I guess I'll never know what happens to "X", but then, I find that I really don't care.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret wurtsboro, NY, United States 10-06-11
    Margaret wurtsboro, NY, United States 10-06-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Uggh, i couldnt get through chapter 2"

    what a waste - slow - boring and a waste of money .... title and description is the best of the book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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