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Cold Vengeance Audiobook

Cold Vengeance

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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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    Amazon Customer 08-28-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Still in love with Pendergast"

    My dear Vincent. How I loved hearing those words again! Rene Auberjonois is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators. I can't explain why I enjoy this series so much. Some things I see coming, but others are a complete surprise. This latest installment had me listening to it nearly straight through. Finished it off in less than 2 days. If you've followed the series then like me, you'll still be more than a bit in love with Pendergast!

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    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 08-26-11
    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 08-26-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A little disappointing"

    I have read or listened to all of the pendergast books. I was excited to see another one but disappointed. It felt a little glib and not real. The ending also left us hanging. I do not enjoy when authors set themselves up that obviously for a sequel.

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    Beverly Hunt 08-25-11 Member Since 2016
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    "OK, when does the next book come out??????"

    Great read! If you have enjoyed the previous in the series, you really will enjoy this book... I'm hanging on by my fingernails.

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    Adam moreno valley, california, United States 08-23-11
    Adam moreno valley, california, United States 08-23-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Cold Plotlines"

    If your a huge fan of the series you'll enjoy following the characters again, but this book is very frustrating because nothing is really accomplished in it. It's all just set-up for the 3rd book. Some interesting things happen, but sense its not set up like the classic Penderghast novels, with a serial killer on the other end, it comes of as a lot of information with very little pay-off. Hopefully the 3rd book of this series will have a bit more heat to it.

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    Firefly Umatilla, FL United States 08-22-11
    Firefly Umatilla, FL United States 08-22-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Cold Vengeance"

    A grave disappointment! I have always enjoyed the Preston - Child books, but this one was not worth reading.

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    Michael 08-22-11
    Michael 08-22-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Disappointed"

    What a disappointing book! I was looking forward to more holmes like sleuthing and all I get is a convoluted unbelievable story. The first half of the book is Pendergast getting out fought and out smarted at every turn?! Half way through I shut off the book and no longer care what happens to Pendergast. Preston/Child you have disappointed me greatly.

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    Julie Salem, OR, United States 08-21-11
    Julie Salem, OR, United States 08-21-11 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    08-19-11
    08-19-11 Member Since 2000
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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.

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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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