For the first time in unabridged audio!
A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.
©2004 Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (P)2011 Hachette Audio
"As usual, Preston and Child deftly mix the real and the surreal, creating an atmosphere in which everything, for reasons we can't quite nail down, seems a tad off-kilter. Call it creeping paranoia, perhaps, or the dreadful certainty that something awful is about to happen. Whatever you call it, it's a recipe for success." (Booklist)
The book started quickly and kept the excitement level up. Agent Pendergast is a very interesting character and his personality makes the book very enjoyable to listen to.
Yes, the pace was quick. The evil nature of the murderer kept the tension level at a high pitch.
Do not want to give anything away, but there were a lot of great scenes.
Not too much, but I pulled into the story.
Shivers and Shudders Around Every Corner!
Scott is an amazing narrator. His voice never interferes with the story.
The prose was literary and the story raced and surprised!
Tommy Lee Jones as Agent P!!
Believable. The characters are so human that sometimes I felt the need to slap them.
It's easy to forget that we live inside a society that mold us. In this book we have a single mother with no support or advice from society, just the influence from her inflexible father. And a baby that grows with only an ignorant and selfish mother as guide.
I liked the voices he used for each character.
NO. On the last chapters I was so tense that I had to stop because I started to hear noises around me.
Excellent story and narration! It was my first experience with authors Preston and Child, but it won't be my last. I'm on a mission to 'hear' everything they have to offer!
One of the top books I;ve listened to, and the reader was excellent. Sometimes readers can be annoying, this guy got it right!
Credible - solved the mystery well
the first few chapters - got me hooked well and truly
Death in a Kansas Cornfield
I would be interested listening to other books read by the same man
Definitely one of my favorite listens.
I didn't make connections until the end.
I love Scott Brick. He's my favorite.
Mom, lettering artist, picky reader.
It seemed supernatural at first (eyeroll) because I couldn't see how it could be otherwise. Some of the story had a taste of the supernatural but not enough to ruin it. And the perpetrator was very real and his/her story, though horrifying and sad, plausible.
I can't say much, cause I don't want to ruin the story, but the lengths that people will go to in the name of pride and love, is stunning and sickening; as bad as the events get in this work of fiction, reality is sometimes worse.
As a parent, I find parts of this story heart-wrenching and still think about this book regularly, as in "what if?". Most books I read or listen to are forgotten as soon as I finish them.
Books like this remind me of TV shows. The characters are not deep and the plot is not realistic. If you really thought about it you would find lots of holes in the story.
That being said, the characters are interesting and the story engaging.
If you are looking to shut off your mind and listen to a good, if implausible, story you should enjoy the book (assuming you like mystery and horror).
If you want something more, you might be disappointed.
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