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Still Life with Crows Audiobook

Still Life with Crows: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Joe BANGOR, PA, United States 08-15-12
    Joe BANGOR, PA, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Just Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Still Life with Crows to be better than the print version?

    That is very hard to say, reading books is still awesome, but Scott Brick really makes it enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Pendergast


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

    He brings the characters to life. It is very enjoyable to listen to him read. He gives it just the right touch. I have a hard time enjoying any other book that is not read by Scott. I search for books read by him not the authors. It is how I found Nelson Demille's John Corey books.


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    Christine S. Wetzel 08-13-12
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    "Not topnotch!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Too repetitive.


    What could Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was not up to their usual creativity...too long and boring!


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

    finished it a while ago and don't remember


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Please do not use my name or e mail on any reviews!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Colchester, United Kingdom 08-13-12
    Rachel Colchester, United Kingdom 08-13-12
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    "A-ma-zing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like your thrillers with style, suspense and scariness, this is for you. Exceptionally well written; gripping from the start through to the very end


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story is complex and yet simple, horrifying and moving


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narration and charactarisation


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    J Prince Albert, SK, Canada 08-13-12
    J Prince Albert, SK, Canada 08-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "New favorite author(s)"
    What made the experience of listening to Still Life with Crows the most enjoyable?

    Very good thriller. The characters were not your typical.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pedagass-because he was unique. Can't figure him out.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, perfect book for a long drive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Budd Canada 08-13-12
    Janice Budd Canada 08-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Leaves a lasting impression"

    It's official. I want to see Tommy Lee Jones play the role of Pendergast in the movie... if there's a movie.

    Oh, right. People want to read a review of the book, not my choice for actors to play the characters....

    It has all the elements that make for a good mystery, including the gruesome quotient and the hint of possible super natural elements. It kept me awake on the long drive home. I doubt it will keep me awake at night though. We don't have any corn fields around here.

    Scott Brick does an excellent job of giving each character his/her own voice. I think I've fallen in love with Pendergrast just because of Scott Brick's voice.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    GigiD. 08-13-12
    GigiD. 08-13-12 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Forced me to buy all of the Preston & Childs !!"
    Where does Still Life with Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Scale of 1-10, an 11


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I enjoy his performances, especially Pendergast.


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

    too spooky to laugh or cry but certainly a few chuckles


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John W. Wilcox Tampa, FL USA 08-10-12
    John W. Wilcox Tampa, FL USA 08-10-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Chilling"
    What made the experience of listening to Still Life with Crows the most enjoyable?

    Although I was disappointed by the predictable ending, this is another good example of Preston and Childs ability to chill you to the bone with edge of the seat, can't turn it off writing. They have become two of my favorites writers.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Life with Crows?

    The adventures in the cave.


    Which character ??? as performed by Scott Brick ??? was your favorite?

    Scott makes them all come alive.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A small town meets itself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greg 08-07-12
    Greg 08-07-12 Member Since 2009

    Main interests are crime, some science fiction, fantasy & comedy. Also very interested in playback hardware for audio books.

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    "Another frightening, intriguing tale"

    Preston & Child do it again; a complex story with all their usual background of historic understanding & folklore, coupled with their amazing combined imagination. It is another which is difficult to put down once started. Highly recommended.

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    Randy Murfreesboro, TN, United States 08-07-12
    Randy Murfreesboro, TN, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2002
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    "You always get hooked on Agent Pentagrass."

    Enjoyed this volume. I just wish it had a better lead to the next.
    Why did the Monster grow so big and get his skills?

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    karen LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, United States 08-06-12
    karen LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, United States 08-06-12
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    "Riveting Mystery"
    Where does Still Life with Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best, not as compelling as the Millenium Trilogy, but very good. The plot was far fetched at times, but still quite enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I particularly enjoyed the main character, Agent Pendergast. He is a compelling individual who helps maintain interest in the story itself. Also, the setting, rural Kansas, was unique and a powerful backdrop as the plot developed.


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

    Scott Brick is awesome!! His portrayal of all the characters, but especially of Pendergast truly brought each of them to life. He is actually the best narrator I have heard.


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

    The ending was somewhat moving, but I don't want to give away any events.


    Any additional comments?

    The story itself stretched the limits of believability, but was nonetheless, well thought out and well written. If a person enjoys a good mystery as I do, I recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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