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)
That is very hard to say, reading books is still awesome, but Scott Brick really makes it enjoyable.
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.
It was not up to their usual creativity...too long and boring!
finished it a while ago and don't remember
Please do not use my name or e mail on any reviews!!!
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
This story is complex and yet simple, horrifying and moving
Excellent narration and charactarisation
Very good thriller. The characters were not your typical.
Pedagass-because he was unique. Can't figure him out.
Yes, perfect book for a long drive.
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.
Say something about yourself!
Scale of 1-10, an 11
I enjoy his performances, especially Pendergast.
too spooky to laugh or cry but certainly a few chuckles
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.
The adventures in the cave.
Scott makes them all come alive.
A small town meets itself.
Main interests are crime, some science fiction, fantasy & comedy. Also very interested in playback hardware for audio books.
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.
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?
Among the best, not as compelling as the Millenium Trilogy, but very good. The plot was far fetched at times, but still quite enjoyable.
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.
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.
The ending was somewhat moving, but I don't want to give away any events.
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.
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