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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)

What Members Say

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    Laura El Paso, TX, United States 08-22-12
    Laura El Paso, TX, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Suspence, mystery, unexpected"
    What made the experience of listening to Still Life with Crows the most enjoyable?

    Believable. The characters are so human that sometimes I felt the need to slap them.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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.


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

    I liked the voices he used for each character.


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

    NO. On the last chapters I was so tense that I had to stop because I started to hear noises around me.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you.

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    Dave Tucson, AZ, United States 08-22-12
    Dave Tucson, AZ, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A taut thriller from start to finish!"

    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!

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    LSN Sydney, Australia 08-21-12
    LSN Sydney, Australia 08-21-12

    lindy-lou

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    "Keeps you interested - genuine atmosphere!"
    Where does Still Life with Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top books I;ve listened to, and the reader was excellent. Sometimes readers can be annoying, this guy got it right!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Credible - solved the mystery well


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the first few chapters - got me hooked well and truly


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

    Death in a Kansas Cornfield


    Any additional comments?

    I would be interested listening to other books read by the same man

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fayetteville, WV 08-20-12
    Amazon Customer Fayetteville, WV 08-20-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"
    Where does Still Life with Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely one of my favorite listens.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I didn't make connections until the end.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I love Scott Brick. He's my favorite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 08-20-12
    Amy 08-20-12 Member Since 2016

    Mom, lettering artist, picky reader.

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    "gory but good"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlie K Princeton Junction, NJ United States 08-20-12
    Charlie K Princeton Junction, NJ United States 08-20-12
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    "Not Profound but Entertaining"

    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.

    Charlie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Tallahassee, Fl, United States 08-18-12
    Scott Tallahassee, Fl, United States 08-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't want to Turn my phone/player off!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Still Life with Crows to be better than the print version?

    Perhaps, Scott Brick had done a phenomenal job narrating this story. The accents and pentameter really help visualize the characters and really put you there.


    What other book might you compare Still Life with Crows to and why?

    Don't know of any. I haven't read Lincoln Child's other books yet.


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

    Scott plays the characters so well, differentiating the characters voices, accents, and pentameter. All this to the point that I don't think I can listen to another Pendegast story without Scott Brick narrating it!


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

    Nothing overly emotional, just that I'm hooked on the Pendegast character.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is very well written and narrated. It's got a nice balance of mystery, history, and sci-fi. I think the Pendegast character is sooo cool!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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