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The Cabinet of Curiosities Audiobook

The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

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Book 3 in the series. In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

©2012 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Edith 12-04-15
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    "a gripping page turner!!"

    i love the characters in these books. the authors have a fabulous grasp of the use of suspense. the reader was good, sometimes a little overly dramatic with his tone, like he was reading an old school detective novel! i highly recommend this book. highly entertaining!

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    Lovemykids5 UTAH 11-30-15
    Lovemykids5 UTAH 11-30-15 Member Since 2014

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    Editors did not do too well. Sections of the book repeated itself periodically. Confusing at first.

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    Charlie 11-08-15
    Charlie 11-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Lots of repeated lines"

    At first, I thought something was wrong with my phone or the app. However, after the third repeated paragraph, I realized it was just that....repeats. Happened numerous times through the book. Seemed to be poor audio editing. Took away from the story.

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    Anthony Killeen, TX, United States 08-24-15
    Anthony Killeen, TX, United States 08-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Very good book, just needs a better Narrator."
    If you could sum up The Cabinet of Curiosities in three words, what would they be?

    Another great book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cabinet of Curiosities?

    The most memorable moment for me was after falling into a trap laid out by the villain where a dumb waiter's floor dropped out from under him, Pendergast woke up in the lower level of the basement handcuffed to the wall, even with his injuries, he was able not only get out of the cuffs, pursue the villain, getting wounded a couple more times, but also succeed in catching him.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I had a difficult time with this narrator. Several time in this book, he reread the same paragraph which got to be very annoying and causing me to check my ipod to make sure that I hadn't accidentally hit the repeat button, which I hadn't.


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

    This book did give me some extreme reactions. It had me on the edge of my seat and several times I had to check myself from making loud outbursts when the Museum pompous curator acted like he knew everything was being obnoxious.


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    sqn 07-31-15
    sqn 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book--Annoying Reader"

    The story was as captivating as the first two offerings of Preston and Childs. Unfortunately the producers chose a different reader whose cadence was unnatural and sounded like "up-talking." He did not do New York or Irish accents well, and his peculiar style got in the way of an otherwise riveting tale. I will not purchase other books narrated by Mr Msrosz.

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    Susan ANNISTON, AL, United States 07-29-15
    Susan ANNISTON, AL, United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2016

    Busy single mom, here. I am passionate about my books, but have so little time to sit down and read. I am loving my audiobooks!

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    "Great story, below average performance."

    I love all the pendergast novels. Unfortunately, the narrator for this one is tedious and seems to read it like he is being forced to do so.
    Nevertheless, a great book.

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    bkirk 07-29-15
    bkirk 07-29-15
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    I enjoyed this book. Great story, great narrator...BUT.... audio edit is off. There are at least seven (7) times where the same narration is repeated. Would I recommend the book, even with repeated sections? YES. Great story, Great narrator.

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    Michael Eaton West Valley City, Utah USA 07-14-15
    Michael Eaton West Valley City, Utah USA 07-14-15 Member Since 2013

    Fascinated by science.

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    "Humanity, Suspense, Terror, Mystery, and Another Blockbuster"

    I am a relative newcomer to Pendergast and company, having just finished this book -- #3. I can say honestly that each book has been more exciting than the last. The elusive, mysterious Agent Pendergast draws you into the most extraordinary tales you cannot imagine. For an FBI agent from New Orleans, Pendergast seems to have an odd attraction to New York City and the New York Museum of Natural History. (I personally would hesitate before accepting a position there.) In "Curiosities", we discover some startling insights into the Pendergast family, some very frightening. A modern Jack the Ripper is killing people in a very specific and heinous way, and he is leaving very little clues as to his identity. He seems to be familiar with the inner workings of the museum, but there are too many suspects and too little evidence. My recommendation: Get this book! Oh, and while you're at it, get the audiobook, too. It's great.

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    Justin Meier 06-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my favorite books."

    This is one of my favorite books I have read and heard this altogether about five times. I highly suggest listening to it you won't regret it.

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    Amanda Walker 06-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Disliked narrator"

    Story may be okay, but I can't separate my dislike and frustration with the narrator from the story itself. Could not recommend it.

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