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The Cabinet of Curiosities Audiobook

The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sonseenahray Centerville, OH, United States 05-13-16
    Sonseenahray Centerville, OH, United States 05-13-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Keeps You on the Edge!"

    As I have said before, these authors know how to weave a tale that grips you. Because I emotionally identify with Pendergast, I have difficulty when reading scenes where he could die. This story goes beyond that and fully immerses you in gripping detail scenes out of a nightmare. Having said that, i can't wait to start my next book.

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    C. Myers 05-12-16
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    "Fire this narrator"

    Wow, am I glad this narrator didn't get the job for the whole series. He has annoying intonation, as though periods are actually commas. It drove me crazy. In addition, he mispronounced the majority of medical terms: vasospasm, Vicryl, sacrum. Perhaps that can be laid partly on the audiobook director. Also, there were multiple instances of repetition of a sentence or two, which I assume is left over from the disc recordings. This is the only audiobook I've bought through Audible that did this so far.

    I'm finding that the Pendergast stories require a huge suspension of disbelief. Okay, fine. They're entertaining enough.

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    DONA 05-10-16
    DONA 05-10-16
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    "THE STRANGENESS CONTINUES"

    Truthfully I read the series out of order yet I was able to enjoy each book as a separate entity and an excellent read. The character of A. Pendergast has drawn me in and that is no less true in this read. Add a bit of history from long before my time and you have a fascinating story with great descriptive prose.

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    Alan Winterrowd Bluffton, IN USA 04-21-16
    Alan Winterrowd Bluffton, IN USA 04-21-16 Member Since 2008

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    "Good story, narrator and audio less so"

    The 3rd book in the Pendergast series finally lets us into Special Agent Pendergast's mind and history and gives us an interesting look at the history of natural history, in New York at least.

    A suspenseful and eerie tale, it does drag for a little while, but in the end, is worth the time to listen.

    the narrator was OK, at best. The majority of his sentences are uninflected and end in an abortive vocal fry, almost like he is trying to sound uninterested. The audio was clearly taken from audio CD files and not all of the repeated lines at change of disk have been removed.

    On the good side, there are none of the weird echo effects used in the previous book to signal a character thinking rather than talking, so that is a positive.

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    Dale Osceola, Indiana 04-21-16
    Dale Osceola, Indiana 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent story "

    great stand alone entry in the Pendergast series. I really enjoyed it. Pendergast is a excellent detective/special agent.

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    Lindee Goodall 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Could benefit from better editing"
    Where does The Cabinet of Curiosities rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hard to say. I enjoy listening to books while working on some projects, it helps speed the day. This is third book I've listened to in this series and I find them an entertaining break from the usual nonfiction fare I listen to.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Marosz – was your favorite?

    Pendergast, but it's more from the authors than the reading. Enjoy his cleverness.


    Any additional comments?

    There are many segments in this recording that are repeated and interrupt the flow for listening.

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    nitewindes 02-01-16
    nitewindes 02-01-16
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    "Really on the edge of your seat excitement!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cabinet of Curiosities to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version


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

    The opening of the elevator to Nora and Pendergast.


    What about Jonathan Marosz’s performance did you like?

    He does a great Pendergast voice and characterization


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

    Really on the edge of my seat many times in this book. Really enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    Going for the next Pendergast episode.

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    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 01-26-16
    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 01-26-16 Member Since 2015

    Jeanette Kelley

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    "pendergast is awesome"

    have always loved this character but the reader leaves something to be desired. the plot I keeps you in suspense.

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    Harriet E. williams, Sr. REDWOOD CITY, CA, US 01-11-16
    Harriet E. williams, Sr. REDWOOD CITY, CA, US 01-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    A mystery has to give clues to its reader/listener so when all is revealed, the reader/ listener can go back and see the clues left. This is an early Pendergast and the worst of the entire series.

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    Edith 12-04-15
    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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