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The Cabinet of Curiosities Audiobook

The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

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.
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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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    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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    kiwimec Jakarta, Indonesia 06-08-15
    kiwimec Jakarta, Indonesia 06-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!"

    A great reading of a gripping and gruesome tale. This is my 6th or 7th Douglas Preston and I'm still loving them.

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    Southern Bibliophile 04-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator didn't do the story justice."

    I personally didn't see the villain coming but the whole story was erie, suspenseful , and sad. I hated that one of the side characters I really liked was killed.

    Now as for the narrator, a more monotone, voice u couldn't have found. his intonation at certain plot points was off! I only finished the book because the story was that good.

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    Cliff The Head 04-28-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Dude, this one was surprisingly good!"

    I have jumped around this series bc I hate using a credit on bad books. There have only been a coupon from this series that I've not cared for but the 3 top Pendergast books make up for a couple ok ones. This one, ranks at probably 4th / 11 of the 14 I've read.

    My top 3 :

    1. feast with crows #1 all day

    2. Brimstone - my 1st Pendergast I read and been hooked since

    3. Blue Labyrinth

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    CCathy 04-20-15
    CCathy 04-20-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great One"
    Any additional comments?

    I've kind of picked up the Pendergast series in the middle and have bounced around - but have enjoyed each book. Just by chance I listened to Thunderhead (not in the Pendergast series) right before this one - and characters actually are tied together with this. Great listen.

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    Bruce P. Woodward Mammoth Lakes, CA 04-16-15
    Bruce P. Woodward Mammoth Lakes, CA 04-16-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Dreadful narrator"
    Would you try another book from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and/or Jonathan Marosz?

    I have listened to all the Pendergast books but couldn't finish this one. The narrator's voice grated on me to such an extent that I couldn't bear it any longer. I wish audible had there return policy in effect when I purchased this book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child ? Why or why not?

    Love their books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Marosz’s performances?

    Not in a million years. Rene A's narrations of the Pendergast books is superb and that makes this narrators work even harder to take.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Don't know. I haven't finished it. I usually don't see movies of books I've read or listened to as they never seem to live up to the mental images created while reading/listening.


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    Jill 03-30-15
    Jill 03-30-15
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    "Highly enjoyable"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoy all of the Penergast books


    What three words best describe Jonathan Marosz’s performance?

    His voices are really great but the narration in the first few chapters was jarring so much so that I thought about just reading the book instead of listening to it. He calms down midway through and I was able to get through the remainder of the audio book enjoyably.


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    Scooter 03-28-15
    Scooter 03-28-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Pendergststic!"

    Gripping! Another excellent special agent Pendergast story. Good narration, intricate plot, can't wait to listen to the next one in the series.

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    Amazon Customer 03-06-15
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    "A dark family secret"

    I've always enjoyed reading the Pendergast series even though I've read this particular book it was one of my Favorites I relived the story as I drove to and from work and compared sections to the original and found that the audio book actually helped answer some questions I had. Great listen.

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    "Terrible narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Loved the previous books but the narration of this book leaves a lot to be desired. Had I not wished to follow this series I would have given up within 5 minutes.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Marosz?

    Anybody !


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