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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Fascinated by science.
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.
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.
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
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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