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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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    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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    Jennifer Rosenlieb 03-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "ADDICTION"
    If you could sum up The Cabinet of Curiosities in three words, what would they be?

    THIS BOOK STARTED ME ON THE ENTIRE WANT TO READ THEM ALL.


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

    WHEN U REALIZED THERE WAS TWO MURDERERS AND THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MUSEUM,


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Marosz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    PORTRAYED TO THIS BOOK VERY WELL.


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

    IN PROLOGUE WERE U KNEW SOMETHING IN HOUSE WAS MORE............


    Any additional comments?

    I ADORE THE PENDERGAST BOOKS.

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    S. Sauter 02-19-15
    S. Sauter 02-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story --Insufferable narration"

    I wanted to stop listening to this book a dozen times but my curiosity about Agent Pendergast won out and I made it to the end.
    The story was a good one although somewhat belabored at times. The narration made it SO much worse. It felt like the narrator had but one level - dull. I love this series and hope this is the only one he narrates.

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    Richard Highland Park, Illinois, United States 02-09-15
    Richard Highland Park, Illinois, United States 02-09-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Clearly getting better"

    The first two are interesting and this is the first one that it seems the pieces are starting to come together that make a worthwhile series.

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    Sharon Grove, OK, United States 02-03-15
    Sharon Grove, OK, United States 02-03-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Bad Editing"

    This had some really bad editing and was a bit off-putting. The narrator repeated lines more than once, several times. Why do they keep having different narrators for this series?

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    successify Sarasota 02-01-15
    successify Sarasota 02-01-15
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    "They saved the worst for last."

    It is hard to call the series by the authors a trilogy since only two characters are present in all 3 books. This was the longest, drawn out "story" I've endured inn all the years I've been an Audible listener.
    Not only was the editing job horrible with several minutes of narrative repeated but the narrator changed accents and I often lost track of which character was speaking. Many times I fast forwarded to get to the end.

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    Mark 01-29-15
    Mark 01-29-15
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    "so engaging that it's hard to put down."

    real page turner. difficult to put down from the start.. plenty of suspense. authors do an amazing job painting word pictures. I am looking forward to the next book in this series


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