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The Wheel of Darkness Audiobook

The Wheel of Darkness

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FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour, hoping to give her closure and a sense of the world that she's missed. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been mysteriously stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search.

The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria, the world's largest and most luxurious passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.

Investigate more of Agent Pendergast's cases.

©2007 Splendide Mendax, Inc. and Lincoln Child; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    Seattle Grandma Brisbane, ca United States 02-18-16
    Seattle Grandma Brisbane, ca United States 02-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful"

    Great read. Lots of twists and turns as per usual. I was holding my breath until the end. I am of course on to the next.

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    02-10-16
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    "Must read again."

    I feel like I must read it again. My rating may be reflective of my attention span during this one. Normally, I'm engulfed but this one didn't catch me the same. I will say the ending/epilogue was awesome.

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    Amazon Customer 02-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed"

    Waaaay too long! More description than actual story. It got to the point I really didn't care any more.

    Odd, too, was the amount of time between chapters. I thought, a couple of times, that my player had frozen or turned itself off. Strange music plays, then there's a long silence.

    Another annoyance -- the character that was the focus for a section's name wasn't mentioned enough. You could be listening forever during the loooong description, and only pronouns are used so you forget who the character is being discussed when the action finally happened.

    Couldn't finish this one. I tried, but mind would start drifting during the long descriptions and I'd lose track of the story. After so many rewinds, I just lost interest

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    Bella 12-17-15
    Bella 12-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too farfetched!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't like the Pendergast novels that blur the lines of reality. This one absolutely did. It's the most farfetched one they've written. If I wanted to read books that contained supernatural aspects, I would read supernatural books. I read the Pendergast novels because they seemingly take place in our universe. It just crossed the line.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rene Auberjonois?

    There was one narrator that's done some of the Pendergast books that I loved far more than Auberjonois.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Wheel of Darkness?

    I wouldn't have published it. If it had to be published, I would tell the authors to make the story more realistic.


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    Sue S 11-22-15
    Sue S 11-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Narration too slow"

    The story was good. Typical Pendergast. However, I had to speed the narration to 1.25x. I preferred Scott Brick.

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    Kandie Huntginton Beach, CA, United States 10-28-15
    Kandie Huntginton Beach, CA, United States 10-28-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Always entertaining, yet....."

    I love the series, the characters are old friends by now. But...... Rene Auberjonois does a great job but I miss the voice of Prendergast. Even though the other books had different narrators I didn't seem to notice much, but I certainly did with this one.

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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 03-12-13
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2010

    An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.

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    "I didn't think it could get better"

    Preston & Child have done it again. I was dubious that a story taking place on a luxurious ocean liner could offer the tension and suspense that was evident in the subway murders. No reptilian creature, no crazy overgrown infant, but still scary and satisfying.

    Rene Auberjonois's narration was superb.

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    LynneG The Rocky Mountains, USA 03-01-13
    LynneG The Rocky Mountains, USA 03-01-13 Member Since 2014

    Yarn Yearner, Story Seeker, Legend Lover, Fable Fanatic and Tale Teller

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    "Pendergast never fails to intrigue"
    Would you listen to The Wheel of Darkness again? Why?

    I rarely listen to books more thanonce. I'll revisit this question in a few years


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Constance Greene is an interesting little mystery


    What does Rene Auberjonois bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He sounds like I've always imagined Pendergast would.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Take Tibet to the love boat and douse in the unfathomable


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    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 02-08-13
    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 02-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "If you like ships...."
    Would you listen to The Wheel of Darkness again? Why?

    Probably, in a few years. It has all the cool factiods and personality details to make for a really fun read.


    What other book might you compare The Wheel of Darkness to and why?

    It's part of a series, and should be read that way.


    What about Rene Auberjonois’s performance did you like?

    Super Irish and English accents!


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

    I laughed a few times.


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    Holly Midlothian, TX, United States 02-04-13
    Holly Midlothian, TX, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Not up to Pendergast quality"
    What did you like best about The Wheel of Darkness? What did you like least?

    This is not my favorite Pendergast novel. If it had been my first Pendergast experience, I wouldn't have cared at all about the characters and probably wouldn't have read the other books. There was not enough character development. And compared to Scott Brick, Rene Auberjonois's performance doesn't hold up, especially when it comes to Pendergast's voice.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Just ho-hum.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Rene Auberjonois?

    Rene Auberjonois is a wonderful actor and narrator, just not for Pendergast. So...yes.


    Do you think The Wheel of Darkness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


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