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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I rarely listen to books more thanonce. I'll revisit this question in a few years
Constance Greene is an interesting little mystery
He sounds like I've always imagined Pendergast would.
Take Tibet to the love boat and douse in the unfathomable
Probably, in a few years. It has all the cool factiods and personality details to make for a really fun read.
It's part of a series, and should be read that way.
Super Irish and English accents!
I laughed a few times.
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.
Rene Auberjonois is a wonderful actor and narrator, just not for Pendergast. So...yes.
I have purchased all of the books before this and listened to the "trilogy" Brimstone, Dance of Death and The Book of the Dead. Scott Brick gave a FABULOUS performance, as usual, bringing all of the characters to life giving each their own "voice" and personality.
Conversely Rene Auberjonois does Pendergast a terrible disservice and if it were not for my readings of prior books and Scott Brick I would never been aware of the refinement, bearing and personality of Aloysius.
I will miss this series but will NOT be purchasing the current balance of the series performed by Rene.
my favorite hobby
To be honest I don't read I hate it but I love audio it suits my wander
ing mind .I can listen and still do what I want .
This one stands out but deep storm was also a nautical thriller I guess you could say but that's the only similarity is the oceans.
When pendergast is not himself and he has to fight his own mind to reclaim his true nature it was so nail bitingly intense
Absolutely and I did as I went on about my daily tasks.
I love pendergast and constantine please keep these stories coming Mr.Preston and Mr.Child
If you think you have seen all sides of Pendergast you have not read this book, Rene Auberjonois does an excellant narration
Another in the Prendergast series, with enough twists and turns to keep you engaged. The storyline was a bit unrealistic (aren't they all?), but enjoyable. This one seems a bit darker than some of the others, but not hard to listen to even when alone at night. If you like the series, this is a good one to include. Rene Auberjonois is the ideal reader!
I listen to audio books every day and love the intimate nature of the relationship between the narrator and the author
Preston and Child write fresh and heart stopping books. I cannot get enough of them
The book wasn't bad and it was entertaining yet it wasn't great. It was the first book I read in the Pendergast series and that could explain why. Yet I have to admit the other books from this series are on my wish list but far behind so many others. I'm also not really in to mysteries so this could also explain why I didn't love this book.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
Over the previous series of novels, you are slowly introduced to greater depths to the Pendergast character as well as other important characters -- you ear eager to lean more about each of their lives and pasts. In this novel, very little character development is offered and the plot is akin to Ghost Busters meets Titanic: really, the North Star Line authors? Aside from the very anemic plot and not quite baked villan(s), the plot was plain bad. Although Constance Green continues in a sidekick role, she needs much more depth. I will avoid spoiling it, but the theft and retrieval action constitute 99% of the plot with the remainder moving the series story further ahead. The fact is, when I finished the book, I didn’t feel a connection with Green or Pendergast.
This novel was more of a revisiting of things discovered in the past novels. After the climax of the previous trilogy and the loose ends the trilogy left open, a furthering of the backstory was is in need.
At the very begininng of the novel Constance Green is leaning how to use the same meditation techniques as Pendergast. I had hoped for greater involvment on her part but sadly that was not to be.
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