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The Wheel of Darkness Audiobook
The Wheel of Darkness
Written by: 
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Narrated by: 
Rene Auberjonois
The Wheel of Darkness Audiobook

The Wheel of Darkness

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Ryan Cullivan 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Okay"

    I thought this book was an ok detour from our "normal" Pendergast novels. However, as usual the authors were able to put a great story together that started really slow, I was ready to stop listening, but picked up the pace very quickly. The climax wasn't as great as the build up but U still enjoyed the book!

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    Kevin 05-21-16
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    "heady and Mystic"

    easily the headiest of his books ties in fact and mysticism with alacrity. really highlights Constance

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    DONA 05-10-16
    DONA 05-10-16
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    "TRAVELS WITH A TWIST"

    I think my favorite part of this book is the descriptive journey that takes the characters to places I have never seen and likely never will see. I love to imagine the special agent and his niece on their extended voyage to mountain monastery and sea voyage. Of all the books in the series, this is the one I am most likely to read a second time. And I am hopelessly addicted to the series!

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    Audrey 04-04-16
    Audrey 04-04-16 Member Since 2015
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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
    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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