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The Wheel of Darkness | [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child]

The Wheel of Darkness

FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour. 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 stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search. The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.
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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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    Lisa Petersburg, VA, USA 10-11-07
    Lisa Petersburg, VA, USA 10-11-07 Member Since 2001
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    "Satisfying on all levels"

    The combination of Preston and Child's writing combined with the amazing narration by Rene Auberjonois makes this series one of the best in my library. It is a rare and satisfying audiobook experience.

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    Joni Feasterville, PA, USA 10-02-07
    Joni Feasterville, PA, USA 10-02-07 Member Since 2004
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    "The Wheel of Darkness"

    Total waste of time and money. Could not even get through the first volume. Went back and tried again but it was not at all interesting.

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    Howard Goldberg 09-26-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Their best one yet"

    Agent Pendergast is put into an impossible position by his enemy. Lots of fun to see how this one works out. I have greatly enjoyed these books, but this is the best one to date.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Los Angeles, CA, USA 09-24-07
    Anna Los Angeles, CA, USA 09-24-07
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    "Just Bad"

    I'm a huge fan - I've read/heard all of their works and loved most of them - but this one stands out as a real stinker. It takes all of the suspense and drama of the pendergast series and runs it aground on sharp rocks. By the end you dont care about Pendergast or any of the other characters. Avoid this one and lets hope they try harder on the next one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dohna Berlin, WI, United States 09-18-07
    Dohna Berlin, WI, United States 09-18-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Great new narrator still love there works"

    It is a great change of pace with a different narrator. But I love Rene voice always have. I listen to several books a week. This book is a great listen too. Highly recommended!!!!. The Tibitan is part of the story that make this incrediable and workable. It gives it it's edge.
    Dohna from WI.

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    Peggy Sellersville, PA, USA 09-09-07
    Peggy Sellersville, PA, USA 09-09-07
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    "Disappointing"

    Unlike the other Pendergast novels this one is very disappointing. I actually found myself asking "what is the point" to some actions/situations. It was interesting to see his ward, Constance, develop, but this output of Preston/Child is not, in my opinion, a must read.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Margo Mesa, AZ, USA 09-04-07
    Margo Mesa, AZ, USA 09-04-07
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    "where is scott brick?"

    The story is great, but Scott Brick did so much better reading the last 2 books. This one feels like it isn't a part fo the same story.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Angel fullerton, CA, United States 09-04-07
    Angel fullerton, CA, United States 09-04-07 Member Since 2004
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    "A little too religious."

    Though I enjoyed most of this very much, I rated it Narration 4.5 + plot 3.5, total 4.0. I've seen reviews of other books that down graded if the story was considered "lacking credibility." For those who have read the other Penderghast novels, you know there's a degree of mysticism in all of them, but I found it intrusive in this one because it was used to resolve the major conflict in a way that involved the mystical changing of the nature of a major element. That just went too far into the religious for my taste. I was looking forward to this one very much, but if further episodes continue in the same vein, it may be more accurate to put them in the "fantasy" or "science fiction" categories, rather than "mystery."

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 09-03-07
    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 09-03-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Disappointed FAN"

    Having read all of their previous books, I anxiously awaited this title. "Wheel of Darkness" is easily the worst of their books. Usually their over-the-top premise has a thread of credibility, but I just couldn't buy into this one. I never liked the little pieces of Tibetan meditation in the previous books, and this book if full of it. The only redeeming quality is that the authors still provide many of those laughingly obnoxious characters that undoubtedly meet an untimely end. Still, its not enough... skip this one. :-(

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Brady New York, NY United States 09-18-08
    Kathryn Brady New York, NY United States 09-18-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Bring back Scott Brick"

    I didn't not like this reader. Sorry Rene...you're no Scott!!!!

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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