From number-one New York Times best-selling authors Preston & Child, an all-new short story featuring Agent Pendergast, available only as an ebook and audio download.
In New Orleans' French Quarter, the Tooth Fairy isn't a benevolent sprite who slips money under your pillow at night.... He's a mysterious old recluse who must be appeased with teeth - lest he extract retribution. When young Diogenes Pendergast loses a tooth, however, his skeptical older brother Aloysius is determined to put the legend to the test...with dire consequences.
©2012 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Typically convoluted and fascinating Pendergast short story--great for Halloween or around a campfire. Pay the small price, but don't use a credit, as it is so short. But definitely worth getting!
As always, Preston and Child gave us another excellent story and Rene Auberjonois a perfect read.
For most children, the idea of a Tooth Fairy is a pleasant one, but in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the reality is much darker than any children’s tale. For instead of leaving their tooth under a pillow, children must deposit their tooth in a small bowl on the porch of a recluse’s mansion lest the old man Dufour come after what’s rightfully his.
For years, young Aloysius Pendergast has always viewed this ritual with scorn and derision, and he’s horrified when his younger brother, Diogenes, adamantly insists on honoring the superstitious tradition. Determined to teach his brother a lesson, Aloysius retrieves his brother’s offering and discards it.
But when Diogenes disappears the next day, Aloysius begins to wonder if the legends might be true…
Set between Cold Vengeance and Two Graves, this creepy, little gem of a story provides valuable insight into the relationship between FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast and his brother, Diogenes. Although Diogenes didn’t become unhinged until later in life, it’s easy to discern how Aloysius’s actions unwittingly helped shape the monster Diogenes would eventually become.
As always, René Auberjonois' narration was excellent. The dulcet tones of Pendergast seem to come effortlessly to him, and I cannot imagine listening to anyone else bring our favorite Special Agent to life. It’s always a treat to listen to him slip between the characters and the narrator, and oftentimes, I forget I’m listening to only one person read the story.
Set at 30 pages, this audio short clocks in at a mere 67 minutes – easily finished within one or two day’s commute.
If, like me, you haven’t finished Cold Vengeance yet, take heart: this story can be read without fear of spoilers!
I have an addiction to Audio books. What I can't get at the library, I come to Audible and they are always having a sale. I have way more audiobooks than I could possible listen to in over 3 years, but I can't help but adding to my collection and I read a little of everything but mostly romance and paranormal goodies.
A creepy, yet good little story to go along with their Pendergast series, This is actually only 49 minutes, with an addition from another book that I haven't read yet so I didn't know what it was.
I'm a serious Audible Junkie, just can't get enough of this great company.
Yes, kinda addicted to this series.
Okay, for a short story, how far can you go in a short time, make sure you've listended to other Pendergast stuff otherwise you wont know the characters.
Good speaking voice, like listening to an old friend tell a good story
Probably not, too short
The spinning of the yarn. Hearing about his relationship with Diogenese as a children.
The uncle was the hero, he did whatever needed to be done at all cost.
No one else could bring the characters to life in a manner that lets you crawl into their heads.
Imagine sitting around a campfire and Pendergast tells a story...
Rene Auberjonois always does an awesome Pendergast
Why, yes, I am an author
His vocal characterizations and pace are pleasant, and it's nice to be read to by someone with good tone.
This Agent Pendergast short, read by actor Rene Auberjonois, was an entertaining (if spooky) look at Aloysius' childhood. In it, he regales his friend Constance with the story of a creepy man in his old New Orleans neighborhood who was reputed to be the tooth fairy. On the night that his younger brother Diogenes goes to leave a tooth, the 9-year-old Pendergast follows him and makes a disturbing discovery.
Auberjonois' vocal characterizations and delivery are pleasant, and the story kept my attention throughout. Overall, a good listen.
Yes, it is very imaginative and definitely in keeping with the rest of the books.
Not as much as the new 12th book but it was very entertaining.
He is very good and consistent with the characters
I don't know...
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