Pendergast
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  • 1
    Relic: Pendergast, Book 1 | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Non-Perishable

    Even thought "Relic" was published 'way back in 1994, it still delivers plenty of thrills and excitement after all these years. In my opini..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 26 2010 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 2
    Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2 | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

    Should have made this one into a movie...

    I really enjoyed "The Relic" but "Reliquary" was much better on so many levels. The writing is smart and scientific but I never fe..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2009 by Anastasia (HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA, United States)
  • 3
    The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
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    In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

    DrBB

    The description "formulaic but fun" pretty much covers all of Preston & Childs, but that's fine--I don't listen to these expecting to be challenged, j..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2013 by Lois (Somerville, MA, United States)
  • 4
    Still Life with Crows: A Novel | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Still Life with Crows: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    For the first time in unabridged audio! A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.

    SCARY, WEIRD, ENGAGING

    Preston & Child know how to push my "creepy" buttons. Very good.

    I would choose a different narrator. Narrator David Colacci did a much bett..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 05 2012 by Polly (Philadelphia, PA, United States)
  • 5
    Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5 | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

    Another Solid Pendergast Story
    Reviewed on July 01 2013 by Jeff Harris (HAMDEN, CT, United States)
  • 6
    Dance of Death: Pendergast, Book 6 | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Dance of Death: Pendergast, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

    Getting to know Pendergast

    Suspenseful, original, satisfying

    Reviewed on November 26 2012 by D. WARD (Midlothian, Virginia United States)
  • 7
    The Book of the Dead | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    The Book of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

    Not bad

    Although a bit predictable and formulaic, it's still an enjoyable 'read'. I might suggest, however, you read Dance of Death before reading this one. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2008 by V.A. (Eustis, FL, United States)
  • 8
    The Wheel of Darkness | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    The Wheel of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    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.

    Great story, fantastic storytelling

    I agree with Jerry from Philly. I think fans of Lincoln and Child have come to expect, and appreciate, the bizarre story lines and eccentric character..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2008 by Amazon Customer (Ormond Beach, FL United States)
  • 9
    Cemetery Dance | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Cemetery Dance

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.

    Not for the faint of heart OR animal lovers

    I liked the beginning of this book, however the graphic nature and shear sadness of the animal cruelty really turned me off. Be forewarned some conten..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 31 2009 by Lioness ()
  • 10
    Fever Dream | Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston

    Fever Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

    Intelligent, spooky thriller

    Preston and Child never miss a beat. In fact, with each outing they seem to improve, don't they? "Fever Dream" tells us another exciting s..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2010 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 11
    Cold Vengeance | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Cold Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

    Powerful Buildup -- Best Pendergast Series Yet!

    The second of the three Prendergast books, Cold Vengeance is a powerfully written thriller. It does not rely on technology or gimmicks but on good ol..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 18 2012 by G. House Sr. (Sherborn, MA, United States)
  • 12
    Two Graves | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Two Graves

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

    Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster

    Everyone you care about shows up in the conclusion of this riveting trilogy. From the first chapters, you are thrown left and right from one event to..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2012 by G. House Sr. (Sherborn, MA, United States)
  • 12.5
    Extraction | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Extraction

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    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.

    Great Pendergast short story, don't use a credit

    Typically convoluted and fascinating Pendergast short story--great for Halloween or around a campfire. Pay the small price, but don't use a credit, a..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 01 2012 by Janels (Highlands Ranch, CO, United States)
  • 13
    White Fire: Agent Pendergast, Book 13 | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    White Fire: Agent Pendergast, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

    A Grand Slam Tale of Terror

    I have been hoping to learn more about Corrie Swanson. Remember, we met Corrie in Still Life with Crows (book 4). Back then she had an abusive mothe..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2013 by G. House Sr. (Sherborn, MA, United States)
  • 14
    Blue Labyrinth | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Blue Labyrinth

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

    Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree

    This novel opens with a surprise on Pendergast's doorstep. This novel explores the Pendergast tree and dig into his history. I liked this aspect. I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2014 by G. House Sr. (Sherborn, MA, United States)
  • 15
    Crimson Shore | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

    Crimson Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
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    A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated - and sinister - than Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward, Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.

    Something's off

    I've been a longtime fan of this series, and I'd swear someone else wrote this. Pendergast and Constance have gone from a sophisticated pair to unbear..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2015 by M. Jacobs (US)