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  • Still Life with Crows

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SCARY, WEIRD, ENGAGING

  • By Polly on 11-05-12

Another excellent Pendergast

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-13

Vacationing in the Kansas corn belt, FBI Inspector Pendergast enlists the aid of a young Goth to show him the local sites. Oh, yes, and to, by the way, solve a string of ghastly murderers. Good read, even though I did figure out the mystery. (I don't usually) No one can unravel a "twisted" mystery quite so spectacularly as Preston & Child. And this one is truly twisted.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brimstone

  • Pendergast, Book 5
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,331

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm new to the Preston Child but I'm hooked

  • By John Morgan on 03-16-15

Marvelous Mystery!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-13

These authors have a wonderful way of tossing many stories into the air and managing to keep them all aloft. They do the same with their creatively crafted characters. We have the reappearance of some old friends in this one, along with some new and properly dastardly foes. Preston and Child have conjured up a great mystery that takes us into the darkest depths of ancient evils as we follow our heroes on their international pursuit of truth and justice.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DrBB

  • By Lois on 01-26-13

Great Pendergast book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-13

Typical Pendergast, if you follow. New twists and turns. Historically intriguing. Our hero gets personally involved in this one. Nice to know our steely nerved stoic has a soft underbelly. For those of you who have not read any of this series before, there WILL be blood. It's not for the squeamish, but not overdone, and it is a good mystery.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reliquary

  • Pendergast, Book 2
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,164

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should have made this one into a movie...

  • By Anastasia on 02-22-09

Good Read! But read Relic first!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-13

The second book in the Pendergast series is every bit as chilling as the first! Be sure you have read "Relic" first, since several of the characters from that book are involved, and the mystery continues.
Although the characters are the same, they have changed a bit due to their previous experiences in the museum.
Along with weaving a wonderful mystery, the authors take us below street level and "shine a light" on a real life phenomenon evolving there.
This is a wonderful mystery, and a thought provoking story, portrayed through very realistic and sometimes endearing characters.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Third Gate

  • A Novel
  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,795
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,569

Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god-king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all - Narmer's crown - might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer's is the elusive crown of the two Egypts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reliable Entertainment for Child Fans

  • By Amanda on 06-14-12

Entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-12

All in all a good read (listen). Facinating Egyptology stuff woven into the plot. I found that I held my breath a lot! Won't spoil it by telling you why.

  • The Litigators

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,002
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,959

The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Grisham, entertaining

  • By Jbug on 10-29-11

Snooze fest!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-12

Who is this guy, and what has he done with John Grisham? Wasn't witty, interesting, thought prvoking, or suspenseful...I only finished it because I had paid for it. So there are good lawyers and sleezy lawyers. Nuff said!

  • Relic

  • Pendergast, Book 1
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,890

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Non-Perishable

  • By Snoodely on 05-26-10

Chiller! Don't visit the museum after dark!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-12

I'm in it for the thrill, and easy to please. I love this book. They build it up till you can't stand it anymore, and then change the channel. This book definately kept me awake on the early morning commute to work, and I was very happy to have a well lit parking lot to walk through on my way home.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Christmas Carol (Simon & Schuster Edition)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 999

Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge come to marvelous life in Patrick Stewart's critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of this holiday classic to sell-out audiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's not Christmas without this (audio)book

  • By Christina on 12-11-07

My Favorite Christmas book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-12

Listening to Patrick Stewart reading this clasic Christmas tale in his marvelous brogue is the ONLY way to listen to it. It has become a Christmas tradition for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful