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Reliquary Audiobook

Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare.

Prolong the suspense: listen to the first book, Relic.

©2008 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

The netherworld of New York City...proves as shuddery a setting for the authors' latest scientific monster mash as the American Museum of Natural History did for their bestselling Relic, to which this is the sequel. (Publishers Weekly)
"This should do for the New York subway system what Jaws did for Long Island beaches." (Booklist)
"Dick Hill's reading of this fascinating sequel to Relic builds the suspense and horror." (AudioFile)

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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-28-12
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-28-12 Member Since 2010

    An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.

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    "Even Better than Relic"

    I liked Relic ... a lot. But Reliquary is even better because of the details about the underground (literally) life in NYC. Pendergast is back in his usual great form. Other characters return and are even more clearly drawn. I highly recommend this book. I'm now officially working my way through the entire series.

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    GH Sherborn, MA, United States 05-10-12
    GH Sherborn, MA, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

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    "A fitting sequal to Relic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reliquary to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I love the way characters are performed. To me, performance gives life to the novel in a tangible and memorable way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Margo Green continues to kick butt. She even out shines Pendergast. I am going to miss her in later novels.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Margo Green.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the climax of fining the mastermind, just they way it was laid out, i was surprised and sadened.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bonita Exeter, CA, USA 09-19-08
    Bonita Exeter, CA, USA 09-19-08 Member Since 2016
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    "More of the same"

    These books are all starting to sound the same to me. The stories are not different enough (from Relic to Reliquary) to interest me enough to listen to the rest of this book. I like Special Agent Pendergast and would like to see him have more presence as as does in later books. Sorry ... not for me.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Books R my drug 02-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "interesting"

    i enjoyed it and found the settin of underground New York very interesting and engaging.

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    Amazon Customer 01-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Hill keeps it rolling"

    Hill is a good choice to narrate this follow-up to Relic. His voices for the most part are less cartoonish than Colacci's, except for a few characters such as Margo Green who despite being born in Boston sounds like she is from the Bronx and never left. Bill also sounds like a bad impression of Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Another annoying feature of the production on this book is the sound effect used when people are thinking, it sounds just like when they are talking in the tunnels. Over although this is a satisfying sequel to The Relic and an enjoyable listen thanks to Hill.

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    Tim 01-04-17
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    "excellent but leaves a lot og questions about"

    leaves a lot of unanswered questions about what is going on. now i have to read the other Pendergrass books

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    Amanda 12-28-16
    Amanda 12-28-16
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    "Reliquary > Relic"

    I thought I loved Relic and then I read Reliquary. The story was SO GOOD.

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    Bill M Helms 12-17-16
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    "I love everything Aloysius Pendergrass!!!"

    Aloysius Pendergast as an FBI agent that is over the top and an incredibly awesome literary character. I have read all the books multiple times and now I am enjoying listening to them.

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    Sarah 09-24-16
    Sarah 09-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!"

    20 yrs later & this book is still a top-notch thriller. Narrator did a pretty great job with the subtle dramatics & effects, although it's always such a cliche when male readers feel the need to voice every female character as soft, breathless, & timid.

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    Bobbie 08-23-16
    Bobbie 08-23-16
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    "way better than the movie you get more information"

    loved it the authors were really awesome the story line was easy to follow. fun

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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