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Brimstone Audiobook

Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5

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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.

Teaming with Police Officer Vincent D'Agosta (The Relic), Agent Pendergast is determined to solve this case that appears to defy everything except supernatural logic.

Prolong the suspense: listen to another Pendergast novel.

©2004 Douglas Preston (P)2011 Hachette

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    Zack 12-19-11
    Zack 12-19-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Finally!"

    This has been a long time coming to Audible. This is the first part of the Diogenes trilogy. Its been five years since Reliquary, D'agosta is back and well if you have made it this far in the series I don't really need to try to sell you on it, sufficed to say your in for a hell of a ride. Only one book left unabridged Cabinet Of Curiosities, Audible the fans DEMAND it!

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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 12-30-11
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 12-30-11
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    "Wow, don't be hesitant about using a credit here"

    It's good to hear the old Pendergast back along with his old cronies. This was longer than all his others but well worth the listen. The narration was good and kept you wanting more. The only thing I didn't like about it was the plagerized dining room scene. It almost made me feel like I was reading Dan Brown. Other than that, it was a real page turner and made you wonder what Pendergast was going to come up with next. Not making his "butler" a major part of the book was genius. DeGasta and Hayward were absolutely where they should be. and did what fit into the book perfectly. I can't wait for the next in the series!!!!! In the meantime, don't miss this one!

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    K. Byrd 02-11-16
    K. Byrd 02-11-16

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    "Distracting digital cracklings"

    Weird digital crackling that comes and goes for several chapters in the middle of the book (the second of the three files).

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bella 12-17-15
    Bella 12-17-15
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    "Had me guessing for a while!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brimstone?

    Brimstone was just great from beginning to end. The clues found at crime scenes were just mind boggling. I don't like the Pendergast novels that stray too far from reality, so I was hesitant for a while about the clues that were found. However, I stuck with it and it got so much better. Definitely a lot of twists and turns I never would have suspected.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott Brick has narrated a few of the Pendergast novels, and Rene Auberjonois does the others. I can't stand Rene Auberjonois as a narrator. Scott Brick makes you forget he's one guy reading an audiobook. He performs, as opposed to Auberjonois, who just recites.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    GH Sherborn, MA, United States 06-12-12
    GH Sherborn, MA, United States 06-12-12 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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    "Complex - Pendergast back on track -- Definite Yes"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This novel has added complexities to the main character and built the backstory of the minor characters. In a great thriller series, the backstories are as important of as the plot in any one specific novel. As you get attached to the lesser players, backstory development cements your commitment to overall series. This is why Brimstone was very good and a pleasant change from the last, lackluster installment.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was far more believable in this installment. You did not have to suspend your judgment of the reality or physics at all. Also, the foreshadowing of the ultimate conclusion was not obvious until you listened to the last word.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott brick brings a voice to Pendergast that is believable. I enjoy listening to his melodic performance.


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

    I don't want to spoil it, but there is a moment between d'Gosta and Hayward -- well, listen to it yourself.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    don cave 10-31-16
    don cave 10-31-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Editing needed"

    Could easily have been abridged. Many unnecessary details, extended car chases, gory details. Characters, however, although stereotypical, are interesting and amusing.

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    Lynn Darling 09-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great premise, but not their best"

    I'm not sure what possessed the authors to cast as their villain one of the most colorful characters in one of the more beloved novels of Victorian literature. It means that anyone even mildly versed in the works of Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Dickens will figure out who done it within the first two chapters. Too bad, given the highly entertaining characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joy Curtis 03-30-16
    Joy Curtis 03-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Edge of your seat suspense"

    I loved Brimstone. This entire series is well written, has amazing story lines and unforgettable characters.

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    Valerie O 04-10-14
    Valerie O 04-10-14 Member Since 2014

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    "choose carefully , i did not like this narrator !"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think this series is not as enjoyable as it could be by this constant changing of narrators. I found this narrator not at all what i had become used to in the previous ones as the voice of pendergast. So much so i won't listen to anymore than he reads i'll head right back to a hardcover !


    Would you be willing to try another book from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child ? Why or why not?

    yes i want to read them all, but i will now always listen to a sample first , this one was really tough to get thru


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    i just didn't think he had the voice of pendergast , the relic , defined the voice of narration for me, i think it makes the series very very choppy


    Could you see Brimstone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no its not for me


    Any additional comments?

    i would really ask the authors to think about what they are doing, the storylines are already not linear, so when you combine different narrators, i just think its a kiss of death,<br/>i mean i really don't like the changing, and I won't purchase another one without listening to the sample first, i almost returned this book it was that bad to me

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    DaveC 10-13-13
    DaveC 10-13-13 Member Since 2017

    I commute 2 hours daily and could never do it without audio books. No one comes close to Audible's selection and features.

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    "Way too long. Demille was my favoite"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Way too long with hardly any action. I quit listening to this, but I did put it back in after listening to a different book. Hope it ends finally.<br/>I do like the pendergast series, but this is disappointing.


    What was most disappointing about Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child ’s story?

    Too long, no action


    Any additional comments?

    I'm still planning on more Pendergast novels

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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