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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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    Dustin S. 02-19-16
    Dustin S. 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "You can't read just one!"

    The stories and background are great the main characters draw you in and keep you captivated. I highly recommend the series of books and look forward to finishing the series!

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    Sandra 02-05-16
    Sandra 02-05-16
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    "Wonderful!"

    Scott brick out did himself narrating this novel the voices he chose for each character was perfect. his Italian accent and language was wonderful he made this book well worth the hear! I'm a big fan of Scott brick I would highly recommend this novel

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Gemma 01-21-16
    M. Gemma 01-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Fantastic Series, Awful Narration"

    Preston and Child are great storytellers and a great team, with the Pendergast series bring their best work for many reasons.

    I don't get Scott Brick's high reputation and prolific (500-600 books?) body of work. He is by far the worst narrator I've ever heard, and I'm a prolific audiobook listener because of a lengthy commute. He mispronounces words, is inconsistent, and overly dramatic. I tried to give him zero stars, but Audible requires at least one to submit a review. I much prefer the narration style of René Auberjonois, whose perfect diction and obvious knowledge of his subject come through clearly. Regardless, a masterful series and a must-have for any fan of both modern and classic detective fiction.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rene 12-10-15
    Rene 12-10-15

    I love to read to escape. I like to walk in the stores with a good book, browse the mall on a rainy day and people watch while I listen.

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    "Great listen"
    Would you listen to Brimstone again? Why?

    I really like this series, yes and will.


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

    some parts, and other parts were long winded.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Great


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    yes


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C Orsini 08-19-15
    C Orsini 08-19-15

    Avid audiobook listener. If it's not on audio, I probably haven't read it!

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    "Never disappointed!"

    I have so many other books downloaded. But every time I finish a book in this series I want to move on to the next! The characters just keep getting more interesting, and the stories more intense. I'll be disappointed when I get caught up to the latest book!

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    Dylan 04-22-15
    Dylan 04-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    I found this audiobook very intriguing. Not my usual sort of fare , but I really enjoyed the southern eloquence of the Pendergast and his sort of gothic nobility . Definitely a new fan of the series.

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    Tilman Zurich 03-28-15
    Tilman Zurich 03-28-15 Member Since 2015

    Voracious reader with a 70hr working week who rediscovered his passion for reading through Audible. Secretly in love with commutes!

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    "Riveting"

    I really enjoyed the setting, outside of New York and the more complex characters.
    My favourite so far, together with Relic.

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    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 03-05-13
    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Plot line more realistic"
    Would you listen to Brimstone again? Why?

    No


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Didn't like to see my hero, Pendergast, "die".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Count gets his comeuppance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE Scott Brick!

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    Frank 02-08-13
    Frank 02-08-13 Member Since 2009

    Oregon Forester, audio book addict

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    "Pendergast kicks bu-t once again!!"

    Once again an engaging well researched and fast paced book. I haven't been reading the series in order of publishing but it's worked just fine, each book stands well on it's own including Brimstone. This book brings you right to the edge of your seat and holds you there white knuckled for hours. The ending is gratifying and leaves the reader wanting another tale of Agent Pendergast.

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    P. Giorgio 02-03-13
    P. Giorgio 02-03-13

    TheWriter

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    "My 2nd favorite P&C"

    Only Still Life With Crows affected me more -- but on a personal and emotional level. Brimstone was good for many other reasons. Lots of terrific "what ifs," the always intelligent vocabulary, equal amounts of suspense and exclamations of "of course..." -- a little supernatural, but always human!

    AXP and D'Agosta are not cut from any other cloth. Sure, there are the ridiculously convenient lucky breaks and Hand-of-God sort of things, but so what? The gracious nod to Wilkie Collins and Poe enlarged the other literary, musical, cultural and geography references making this an immersive experience.

    This one differed (for the better) from some of the series for NOT including long, somewhat-boring chases in caves and tunnels. The chases occur above ground. Still there is enough going on beneath castles and mansions so that when you come up for air, the whole thing stays with you.

    It's a feel good and a breath-holder. I read this out of order, so I knew the future effects and consequences this book would set up. But even knowing what was coming, the story and its pacing were so good, it did not matter.

    Loved "Buck," and the authors' delicate handling of his well-intentioned but misled efforts. That character and his story border on political-religious "preaching." So subtly handled, the message and the warnings are kind and clear.

    If there is a theme in all of this, that applies to every character, including AXPm it might be:

    Get thee behind me, Ego!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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