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Relic Audiobook

Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

Prolong the suspense: listen to the sequel, Reliquary.

©2007 Douglas Preston; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"With its close-up view of museum life and politics, plausible scientific background, sharply drawn characters and a plot line that's blissfully free of gratuitous romance, this well-crafted novel offers first-rate thrills and chills." (Publishers Weekly)

"Wildly cool....Thrill hounds couldn't ask for a creepier environment....a thriller staged in the world's scariest building, with no room for the squeamish." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Rhonnie Chicago, IL 01-07-15
    Rhonnie Chicago, IL 01-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A loved Classic"
    Would you listen to Relic again? Why?

    Yes...Engaging characters and story line


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast


    Any additional comments?

    When I read the author summary about a beast running rampant and murdering people in a NYC museum I thought well that's different! I glad I took a chance.This Sci-Fri mystery was amazing. I missed hours of sleep because I couldn't stop listening to the story. I found myself holding my breath in anticipation on what's going to happen next. This book is definitely worth a credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nora 01-01-15
    Nora 01-01-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Good listen, has me hooked already"

    Good narration and story. Kept me interested and entertained. The oddness and intrigue of Pendergast is a great mix with the plot and adds a good contrast to the other characters. I'm always weary when picking up a new series and I was delightfully surprised with this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Miami, FL USA 11-30-14
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 11-30-14
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    "More, More, More... but not with the same narrator"

    I enjoyed this sci-fi/techno/thriller a lot. The narrator gave an mediocre performance. His pacing was okay, but his character voices were over the top caricatures. But the book itself was very exciting and had me on the edge of the bed listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M Milwaukee 11-20-14
    M Milwaukee 11-20-14 Member Since 2017
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    "good scary book"

    This is the first in a series of books by these authors...pretty good actually, pretty violent as well. I enjoyed it, however I could only listen to it in the daytime. No, no, not at night, too creepy.

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    L.G. 10-14-14
    L.G. 10-14-14
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    "Great story....interesting way to start the series"
    What did you love best about Relic?

    I enjoyed the buildup of this book. Having read several other Pendergast novels, this one def measures up. Its a good origin story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best part for me would be the beginning interaction of the main characters and see how it all began.


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

    I haven't listened to any other David Colacci performances but this was well read and pleasurable.


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

    I def wanted to listen in one sitting, I ended up listening to this solely while to and from work and at work. I had to finish it!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kev 10-06-14
    kev 10-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointed..."
    What disappointed you about Relic?

    Storyline was boring. Too much unnecessary details.


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

    The middle of the book. The beginning was good and the end got exciting, but everything in between was a drag.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The museum opening night.


    What character would you cut from Relic?

    Some of the officers. Too many different names.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to quite a few books now, and I almost chose to turn this one off. That has never happened before.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Modesto, CA, United States 09-15-14
    Paul Modesto, CA, United States 09-15-14
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    "Excellent Listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Relic to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version. I listen to books during my commute.


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

    Very interesting plot.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    Well read and easy to hear even in traffic.


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

    The relationship building between the primary characters was well done.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 09-14-14
    Sandra 09-14-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Could have been much better"

    Ok sorry to jump on the band wagon, but really poor performance. For me the most irritating part was the conversations between a really soft spoken person (Margo?) and a loud person (smith back) I was constantly turning the volume up and then down. The story had some holes that were never explained adequately.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Escalante Tucson, AZ 09-01-14
    Daniel Escalante Tucson, AZ 09-01-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Awesome book. and 14 books later...."
    Where does Relic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the book that will make you want to continue reading the Pendergast series, although he only introduced in this book.


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

    The ideas in each book - this one especially is fresh and riveting.


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

    The book is narrated well and sounds like its being spun by an authentic story teller, not just read to you.


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

    Running through the tunnels and sewers...I couldn't turn the story off. Glad that more of this continued into book 2!


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    samantha anderson Twin Falls, Idaho 08-28-14
    samantha anderson Twin Falls, Idaho 08-28-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Distrubing"
    Where does Relic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good story 4 star for sure


    What did you like best about this story?

    the truth in how the dollar rules the world


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

    no


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

    the catacombs and planning to over come the beast


    Any additional comments?

    pretty good story. Sure makes you want to go to New York!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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