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Still Life with Crows Audiobook

Still Life with Crows: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2004 Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"As usual, Preston and Child deftly mix the real and the surreal, creating an atmosphere in which everything, for reasons we can't quite nail down, seems a tad off-kilter. Call it creeping paranoia, perhaps, or the dreadful certainty that something awful is about to happen. Whatever you call it, it's a recipe for success." (Booklist)

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    Joan 10-01-12
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    "Kept me on my toes."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it kept me wondering what was going to happen next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Agent Pendergast. He was alway calm and ready for action.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Agent Pendergast.


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

    The ending was not at all what I thought it would be.


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    LCS United States 09-12-12
    LCS United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Classic"

    Classic Preston and Child. I can overlook the truly "gross" parts for a good story line. Preston and Child never miss!

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    HELEN EMORY, TX, United States 09-11-12
    HELEN EMORY, TX, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great, Great Story"
    Would you listen to Still Life with Crows again? Why?

    Yes, just to be sure I didn't miss anything


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pendergrass


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

    Yes I try to listen to as many by Scott Brick's that I can. This was great I could just see what everyone looked like


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oh Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this and I love listening to to Scott Brick.

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    jacques otterburn park, QC, Canada 09-08-12
    jacques otterburn park, QC, Canada 09-08-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Pendergast ought to wear a red cape."
    Any additional comments?

    I've read a number of Pendergast books, this one doesn't make the grade. Pendergast is too cool for school. There is a limit to how totally amazing a hero can be, at least if he is not wearing a red cape. The book was not without it's good points, the first half had me guessing and wondering. But it took an unfortunate, sharp left turn into the compost heap about halfway through. It started to get predictable, Pendergast did too many amazing things, and i set my i pod to double speed.

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    Sandra Melo Stokesdale,NC, United States 09-06-12
    Sandra Melo Stokesdale,NC, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Pendergast is an addicting character"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The whole story narrated by Scott Brick is amazing. You will keep guessing and get intrigued through the story. And like I said on the review title, Pendergast is an one of a kind character. This is my first book on the series and it really caught me. I'm reading Brimstone now and enjoying every chapter.


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    selina Macedon, Australia 09-05-12
    selina Macedon, Australia 09-05-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Really enjoyable listen"
    Where does Still Life with Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love crime audio books, normally I am obsessed with the Roy Grace series by Peter James, I have tried others but never as good as Peter James. This however, was an excellent story. I really enjoyed it


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

    As with many books it doesn't really heat up until about half way through, but it was thoroughly engaging and unlike some books which just conclude within about two minutes and leave you feeling ripped off, this has a well put together and well explained conclusion.


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

    No, I haven't but will now look them up


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I would thoroughly suggest this to others.

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    Stephen West Palm Beach, FL, United States 09-03-12
    Stephen West Palm Beach, FL, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Did not want the story to end."
    What made the experience of listening to Still Life with Crows the most enjoyable?

    The book started quickly and kept the excitement level up. Agent Pendergast is a very interesting character and his personality makes the book very enjoyable to listen to.


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

    Yes, the pace was quick. The evil nature of the murderer kept the tension level at a high pitch.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Do not want to give anything away, but there were a lot of great scenes.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not too much, but I pulled into the story.


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Ralph 09-03-12
    Ralph 09-03-12
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    "Pendergast at his best outside of New York"

    A great departure from the normal Pendergast in New York, a deeper charactor in a challaging setting. Narration is great.

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    Cynthia Normal, IL, United States 08-31-12
    Cynthia Normal, IL, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Unrelenting"
    What made the experience of listening to Still Life with Crows the most enjoyable?

    Shivers and Shudders Around Every Corner!


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

    Scott is an amazing narrator. His voice never interferes with the story.


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    Book Club Leader Long Island, NY 08-27-12
    Book Club Leader Long Island, NY 08-27-12 Member Since 2015

    Chris

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    "Well written, well read, SCARY"
    What made the experience of listening to Still Life with Crows the most enjoyable?

    The prose was literary and the story raced and surprised!


    Any additional comments?

    Tommy Lee Jones as Agent P!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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