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The Book of the Dead Audiobook

The Book of the Dead

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

To quell the PR nightmare of the gem fiasco, the museum decides to reopen the Tomb of Senef. An astounding Egyptian temple, it was a popular museum exhibit until the 1930s, when it was quietly closed. But when the tomb is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening, the killings, and whispers of an ancient curse, begin again. And the catastrophic opening itself sets the stage for the final battle between the two brothers: an epic clash from which only one will emerge alive.

©2006 Splendide Mendax, Inc. and Lincoln Child. All Rights Reserved.; (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks. All Rights Reserved

What the Critics Say

"Another gripping, action-packed page-turner...with a tantalizing, ominous twist at the end." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Michele Blundell 03-06-15 Member Since 2011
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    "the book of the dead"

    Since I own all of the books listed on audible written by Preston and Child, in hard cover, and have read them all, it is interesting to listen to them read to me. It does require more time to listen, than to read, but still interesting.

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    J Jaeckle Granbury, TX, US 02-20-15
    J Jaeckle Granbury, TX, US 02-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A great page turner"

    Good luck moving fast especially if you picked up from the previous novel. A lot of excitement adventure twists and turns . A lot of imagination was used in putting this book together.

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    Special education 02-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "More Pendergast"

    This series always leaves wanting more. It's a fun read! There are a plethora of eccentric characters and the authors provide interesting details about the characters as well as the setting.

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    Richard 01-07-15
    Richard 01-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great story"

    I love the fact that all the characters come together in the Prendergast series. Looking forward to learning more about Constance Green.

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    Karen Orange Park, FL, United States 01-06-15
    Karen Orange Park, FL, United States 01-06-15 Member Since 2007

    I love to read books but due to vision problems it is very hard. I have fond that listening is almost as good as reading them for myself.

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    "Great ending and lead in for the next book"

    This book more than met my expectations for Pendergrast is a wonderful character as well as his acquaintances and companions I look forward to following him in the next book and many more after that

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    Geologygirl 01-04-15
    Geologygirl 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this series!!!"

    I'm working my way through this series with relish. Hope the next one is as good but there is a narrater change so we'll see.

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    Elle Corning, NY 07-28-14
    Elle Corning, NY 07-28-14 Member Since 2008

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    "Loved the Narrator"
    Would you listen to The Book of the Dead again? Why?

    I probably would as I like to get next in series and usually if a period of time goes by, I go back and listen to a previous book that leads in to the next in series


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Degosta as he is always in trouble. I think Smithback is an entertaining character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the description of the tomb. I would love to tour one of the Pyramids.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed several of these books in this series, but I have to say Scott Brick is one excellent narrator. Wish he narrated more.

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    Kelly Howard Oregon 05-30-14
    Kelly Howard Oregon 05-30-14 Member Since 2016
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    "a good pendergast, not great"

    I've been re-listening to this series of DP & LC's every now & then for several years; they're great brain candy, take my mind off of the trials of life while I'm driving, gardening, whatever. I'd give this 3.5 stars for the story itself, if I could. It's not, IMO, the best of the series. The reasons I downgrade this particular book (all the judgement on this book --& the series-- is based on them being the aforementioned literary equivalent of cerebral gummy bears, not deathless literature):
    1. The perfection of both Pendergast & his bro in all their endeavors stretches even my ability & willingness to suspend disbelief past the breaking point. These guys can do anything, be anything, & they know everything. They're masters of everything from hand-to-hand fighting to great literature (papyrus through Romantic poets to modern day), to gourmet food & wine, every science, computer programming, neurosurgery without a scalpel, morse & all other codes....these guys are incredibly proficient at absolutely everything. They can masquerade as someone else so successfully that people who've had close & extended contact with both characters remain totally clueless (despite the fact that another character notices that one of the brothers has an extremely unique 'personal scent', which goes unnoticed by other people who work with him for years & years).
    The Superman-like abilities they have with absolutely everything just goes beyond absurd & reaches annoying this time out..

    2. Some of the 2nd tier characters are simply loathsome, when (I think) they're supposed to be sympathetic characters. I'm thinking particularly of Bill Smithback here; he's arrogant, egotistical, devious, obnoxious, ethics-free, and a dreadful snob. Every time he appears in the books, since about 1/3 of the way through "Relic," I've been hoping somebody would kill him off & put him out of my misery. Several of the lesser characters, especially the cops/FBI guys, are so revolting & just so utterly, purely, total jerks that it even goes beyond my ability to believe (Capt Waxey [sp?] in the other book, Agt Coffey in this one).

    3 This isn't the writers' fault, but this production has these really annoying, random moments of "mood music" that pops up at idiotic times. In several places they'll run up the music & stop the reader for a few moments, then let him continue, with the music playing under the narration. These gaps come right smack in the middle of scenes, not at natural break points. Far from enhancing the scary or thrilling mood, they totally kill it & aggravate the heck out of the listener. The director should quit audiobooks & go work in radio or movies, if what they really want to do is play with music. When they're working with audiobooks they should stick to audiobooks.

    Scott Brick does an excellent job with this one. I wasn't wild about him the first time I heard him, but either he's gotten better or I've learned to appreciate him more. I just listened to his reading of "The Passage" (Justin Cronin), & thought he did an outstanding job, even better than any of his renditions of Preston & Child's books.

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    Jeff Harris 08-05-13
    Jeff Harris 08-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Back Where it All Began"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book of the Dead?

    Without spoiling too much, there was a nice build up to the climax of the book that I enjoyed greatly. There was just enough tension and suspense that I wanted to find out what was going to happen. The conclusion was unexpected to me and it did not seem to take the expected path, which I actually enjoyed. I could imagine some would not like it, but personally I found it very real.


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

    Am I going to once again say how well Scott Brick did bringing this story to life? Yes I am. If i'm ever on the fence about a book, if Scott Brick narrates it I figure "at least the narration will be solid" and everything usually turns out ok.


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

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read/listen to this without hitting up the first two in this sort of trilogy. The authors would say that each can stand on it's own, but I really think it performs better when taken in order.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    linda MORRISTOWN, NY, United States 07-12-13
    linda MORRISTOWN, NY, United States 07-12-13

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    "Good but not great.."
    If you could sum up The Book of the Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Not their best


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

    Great performance.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I found my mind wandering at times. This is a first while listening to these fine writers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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