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The Cabinet of Curiosities Audiobook

The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Book 3 in the series. In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

©2012 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Sarah 08-25-16
    Sarah 08-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book"

    I like the Pendergast series. I liked the narration better in Relic and Reliquary, but this guy is still good. Although a great story, it wasn't as suspenseful as Relic and Reliquary.

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    Vera 08-24-16
    Vera 08-24-16
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    this is a great read, but ,in my opinion, not a good listen. hope some other person will narrate this book, and do it justice as the book deserves.

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    Amazon Customer 08-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I am a fan."
    Would you listen to The Cabinet of Curiosities again? Why?

    No, because there are too many other books to read by authors, and I will continue to do so.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cabinet of Curiosities?

    love all the characters


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

    I am at the movies sort of.


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

    Pendergrast finding the formula for life extension


    Any additional comments?

    Love love love these books

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    N TULSA, OK, US 08-15-16
    N TULSA, OK, US 08-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad editing"

    There were a lot of sections that included a sentence repeated. I doubt that's how it's written in the book. It was distracting.

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    Janice 05-19-16
    Janice 05-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "My favorite Pendergast story"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I loved how the authors were able to take the supernatural and convince you it could really have happened.


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    Sonseenahray Centerville, OH, United States 05-13-16
    Sonseenahray Centerville, OH, United States 05-13-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Keeps You on the Edge!"

    As I have said before, these authors know how to weave a tale that grips you. Because I emotionally identify with Pendergast, I have difficulty when reading scenes where he could die. This story goes beyond that and fully immerses you in gripping detail scenes out of a nightmare. Having said that, i can't wait to start my next book.

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    DONA 05-10-16
    DONA 05-10-16
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    "THE STRANGENESS CONTINUES"

    Truthfully I read the series out of order yet I was able to enjoy each book as a separate entity and an excellent read. The character of A. Pendergast has drawn me in and that is no less true in this read. Add a bit of history from long before my time and you have a fascinating story with great descriptive prose.

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    Alan Winterrowd Bluffton, IN USA 04-21-16
    Alan Winterrowd Bluffton, IN USA 04-21-16 Member Since 2008

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    "Good story, narrator and audio less so"

    The 3rd book in the Pendergast series finally lets us into Special Agent Pendergast's mind and history and gives us an interesting look at the history of natural history, in New York at least.

    A suspenseful and eerie tale, it does drag for a little while, but in the end, is worth the time to listen.

    the narrator was OK, at best. The majority of his sentences are uninflected and end in an abortive vocal fry, almost like he is trying to sound uninterested. The audio was clearly taken from audio CD files and not all of the repeated lines at change of disk have been removed.

    On the good side, there are none of the weird echo effects used in the previous book to signal a character thinking rather than talking, so that is a positive.

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    Dale Osceola, Indiana 04-21-16
    Dale Osceola, Indiana 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent story "

    great stand alone entry in the Pendergast series. I really enjoyed it. Pendergast is a excellent detective/special agent.

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    Lindee Goodall 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Could benefit from better editing"
    Where does The Cabinet of Curiosities rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hard to say. I enjoy listening to books while working on some projects, it helps speed the day. This is third book I've listened to in this series and I find them an entertaining break from the usual nonfiction fare I listen to.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Marosz – was your favorite?

    Pendergast, but it's more from the authors than the reading. Enjoy his cleverness.


    Any additional comments?

    There are many segments in this recording that are repeated and interrupt the flow for listening.

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