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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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    nitewindes 02-01-16
    nitewindes 02-01-16
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    "Really on the edge of your seat excitement!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cabinet of Curiosities to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version


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

    The opening of the elevator to Nora and Pendergast.


    What about Jonathan Marosz’s performance did you like?

    He does a great Pendergast voice and characterization


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

    Really on the edge of my seat many times in this book. Really enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    Going for the next Pendergast episode.

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    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 01-26-16
    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 01-26-16 Member Since 2015

    Jeanette Kelley

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    "pendergast is awesome"

    have always loved this character but the reader leaves something to be desired. the plot I keeps you in suspense.

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    Harriet E. williams, Sr. REDWOOD CITY, CA, US 01-11-16
    Harriet E. williams, Sr. REDWOOD CITY, CA, US 01-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    A mystery has to give clues to its reader/listener so when all is revealed, the reader/ listener can go back and see the clues left. This is an early Pendergast and the worst of the entire series.

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    Edith 12-04-15
    Edith 12-04-15
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    "a gripping page turner!!"

    i love the characters in these books. the authors have a fabulous grasp of the use of suspense. the reader was good, sometimes a little overly dramatic with his tone, like he was reading an old school detective novel! i highly recommend this book. highly entertaining!

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    Lovemykids5 11-30-15
    Lovemykids5 11-30-15

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    Editors did not do too well. Sections of the book repeated itself periodically. Confusing at first.

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    Charlie 11-08-15
    Charlie 11-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Lots of repeated lines"

    At first, I thought something was wrong with my phone or the app. However, after the third repeated paragraph, I realized it was just that....repeats. Happened numerous times through the book. Seemed to be poor audio editing. Took away from the story.

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    Anthony Killeen, TX, United States 08-24-15
    Anthony Killeen, TX, United States 08-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Very good book, just needs a better Narrator."
    If you could sum up The Cabinet of Curiosities in three words, what would they be?

    Another great book


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

    The most memorable moment for me was after falling into a trap laid out by the villain where a dumb waiter's floor dropped out from under him, Pendergast woke up in the lower level of the basement handcuffed to the wall, even with his injuries, he was able not only get out of the cuffs, pursue the villain, getting wounded a couple more times, but also succeed in catching him.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I had a difficult time with this narrator. Several time in this book, he reread the same paragraph which got to be very annoying and causing me to check my ipod to make sure that I hadn't accidentally hit the repeat button, which I hadn't.


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

    This book did give me some extreme reactions. It had me on the edge of my seat and several times I had to check myself from making loud outbursts when the Museum pompous curator acted like he knew everything was being obnoxious.


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    sqn 07-31-15
    sqn 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book--Annoying Reader"

    The story was as captivating as the first two offerings of Preston and Childs. Unfortunately the producers chose a different reader whose cadence was unnatural and sounded like "up-talking." He did not do New York or Irish accents well, and his peculiar style got in the way of an otherwise riveting tale. I will not purchase other books narrated by Mr Msrosz.

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    Susan ANNISTON, AL, United States 07-29-15
    Susan ANNISTON, AL, United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2016

    Busy single mom, here. I am passionate about my books, but have so little time to sit down and read. I am loving my audiobooks!

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    "Great story, below average performance."

    I love all the pendergast novels. Unfortunately, the narrator for this one is tedious and seems to read it like he is being forced to do so.
    Nevertheless, a great book.

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    bkirk 07-29-15
    bkirk 07-29-15
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    "Repeats"

    I enjoyed this book. Great story, great narrator...BUT.... audio edit is off. There are at least seven (7) times where the same narration is repeated. Would I recommend the book, even with repeated sections? YES. Great story, Great narrator.

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