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The Wheel of Darkness Audiobook

The Wheel of Darkness

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Publisher's Summary

FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour, hoping to give her closure and a sense of the world that she's missed. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been mysteriously stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search.

The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria, the world's largest and most luxurious passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.

Investigate more of Agent Pendergast's cases.

©2007 Splendide Mendax, Inc. and Lincoln Child; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    S. Stout 07-25-17
    S. Stout 07-25-17
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    "Reader👎"

    I was really enjoying listening to the last several Child/Douglas audio books...LOVED the reader..the one reading this on "The Wheel of Darkness " just doesn't have the different voices that are needed in these kinds of stories...I cannot distinguish the different characters...Read the book...this audio doesn't cut the mustard for me...

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    Andrew 04-10-17
    Andrew 04-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Least favorite Pendergast novel so far"

    Least favorite Pendergast novel so far. still good but not compared to the other books

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    Don 04-07-17
    Don 04-07-17
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    I was not a big fan on the narrator, Rene Auberjonois. The book had so many climaxes and anticlimactic moments that were lost on the listeners.

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    Amanda 03-30-17
    Amanda 03-30-17
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    "unexpected storyline"

    the story was fun but the narration was lacking. we've been spoiled by narrators who had different voices and this just wasn't Pendergast. it would have been better with a different narrator.

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    Alex 03-16-17
    Alex 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "You need the closure!"

    Well, on its own, this is a great little return to form for Pendergast! With the supernatural flare, and a claustrophobic mystery, it might have been called "Relic 2" for all the pleasant similarities.

    But it's important to note that within this story is some much needed closure, regarding Diogenes' preceding arc.

    The long and short is that I loved this story. The Pendergast stories have a wonderfully antiquated style, with some sentiments laid bare in plain sight, and others subtly woven through only to shock you in the end! Enjoy:)

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    Amazon Customer 03-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Tense and exciting"

    Kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending was unexpected . Could almost taste the sea.

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    tdp 03-02-17
    tdp 03-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "My favorite yet"

    It was such a wonderful, enticing story. It was difficult to hear rene as pendergast after scott brick performing so many novels in a row.

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    Stephen PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS, United States 02-15-17
    Stephen PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS, United States 02-15-17
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    "new Reader"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Rene Auberjonois does a very good job reading this book. Scott Brick is one of my 2 favorites, however and Rene took some getting used to.He's grown on me in subsequent books.


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    Andre Dallas 01-20-17
    Andre Dallas 01-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Suspenseful but far-reaching..."
    What did you love best about The Wheel of Darkness?

    I loved that it was set on a cruise ship. This gave a whole new dimension to the Pendergast books and delved into the world of ships where the authors clearly did their research.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A more believable killer


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

    No, but he has a great voice.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Preston and Child have a knack for turning a seemingly impossible premise and unbelievable situation into a story with a realistic and somewhat scientific-based, probable ending and resolution. However, this story went a little beyond the realm of realism and ventured too far into the supernatural.

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    MED 12-21-16
    MED 12-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as good as I thought it would be."

    I love the Pendergast character but I struggled with this book. It just didn't hold my attention. I found it boring at times and I skipped forward several times. I do not like the reader in this story. Enjoy Scott Brick much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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