Brimstone : Pendergast

  • by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Pendergast
  • 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.
Teaming with Police Officer Vincent D'Agosta (The Relic), Agent Pendergast is determined to solve this case that appears to defy everything except supernatural logic.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

It was a mess about to become a F## mess.

This is the fifth book in the series, but it is okay to start here. They bring back some characters from previous books, but it is not like they do much character development. Most of the people in the book are there to be straight guys to Pendergast.

Even if you don't like the story there are some interesting facts about Alfred Noble, Italy and spontaneous human combustion. The Noble story was especially good. I liked this book better then the previous two. Relic is still the best of the group.

A statement was made by a character that he does not read books written today because of the sex and violence, he would just read his bible. I have heard this before. The old testament is full of sex and violence.

Another small town and small town people take a hit in this book. At least the whole book was not a put down and they kind of apologized for saying it, but still said it.

This book had a real made for TV movie feel to it.

I am not a fan of Brick, but he does a fine job in this one. Matter of fact he is perfect for the writing style of these two guys.
Read full review

- Jim "The Impatient"

Another Solid Pendergast Story

Who was your favorite character and why?

I was glad to have D'Agosta back. He is one of my favorite characters outside of Pendergast in this series. He has some smarts, some attitude, and is a loyal friend to Pendergast. For me, it is tough not to like him and root for him.

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

I have listened to many books narrated by Scott Brick. As usual, he was up to the task and did not take away from the story in any way. The thing I like about Scott Brick is he isn't amazing or ground-breaking: he is consistent and enjoyable to listen to. He doesn't distract from the story with over the top voices but also adds just enough to each character's dialogue to entertain and really bring you into the story.

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

I did listen to this book in large chunks, usually a couple hours at a time. It was definitely something that I wanted to keep going on with.

Read full review

- Jeff Harris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio