Dance of Death : Pendergast

  • by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Pendergast
  • 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

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Excellent story!

I've been listening to all of the Pendergast series, at least those that Audible have, in order. I must say that this was my favorite so far!

Preston and Child are maturing as writers and this book is outstanding! I could not stop listening! There is a very apparent similarity to Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series. There is our main hero, with many of the same characteristics of Holmes: intelligence, being misunderstood (due to his lack of communication), loyalty, his own brand of justice, sacrifice, kind of larger than life.. And we have Watson (though, our side-kick here is more competent).. Now, we're introduced to the story's arch-villian: "the most dangerous man in the world." More characters parallel.. but, are so much more human and vivid! We can identify with the characters and their failings. The story and plot are terrific, but the characters and their interactions, and the thrill-ride of action makes this story stand out as one of the best!

I've really enjoyed Mr. Brick as the narrator in these stories. He is even able to distinguish between 2 men with similar accents without being confusing. Perhaps, he's not as proficient with the English lady's voice, but it doesn't distract from the story.

All in all, this is an excellent thrill ride from end to end and I would highly recommend it to any wanting a great detective-pursuing-the-bad-guy type of book!
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- Nancy

I'm Done

Several months ago the books in this series went on sale. I had read Relic, Ice limit, and Mount Dragon, liked them so thought I had nothing to lose. Wrong. This started out really good, matter of fact I will have to admit that the first chapter of most of these books are usually very exciting. They started to go into the family of Pendergast and his childhood. I was finding that to be most interesting. I was also enjoying the two police who were in love. Then in chapter 12 the book took a turn for the worst. The story was now just too stupid for me to believe. I made it through 23 chapters and decided to call it quits.

I may read some of the non-Pendergast novels. If they team up with Card or Koontz to write about Pendy's childhood, I would read that.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio