The Obsidian Chamber

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    • $19.99

Publisher Description

A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.
AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.
BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
NARRATOR
RA
René Auberjonois
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:55
hr min
RELEASED
2016
October 18
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
SIZE
639.5
MB

Customer Reviews

vmb2025 ,

Reflects that there were 2 authors

The characters conflicted with themselves. The female lead is supposed to be capable/lethal and wise after living 100 years+ but she's this fragile thing in need of men to take care of her and be her "guardians". Why not learn the recipe for extending life herself? Why no personal development or growth after 100 years? Yuk. The secondary female player was again calculating and capable but then loses all her training and abilities to survive for a man she barely knows - Yuk. The male antagonist character was too unbelievable as well. He’s diabolical and super intellectual, but he is sniveling and weak.

birdcaje ,

ABSURDITY

Absurdity!
That not one but both Pendergast brother’s come back from certain death without even an implication of otherworldly intervention was literally unbelievable. That a sociopathic mass-murdered can fall in love - not just with anyone, but with the very person who “killed” him is likewise unbelievable. And as a bonus – that anyone could survive 200 miles into a desert stalked and attacked by lions is simply ludicrous. Furthermore, that the FBI would let a known sociopathic psycho-killer walk free is, again, unbelievable. This entire story was a venture into unfathomable depths of absurdity! The WORST Preston & Child book EVER!

trysaj ,

The Obsidian Chamber

First, the book was not a stand alone. To understand the plot line, you needed to have read other books in the same series.

That being said, I read this as first and only book in series. Without any back story, i found the plot to be boring. Man wanders in desert and kills lions with a knife. Where was he for rest of novel? Female characters not likable. Heroine (?) needy and cruel (perhaps other novels detailed why but it was off-putting). Anti-heroine was an underdeveloped character. The repeated references to foreign cuisine, art, music and books was pretentious and appeared to be interposed solely for that purpose. After listening to book, i read the reviews on Goodreads. I think i listened to an entirely different book

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