An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit...
His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime...
A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown...
An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala...
Readers caught up in the two previous adventures of FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, will leap right into this audio conclusion of the three-part series by Preston and Childs. Smartly abridged, this concluding volume is read with a lively and literate excitement by veteran actor Auberjonois, who can capture a surly museum guard, a snooty curator and a shrewd villain (Aloysius's evil brother, Diogenes) in the flicker of a vocal cord, but who saves his most ironic tones for Aloysius himself. Even listeners who are new to the series will find lots of thrills and chuckles. Everything from priceless diamonds ground to dust to murder and bloody mayhem is treated with zestful underplaying by Auberjonois. But listeners who will probably most appreciate the extensive tying up of loose plot threads this time around are the ones who were there when those threads first began to unravel. Simultaneous release with the Warner hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 24).
Book of the Dead
What a great series these authors have created. I can hardly wait to get to the next book. All the characters are fleshed out and you feel as if you are part of the story. A real edge of your seat with each book.
The book of the Dead
I agree there are too many people to track. But the story was good and absorbing. Really enjoyed it. Looking for the next one.
Good but a little confusing
This was my first Preston and Child's book and it was good. However, I was overwhelmed by the many characters. It was difficulty remembering who was who. Also, some things were in different language and wasn't translated. All the characters had great personalities. My only question, why did they end the book that way? ....it was a shocker ( good) but I am left wanting more...