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Brimstone Audiobook

Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Behind the gates of a fabulous Hampton estate, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers the carnage of a gruesome crime, a nightmare of seemingly supernatural origin. The smoldering remains of infamous art critic Jeremy Grove, a melted cross branding his chest, are found in a locked, barricaded attic. The hoofprint singed into the floorboards and the smell of brimstone recall the legendary horrors that befall those who make a pact with the Devil.

Reuniting with police officers Vincent D'Agosta and Laura Hayward, Pendergast combs New York hoping for a simple explanation: a villain who is merely a man. But his search takes him beyond the exclusive clubs and luxury penthouses of Manhattan to a crumbling, legend-shrouded castle in the Italian countryside, where 30 years ago four men conjured something...unspeakable.

Featuring bone-chilling suspense and Preston and Child's trademark meticulous research and vivid detail, Brimstone is the duo's, and Pendergast's, most dangerous and gripping adventure yet.

©2004 Splendide Mendax, Inc. and Lincoln Child; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"The perfect thriller to stuff into a beach bag....Fans of cerebral action adventure novels know that, outside of Michael Crichton, no one delivers the goods like the veteran writing team of Preston and Child." (Publishers Weekly)
"A highly compelling thriller." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    EmmyScotland 25/09/2012
    EmmyScotland 25/09/2012
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    "Poor narration"

    I normally enjoy these books but this one narrated by Rene Auberjonois is just not that great ...the accents, tone and infact it is sometimes hard to tell when he has changed from character to the next there is so little alteration in toen and pitch. it definitely spoils the story - David Colacci or Scott Brick are much better. I do not think I will get further books in the series narrated by the gentleman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • tore
    sarpsborg, Norway
    23/03/11
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    "To short...."

    My first and hopefully last abridged book..
    The story is good, I like Prendergast, but in this speed it's really hard to keep up..
    'Fall out' for just a couple of seconds and you find yourself wondering 'what's happens,' where are we now
    Its a pity this book don come as a unabridged version, it's really good, and the narrator is doing
    a grate job.



    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    Croton on Hudson, NY
    18/10/14
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    "Doesn't stand up to the rest"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm not sure what type of reader would enjoy this book more than I did.


    Has Brimstone turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely not. Brimstone was not bad, but it wasn't as good as the other Pendergast novels that I've read.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator did not detract from the book. It was more of the storyline.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Brimstone?

    I don't know if there was one particular scene as opposed to some of the descriptions that seemed to drag on and lose my attention.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Talia
    TULSA, OK, United States
    11/03/13
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    "The Devil Wants His Due"

    Pendergast just gets better and better, and I enjoy the people he surrounds himself with. Vincent D'Agosta is a good guy!

    In this book, Pendergast and Vincent D'Agosta get swept up into investigating several murders committed by none other than Lucifer himself.

    Starting in New York and making a whirlwind tour through Northern Italy, this book is constant action.

    I particularly enjoyed the musical aspect of it, and at the risk of alienating all who have read these books before me, I liked Viola Maskelene. I'm sure I'll be banished for that comment.

    Preston and Child never cease to amaze me with the wealth of action, emotion and humanity they craft into their books. Each story gets better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kellye
    LANCASTER, CA, United States
    20/05/12
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    "Wonderfully Wicked!"
    What made the experience of listening to Brimstone the most enjoyable?

    It is creepy!


    What other book might you compare Brimstone to and why?

    The Relic, it was like an "E" ticket ride...you know something's coming..you close your eyes and run with it..


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

    Awesome!! He has a wonderful cadence to his voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A sensational sin!


    Any additional comments?

    Keep 'um coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Northern Illinois
    29/11/11
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    "Very entertaining tale!"

    Preston & Child always tell a great story, and this is no exception. Agent Pendergast has become an intriguing character and the story line in which he appears is very consistent from book to book, along with his associates and friends. Brimstone is the first of the so-called Diogenes trilogy where the younger, and very insane, brother of agent Pendergast is bent on the crime of the century that also happens to include an exacting revenge on his older brother for past wrongs in their youth. The only drawback with this recording is that it is only available in the abridged form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John M
    Lafayette, CA USA
    06/10/11
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    "Pretty good read..."

    I have read several Preston/Child books and this one, like the others I have read, is certainly enjoyable. The storyline was interesting but I did figure out the "twist" about 2/3 through. My only complaint about the Pendergast novels that that the characters follow their tropes just a little too closely and it was hard to identify with them. Pendergast is just a little too detached and cool, the criminals are just a little to omnipotent at the beginning and silly at the end, the sidekick is just a little too impulsive, etc. Once I decided that Pendergast was just a reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes (at least in my own mind) then I could enjoy it more.
    While this book works as a stand-alone, it is actually the first of a trilogy and the second and third books are better - the characters get more humanized and started to surprise me just a little.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • emma
    16/09/11
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    "Get the Unabridged Version. . if you can find it."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love the Pendergast books. They are a guilty pleasure but thoroughly thrilling with enough intellectual elements to be stimulating.


    Any additional comments?

    The unabridged version loses way too much, particularly since elements build on each other in the series and something unimportant to the current story may turn out to have relevance later on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ira
    Cedar Falls, IA, United States
    11/08/11
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    "We need the Unabridged Version"

    The story great but when moving on to the next book there was a lot of missing information. Also I prefer Scott Brick as the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    San Diego, CA, United States
    30/04/11
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    "Disappointing – going to skip the rest"

    I don’t like this book. Not fun, not captivating not entertaining. It’s disappointing. I recommend listening to Relic and Reliquary. Don't waste your time on this one. If it was a traditional book I'd use it for toilet paper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    Spokane, WA, United States
    07/06/10
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    "Not happy"

    I love this series but, this audiobook completely
    wiped out major parts of the book. I will not buy an abridged book again and certainly not in this series. All the charachters are woven together and help continue the plot to it conclusion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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