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The Cabinet of Curiosities Audiobook

The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

©2012 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Mr. M. Edwards 17/06/2017
    Mr. M. Edwards 17/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Sherlock Pendergast!"

    In this, the third Pendergast book, he takes centre stage in a dark and grisly tale.
    He's developed into a powerful, yet vulnerable character, dealing with issues from his past.
    The story is riveting and fast paced with a suitably evil bad guy, and a couple of twists for good measure!
    Great book, and so far, great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Dale United Kingdom 25/02/2015
    Sue Dale United Kingdom 25/02/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Loved the previous books but the narration of this book leaves a lot to be desired. Had I not wished to follow this series I would have given up within 5 minutes.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Marosz?

    Anybody !


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Maine Knitter
    Central Maine, USA
    22/10/16
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    "Poor production; so-so story"

    I had a hard time getting through this book. I've enjoyed several others in this series (I started with book #5, read four in a row then returned to start at the beginning) and they have been quite good. The other books were "can't put down" but I had to force myself to stick with this one. The wandering time travel meditation confused me and I had to go back and listen to it again. It was odd. Even Pendergast was not his fabulous self.

    On the positive side, the writing style is excellent. I also like the descriptions - as gruesome as some may be. The locales are described well also.

    The production of the audiobook may have contributed to some of my disappointment with this book. This narrator was not the best but, worse that that, sections of text were repeated a number of times throughout the book. Usually just a sentence or two but it was extremely irritating. It's unfair to the author to butcher the book this way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • C. Myers
    12/05/16
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    "Fire this narrator"

    Wow, am I glad this narrator didn't get the job for the whole series. He has annoying intonation, as though periods are actually commas. It drove me crazy. In addition, he mispronounced the majority of medical terms: vasospasm, Vicryl, sacrum. Perhaps that can be laid partly on the audiobook director. Also, there were multiple instances of repetition of a sentence or two, which I assume is left over from the disc recordings. This is the only audiobook I've bought through Audible that did this so far.

    I'm finding that the Pendergast stories require a huge suspension of disbelief. Okay, fine. They're entertaining enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jordan Y. Ewert
    USA
    22/10/17
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    "Great story through and through"

    I haven't gotten into a story in awhile. This book was recommended by a friend and I really enjoyed it. This author knows well how to construct visuals and is excellent at character dialogue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lori W
    20/09/17
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    "Entertaining! "

    My only complaint about this purchase was the poor editing... several times a phrase would be repeated and it really broke the rhythm. I liked the story a lot... it kept my interest and to be honest I would sit in my car until the chapter ended! It was a fresh idea... cabinets of curiosities.... if they were still around I would visit them!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris T
    01/09/17
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    "Entertaining & Mysterious 3rd Pendergast Story"

    Lots of twists and turns in this third book in the series. Secret doors, evil laboratories, dungeons, psychopathic killers & some welcome insight into that unique FBI agent, Pendergast and his roots. A fun listen but at times can feel a bit drawn out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan Patton
    13/08/17
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    "Really drug on there at the end"

    Listened to this with my husband on road trips. The last 4 hours were a real struggle to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • drummerella
    02/08/17
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    "Need to proofread audio version of book"

    The audible version of this book has at least half a dozen locations where it repeats about 30 seconds of itself. This needs to be corrected. Otherwise a great and suspenseful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia carrier
    Greer, sc
    12/07/17
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    "this series just keeps getting better and better"

    I am continuously impressed by these books. I will only read them on my days off as I can not stop reading it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PandoraMoon
    04/07/17
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    "fantastic"

    Another wonderful book. I am hooked on this series. Fantastic work and I look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jeannine
    Doylestown, PA, United States
    18/06/17
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    "Totally Addicted"

    I love this series.
    The twists and turns of the stories keep me guessing. I'm looking forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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