by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Pendergast Series, #14
Blackstone Audiobooks, 13 CDs, narrated by Rene Auberjonois
My Rating **** (4 of 5 stars)
This was another audiobook I listened to during my commute back and forth to work, and Rene Auberjonois continues to do a great job narrating this series. Sometimes I don’t even mind the nearly-hour-long drive! 🙂
Lincoln and Child are two of my favorite authors, whether they are writing together or individually, but I really enjoy their Agent Pendergast novels. If you haven’t read anything in this series however, Blue Labyrinth might not be the best place to start. There are returning characters from previous novels, and reading some of the earlier books (especially Relic, #1 in the series) will make this one even more enjoyable.
I love revisiting old friends and old places in this series, and the New York Museum of Natural History is by far my favorite place in Pendergast’s New York. Blue Labyrinth opens with a dead body in the museum, and Margo Green called in to assist with the police investigation. Full of danger and Pendergast family drama, this installment moves along at an incredible pace, and is a great addition to the series.
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3 thoughts on “Review – Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child”
I think Cabinet of Curiosities was the first in the series I listened to. Relic wasn’t yet available, but now I’ve listened to the entire series. I agree, Rene is a wonderful narrator, and I love the character of Agent Pendergast, especially when he applies his Louisiana drawl. I’m also fascinated by the collaboration of Preston and Child. I imagine it must be fun, building on the story together, whereas most other writers have to write alone.
I’ve often wondered how it work…two writers collaborating and managing to agree enough to come up with a polished end result. I’m not sure if be able to do it, but it obviously works well for them!
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Good review. Makes me want to read this. I have one of their earlier books so I will have to read it first. Thanks