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kindle ☆ Dance of Death Ñ MP3 CD ´ johnscyclingdiary á [Download] ➺ Dance of Death ➿ Douglas Preston – Following the New York Times bestselling Brimstone Preston's and Child's DANCE OF DEATH pits Agent Pendergast–praised by Publisher's Weekly as a ruthless dHim are viciously murdered and he is framed Pendergast becomes a fugitive trusting only his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta I didn't find this as good as the others in the series The evil brother story line seemed a bit TOO far fetched to me Having said that it was still a good and action packed read I see the next one continues the story line so I hope it wraps up satisfactorily

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Following the New York Times bestselling Brimstone Preston's and Child's DANCE OF DEATH pits Agent Pendergast–praised by Publisher's The idea of an 'evil genius' Supervillain disappearing from the face of the earth to plot and scheme and plan the ultimate crime seems laughable and stereotypical on so many levels at first The fact that he is the brother of the protagonist enhances this impression The thing is however that there's nothing laughable about the way he goes about it Dance of Death opens with a classroom discussion of The Waste Land by TS Eliot during which an unflinchingly gruesome and disturbing death takes place This enforces what we've already known since Brimstone that this is going to be one hell of a wild rideThe events depicted here come as no great surprise We've known about Diogenes and the Pendergast 'curse' if you will for some time now We also know how it ends don't we I mean come on this is an Agent Pendergast novel after all Despite all this the book remains an edgy and suspenseful read It is obvious that it is only a bridging novel and as such ends rather unsatisfying It isn't really a cliffhanger as much as it is a lot of unfinished business The Book of the Dead concludes the whole Diogenes story arcDiogenes is as many have noted an over the top antagonist Some reviewers were frustrated by his almost godlike abilities to confound the powers that be But let's face it to be a proper foil for Aloysius Pendergast you have to be somewhat able It isn't often that Aloysius is given a run for his money as he is here and that adds a whole new dimension to his character Also in the process mysteries are revealed or at least hinted at regarding the Pendergast family historyAs always Preston Child manage to convey a deliciously Gothic vibe It's modern day New York but it drips with old school atmosphere The only unfortunate thing is we know who or what the villain is from the onset which sets this novel apart from the rest of the series There are still enough twists and thrills to keep fans satisfied but I'm longing for a return to the likes of Relic with its cool creature feature

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Dance of DeathWeekly as a ruthless descendant of Holmes–against his most personal and dangerous foe yet his brother Diogenes When people close to I have been a fan of Agent Pendergast ever since I read the first novel in this series in 1995 when it was first published At the time I remember I enjoyed Relic because Pendergast was awesomely different and the story thrillingly gruesome Then life got extraordinarily busy for mekids a divorce years as a single mom remarriage etc etcyou knowhard core adultingand I lost track of this series for a long time Fast forward about 10 yearsonly one child left at homeand time on my handsI re discovered my love of books a couple years ago And I fondly remembered Pendergast There are lot books in the series now so I'm enjoying catching up with what Preston Childs have been up to since I've been away My library offers most of the series on audiobook through OverDrive so I listen off and on during the day Pendergast solves some of his most thrilling cases while I'm driving the car washing dishes or folding laundry Dance of Death was an enjoyable listen Agent Pendergast's insane brother Diogenes is seeking violent revenge against his sibling Diogenes is systematically murdering everyone that Pendergast cares about One at a time In gruesome ways He wants his brother to suffer Pendergast knows that the killings aren't Diogenes main focus though The deaths are just a smoke screen to keep Pendergast busy while Diogenes pulls off a crime he's been planning for than 20 years Can Pendergast save the people he loves the mostand still prevent Diogenes from succeeding with his criminal plansThe story was a bit melodramatic in placesand the criminally insane mastermind is a plot trope of long standing But I still found this story exciting interesting and suspenseful I was however incredibly disappointed to discover that this audiobook version is heavily abridged At 65 hours it is about 10 hours shorter than an unabridged version I looked up online How can you glean 10 hours of narration time out of a Pendergast book and not have a tremendous effect on the story I did enjoy this audio bookbut now I seriously wonder how much and what I missed by listening to an abridged version Rene Auberjonois is an outstanding narrator He gives Pendergast just the right tone and accent in my opinion His reading pace and tone is even and easy to understand I have partial hearing loss and have no problem understanding Auberjoinois The only thing that I didn't like about this version is the huge amount of story that must have been removed to whittle it down to 65 hours The fact that the company is called Hatchette Audio and they axed out half of the book made me laugh I am listening to another book in this series by the same company also abridged and then I'm going to go back to reading the novels rather than audio versions unless unabridged I want the full Pendergastnot the axed version I would give the Pendergast story a strong 4 star rating on its own merits But I'm dipping my ranking down to 3 stars on this onejust because 10 hours missing from a story is a lot of missing narrative Boo Hiss in honor of the slightly melodramatic storyline in this book Dance of Death is book 8 in the Agent Pendergast series It's the middle book in the trilogy within the series that centers around Diogenes There are 16 books in the Pendergast series currently with the 17th City of Endless Night coming out in January 2018 For info on Preston Childs check out their author website here I'm going to listen to the last Diogenes book in abridged form since I've already started the audiobookbut then going back to reading the novels for the rest of the series