Sunday, December 21, 2014

Blue Labyrinth by Preston & Child

Blue Labyrinth by Preston & Child - Thoughts in ProgressAuthors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child pull you in with two intriguing storylines featuring odd murders and propel you to a breathtaking finish as the two expeditions collide in their latest release, BLUE LABYRINTH.

Narrator Rene Auberjonois does an excellent job giving distinct voices to the varied and eccentric characters. His vocals enhances the rich dialogue as his mannerisms add depth to the emotional roller coaster the characters play out. His portrayal of Pendergast is spine-tingling. 

Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast finds one of his most merciless enemies dead on his doorstep. The mystery grows as a piece of raw turquoise stone is found lodged in the dead man’s stomach.
The stone leads Pendergast to a small abandoned mine and to a mysterious illness that has ties to his own ancestors’ ominous past. This new killer is bend on revenge that has roots in a long-buried Pendergast family secret. As Pendergast races to find the killer, the killer become more determined to destroy all that Pendergast holds dear.

The twists and turns in this story will keep you on the edge of your seat as the highs and lows leave you breathless. The suspense is maddening and the murders diabolical. 

The characters are well-developed, most are likable while the rest are despicably villainous. The secondary characters play are larger role in this story and thrive. The setting changes, but the authors’ detailed descriptions places the reader/listener in the middle of the adventure.

While BLUE LABYRINTH is the 14th installment in the Special Agent Pendergast series, it can be read/listened to on its own. There are references to prior excursions in Pendergast’s life, but not to the point that new readers/listeners are lost.

This is an adrenaline drive, fast-pace thriller that will be hard to put down once you begin.

Blue Labyrinth by Preston & Child, Special Agent Pendergast Series Book #14, Narrated by Rene Auberjonois, Hachette Audio, @2014, ISBN: 978-1478982845, Unabridged, 12 Discs, Run Time: 14 Hours and 10 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday and have all your Christmas shopping finished. Do you enjoy thrillers that have you holding your breath waiting for the next move?

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  1. I have always preferred print to audio books, but the selections you offer up are tempting me.
    Thank you so much.
    And yes, Christmas shopping (except food) is done and dusted. Thank goodness.

  2. Really excited that they returned to Pendergast. One of the best characters ever created.
    Christmas shopping done - ready for the festivities! Which involve being offline most of the week.

  3. Mason - Thanks for sharing this. It sounds like a really interesting premise for a story! And sometimes, there's just something about an audiobook narration...


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