Fever Dream : Pendergast

  • by Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by Rene Auberjonois
  • Series: Pendergast
  • 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle - her only protection from the beast - had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?
With Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta's assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife's murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. Helen Pendergast had nursed a secret obsession with the famed naturalist-painter John James Audubon, in particular a long-lost painting of his known as the Black Frame.
As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle - the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou - he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?

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What the Critics Say

"Once again, the bestselling authors show they have few peers at creating taut scenes of suspense. Their restraint in the book's early sections make the payoffs all the more compelling." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The Story continues.

Having enjoyed the series since the beginning, I think this is one of my favourites. Great exploration of the depths of Pendergast's (still enigmatic) character as well of those of D'Agosta and Hayward. A real whistle-stop tour of Pendergast's global travels with the usual thoroughness of detail and a "couldn't put it down" plot.
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- Dox

Slow plot but gradually gets going.

I was a little disappointed with the pace of the story, but it eventually gets going. Maybe the abridged version would be a better listen?
It doesn't have the edge of the seat storyline that some of Preston's earlier works have but its still an enjoyable listen.
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- Daryl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2010
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio