The Dance of Death : Pendergast

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

Publisher's Summary

Praised as a "ruthless descendant of Holmes," agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother. But how can he stop a man that is his intellectual equal�one who has had 20 years to plan the world�s most horrendous crime?


What the Critics Say

"...Intriguing thriller..." ( Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Abridged! New reader! Why oh why?

Big question: why an abridged version only and why a change of reader?

I am a big fan of the adventures of Agent Penderghast and have enjoyed the previous audio versions, all unabridged and read by the same narrator. Until now. why?

I'm not sure if the story was just ordinary or if it was let down by the fact it is an abridged version with loads of detail missing. I'm not sure if this was the reason it took longer to listen to than it did the others even though they are 10 hours longer. Was it because it seemed rushed? Was it because the reader was, well, boring?

Also, having the great John Lee introduce the book, only illustrated what we were missing.

I had to listen to this to continue the series but it was a chore, an anomaly in the series which usually is excellent entertainment. Hopefully the rest with revert back to the way it started.

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- Stephen Amos


This story evenin better second time around - these books are surely going to be enduring classics in their genre ( what IS their genre? Pendergast seem to tick so many boxes, to satisfy on so many different levels.....)

Whatever, wherever, these are stories to revisit - surely the mark of works destined to be classics.
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- JB

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-07-2005
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio