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The Audio Book Guy - No Fluff. Just my honest opinion of the audio books I listen to.

Fever Dream - Preston & Child


 

Title: Fever Dream

Author: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Read By: Rene Auberjonois

Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition

Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Suspense

Number of Cd’s and/or Total running time: 12 CD’s / 14 Hours (Unabridged)

ISBN-13: 978-1611138153

Link to the Author’s and/or Publisher’s Website: Preston and Child

Link to Amazon.com for purchase (if applicable): Fever Dream

Release Date (if applicable): May 11, 2010

Brief Summary:

Special Agent Pendergast reminisces about his wife and the time of her demise. A hunting accident (while he was present) ringing through his head makes him piece together from the smallest detail a discovery that opens up a whirlwind investigation.

After his wife Helen was mauled by a mythical tiger, he connects the dots and is hell bent on proving it was murder.

Assisted by Lieutenant D’Agosta and Captain Hayward he digs through the life of his wife that he never knew and finds himself in the bayou of Louisiana facing ghosts of her past.

Personal Review:

This was my first Preston & Child novel. It was recommended by my fiancee (While an “author”, she only reads books…hundreds of books… and runs www.jill-elizabeth.com for her musings and reviews)

I was drawn in almost immediately with the imagery that Preston and Child projected describing the bush of Africa. I felt as I was there, and this is one example of where the reader (Rene Auberjonois) does a wonderful job of taking the written words and adding the inflection and tone that puts you right there next to Pendergast and Helen having a drink prior to retiring for the night.

At times the secondary characters say exactly what I am thinking. One example is when Pendergast makes an observation and draws a wild conclusion. I was driving along the Thruway in New York between Buffalo and Syracuse thinking “how the hell did he…..” right when Captain Hayward jumps in with “how the hell did you…”

Smooth writing with plenty of action and exciting dialogue made this a pleasure to listen to.

 

 

Rating: Excellent

 

 

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1 comment to Fever Dream – Preston & Child

  • I don’t normally read murders but I do enjoy books that allow you to vicariously experience the story-especially ones that take you to other countries.
    Good review. I’m now following you.

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