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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,711 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: René Auberjonois Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pendergast Novels Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781600242649
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William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archeologist, are brutally attacked in their apartment on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Eyewitnesses claim—and the security camera confirms—the killer seen leaving the building was their strange, sinister neighbor—a man who, by all reports, was already dead.

Captain Hayward leads the official homicide investigation, while Pendergast, D’Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This taut page-turner can only add to the authors’ growing fan base.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “René Auberjonois…lends the proper air of gravitas to his performance…Featuring zombies and the undead, it takes the sober Auberjonois to help maintain the credibility of the plot. His sincere delivery is perfect.”

    AudioFile

  • “Individually, these two writers turn out books that are solid, competent, workmanlike. Together, they manage to kick it up several notches, producing novels that are elegantly written and feature unique characters and eerie, compelling stories.”

    Booklist

  • “The result is another winner from thriller masters Preston and Child, who specialize in a compelling story, intriguing characters, and the implausible becoming terrifyingly real…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Artha | 2/19/2014

    " I just loved this book!! I couldn't put it down, then I was bummed when I finished the book!! I want more!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Sasso | 2/16/2014

    " This was my first Preston & Child book and I am very glad it was recommended to me. This is by no means Great Literature but most definitely an enjoyable book. I am looking forward to going back and reading the earlier books featuring Pendergast, and also plan to check out the non-series books by these authors. Entertaining, engaging light reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andi | 2/11/2014

    " Preston & Child haven't lost their ability to shock -- and this book is a chance to learn much more about characters who we've grown familiar with in previous volumes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 2/3/2014

    " I loved this book, the action is non stop. I found myself getting really involved in the story and couldn't put it down because I need to find out what was coming next. Can't wait for the next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/30/2014

    " Always a fun and enjoyable read. A little twisted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne Xuu | 1/19/2014

    " There was a mystery that sucked you into the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine_v | 1/18/2014

    " An interesting read. The mystery was well made and I found the references about Voudou interesting and entertaining. At times it was a little boring, but I can forgive that.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindi | 1/11/2014

    " This was another fun read about zombies and voodoo. I look forward to reading more of their books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gypsy | 1/11/2014

    " not bad for a Walgreen's novel! ha "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 12/29/2013

    " Zombiis at an old Church and murder and animal rights and mayhem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 11/26/2013

    " I'll be reading more by Preston and Child - high-tech, modern, almost in your face who dunits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefan | 11/5/2013

    " Cemetery Dance, like all the Preston & Child novels I've read, was exciting, fast-paced and jammed full of plot twists and sudden surprises. Some of the scenes felt a tad too improbable, but the totally unexpected ending overshadowed any of the book's flaws. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 11/2/2013

    " Up to the usual Preston standard, this is another Pendergast novel. As good as all the others! Highly recommended! Thanks Linda for sending me the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Friedman | 6/26/2013

    " I really like all the Douglas Preston novels featuring Pendergast; he's a great character.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leocooper0818 | 10/31/2012

    " Another great book in the FBI Agent Pendergast Series. This one is about voodoo and zombiis at the Natural History Museum in NYC. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 9/26/2012

    " Readable but not one of their best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 3/21/2012

    " * * * * This is a little different with topics I would probably shun--voodoo, etc. With a little persistence however, I have hung in and although this book definitely pushes my sense of credulity, it is fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 3/13/2012

    " I really like the A Pendergast series of books. I read it in 1 day because it was so hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 1/2/2012

    " Love to read anything by these guys. This one is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dalton Lynne | 12/24/2011

    " Another great Pendergast installation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacque | 10/28/2011

    " A hair-raising story with some of my favorite charaters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 10/13/2011

    " This was my first Pendergast novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 6/1/2011

    " It is refreshing to read books with a hero who's main weapon is his brain, not his brawn. Agent Pendergast is one such hero. This is one of many books featuring him and if you have read any of them, you know what to expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Graney | 5/20/2011

    " This is my first book by these authors- good job. This is a zombie story that moves quickly. They had me going the whole book and the ending resulted in a "a-ha" moment when the mysteries were revealed. Nicely done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefan | 5/10/2011

    " Cemetery Dance, like all the Preston & Child novels I've read, was exciting, fast-paced and jammed full of plot twists and sudden surprises. Some of the scenes felt a tad too improbable, but the totally unexpected ending overshadowed any of the book's flaws. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/8/2011

    " Cemetery Dance is certainly an entertaining read. I haven't read a Preston Child mystery in a while and had forgotten what a hoot FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is! However, this one contained too much vodoo and zombii storyline for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 5/8/2011

    " Great Pendergast book, huge death toll of beloved cahracters throughout the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. I enjoyed this book. I like how the whole book is super-natural and then they just explain it all away at the end. It's all logical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 3/23/2011

    " I am already upset by this book and I just started it! They've killed off one of my favorite characters in the first few pages :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doreen | 3/21/2011

    " I've read pretty much everything that Preston/Child have collaborated on. This particular novel broke my heart because their characters have been developed so well throughout the years that to lose one is difficult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbrown | 3/19/2011

    " Another solid story. It started a little slow, but once it got going, it kept me on the edge of my seat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin Crazy | 3/16/2011

    " Really enjoyed this. The opening of the story really grabbed my attention. There were some far-fetched, unrealistic elements but also some beautifully described settings. It's the first book I've read in this series but won't be the last :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Calvin | 3/11/2011

    " this is not the Kindle Edition, books on CD from WCL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/24/2011

    " Even though this book is classified as a Pendergast book, it seems he was more of a secondary character... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beautifultruth | 2/3/2011

    " Found this one the scariest of all their books. "

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About the Author
Author Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

About the Narrator

René Auberjonois is an American stage, film, television, and voice actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University, he acted with various theater companies, including San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum. In 1969, he earned a Tony Award for his performance as Sebastian Baye alongside Katharine Hepburn in Coco. Since then, he has acted in a variety of theater productions, films, and television series, in addition to being active in radio drama.