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Cold Vengeance Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Cold Vengeance, by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 0 (6,576 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: René Auberjonois Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pendergast Novels Release Date:
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Nothing is what it seems.

Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution, but revenge is not simple.

As he stalks his wife’s betrayers, in a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana, he is also forced to dig further into Helen’s past. And he is stunned to learn she may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes the conspiracy is deeper and more monstrous than he could have ever imagined, and it goes back generations. Everything he’s believed, everything he’s trusted, everything he’s understood may be a horrific lie.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Picks up the action right where Fever Dream ends off…The authors do a good job of showing the lengths Pendergast is willing to go.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Auberjonois’s flawless delivery includes a believable cast of characters with distinctive voices who draw listeners into the complex story in which nothing is as it seems.”


  • “A twist for Pendergast…thriller readers everywhere will want.”

    Library Journal

  • Cold Vengeance, the middle book in a trilogy, goes a long way to tickle the reader’s imagination getting ready for the final installment. The characters are finely honed and believable, and the writing style is consistent with the authors’ large body of work. These two writers are professionals who know how to put together a thriller that is full of suspense and surprises around every twist and turn.”

    Book Reporter

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Sara Costanzo | 2/13/2014

    " WOW! What a great Pendergast story! I absolutely can't wait for the next one!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Jenny | 2/5/2014

    " A solid thriller. It's the middle one in a trilogy, so the ending was spectacularly unsatisfying, but that's not unexpected. They appear to be building toward a pretty epic finish in the third one, so I can wait. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Lynn | 1/23/2014

    " Good as usual but wanted them to get closure not segue to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Vickie | 1/23/2014

    " I just love the adventures of FBI agent A.L X. Pendergast and can't wait for the follow-up to this novel "

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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. 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.