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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,463 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: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9781594832413
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  • “This is an ambitious novel with a gimmicky plot that could have landed with a resounding thud. Instead, the story soars.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 2/14/2014

    " I listened to this on CD from the library. Really good! "

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

    " I absolutely enjoyed Dance of Death. As a matter of fact this entire series has been great and Preston and Child have really created a winning combination in both their writing and the characters of Pendergast and D'Agosta. The pairing of two unlikely detective partners, one a tough talking, no nonsense NY PD cop, Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta and the mysterious but urbane FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast make the perfect 'odd couple'. Together they continue to solve quirky mysteries laced with menace and terror. I particularly liked Dance of Death because for this one the authors have chosen to bring the long lost brother of Pendergast into the picture as the most menacing villain yet. Diogenes is almost like Pendergasts alter ego, brilliant but evil. In the hands of lesser authors, the evil brother villain could become a caricature of 'the evil twin'. But Child and Preston have pulled it off masterfully, giving the fiendishly devious tortures and Catch 22 situations he puts his despised brother in, just the right amount believability. They somehow manage to walk the fine line between a believable psychopath and a comic book villain. This is a fun novel for anyone who likes suspense, terror and smart classy detective work with characters who jump out of the page at you. I heartily recommend this book and the entire series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 2/4/2014

    " Not the best of the series, or even the trilogy, but Book of the Dead is better, so it's worth reading this to get to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 2/4/2014

    " The second of their unoffical trilogy. Similar in style to the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/4/2014

    " Preston & Child just never let me down. Each book is an excellent mystery. Of course the wonderful characters they have created are fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denique1414 | 1/18/2014

    " Agent Pendergrast series SHould read in order EXCELLENT "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/18/2014

    " My favorite of the Pendergast books so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Barrentine | 1/5/2014

    " I really enjoy this series as you never know what is going to happen next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/4/2014

    " I liked this this story but I could tell I was definitely coming into the series late. Will most likely start at book one and go through the entire series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 12/31/2013

    " I really like this series and this book was my favorite so far. This one will definitely suck you in and make it very hard to put down. The book brings back some characters from earlier books in the series and it begins the adventures with Diogenes. Great book that I highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bianca | 12/28/2013

    " Like a reunion of all my favorite characters. Great book, I would definately read this "in order" though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nateb | 12/22/2013

    " Another Pendergast page turner. Well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 12/14/2013

    " As always, Preston/Child deliver with a fast-paced, brilliant novel. Agent Pendergast is one of my all-time favorite characters and this was the 2nd Diogenes novel. Did not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 11/30/2013

    " I thought it was pretty good considering it was my first preston/child novel. I understand the earlier ones aren't in print anymore. Good story telling. better than average "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/26/2013

    " Yes. The Preston/Child mash-up is an excellent one. Must read more and in order for a change. Huzzah for free books at ComicCon introducing me to this lovely duo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 6/25/2013

    " Another good book in the Preston/Child series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisha (lishie) | 2/25/2013

    " Reading a Preston/Child book is like talking to an old friend... you just fall into the storyline easily with no time lapse. I had taken a break from the series & picked up where I left off. Good read- I missed my old "friends" who reappear in this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 1/23/2013

    " Really liked it. Read these books out of order, though. Did Diogenes #3, then #1, then #2. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConvincoDude | 11/11/2012

    " Why isn't this a bloody movie yet? Because few people would be willing to make a movie so bloody. Maybe we could pirate Bryan Fuller or David Slade away from production on Hannibal...? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 10/18/2012

    " Pendergast in prison?? Book two in the Diogenes series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 9/4/2012

    " Not my favorite of the Pendergast books, but interesting. Scott Brick did a lovely job with the narration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 8/28/2012

    " Another great entry in the series--fast-moving and incredibly suspenseful. Perfect vacation reading. =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/24/2012

    " It takes a little while to get going and then, kaboom! It takes right off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 12/26/2011

    " Special Agent Pendergast's homicidal brother is trying to commit the "perfect crime" which involves framing our hero. The Preston/Lincoln writing team always provide exciting thrillers that keep the reader thinking and guessing right up to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maribel | 12/13/2011

    " If you love CSI, you will love the way this book reads. It's very fast paced and interesting. There are 3 books in this series and all 3 were page turners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 10/16/2011

    " I read this one out of sequence so knew what happened after this story. "

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

    " Audio Book. Agent Pendergast is about to be framed by his brother. He has D'Agosta help him along with a reporter named Smithback. His brother begins murdering people close to Pendergast and then steals some diamonds from a museum. The only way Pender "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 4/30/2011

    " Loved this book. The first I read by these authors. That made me read backwards til I got to the first. Relic. I have read all of their books but three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bert | 3/30/2011

    " Great book ,I love following these charcters. Huge cliff hanger, I wanted to read the page of the next book immediatly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leashia | 3/13/2011

    " I loved all the books that i have read by both of these authors. they are entertaining, informative and write a great story. they do their homework. i have collected all of their books and just bought Gieons Sword. so far it has been really good too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Incandragon | 3/11/2011

    " I've found the previous books more or less enjoyable: some extremely so, others somewhat entertaining. I didn't find this book fun at all. I'll have to check reviews to see if the later ones (if there are any). "

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

    " This was the first book of this series that I have read and I liked it enough to go back and start at the beginning of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 3/4/2011

    " Once again the middle child had trouble keeping up. Second in the Diogenes trilogy, worth the read, but the first and last are so much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 2/4/2011

    " This book is action incarnate! One of the few books I could not put down, even to go to sleep! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 1/22/2011

    " My favorite of the Pendergast series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carmen | 12/19/2010

    " A good book, but also a bit frustrating. Perhaps I just had a bit much going on in life at the time I read it!?! Entertaining, with a lot of action, but just didn't keep my interest in the beginning. "

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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.