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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,426 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders.

Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 1/28/2014

    " This a fictional tale of the discovery of a monster living in the sub-basement of the Natural History Museum in New York City. This was well written, interesting topic, too scary for my taste. But I am known to be a chicken in certain circles, LOL!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/5/2014

    " A good read. Plenty of action. A nice conclusion. I learned something of the New York Museum of Natural History, and a couple of new words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dougw | 11/16/2013

    " This is only the 2nd five stars I've given....a real good read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassidy Cunningham | 10/14/2013

    " Fantastic first book to a fantastic series. Absolutely a must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 9/25/2013

    " A better than average thriller...but not better than Crichton, as it was advertised to be! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 9/21/2013

    " I would give Relic 3.5 stars. It is the first of the Pendergast series. Pendergast is an FBI agent from Louisiana in NYC to investigate a series of unusual deaths taking place in the Museum of Natural History. I really liked Pendergast (thought there could have been more of him) and the other characters. It is at times a page-turning thriller, and at times gets bogged down in too much detail. It is the latter that caused the 3.5 star rating. I enjoyed Pendergast and the story, recommend the book, and will read the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geoffrey | 9/18/2013

    " The rating is for interesting scientific premise, not story craft. Poorly drawn characters populate the novel. Disappointed, as I'd read Tyrannosaur Canyon and liked it quite a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andi | 8/14/2013

    " 3.5 stars. I read this a long time ago, and the book was definitely better than the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lo La | 7/21/2013

    " One of my favorite of that kind! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Martin | 6/16/2013

    " This is classic horror and So much fun! Pendergast is always way over the top--cast aside your skepticism and enjoy the ride! Although I have enjoyed the whole series, this is still my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 5/4/2013

    " Well I've watched the film & thought I'd see what the book was like. It is better (isn't it always?). I enjoyed it and there is a lovely lead into the next book; which I'll also look to listen to. Good fun... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/16/2013

    " Light fiction - ok for horror/mystery popcorn - especially on long air plane trips. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C.D. Leavitt | 12/8/2012

    " This is not a very good book. Be warned. However, it can be a very entertaining book. If you're capable of turning your brain off--or, better yet, cackling at the absurdities--it can be a lot of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 6/20/2012

    " great suspense book, some graphic violence. The boogie man in the basement that has haunted almost everyone as a child is put in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Adams | 6/7/2012

    " I love this genre of writing and so will you if you like horror, mystery and thrills. Proof once again that the book is always better than the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 5/9/2012

    " Very average. Hard to follow and visualize at times what the author was trying to describe in Museum locations. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debby Allen | 4/6/2012

    " The *only* reason I finished this is because I'm out of other books to read. I skimmed it, and even then it was tedious. Predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam B. Sayer | 3/19/2012

    " The Book that STARTED it all!! People are being brutally murdered in the New York Museum of Natural History. Introduces Pendergast as the enigmatic agent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Conni Wayne | 11/17/2011

    " Wonderfully thrilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nyssa Hoerner | 11/13/2011

    " It was fun! Not great science, not great literature. But I really enjoyed it, and it was marvelously suspenseful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 5/23/2011

    " Just flat out enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 5/14/2011

    " This book starts a series featuring The New York Museum of Natural History and mysterious and scary happenings there and around NYC, The characters are a wonderful quirky FBI agent from New Orleans, a hardened NYC police officer, a reporter and several museum workers. I loved the suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 5/13/2011

    " Suspenseful but didn't set my world on fire. Read it for book club. Not my usual genre of choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Even better the second time around when I knew how it all turned out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 5/8/2011

    " Now this is a great monster book. Good thriller "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 4/30/2011

    " I went back to read this one after starting in the middle of the Pendergast series. I'm glad I went back. This book was very good. Fast-paced, interesting, and a great ending. Plus, I got to see how my favorite characters met. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 4/29/2011

    " Great first book in this series. I very interested in the plot as it progressed. It kept me engrossed. Love the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/23/2011

    " Fun, quick rides. Turn a bit of your brain and suspension of disbelief off for an afternoon or evening, and enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carissa | 4/17/2011

    " I read this book a long time ago and absolutely adored it. It's been a while, though. Hmmm... might want to read it again, come to think of it. FAR better than the movie that it was based off of. If you like archaeological thrillers, these two are the best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/11/2011

    " One of my all time favorite books. I LOVE science gone wrong type monster stories (in books and movies). "

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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

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.