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Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Agent Pendergast Novels Release Date: May 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781594835223

Publisher Description

An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit...

His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime...

A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown...

An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala...

Memento Mori

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  • James Gale's gravelly voice is ideal for the cinder-lunged Rebus, and he manages somehow to lubricate out some of the harshness for cleaner living characters. Meanwhile, Gale's accents are superb , as he handles a spectrum ranging from overweening English toffee-nose to malicious Edinburgh corner boy. All in all, this narration adds another degree of atmosphere to a novel that is already redolent of the city it sprang from.

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Was a little unhappy with this author and his lack of explanation for the young ward. He seemed to open a very interesting door there, and unless I missed quite a big piece, never explains her existence (SPOILER ALERT) what is she?? Someone tell me pls. The rest of the story is quite captivating, I like the duality of the brothers, keeps you guessing…but was not a “whole” book…could have been much more complete. "

    - Marie, 1/25/2018
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

    - Lynn, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An excellent read as are all the novels in the Pendergast series. The characters are excellent, the story is a page turner, and the archaeology behind the story interesting and fun. I would read the other books in this series before reading this one (Relic, Reliquary, The Cabinet of Curiosities,Still Life with Crows, Brimstone, Dance of Death) before reading this one. "

    - Steven, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fabulous book! Very exciting the whole way through...a little creepy though. "

    - Christina, 2/8/2014
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    " Yowza. Great read "

    - Cathy, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Agent Pendergrast series SHould read in order EXCELLENT "

    - Denique1414, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved it except for the paid product placements. They really were a distraction. "

    - Swaminathan, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really interesting, find the bad guy book. If you like Dan Brown you should read this book. "

    - Tegan, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Seventh in the Pendergast series. Love these books - really great escape reading. "

    - Roblyn, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I didn't know there was a series (this was last). Dark story. "

    - Natalie, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " All their books are a fun and entertaining time!!! "

    - Merty, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " not one of their best, but still good. though, any of their pendergrast books are good. i did wish that they could have picked a different setting though.....it gets kinda old.... "

    - angrykitty, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was pretty exciting. It is about a haunted exhibit at the New York City Metropolitan Museum of art. I enjoyed it. "

    - Wachlin007, 11/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bizarre, but good.. I am looking for some additional books from the author.... "

    - Al, 6/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The book jumps each chapter from one setting to another and the writing style changes too. Even though the premise was interesting and so was the detail, I found the jumping about distracting. "

    - Jeanine, 4/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book! You finally learn the event that made Diogenes the evil genius he is. This book didn't disappoint. "

    - Richard, 11/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good story. A little hard to believe at times. This is part of a series and it might have been better to read the others first. There was some weird stuff about the characters that wasn't really explained in this novel. I'll probably try reading one of the earlier ones. "

    - Julaine, 10/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great fun- quick and interesting facts thrown in throughout. This is first in a trilogy, but most of the characters are in previous and future books. I recommend reading all three in this trilogy (at least) to learn the history of the characters. "

    - Karen, 7/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun summer read , suspense and ongoing plot lines from previous titles make you red all the faster. "

    - Cindy, 4/3/2012
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    " absolutely stupendous novel. "

    - Crystal, 7/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The book was overdone. At just over 600 pages, it was overkill!! "

    - Kemi, 7/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a good book but not as good as Cabinet of Curiosities by the same authors. The story line wasn't very believable. However it is worth reading if you like the Cabinet of Curiosities. "

    - Cali, 5/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " After waiting a year to find a copy of this book, it was totally worth the wait. I think Agent Pendergast is a fantastic character and this book revealed some interesting facts about his background I never would have expected. Preston and Child make a great writing team. "

    - Sezin, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Très bon livre avec une intrigue bien prenante. La fin est surprenante à souhait. Un bon thriller qui mélange tous les ingrédients de base. A conseiller! "

    - Laeti, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I found it to be a bit too jumpy for my tastes. Miss one little, minuscule detail and you could be lost for the rest of the book. Additionally the slightly paranormal-ness of the Pendergast family was simply odd. "

    - Elizabeth, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Audio Book. Agent Pendergast breaks out of prison with the help of D'Agosta and EES just in time to stop Diogenes. Diogenes was disguised as the museum curator when they opened the tomb of Senef. He had the exhibit rigged to put on a sound and light sh "

    - Jake, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Yeah, not my cup of tea. I couldn't wait to be done. "

    - Amy, 4/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Last in the Diogenes trilogy, a stong ending. The guts of the story were great, glued to your seat. But it seemed to lack at the end. Everything was tied up, and you didn't feel cheated. But it just didn't seem up to their usual work. Events at the museum were extraordinary. "

    - SJuhl4, 3/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this one. Some parts were very intense. I thought it would be about Egypt, but it isn't, just the setting in a recreated tomb in a museum. But it was still a good read. "

    - Sheila, 2/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Murder mysteries are not usually my genre, but I did find this book interesting. A mix of CIA/psychological thriller with some rare cultural and literary references, the storyline was interesting and fast-moving, though definitely got a bit macabre for my taste. "

    - Kristen, 1/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Sorry Rick, I read these out of order. I liked this one but I know when I read the ones that came before I will appreciate it even more. "

    - Sharon, 1/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was an amazing conclusion to the Pendergast "Diogenes" trilogy. If you want background into Pendergast's life as a child, this is the book to read. "

    - Stefan, 12/31/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fast paced, lots of action, good plot - enjoyable "

    - Alison, 12/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Weer een geweldig verhaal van dit schrijversduo. De ondertussen gekende personages in de Pendergast-boeken maken hier wel wat mee! Ik vond het wel goed in mekaar gestoken. "

    - Minnie, 12/28/2010

About the Author

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

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.