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3.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91 (35 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 2006 ISBN: 9781594835216
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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 extraordinary past, on the 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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savi | 2/15/2014

    " More about agent Pendergast and his relationship with his brother Diogenese. excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 2/6/2014

    " Like other Preston-Child books, elements of the historical and spiritual realms added a uniqueness to the plot. A well-written, interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 2/4/2014

    " Agent Pendergast has to get out of prison to stop his brother from following through on his plan to scare a lot of people to death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Porter | 1/24/2014

    " Haven't read the others in the series, but this book suffers from a crucial (and, sadly, typical) problem...the Diabolically Clever Antagonist who turns out to be Dumb as F***. Why go to the trouble of setting up a satisfyingly evil character to turn him/her/it into an idiotic hack in the final 50 pages? First three quarters of the book--3.5 to 4 stars. Last 75 pages--1.5 to 2 stars. Three stars averages that out, but it feels a lot more disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Snowden | 1/16/2014

    " While I did not learn anything specific from this book it was a good read that was allowed me to visit a different world, with similarities to our own. I originally thought this was just going to be Relic with mummies...but there was much more to it that as whet my appetite and I can't wait for the next in the series to hit mass-market. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/15/2014

    " The Aloysius Pendergast series is entertaining. A relic of a character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maribel | 12/31/2013

    " This is book 3 in the series and it was awesome. I read it all in 2 days. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 12/27/2013

    " "Edge-of-your-seat, can't-put-down" thriller - "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 11/30/2013

    " Great story..I love all the people that unfold in the story lines. It kept me on the edge of my chair. The strange Mr. Pendergast, Nora, and William Smithback along with Detective D'Agosta make these books a great find. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dhali | 11/5/2013

    " Too pretentious, all characters are either too evil or saints. The story is predictable and the main character is some kind of super human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally/Aymster54 | 10/17/2013

    " This was a departure from my typical reading choices. I listened to this as an audio book and it was a "page turner." A fun and entertaining book to keep my interest on long car trips. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/4/2013

    " This is book 7 in the Pendergast series and the 3rd in the Diogenes trilogy. Has some important information about how Diogenes came to be. Will this be the last of him? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dash Watson | 8/24/2013

    " The conclusion to a well-written Diogenes Trilogy. Constance Greene is just awesome in this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leo Nguyen | 8/13/2013

    " the plot gets kinda of ridicoulus in the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad Burch | 6/5/2013

    " the book is a little too graphic for me; still wondering how it is going to play out... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Izzy | 4/9/2013

    " This is a very awesome book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff P | 2/27/2012

    " A very different Pendergrast novel, set on a boat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy Crawford | 1/7/2012

    " A little deeper insight into the character Pendergast. "

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

    " This book just kept me on the edge of my seat. I hated to put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mari | 12/25/2011

    " Entertaining, fun and full of interesting characters. I just wish I had realized this was part of a series or trilogy. Now I have to read the books that proceed this one. It wasn't necessary to read the others before this one but there are some character stories I would love to know more about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 9/2/2011

    " Very satisfying wrap-up to the Diogenes trilogy. Can't wait for more Pendergast in May!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 7/16/2011

    " Omg! Pendergast is THE MAN!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roblyn | 7/10/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sezin | 5/19/2011

    " 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. "

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

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/6/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " 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 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/29/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 3/4/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 2/23/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/15/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/12/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefan | 12/31/2010

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 12/28/2010

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minnie | 12/28/2010

    " 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.
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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.