" I’ve been a longtime fan of the authors as well as the audiobook version of the books. I think I may have listened to almost all of them. This was a disappointment in terms of narration. Almost all the men sound constipated—like a male Mae West when they spoke. When Pendergast showed up, he suddenly lost his southern drawl and sounded British.
Audiobooks’ narrations make or break them, I feel. I’ve come across a few where I couldn’t finish the book because of the way the story was read. I’m digging my heels in on this one because of the story—although sometimes Pendergast, when he makes a cameo, functions like a deus ex machina. Suddenly all the unanswered questions are answered and everything falls in place.
I think someone dropped the ball on this one. The Pendergast accent was the clincher. "
— Monette Pangan, 3/24/2021