The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston audiobook

The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel

By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Read by Jonathan Marosz

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9780446530224

The Agent Pendergast Novels: Book 3

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781611139365

  • ISBN: 9781549169748

Runtime: 17.07 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A USA Today bestseller

In the ninteenth century, New Yorkers flocked to collections of strange and grotesque oddities called "cabinets of curiosities." Now, in lower Manhattan, a modern apartment tower is slated to rise on the site of one of the old cabinets. Yet when the excavators break into a basement, they uncover a charnel pit of horror: the remains of thirty-six people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer.

In the aftermath, FBI Special Agent Pendergast and museum archaeologist Nora Kelly embark on an investigation that unearths the faint whisper of a mysterious doctor who once roamed the city, carrying out medical experiments on living human beings. But just as Nora and Pendergast begin to unravel the clues to the century-old killings, a fresh spree of murder and surgical mutilation erupts around them, and New York City is awash in terror.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This is an intense and interesting story, entwining the quest for eternal life with the history of America, New York, and present-day politics and influence. Rene Auberjonois crafts his narration with great care; each word is voiced with perfect tone, pitch, and emotion, and each character is provided with a fitting personality. The result is narration that flows beautifully while providing insight into the story and those who inhabit it. Satisfyingly imbued with thrills and suspense, the prose is fully realized in Auberjonois's performance, and he even manages to make some of the more fantastic aspects seem reasonable. A totally engrossing experience. AudioFile Magazine
The Cabinet of Curiosities is intelligent, witty, fast-moving, and fun.” San Jose Mercury News
This is an intense and interesting story, entwining the quest for eternal life with the history of America, New York, and present-day politics and influence. Rene Auberjonois crafts his narration with great care; each word is voiced with perfect tone, pitch, and emotion, and each character is provided with a fitting personality. The result is narration that flows beautifully while providing insight into the story and those who inhabit it. Satisfyingly imbued with thrills and suspense, the prose is fully realized in Auberjonois's performance, and he even manages to make some of the more fantastic aspects seem reasonable. A totally engrossing experience. AudioFile Magazine
“Featuring fabulous locales, colorful characters, pointed riffs on city and museum politics, cool forensic and paleontological speculation, and several gripping set pieces including an extended white-knuckle climax, this a great beach novel, at times gruesome, always fun: Preston-Child at the top of their game.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An absolutely terrific thriller…Wonderfully spooky…This adventure has all the elements of the perfect summer read…Preston and Child here score another big winner.” Library Journal (starred review)
“The authors again weave facts from New York City history with a thriller plot to produce an adventure filled with fast-moving events, gruesome scenes, and enough scary moments to keep the pages turning quickly.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Author Bio: 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.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room, The Third Date, Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fever Dream.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 17.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English