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Crimson Shore

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston

Narrated By: Rene Auberjonois

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: November 2015

Duration: 11 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

A secret chamber.
A mysterious shipwreck.
A murder in the desolate salt marshes.

A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated.

Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.

Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts.

Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned?

A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .

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  • James N

    Totally entertaining, and great narration. That's what I want in an audiobook as a drive and commute here and there and It delivered.

  • Doreen B

    This was an adventure of epic proportions! I was amazed by the plot twists, left me guessing till the very end. I relish all the Special Agent Pendergast books. Can't wait to sink into the next installment.

  • Nancy MacNaught

    Gosh! I can't wait for the next book! I'm left wondering about the fate of at least two of the main characters!

  • Shauna Maguire

    If you are a fan of the Pendergast series, you will enjoy this one. Not the best right off the bat, but the plot twists kept me listening.

  • Sarah Wysocki

    Just okay. Didn't like the characters and found the story line unrealistic. Lost my interest half way through.

  • Donna Barnhart

    It brought back the old sensations of the first books that drew me in, I was just a little chagrined when I realized it was, once again, Diogenes. Its ok, both of the brothers must have had a little sip of what Constance drank.....can't wait for the next one.

  • Ron Hollier

    Did not disappoint. Over way too soon. Great ending leaving you wanting more AXL and Constance

  • Angela Gookin

    Authors never fail with this series. Just as expected, the eccentric FBI agent continues to amaze with his unique talent for seeing beyond the obvious in an effort to solve not one but several mysteries plaguing a quiet New England town. Love this writers way of incorporating historical accounts into the story. Now the cliff hanger has me anxiously awaiting the next in this amazing series!

  • kirsten dillard

    Love the Pendergast stories, and this one didn't disappoint. It's wonderful that the same narrator has done the majority of the books - he does a wonderful job of bringing the FBI agent to life.

  • Joel Higgins

    I thought this was going to be a one off adventure such as a still life with cross. It turned into much more...