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The Obsidian Chamber

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston

Narrated By: Rene Auberjonois

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2016

Duration: 12 hours 57 minutes

Summary:

A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.

A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.

AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.

BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS

And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .

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  • James N.

    As usual, a fun Pendergast adventure. This is not fine literature, but I always enjoy the cast of characters, the action, the twists and turns, and in this genre I don't think you will do a lot better. I listen while I drive, and it keeps me well entertained. Well done again ! And, I like the narrators voice, he does a nice job too.

  • Don S

    Great narration and a good story. I’m a little tired of what seems to be the same story told a different way but any Pendergast story I will listen too. I’m hooked

  • Barbara

    I had heard some negative feedback from Pendergast fans, but I wasn't disappointed! Some felt there was too much about Constance and Proctor, but I enjoyed seeing their characters fully developed. I'm sure there was disappointment about Pendergast himself revealing himself to be flawed, but that's what I like about long running characters, their development and complexity.

  • Lester Langer

    I enjoyed it very much. Leaves room for future adventures.

  • B G

    I'm a big fan of the series. This book was great although very fast paced for a Pendergast book. Not that I'm complaining as it was a pleasant change. *****SPOILERS BELOW****** The only flaw I can see with this book (spoiler alert) is that Diogenes' very carefully assembled identity as Peter was rumbled with incredible ease. Firstly I'm not so sure he would have used it in escaping the hospital (surely he would have known they would be looking for someone leaving who had not entered). Secondly if he was at all concerned about Flavia and the threat she posed then he certainly wouldn't have met her at a hotel roomed booked in the name of his most valuable identity. Overall I feel this book puts the series back on track after the last book, which was in my opinion the poorest in the series by a country mile.

  • teresa desiderati

    This book brought the rest of the series together. I only fear the series will end. I have grown fond of all the characters through out this series. The story line, the places it took us too, the support characters, and even the villainous Diogenese all make for a great read.

  • Ron Hollier

    The pace of the book was great with great locations and great writing. Pendergast is great as always. I love the development of Constance becoming more of an adult character. There are good twists and plot. It was a little confusing of the story line of Proctor as it seemed forced. The book Seemed to end too quick I want more. Narrator Rene great as always!

  • Megan Yuen

    I've always loved the Pendergast series. However, I really want them to go back to the amazing cases that the agent originally had.

  • Mary Anne Newby

    I always enjoy Child/Preston works. They always keep one wondering what will happen next. The narrator is magnificent which makes the characters really come to life. I can't wait to see what befalls our hero next.