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The Book of the Dead (Special Agent Pendergast Series #7)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

My First Pendergast Novel

I found this book before knowing about all the other Pendergast novels but it's safe to say this one got me hooked! I love the character and the pace of this book, truly thrilling to read.

posted by Anonymous on August 20, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

'Dead' indeed

This was just awful. The characters, the writing, the plot. All of it was a joke. Really bad stuff. Stick to the better known names in this genre.

posted by Anonymous on January 5, 2008

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

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    Diogenes Trilogy Comes to an End

    I was looking forward to the final installment to the trilogy. Everything before the opening of the tomb was great. Nice twist at the end but you started to see it coming. I was just so disappointed with the last 100 pages or so. Just a waste. Over 60 pages of Pendergast following Constance following Diogenes with a laughable anti-climatic ending to the main villian.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

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    Rene Auberjonois should not be a "reader"

    This was an interesting story, although the abridged version left a lot out and was kind of hard to follow. The reader Rene Auberjonois "sucked".

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

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    Don't Bother

    I thought I'd while away a 4 hour drive with this; interesting premise, well known reader.... but It was hard to follow and disjointed. I'm not sure if this is the fault of the writing or the abridgement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    I'm sorry to write that I concur with most of the reviewers, 'The book of the dead' was terrible. It hardly kept my attention unlike the previous books. Though the authors haven't lost a fan, I only hope they do a better job with the next one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2006

    I agree with Jason

    the reviewer of 7/16, he said just about everything I could say. I read all but the last few chapters, too-it didn't feel worth it to keep reading. The same cliched characters, same idiotic FBI agents and museum security officers who just won't listen, and same histrionic, far-fetched drama. I had high hopes for this series and I've been disappointed since 'Relic'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2006

    Misleading and Uninteresting.

    When I first read the premise of this book I thought that regardless of the story, it sounds like it will be told along a fun backdrop of history and imaginative speculation on mummies, curses and the supernatural. Wrong¿ First of all, this book and its characters are part of a series of the two authors' other novels. That, and there are so many different characters, I almost had to take notes just to keep up with the who¿s who. The tomb, the mummy and the Book of the Dead (which I think is only mentioned once) that you might think this book is about are not even really fundamental to the story. Finally, the big secret, twist, revelation ¿ whatever you want to call it, in this book is a huge letdown. The ploy of the bad guy everyone is trying to stop is even worse and ridiculous. In all, the feel of Egyptian mystification that the name and cover seem to portray is misleading. The story (while well written) was average and only sporadically held my attention while the ending was, in my opinion, silly. I didn¿t even feel like reading the last few chapters.

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