The Obsidian Chamber (Special Agent Pendergast Series #16)

The Obsidian Chamber (Special Agent Pendergast Series #16)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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The Obsidian Chamber (Special Agent Pendergast Series #16) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When reading a novel by Douglas and Child time and space cease to exist as we willingly and wholeheartedly enter the mind and imagination of the 21st century's best authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable reading. As usual with these authors, captures interest immediately, and keeps moving. I always want more, wishing the books were longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best of the Pendergast novels so far. I so wish they could be written and released faster. I miss reading authors of this calibre. There are so few of them out there. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just brilliant! If you haven't discovered the agent Pendergast novels you're in for adventures that other books can only try to imitate. These books are worth every penny as they literally keep you turning pages faster and faster to see what twists and turns lie ahead. Highly recommend. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I am hooked on Preston and Child Mystery and suspense thrillers. This is one of their best although I did not like the ending. That being said I am on the wait list for their next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always exciting and filled with adventure. Thank you for reuniting the family. I never lost hope. I will be smiling until the next Pendy book. You gents are the best!
BillB1960 More than 1 year ago
Not their best work, this one was a disappointment. I'm a big Preston & Child fan especially the Pendergast series but this one just had too many "Srsly?" moments in it. I'm as willing to suspend my disbelief as the next person for the sake of a good story but there were just too many instances for me in this story. I hope the next one is better.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I have read all pendergast series and I loved them!!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I liked how even if you hadn't read all the other Pendergast books you still get a glimpse into his past and family...the ending was quite shocking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the ending I was expecting. It was a letdown after the buildup. Like air being let out of a balloon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has been a few years since my last visit with Agent Pendergast and his friends. It took a few pages and a bit of struggling to catch up with the circumstances of the moment but from then on it was vintage Preston and Child. And as always seems to be the case the next visit will begin when I acquire one of the stories that I have missed. Recommended as very good reading. J M Lydon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ridiculous! Not only was the fantasy way out in left field, details, particularly medical, were sadly in error. Even fantasy has to have some believability.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of this series for years. My dismay was totally unexpected. This is really a dreadful book and so beneath the standard so long established. If the ending of this book is a lead-in to the next, I simply don't see how the authors can dig themselves out of this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this one took a few chapters to get going, when it does it moves.
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PrivateJoker More than 1 year ago
A definite downer compared to other books in this series. The ending was absolutely horrendous. Hopefully they come up with a better story line next year.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
This is a story that will have you rethinking what you thought you already knew. Narrator René Auberjonois does a perfect interruption of how one might think Agent A.X.L. Pendergast might sound, as well as giving the other characters their own unique sound too. His tone and temp are spot on, along with his accents and mannerisms. His performance adds depth to the story. The story moves at a steady pace and switches between numerous settings. The change in settings is done smoothly without losing the reader/listener along the way. While the story doesn’t have the usual mystery plot Pendergast fans are accustom to, it does have suspense and intrigue. The story asks readers/listeners to accept characters being resurrected from the dead without elements of the paranormal. THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER is entertaining and will have you guessing at its outcome. Even though this is the 16th installment in the Pendergast series, new readers won’t have any problem following along. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Fredreeca2001 More than 1 year ago
There are only a handful of book series which I stick with. I usually end up bored with the characters or the stories lose their fascination. This series of 17 books, yes I said 17, just keeps getting better and better. And Agent Pendergast has nine lives. Agent Pendergast is a character with so much mystery surrounding him, his family, his money,his homes…he is almost like Batman to me. I am truly amazed how the authors keep him so intriguing throughout this series. In this novel Pendergast finds himself rescued (rescued?? Yes, rescued…must read the book) by criminals and held for ransom. In the meantime, his fortress of a home has been infiltrated and his ward kidnapped. His very loyal bodyguard is lead on a wild goose chase across the world to save her. This story is non stop! The authors always throw in some history and science which just make the story so much more compelling than just a regular thriller. The way they weave these into their tales is creative and unique. If you have not read this series, I would start with the first book, Relic. There is so much about Pendergast in the first of the series it will help you follow better in the latter books. I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing as always! A must read for sure!
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birdladyvm More than 1 year ago
STORY LINE, THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER: Once again, Preston and Child have crafted a first-rate suspense novel. In The Obsidian Chamber, Pendergast presumably died in the last book and Constance has gone to ground in the chambers beneath the residence on River Dr. Evil is stalking Constance in the underground chambers; the greatest evil from her nightmares. When Constance disappears, Proctor, bodyguard, butler, and friend, vaults into action. With Pendergast dead, her care and protection falls to him and he takes his responsibilities seriously. Come along with Proctor and Constance on a roller coaster ride of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Follow them on a harrowing journey and conclusion. CHARACTERS, PLOTTING,DEVELOPMENT ,THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER: First I must say, this book is a nonstop action ride filled with mystery, suspense, and emotion. Preston and Child's character development was spot on as they show the two side of the coin, good and evil. The authors skillfully portrayed the fact each of us have the potential for great good and great evil. Furthermore with steady plot revelations developed to full potential, The Obsidian Chamber, did not drag or bog down. I found, even-though not my favorite of the Pendergast novels, I could not put the book down as I gorged myself on the story-line. As usual, a surprise ending is in store for the reader. Preston and Child's writing styles, so closely tuned, are indistinguishable. I have found this true in all the Pendergast books. If you have not read this series, I highly recommend them. I am champing at the bit, waiting for the next book in this series. Although a stand alone, I do feel prior knowledge of the past story-lines would be helpful, however it would not hinder your enjoyment. Rather, it will send you to the book store for the series. In concluding the review of The Obsidian Chamber, I found the book intriguing and enjoyable. There are many surprises in store for the reader in this one. Grab this book, a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy several hours of entertainment from the pen of Preston and Child. RECOMMENDATION, THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER: STARS 4 I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense, and intrigue. I feel this book suitable for young adults and adults due to subject matter. Final Note, I received this book by way of Netgalley and the publisher in return for an honest book review. All book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on line and on my blog under my name are my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the wait! I could say a lot, but don't want to spoil it. I will say the authors presented a more fragile and emotional side to all of the characters involved. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, these authors do not disapoint. The book reveals much about the Pendergast family background which is surprising and somehow disappointing. Somehow this book rrveals too much: rather like looking behind the curtain and once having seen, not being able to go back. I cannot imagine how the Pendergast saga can go any further.