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Verses for the Dead Audio CD – CD, 31 December 2018

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  • Publisher : Hachette Book Group; Unabridged edition (31 December 2018)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10 : 154914829X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1549148293
  • Dimensions : 16.76 x 3.05 x 15.49 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 2,207 ratings

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Alligators, bullets, and a sinkhole contribute to a nerve-wracking finish. Readers will love the quirky characters in this clever yarn. Pendergast and Coldmoon make an excellent pair.

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Narrator Rene Auberjonois brings an acerbic delivery and deliberate pacing to his performance, encapsulating the tension between the two agents...Auberjonois, best known for his work on the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine, draws the listener into the engaging thriller with a knowing and friendly tone. Fans will revel in the back-and-forth between the partners and enjoy the shocking climax and take-down of the killer. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.

-- "AudioFile"

Pendergast is every bit the modern equivalent of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. And his investigative skills have never been sharper than in the altogether brilliant Verses for the Dead...A throwback to classic crime fiction while maintaining a sharp, postmodern edge.

-- "Providence Journal"

Readers unfamiliar with Pendergast will find this novel a fantastic launch point. He's a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, and the story reads like classic literature.

-- "Associated Press"

About the Author

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.



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.



Rene Auberjonois is an American stage, film, television, and voice actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University, he acted with various theater companies, including San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. In 1969, he earned a Tony Award for his performance as Sebastian Baye alongside Katharine Hepburn in Coco. Since then, he has acted in a variety of theater productions, films, and television series, in addition to being active in radio drama.

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Jon Doe
4.0 out of 5 stars Pendergast back to his best
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Verses for the dead. Another triumph.
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