Reviews for Two Graves


AudioFile Reviews 2012 December
FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast discovers that his beloved wife, Helen, is alive, and not murdered, as he had believed. René Auberjonois dramatically narrates this thriller, marrying the story with appropriate voices for its many characters, including Helen, Pendergast's FBI colleagues, German and Mexican thugs, and more. Pendergast's reunion with Helen is cut short when she's brazenly abducted and then killed in front of him. Overcoming his horror and grief, he pursues her killer on a chase through the unmapped forests of South America. Auberjonois's versatile performance matches the ambitious and well-paced plot. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2013 March #4

This new Preston and Child collaboration brings their Helen Trilogy to a slam-bang, breathless close, with their astonishingly resourceful hero, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, single-handedly storming a Nazi stronghold in a South American jungle in his search for his wife's murderer. It's the culmination of a panoply of wildly improbable events. But that's what readers of the series have come to cherish, along with noble heroes and despicable, seemingly unstoppable villains--e.g. sociopaths, science-bred to Aryan perfection. Rene Auberjonois has narrated enough of these thrillers to have developed not just the perfect vocal match for the erudite, stern-willed Pendergast, but the ability to capture the books' mysterious, gothic, almost phantasmagoric moods. Even better, his long career as a stage and screen performer has provided him with the talent and experience to understand that, sometimes, when action and emotions are pushed to extremes, it's wiser to underplay the scene. A Grand Central hardcover. (Dec.)

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Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews

This new Preston and Child collaboration brings their Helen Trilogy to a slam-bang, breathless close, with their astonishingly resourceful hero, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, single-handedly storming a Nazi stronghold in a South American jungle in his search for his wife's murderer. It's the culmination of a panoply of wildly improbable events. But that's what readers of the series have come to cherish, along with noble heroes and despicable, seemingly unstoppable villains--e.g. sociopaths, science-bred to Aryan perfection. Rene Auberjonois has narrated enough of these thrillers to have developed not just the perfect vocal match for the erudite, stern-willed Pendergast, but the ability to capture the books' mysterious, gothic, almost phantasmagoric moods. Even better, his long career as a stage and screen performer has provided him with the talent and experience to understand that, sometimes, when action and emotions are pushed to extremes, it's wiser to underplay the scene. A Grand Central hardcover. (Dec.)

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