Agent Pendergast Series, No 5
Read by Scott Brick
Douglas Preston & Lincoln
Hachette Audio (Unabridged)
December 15, 2011 / ISBN: 9781611139389
Horror / Audiobook / CDs / 19 hours, 43 minutes
by Jo Rogers
I reviewed Brimstone when it was first released in 2004.
That was the abridged version. This is the entire story, and I still
couldn’t put it down, though I remember the story well. If
anything, it was even more chilling in this version.
In this version, Vincent D’Agosta is a sergeant with the
Southampton police. He quit the NYPD and moved, with his wife and
son, to Canada to write. However, he couldn’t make a living
with his writing and the NYPD wasn’t hiring, so he wound up
in Southampton. His wife and son chose to remain in Canada.
When Jeremy Grove, a caustic and career destroying art critic,
was murdered in a bizarre fashion, people began to wonder if the
Devil had come for him. In fact, Grove believed just that. So, Pendergast
teamed up with D’Agosta to solve the case. Then, two more
bodies were discovered, men who had died the way Grove had, burned
from the inside out. They were as nasty as Grove had been. There
was the stench of brimstone in the room with the body. Was the Devil
really coming to claim his own?
“Brimstone” is a perfect example of the well-written
book. The characters are human, though they are more than a little
strange. They plot is strong, with a lot of twists and complications.
The end is surprising. And, like all good books, it leaves the listener
wanting more. It’s one of the hest-written books I’ve
The only thing that I don’t like about this book is the profanity.
Pendergast is eccentric, but he uses no profanity. He is a perfect
example of an endearing character and his language is clean. That
is proof that books can be bestsellers without foul language. So,
listen to “Brimstone and get ready for a great story.