Audiobook Review | Fever Dream
Title: Fever Dream
Author: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
Generally, I love audiobooks for a number of reasons. I love that they are portable – I can listen to them when I’m out walking and I can sit quietly using my computer and listen to a great story – it reminds me of my childhood when my mom would read to me! I chose to review the audiobook Fever Dream by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child because it appeared to contain a lot of elements I would enjoy. It sounded like an interesting suspense novel. It is also read by Rene Auberjonois, who is a famous actor (you might better recognize him as the character Odo inÂ Star Trek: Deep Space Nineor Clayton Endicott in Benson). I’ve always enjoyed listening to Auberjonois as an actor so I thought that would add to my enjoyment of this audiobook.
Unfortunately, after many attempts, I gave up on this audiobook. It is something I never thought I’d do. To be honest, I wasn’t enjoying the story – the plot wasn’t holding my interest and I found my mind wandering while I was trying to listen to it. The whole premise at the beginning of the novel about the red-maned tiger and the death of Pendergast’s wife Helen just didn’t hold my interest. I also found that while I have always enjoyed Auberjonois as an actor, I didn’t enjoy listening to him read this book. This combination made it difficult to continue on with this audiobook and I found I couldn’t keep listening to it.
That being said, I think it was just that this book wasn’t for me. This was the 10th book written that involved the character of FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast. I think if I had read some of the other books that I might have been drawn into this book more than I was. If you’ve read the other books in this series, you might find that you enjoy this audiobook. It just wasn’t for me.
*I received a copy of this audiobook to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*