The backdrop of the story is relatively current and the audio recording is terrific. Unfortunately, the plot is predictable and lack the surprise twists that readers expect from Dan Brown.
Please be aware that the abridged version of this book will not play on a Palm device - it crashes the device after approximately 10 minutes. Audible tech support has verified that this is a problem on Palm devices.
This book is another jewel from the mind of Dan Brown. I learned about government departments, secret weapons and deep and intuitive areas of the political arena I never knew! Dan is such a deep and truthful writer - I think he lived through it all! This is one book to keep and I love how it is read! The reader is GREAT!
With all the intrigue, knowlege and drama Dan writes about - I think he lived through it all! A book to listen to and read! Can't wait til 2005! Dan Brown is a genius! All of his books should be a movie! I love this book!
I am always hesitant in reviewing an abridged version of a story, as I don't feel I have "heard the whole story". However, in this case, I did review the Da Vinci Code (abridged), and this book from Dan Brown doesn't match the combination of historical fact and fictional story woven into the Da Vinci Code. An interesting theme and theory, but the characters were shallow, and there wasn't the twists and turns of the Da Vinci Code. Again, this may be due to being the abridged version, but apples to apples, it doesn't compare.