I purchased "Angels and Demons" because I liked "the Da Vinci Code". I read Da Vinci before it became as controversial as it is now which perhaps allowed me to enjoy it more since I didn't know the fate of western religion was at stake. As I listened to "Angels and Demons", I was overcome with a sense of Deja Vu. It seems as though Dan Brown used the same outline for both books (insert love interest here, plot twist there, etc). It is the same problem I have with Stephen King books. Not a bad book, just overly familliar.
This novel is more exciting and a faster pace with more surprises than The Da Vinci Code. It also has a very good narator, a wonderful performance.
Thank you Dan Brown.
Sure it has a few plot holes and the hero solves complex problems that have never been solves for generations - but this is a good story and it does hold your attention - I enjoyed it
I have to admit that listening is an entirely different experience than reading. I found this story keeping me wanting to hear more. Very exciting and Mr. Brown has an intriguging way of weaving suspenseful story plots with some of the true (as in real-life) mysteries of the world. The story will keep you guessing and the characters seem very believable connecting you with them. Although some of the situations may seem fanciful, it could happen! Mr. Poe's narration is superb!
Great book. Not one you would expect to have much literary content; maybe just a thriller that'll keep you turning pages (or keep your iPod on, in this case), but unlike Digital Fortress and Deception Point (which I also did enjoy), much of this book is factual, which I really thought was intriguing. I'm surprised that people didn't start noticing this book until The Da Vinci Code sold its 273 trillion copies; I find them equally good.
Dan Brown, you hit home with Robert Langdon's Saab 900S. As a car aficianado, I know that the marketing people at Saab target their cars at "highly educated people with discriminating taste," eg. "middle-aged college professors." One of many examples of good research.
I have read this twice and to people who give this one star...go back to Dr. Suess. Dan Brown has hit the mark with this story. It does not conform to saving the people in ditress. I believe he tells the story of how it would be in reality (if God forbid something like this ever happened). Listen to it or read it. It is a fantastic book where the action, the thrills and the treachery never stops.
This book will make you take notice and wonder about what we have been taught from our childhood. I have become a fan of Dan Brown and hope that more of his material will become available at AUDIBLE.com
After Reading The DeVinci Code, I thought a good story can cover up poor writing. Well, sorry to say this does not have that going for it. I recommend skipping this book. I may not give Dan Brown another chance this was so bad. I wonder how this get's 4.1 stars did those people listen to this book or just giving it high marks because this is a trendy author? But anyway I would suggest you stay away!