Those who read The Da Vinci code will have an unmistakable sense of deja vu. As far as plausibility / historical & scientific accuracy is concerned, this is no better than a tabloid.
The combination of bad writing, poor research, and underdeveloped characters, isn't even the beginning.
This book is a sad waste, and I'm embarassed that this has become so intensely popular. Some one needs to be held accountable for this atrocity.
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
After reading and getting quite a kick out of this book and "DaVinci Code", I thought it would be fun to listen.
BIG mistake! Hearing his language really emphasizes the weakness of Brown's writing skills. When reading, you can skip the silly bits and just enjoy the intriguing, if implausible, plots.
Stick with the books and/or the movies.
If you desperately need to kill 20 or so hours, and you can't find another book to kill said time, I would give this a shot.
Other than that... meh. I was kind of shocked at how formulaic the entire book was, as if he patterned the entire opening sequence off of Da Vinci Code. It was basically all down-hill from there.
One of my biggest complaints is that the concept at the center of the book, this dichotomous 'war' between "Church" and "Science", was pretty base. Felt like I was back in highschool, drinking at a party debating religion with someone.
He also didn't really develop his characters in meaningful ways.
From concept to execution, mediocre at best. And I actually recalled enjoying Da Vinci Code. Perhaps I was just younger back then..
This is a second Da Vinci Code!? The basics are different (Illuminati vs Holy Grail), but the rest is the same. The narrator was a bit OTT and dramatic, which started irritating me and distracted from the book.
Not a waste, but I wished I'd rather spent my credit on something else.
Dan Brown seems to be incredibly knowledgeable regarding the Catholic Religion, Rome and The Vatican. It was an interest in the details that kept me invested for over 13 hours of listening. This story line however; is so farfetched it borders on the ridicules.
Ron Brown's formula novel is so far fetched that it loses that thread of credibility needed in all good thrillers. In addition, the author's style grows heavy with cliches. I found the DeVinci code's historical reference's more interesting and recommend it over this book.
I loved the Da Vinci code, a great book. However, Angles and Demons was just awful. Life is too short to read/listen to anything this bad. Hopefully Ron Howard will rewrite the movie script.