"4 out of 5, the audio spoilt it!"
This was absolutly amazing to listen to, so captivating! But my god, what's wrong with the recording? I felt like I was listening to a cassette for the first couple of hours (then I got into it and forgot all about that!). I'd recommend it to anybody, but please audible, get better quality recordings!
Total twaddle from start to finish. Scientifically a load of old cobblers.
However it is highly entertaining and thrilling. A real 'page turner'. The reader does an excellent job. This is my first audio book from Audible and it has proved to be an excellent introduction.
If you can put aside daftness of the science I totally recommend it. 18 hours of pure enjoyment.
"Easy to listen, easy to forget"
As I am not a native speaker I usually choose "easy", popular books to practice English as a second language. Somehow this book was too easy, too light to my taste. I felt that the whole plot is somehow volatile, artificial, predictible. I am sure that I never want to re-listen it again, but I enjoyed it at first time enough to give 3 from 5.
"An absolutely excellent read"
This is an absolutely amazing book, Dan Brown really brings the characters in this books to life and his special writing techniques help take you to the heart of Vatican City along with Robert Langdon and his companions.
This book kept me wanting more throughout. I have only recently started listening to audible but have to say this is one of the best books I have listened to on here.
"Prefer it to Da Vinci"
This book was great enjoyed it thouroughly, Loved all the Rome intrigues and the Vatical protocalls, loved The Da Vinci code prefered this one to all his books. My brother who is hooked on audio books, as he spend most his life in his car listened to it twice.
"Excellent book better than Da Vinci Code"
Luckily someone told me to get this one first as it precedes Da Vinci Code as a story. Also a better book and even more exciting!
"Angels and Demons"
It's an excellent listen with a very good narrator, kept me interested right through - one of those books you just don't want to finish! Well worth the price.
"Great Religion vs Religious Yarn"
Put your reasoning mind on hold and enjoy a roller-coaster ride to pure escapism... lots of fascinating titbits to mull over but lots of stuff that stretches just too far across the chasm of believability... just because the author establishes stuff early on (this character is a helicopter pilot and that character is a water polo player)doesn't make it any more feasible... How lucky is the main character to survive a tumble out of a helicopter from miles on high, clasping on to a bit of plastic canopy to land in water? How miraculous is his survival? Who else would find a large bit of plastic with handholds that would serve as a makeshift parachute? Okay, I admit... I have never been up in a helicopter, carrying a canister of anti-matter that will signal the end of the Vatican City, with no parachute... and in the same situation, I'd probably clutch my ipod and hope for the best!
There's lots of religion versus science debates that I wasn't so aware of when I read the book but which become so much more apparent when hearing the story.(Your eyes can skip over these paragraphs but when you're listening, all you can do is listen or fast forward... for some cruel reason, my Ipod kept returning to the beginning of the harping on religious stuff - so much so that I can recite it by heart...)(and I say this as a ex-Catholic so pls don't get all conspiracy theory on me) - All that aside, loved this audiobook and am kicking myself that I didn't listen to it before a recent visit to Rome...
And wondering when Dan Brown will write and publish his next book!!!
"Better than Da Vinci code"
Having read the Da Vinci code some of the story seems quite similar, but not enough to put you off. The pace is good and so is the reading; except for the attempts at an english or australian accent! these made me laugh out loud!! The first couple of chapters were a little slow and feel a bit like a lecture, but once the action started I was hooked.