I guess Dan Brown and his editors figured that if the DaVinci code worked, just take that, tweak it, repeat certain lines and paragraphs over and over, and Voila! One voice given to a specific character, was the most annoying and grating I've ever heard. The story doesn't even get interesting for FIVE HOURS and aside from a few good heartpounding moments, a is a total waste of time. This book made National Treasure look original. An extra star for a few tense moments and for being able to get so many people to buy this book.
I loved Angels & Demons and Da Vinci Code. What made them fun to read or listen to was that they were good stories. My favorite reads (listens) are mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. The Lost Symbol was not a good story and it offered no mystery, suspense, or thrills. I looked forward to Dan Brown's latest offering, but ended up looking forward to its ending.
The book was full of action as the others are. But it was predictable. Story was well conceived and very thought out. Enjoyed, I would listen to it again.
Draggy plot with nothing new that I haven't read in Dan Brown's previous books. So predictable, easy to figure out the hidden location in the first chapter. Only interesting character was not played up enough...the head of the OS.
Very interesting book but I thought a lot of repeat detail could have been left out. Harder to follow than the Da Vinci code but worth listening too.
The book was interesting fiction until the whole religious connection got to be more like listening to a sermon. I am NEVER going to waste my time and money on Dan Brown again.
Dan Brown always delights me with his intellect. His books always open you up to concepts, ideas, a bit of science that you might not typically run into in your life. He makes you think about things you take for granted... or about things you already know... but presents in a new way. He is definitely an author of the thinking woman's fiction. Bravo