The story was ok but waaaay to predictable. I had it figured out after a couple hours and then had to sit through the rest waiting until the bad guy revealed himself. It would have been better if Langdon had figured it out. This was just kind of boring. Plus the "facts" were sooo many that it got a bit confusing. I think it may have been better to read this as my mind tends to wander when listening.
I have always enjoyed Dan Brown's books. I never have to worry that I will get bored with a book of his. He does a lot research and crafts it with fiction, to create wonderful novels. The Lost Symbol with all the intricate plots leads to a great final conclusion. Thanks for a great read.
Great read - has all the fun and mystery of a Dan Brown thriller. He is so good at making you believe that everything he is telling you is pure fact, rather than fact mixed with embellishment and fiction.
I have read every Dan Brown book, and the plots are fairly similar, but I honestly just don't care! It's always a fun ride, and Robert Langdon is such a likeable protagonist. After seeing the movies from The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, I can picture Tom Hanks running through secret catacombs and deciphering thrilling symbolic mysteries.
Indeed, I am a Dan Brown fan. This book is a thrillride, and although the reader's pace was annoyingly slow during the prologue, it is perfect throughout the rest of the book. Great transitions between characters; it is clear which character he is portraying without requiring an explanation.
I have the hardback as well, and I enjoy both equally, which is a rare occasion! I STRONGLY recommend this book to any and all, not just Dan Brown fans. Well worth the credit! Can't wait for Dan Brown's next Robert Langdon thriller!
If you like Dan Brown, you will like this book. Typical twists and turns. Not earth shattering but not bad either. I was able to guess the big twist at the end which was a little disappointing. And the ending of the book sort of dragged, but other than that it was a decent listen/read.
Dan Brown's attempt to have his readers embrace the bible is laughable. Even fiction has strains of realism. Don't waste your credits and more importantly don't waste your time on a book apparantly inspired by the religious zealots. Those that believe in Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck are sure to like this trash.
Dan Brown has become one of my favorite authors. He really has a eye for details we pass by everyday and never give it a second glance.