I thouroughly enjoyed this book. It was full of a lot of great substories that draw the reader(listener) in and keeps you there. The ideas it brings up gives you food for thought and could be great to discuss with friends.
I thouroughly enjoyed this book until the last one hour of listening. I kept expecting something "more" to happen in the end and was in disbelief when it just...ended. Yes, there was a final chase/struggle but even that was just a bit disappointing. Without going into too much detail, I will just say there were too many loose ends. Even the epilogue left me wanting for more and offered no real closure to the story. Having said that, I would still suggest this book to a friend.
I was looking forward to this book, but I found it a little long winded. An example would be when the "bad guy" confronts the "good guy" and has a 25 minute diatribe about why the "good guy" has been misled along with the rest of mankind.... OK if you are looking for something very light and don't mind having guessing what's coming next.
I thought the story was okay until about 4 hours to go when they tried very hard to prove there was no the resurrection of Christ, and that the Catholic Church had been trying to conceal it, and then Templars had evidence of that.
I seem to always enjoy reading a good religious conspiracy. However, if your religious beliefs do not allow you to consider alternate interpretations without becoming outraged, this may not be the book for you. However, if you are able to balance what you believe with the reading of a fiction, then this book may be something you would enjoy. I found many of the author's suggestions to provoke thought and enjoyed the idea of looking at what I had been taught through a new lens.
I found the story to be developed well but felt the ending of the story to be rushed. There were parts of the story arc that felt too easily resolved and that the main protagonists' obstacles were eliminated without much effort.
Having said that, I found the story to be imaginative and enjoyed the performance of Richard Ferrone.
Not sure this would be on my "Must Read" list, but I understand the fascination with the book and would only suggest that one reads it with the understanding that some traditionally held beliefs may be challenged.
I've read [and re-read] all the books in this series and had thoroughly enjoyed them. With that said, I bought the audio book for a familiar re-read but was more than a little disappointed! The narrator is terrible! His voice is ok I guess but he cannot seem to tell this story at all. The voice and cadence ruin any semblance of the dramatic story the author had created. I was only able to force myself to listen to an hour and a half. I'll go back to my hard copy!
If you wonder why a book I had enjoyed only got 3 stars for story... it's because you really don't "get" the story as read by this guy.
Just about anyone!
My reaction to this audio book was anger, sadness and total disappointment! Had I never read his books before I would have dismissed him as an author completely. Since I'd read these same books in print, I know I can "read" and enjoy them but will never buy an audio book again narrated by Richard Ferrone.
This is one audio book I wish I could get a refund on!
Avid reader/ now listener. Indian. history buff.
Yes , a good listen . Loved it Audible. Narration is excellent. Started reading in Paris now ended listening to it in Delhi Metro. Thanks