Excellent, better than The Da Vinci Code. The author's solid research allows the reader to learn about the Arctic Circle and about the depths of the ocean. The action is non-stop. I couldn't put it down.
I love Dan Brown's other books. This one is just not up to par. The number of times the main character "almost" dies gets pretty silly. Really! While marooned on a drifting iceberg, she beats an SOS with her ice axe and gets rescued by a passing submarine. After that, I started cheering for the "bad guys".
As with Brown's other works, defining and redefining the obvious was a bit much, but the story was good. The character development was teriffic. The reader was good. The ending was satisfying even though you could pretty much predict the outcomes and surprises as they were building. I would have to recommend this to friends, overall a darn good book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, fast paced, one predicament after another. I couldn't wait for breaks at work and after work to listen to this book. I didn't figure out the controller at all, but then I just went along for the fast paced ride. Narrator was annoying in the beginning, but got better after the characters came to life. You won't be disappointed in this work.
This book is very different than Angels and Demons and from The DaVinci Code. Yet it is stylistically similar. Brown did a good job of developing the plot and engaging the listener in an exciting tale. I recommend it highly.
I didn't read his first book, but this one seemed to be right up my alley. It started from the very first chapter to be edge of your seat, and a could not wait to listen to the next CD. I had read that the character development was not great, but I have enjoyed the characters and have a real sense of who they are. Overall, excellent thriller.
this was my 4th dan brown book in a row. it started to sound the same. but it was a good story, kept surprising me. but i didn't like the ending. no real insight into the gov't (the subject of the book) like the other stories.
Gripping Suspence! If you're looking for the DeVinci Code, you wont find it here. But, what you will find is a good gripping story, one that's hard to put down. Richard Poe helps bring the story to life. I enjoyed it!
I know I'm not a rocket scientist but did Dan Brown HAVE to repeat everything. I didn't have a problem remembering what documents various characters had in their possession or what they were wearing so I feel that repeating them were time fillers. However, I'm sure that Dan Brown thinks he's a rocket scientist because the technical descriptions were... technical, very technical and very long. I gave it 2 stars because there was a sting in the tail otherwise I would have given it 1 (for effort).