I've just started listening to audiobooks and thought a Dan Brown would be a good place to start. I wasn't disappointed. It was suspenseful and fast paced. Meets all the expectations one would want from a Brown novel. Quite a good listen.
I'd can't tell you without giving the story away. Let's just say it was a shocker moment.
Being a novice listener, I was worried about boredom from hearing a single voice for hours. Poe did a really good job "playing" the different roles. He brought appropriate emotion to the story and his inflection and tone prevented monotony. I think it is always hard for a male to pull off a female voice, but he gets a B+ for Rachel's voice.
It was a suspenseful page-turner that kept you guessing until the end.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
This is what I have grown to expect from Dan Brown. Good story, nice plot twist and well written. Characters you can believe with a story that is a bit fantastic at times. I enjoyed it as much as other works by Brown. My list for his work would be Inferno, DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, and last The Great Expectation School.
Didn't read print version. But, audiobooks always allows me to focus on the story.
The audio was not what I expected. Long takes, with noticeable swallows and breaths and I think I heard a drink of water or two. Breaks between chapters often made me wonder if it was still playing. I realize this was an older audio but I expected more.
As for Richard Poe, he did an excellent job reading, but stated to sound tired toward the end. I wondered if he did this in one or two recording sessions.
Laugh or cry? No. But, I was glad to see the President and NASA didn't fake the meteor, and that the Senator got caught at the end.
This was Dan Brown's second novel but hardly anyone had heard of it until after The Da Vinci Code (including myself). But, I liked it as much as the Robert Langdon series.
Yes. Story kept you on edge and always wanting to hear more. Lots of twists and turns making it impossible to determine ending.
I can't think of anything bad to say about this selection.
It's a very good story with many twists and clever points. Neither too fast or too slow at any time. It is a very creative work by Dan Brown.
The narrator did a fantastic job throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and can easily say that it deserves five stars.
Yes, great story and very suspenseful.
Yes, disgust... but not from the story. The narration is horrible.
The audio is terrible. I can't believe the studio would let such unprofessional work be released. Richard Poe is great, but you can literally hear the saliva in his mouth ever time he opens it or swallows. It is really quite disgusting. Turn down the gain on the microphone!
Who knew that presidencies were made and lost based on the issue of our apparently subversive space exploration agency!
If you like meteorites, extreme environments, espionage, scientific mysteries, wildly inventive schemes and plotting, and yes, even a little romance, then this book is for you. Brown makes some pretty loose assumptions somewhat based on science, but I still enjoyed the story.
Excellent. Another great read with excitement and great narrator. Enjoyed all the exploration & felt like I was seeing everything myself
Fast paced thriller
I couldn't guess what would happen next and as such i didn't want to stop listening I huts had to know what was going to happen next
Tone and Intonation
Encourage everyone to listen to this exciting and twisting plot
Bi-Vocational Pastor/Draftsman. Full time husband and dad. Audiobooks are a staple in my life because I can read and work...
I like Dan Brown's writing style. I pre-ordered his new book coming out this May and thought I would listen to some of his work I haven't heard. A lot of people thought the audio version was not bearable due to the unprofessional recording which includes a lot of mouth noises... they are there alright, but I didn't listen with ear-buds, so they weren't that noticeable all the time. I would still recommend the audio version if you listen through speakers. You can listen comfortably at 1.25 speed also. Although this wasn't related to Robert Langford, it was enjoyable. The same style you enjoy in his other books are present here...strong and smart protagonist, good background research that you can look up online, characters you care about, lots of good suspense, and good ending. If you like DB's other novels, get this one... you'll enjoy it and be through with it before you realize it. later.