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.
This is one of my very favourite audiobooks, Richard Poe is fantastic with the narration. It's a gripping yarn and the best of Dan Brown books as it's completely different from the others. Hold on for a great listen.
At times I stayed up listening to this book although I really needed to get some sleep. On other occasions I rolled my eyes and shut it off.
Overall the book will definitely entertain you. As in other books by the author, interesting research was done prior to writing and events are well thought through.
There were instances when I thought "no way" and in truth they did not have anything to do with the plot itself or special effects described. My struggle was in the smaller decisions that some characters made that lacked believability.
Narrator did a very good job. I would advise not downloading the highest quality, as you will hear him swallow between sentences quite frequently. Not his fault.
The author and the reader should have built for each other. Brillant story and great narration.
The suspense build points are needlessly drrrraaagggeeedd on with much non-contributory dialogue.
The science is crediable and really adds to the story.
Poe did well but the technical aspects of the recording were poor. The sound engineer should have filtered out the swallowing and dry mouth moistening sounds. (Although, were I the narrator - I would be doing the same with such a long reading project).
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I look forward to renewed and invigorated efforts
Dan Brown possibly, the plot once again was well thought out, lots twists and turns. The narrator was simply painful to listen to, his terrible attempt at accents and desire to turn it into a one man play, made finishing a real chore.
Cannot believed I paid for this. It was verbal waterboarding.
Not on the edge of my seat, but engaged throughout.
As I mentioned earlier, just simply horrible. It was almost like listening to a 13 hour long version of an old time radio show without any of the special effects or talent of real actors. Send him to Guantanamo give him a something that's long and make him read to detainees, that will break them.
Angry at the horrible narration which distracted from the plot. I have read 3 of D Brown's books in paper and never had a difficulty finishing them. This one I couldn't listen to on a flight to Mexico.It took me over 4 weeks to almost finish. I finally gave up.
I think I said it all.