Reading this book was like eating chocolate instead of fresh green beans or burning gasoline instead of oak logs. There wasn't a lot of substance but there was plenty of excitement. I really enjoyed it. Never did I have to dig deep to understand meaning. Instead, I was on the edge of my seat, anxious to hear what was coming next. And, the fact that I could guess what was next did little to reduce my excitement.
I liked the narrator. His voice characterizations were subtle, not calling attention to his performance. His slight tonal variation kept the words lively adding to the entertainment that this book provided.
If you're a snooty reader, you'll hate this. For the rest of you, enjoy your dessert.
This book started out interesting and got really boring really fast. It started out in the realm of science fiction only to become a drawn out political thriller. It was painful waiting for the ending to come. It also seems to have been derived from something else....
Well if they make a movie of this book I will probably not rush right out to see it at the theater I will probably wait until it comes out on video, definitely a renter not a keeper. Or better yet, maybe it will be turned into one of those high quality made for TV movies and I wont have to waste my money on the rental and the inevitable late fees. It was mind numbing recreational reading, maybe they should have called it Distraction Point.
boy this book is bad. simplistic one dimensional characters, silly story, and nowhere near as good as da vinci code. this seems like one of those novels that only come out after the author has "made it," when in reality it is an amateur first effort that was not published for a good reason. want a good listen? try Demon in the Freezer...
A.T.'s Wife - Barbara
As usual, Dan Brown was at his best. I really enjoyed listening to this. BUT, I will NEVER listen to another book that is narrated by Richard Poe. It sounded like he was chewing gum, or eating all the time. Ugh! And he may have a bad case of COPD. I enjoyed listening to what Dan Brown wrote. But it was hard to continue to listen to Richard Poe. So far, no one has done worse. I hope that I never listen to any one else that is as bad as him.
this must rate as dan brown's worse effort to date - cardboard characters, stilted dialogue and unbelievable plot...give it a miss
Great book, lots of interesting facts. I am glad the only deception with this book was written as a title. I truly enjoyed it, Dan Brown hit a home run this time.