I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
Or I wouldn't have been able to listen to the narrator. His voice was fine but he was either pausing to sip drinks of water or turning pages or doing something that made an intrusive sound throughout the book every twenty or so seconds and it was almost enough to make me return the book.
However, I became so engrossed in the story that I actually forgot about the narrator from time to time and didn't want to stop listening in spite of whatever the narrator was doing.
I couldn't figure out who the bad guys were until the very end and even then I didn't figure it out. There were twists and turns frequently enough that, just about the time I thought I had it figured out, something different would happen.
It's well worth the credit. Dan Brown doesn't disappoint.
It's on par with other dan brown works
The sound editing was TERRIBLE!! He did well with the performance but you can hear every breath and swallow he makes throughout the painfully long performance.
The story line kept me listening through the distracting swallows and breaths but this audiobook could be amazingly improved with moderate editing.
Great book, wonderful story. Who knew what when? Anything else would be a spoiler. Has this happened already? Could it happen?
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!