"Richard Poe - Please stop swallowing so loud! :)"
I was probably spoiled by the Davinci code which was an amazing introduction to Dan Brown and I'd bought this after all the big reviews I read about this title, and Im sorry DB fans but for me this was a big let down, true it does have some exciting moments and some interesting insights, but these are few and far between in a audio book of 16+ hours, to be honest after 7 hours it was becoming a real chore to get through, I've only got 2 hours left to go and I honestly cant wait for it to end (I feel like now I've put so much effort in I have to see it through to the end as some sort of weird accomplishment) , so I can start on something new- shame really.
However THE most horrible thing about this book is that once every 10 15 minutes the narrator does a horrible long, loud, saliva filled swallowing noise which (especially if you've got headphones on) is VERY off putting and makes me forget the next minutes as I get over the noise :) :) :)
This book is a great story but way too long and too wordy. Choose if you wish to listen to descriptive content for hours!!!
Good old Dan Brown. Exciting and fast-paced. Great book.
"A page turner"
This story did keep me on tender hooks, waiting for what happened next. I prefer stories that strongly develop & give the reader personal insights into the characters; but this is not D.B 's style. He evidently does a huge amount of research - in this instance into scientific topics such as Meteorology. Whether he's accurate or not only specialists would know! As the story got near its crescendo it got rather James Bond -y & silly for me. On the whole a ripping yarn, well researched & food for thought re the morality of those in powerful positions. One VERY off putting thing was the narrator. He kept breathing in & out noisily through his nose, swallowing loudly as if gulping cups of tea, & making funny noisy with his mouth. Really quite disgusting. I was wishing I had purchased a hard copy.
Terrible audio. You can hear every swallow of saliva and breath taken. Also all women appear to sound similar to Marg Simpsons sisters! I wouldn't recommend.
"Couldn't stop listening"
A gripping story from start to finish. Does pose a few questions about exactly what goes in government depts. Excellent narration with feeling and warmth that also kept you compelled to keep listening. Astounding and then some and another marvel for this amazing author.
"Was eager for the end."
Thought some of the storyline was a bit unbelievable...How many lives does the heroine have? Didn't guess the villain though. All in all, good entertainment and narrator did a good job.
Finished it within a couple of days, just keeps on giving. Politics and science fused into one hell of a ride
"good as ever"
enjoyed the book as with all Dan Brown' fictions. keep writing and sharing your imagination
"It twists and turns and deceives"
A very entertaining audiobook. The tale is laced with lies and deceits, so that unless one is extremely vigilant, it is just about impossible to know if anyone at all is telling the truth. Greed for power and influence generates death and destruction, lives are lost, loyalties tested, and reputations destroyed. The pace is fast and even though it is predictable in parts, it remains a competently delivered adventure story.