"Started really well-pity about part two"
Yes, in general it was a quite an intriguing political thriller especially part one which outlines what is an unusual plot. Some good and grimy political wheeling, dealing and plotting around the USA's presidential elections and NASA. .Not heavy on characterisations this novel so it's hard to build a degree of real empathy with any of them.
I am interested in space exploration and the work of NASA so this element of the book was appealing.Throughout Part One the build-up to actually understanding what is 'going on' is really very well done and I just couldn't stop listening- SO intriguing.
Least interesting was the huge amount of technical information that just became over-whelming and for me, turned into a distraction and then an obstacle to enjoyment of the ending.
Hard-hitting, clear, concise delivery.
Possibly yes it would make the transition as it has all of the essential modern-day movie attributes. such as political intrigue, corruption, murder and an explosive ending. They'd have to jettison all that technical data though.
Part Two was a let down for me. Just too much technical information!! Too many cliches as well and then it all got a bit trite which surprised me. This was my first Dan Brown novel and I know he does his research really thoroughly, so I took a chance on it. Great pity Part Two just lost it about half way through.
Didn't even read the blurb so totally didn't know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised and would recommend to anyone who enjoys a few good twists and turns.
"You wont be disappointed"
This is an excellent book, fast paced thriller involving NASA which has good character building. The story will keep you on the edge making you want to listen more.
I love this book. Keeps you in its grip right to the end. Listening to it makes it even better. I just hope Mr Brown keeps on writing
"A brilliant read from Dan Brown - again!"
This is my first audible Dan Brown listen. I have read his books in the past and wasn't sure how it would go in talking book format as the story jumps around a bit. However the narrator was brilliant (as was the story line as usual) and I was hooked from the very beginning to the last sentence. A fast paced story with just the right amount of character building and action, all while hinting at past historical events that made me want to find out more about the history of our and past civilisations.
"This was my FIRST Audio book, and got me HOOKED."
I had never downloaded any audio books before, but had a long journey coming up from my home in Burgundy, back to the UK to see family. I had read some Dan Browns, but not this one, so I bought it and stuck it on the ipod, ready for the trip. What a fabulous experience it was, I did not want to stop the car, and even on the ferry, we took the ipod with us , just so we could keep listening. The Plot(s) and characters are truly masterful, and Dan Brown's novel is so well narrated, by Richard Poe, that you just can't stop listening. A SUPERB tale that will leave you hanging on the cliff edge right to the last minute.A wonderful tale, right up there with the best.
"a must for conspiracy theorists"
Conspiracy theorists will love this one. Brown poses the question of "how far is too far?" in the pursuit of political power. The story is set against the backdrop of discovery of extra terrestrial life in a meteor fragment and hints back to the NASA announcement in the Clinton administration. Brown keeps the action flowing at a breakneck pace and throws in a few surprises to keep the listener entertained to the very end.
"Amazing story teller"
I love Dan Brown's books, they are so engaging and clever. I have read all the others, I left the best until last, this was fantastic, my first audio version and the story teller was fabulous. Looking forward to a new one soon.
"do i love Dan Brown books!"
this is actually my favourite Dan Brown story. narration brilliant. good plot. you have to suspend belief at times but no more than a James Bond! really really good - even my son, who is not an avid reader enjoyed this one!
"I am dying to see the movie"
It is a very well written novel. The reading feels like John Wayne is reading the novel by the fire place sipping his whiskey, but hey! It is a very American novel after all.
The descriptions are quite visual so it is almost like you are watching a movie. The concept is very intriguing. I definitely recommend it to a fiction/thriller lover.