on a scale of 1 bad to 10 the best ever I would say it was a 6.
It kept my interest but not glued to the story like some others have.
Yes I have. It was as good as the others.
The good ones...
Like any other of Brown, in the average.
Yep, but low quality audio.
Spain description, it seems to be colombia, nothing to do with the real spain.
Just the right amount of action, suspense, and romance to keep me interested throughout the entire book. Really well written. A very fun book.
I don't know?
When the lights went out.
Spellbinding at times.
I was enthralled.
Great book. Great listening experience.
Only if they have actually liked the other Dan Brown books and ONLY THEN if they like to be able to predict the who done it etc.
He could have written a different story. Hes got one story and just rewrites it over and over again. I "like" the story but after a while its just boring and you know how its all going to go. You would have to be a pretty immature reader to not know whats coming... With all the language and GD being thrown around I wouldnt recommend a young reader actually reading it though.
I didnt read the actually book, just listen to the story. I really cant add anything here.
Read different authors.
Story wise, I like Dan Brown. I enjoy the way he lays out his stories and all. But they are all the same. I would like him to branch out and try something new. Of course that which put him on the map has got to be a hard thing to let go.
This book is appropriate for young teens at best, though I suspect they would find the material too dry.
Yes -- I quite enjoyed Deception Point, The DaVinci Code, and Angels and Demons.
I can't believe this was written AFTER Deception Point -- this seems like a regression in style and content.
Rather than go on in gross detail about the ridiculous plot twists, improbable instances of luck, or the contrived ending, I'll give a single example of the tediously spoon-fed puzzle pieces:
The author though it was necessary to pause during the climactic conclusion in order to explain what *prime numbers* are to the reader.
Sorry, if you've finished 5th grade, you shouldn't need a review of that particular lesson of arithmetic.
Author of Five (Maor Series)
One of my favorite books ever!
I love the way Dan Brown adds his personal touch of theology that gets you thinking and how he keeps the plot racing!
I've thoroughly enjoyed several of Dan Brown's other books, and maybe I was just in a bad mood when I listened to this one, but I hated it. I found it horribly cliche and predictable and couldn't bring myself to keep listening. Maybe if I'd made it to the second download it would've turned around.
He was able to clearly distinguish the multiple characters in the book. Moreover, his english was very clear and easy to understand (english is not my mother language)
I've loved all other books by Dan Brown, but clearly in this one, being his first, he was still polishing his style.
It's possible to notice a few of the characteristics that made his other books so good, however, what I disliked about the plot was it's predictability.
In a nutshell, I didn't find myself looking forward to listening to the next chapter.
Written intelligently. Not a predictable story
Kind of reads like a Grisham
We listened to it on a long road trip. Helped the time pass quickly
We'll probably listen to it again in a couple years.