I really enjoyed this audio book. Dan Brown does a masterful job of creating a complex mystery that is hard to put down, woven with fascinating historical and architectural details and Christian religious mythology. I love books where you that are so entertaining, while educational as well.
No, I just never re-read or re-listen to books. But if I did, this would be a good one. The interesting history alone would make it worth it. And the performance had so many nuances that it would almost seem new.
It definitely kept me interested and surprised! But "edge of my seat"? I don't tink that's possible with the book's pacing and educational elements.
There were so many intersting voices that that's hard to say. He did a great job distinguishing between the various accents -- Italian, French, German; between men and women; and even secondary characters.
It was no comedy, but I definitely laughed out loud a few times.
Have heard all the hype, but this was my first Dan Brown book. I wasn't disappointed.
Tell us about yourself!
The story and the performance rank far above the five stars allowed; listen to this book knowing that once again Dan Brown will make you second guess our world and the society in which we live.
Amnesia, a head shot and virus twist; listeners beware things are not always what they may appear.
In all honesty, I was initially hesitant to listen to this book; due to several low ratings. Do yourself a favor and disregard the ratings and allow yourself to once again be dropped into the fast paced and action packed story that we have all come to know and love about Dan Brown and know that you will still be contemplating the story line weeks after you have finished it!
Not after this one for Brown. Absolutely yes for Michael.
The Langdon formula is old. Nothing interesting about the historic hook. Awful, dreadful prose. How in the world can an author have a 200+ IQ character say that the criminal mastermind "let Pandora out of the box"??? That 's a joke right? Unbelievabley dismal. And in the course of about 5 chapters, Brown uses the word "massive" about 50 times. LIterally, he uses "colossal" 2x, another synonym once. Otherwise, never glanced at a thesaurus -- this is an obvious sign of a throwaway effort, by an author apparently exempt from any editor review. Hideous.
No but will.
As if I were watching a pop author wither and die in a manner that simply makes one want to look away. As if you encountered a poor soul puking in the street and not only looked away, but tried to move far enough away to make sure none got on you.
The Langdon formula still works. Surprising and unexpected twists to a clever plot and great narration all combine for a satisfying listen.
I don't think I liked anything best. The story was a beating to muddle through and the narrator was the worst I've heard.
The description of the art and Italy were interesting but did not make up for the dull, lifeless story and characters.
The narrator was terrible. I didn't like anything about him. He seemed very stilted. I don't know that I will buy another book that he narrates.
Good Lord, please no!
This book was very hard to get through . . . I kept waiting for something to happen, and it never did. It seemed as though Dan Brown first researched a whole lot of symbols and Italian buildings, chose which ones he liked, then wrote an unimaginative, convoluted, unbelievable story around them. I didn't even care what happened to Robert Langdon!
There are so many hidden, mysterious Vatican archives, secrets and scandals that Brown could have crafted into a very enlightening story that would excite people into the kind research they did after the Da Vinci Code. This definitely was NOT one of them.
I love the writer's use of historical and factual data to build his stories around. In this book in particular I liked how the good guys appear bad, and the bad guys appear good for much of the story...
the unexpected outcome of the ending.
Many different voices of the different characters...he did a great job separating them.
No...but sort of stunned at the ending...
The main structure of the book was very Dan Brown, however the way that this one ended was far different that his normal pattern, so in the end I was quite stunned at how it played out..
Wow and Wow and what, another Wow!
Great twist, Great turns, Great thriller.
Every moment was breath-taking.
Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
I have not read this book but the narrator was brilliant, and kept me listening.
I have read all his books, that is why it was rather predictable.
Brilliant portrayal his interpretation, accents, and narration were extremely good.
NO. became rather tedious.