Somebody helping Dan Brown with his writing skills. He has a facility for ripping-yarn style plots but his writing can be quite painful at times. Why does he keep repeating obvious plot points over and over? Why does it feel that he lifted a lot of material from travel guides to Florence and Venice? He is really heavy-handed delivering any kind of explanatory information. Why is there not even a glimmer of a sense of humour in the writing?
There is a horrible fascination with reading his stuff and trying to work out why his books are so popular so probably, yeah
The narrator was blameless. There is no way anyone could deliver some of the dialogues in this book in a way that made them sound like them came from real human beings.
It provided great material for rants during coffee breaks at work.
Makes Agatha Christie read like James Joyce in comparison.
Interesting facts and allusions to other literature that are now on my list to read.
It was way too long.
consolidated it to 75% or less of its current length.
Barely... Thank god for the ability to increase narrator speed.
He mentioned the book "Logan's Run" defiantly going to read that.
Dan Brown does a great job in describing the settings, so you can imagine what everthing looks like even though you are not there.
19 hours would be a bit long to sit and listen in one setting, but I could not wait to get back in my car and hear more and more.
From beginning to end all they did is run, hide, run, hide again, run some more. I was exhausted just reading this. No story - absolutely NO story. Just run, hide, run..
very nice reading voice
Anger - I really expected better from Dan Brown
The plot is fantastical - wow, Robert Langdon knows all the secret, hidden passageways in the WHOLE world!! And, voila!, at the end everything is peachy keen again - thanks to Robert. .....
I think Brown hit his high note with the Da Vinci Code and has been consistently sliding down since.....
The attempts at female voices were very distracting, especially in times of stress (which is really the entire book).The Italian accent wasn't bad, but the switch from characters voices was not seamless.
Perhaps this is better as a read book, rather than a narrated one. But I doubt it.
I just follow the signs!
This has some ineteresting ideas and as always you get to know some history ! A typical Dan Brown book. Excellent performance !
I can't say it is must read. I just didn't find it very immersive or gripping as Da Vinci code.
honestly the story line is getting a bit old. How many crazy people really want to destroy the world and leave behind a trail of obscure clues that only a Harvard symbology professor can decypher?
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Mr. Brown never disappoints. I could not stop listening. I listened to it in less than 24 hours and started it again.
It,s the worst book DanBrown has written. All his other books were so good.
No,it was rubbish.
Narrator did an excellent job with the accents, characterizations and pace.
The book follows the traditional formula for the Langdon novels.
The book was an easy "read" mixing entertainment and learning together and broaching a topic of increasing interest. The narrator did an excellent job and not once did the plot line drag or slow.