As a fan of Dan Brown I was looking forward to reading his next Robert Langdon novel and I was not disappointed by it. Filled ad naseum with references to medieval history, art history, genetic engineering and secret organizations, this book was an easy and enjoyable read for me. Any fan of Florence, Italy will enjoy returning to the familiar streets and sites as well. As with his other books, there are plenty of mysteries and riddles to solve, and Brown guides the reader along with the characters in a logical, natural process of discovery ... just in time to throw in a few twists and turn everything in on itself. Don't think you know the full picture of what's happening at any point in the book. As far as a book to keep the analytical mind active, this is a definite win. Michael's narration is solid and yet somehow less interesting in its even consistency. If you liked Brown's other books, you won't be disappointed.
This was a great summer read and a wonderful performance by the reader. This book kept me interested until the very end!
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I have enjoyed Dan Brown's musings on more than one occassion... but this was not one of them. I am rarely disappointed and almost never bored and even when that happens I tend to push on...
I could not bare to do that in this instance ... I just had to say ... STOP!!!! Enough!!
Sorry Dan... this was not for me.
Dan Brown brings more of the same. I love the references to historical places and this book makes me want to travel to Italy to explore the beauty and wonders. The story seemed to be stretched into much more than it needed to be. A few times it appeared as though the author was deliberately trying to twist the story and confuse the reader as to create an ending that the reader would not expect.
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.