There is nothing that could save this book. It was just so uninteresting. It starts off with a contrived plot device of memory loss to keep the suspense. It includes long passages of descriptions of art and literature and locales that may be interesting in another context but not in the context of a supposed mystery book. The author resorts to other gimmicks to keep the "suspense" going (which I won't spoil in case you want to waste a credit on this one). To say that the characters are one dimensional would be charitable. I made myself finish this book, and doing so took me over a month I was so uninterested in getting back to listening.
No. It has turned me off of books by this author.
Yes. He is a good narrator and did the best he could with really poor material.
I hope Dan Brown can figure out how to write again. Some of his other books were decent, but this just didn't rise to the level of decent fiction.
If you are a Dan Brown fan, this book doesn't disappoint. In my opinion it is not as good as Davinci Code, but merits a listen if you like his writing style. The reader is awesome with all his language accents!
This was a very pleasant contrast to some heavier reads. I can kind-of see the plot twists coming now, but I gotta say it was still enjoyable!
It's a formulaic Robert Langdon story...that's not the problem. The problem lives in it's lack of excitement. Langdon isn't wowing us with his smarts. The actual point of the story isn't made clear until very late in the book, and there is nothing that really makes you care if you ever find out what the big problem is. Spoiler: (don't read if you don't want to know a plot point...The bad guy is dead from the beginning. So there is not struggle or conflict with a character, just a "hmm, sure hope we can figure out what he might have done."Ultimately it's not exciting in any way. If you're looking background noise then it's okay, but it's certainly not worth paying for.
same song, second verse
Robert Langdon racing to beat the bad guys, a little history, a little culture. For me got stale just about the end of Da Vinci code. It's formulaic authorship was good once. Three or four times at bat doesn't work for me.
Good storyline....edge of your seat listen....twists and turns
Scene in the museum where the Dante mask appears lost
It's time for Robert Langdon to retire. This is just the same book as the last one with a slightly different plot and names changed to protect the guilty.
I don't think there is really anymore for the good Professor to do that could be particularly feasible. This was the book version of the last Indiana Jones movie.
The voices are always spot on.
I think I already saw Indiana watch the spaceship fly away, so I'll pass.
Dan Brown has written some great books and hopefully he will move on to new characters and fresh, interesting and intelligent plots.
Out In The Garden
Entertaining - action - educational
The wonderful descriptions of art.
The foreign language and names of locations.
Made me want to study history.
Fast action and good story.