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.
I love travel, history, art and architecture as much as anyone, but this novel was disappointing compared to predecessors. Some bits of the story were very entertaining but the overabundance of descriptive narrative became irritating and left me thinking where are you going with that and how does this improve the story?
Yes. It's a good story. If your liked Angels and Demons, you'll like this one.
Pretty good job
I probably won't listen to Inferno again, although I found the first listen entertaining and memorable. Personally, this type of fiction is just a good escape and though I certainly don't share Robert Langdon's eidetic memory, mine functions quite well and will probably remember the story for a long time; so no need to reread, or in this case listen, to the book.
Without ruining the story for anyone, I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of St. Mark's Basilica!
I enjoyed Paul Michael's reading of the story, he has a great voice. He brings a proper pronunciation of many Italian, Latin, and Turkish names that I would certainly mispronounce if left to my own reading. I did not, however, like the faked female voices and would have much preferred either a straight male voice reading of those parts, or a female actress. Personally, its a little weird hearing a man strain his voice to fake female tones.
I plowed through this book in relatively little time, listening to it each chance I got which included a bunch of windshield time.
I find Dan Brown books really entertaining if a little unbelievable at points. They always seem to refresh my memory on historical and archeological locations; which in turns peaks my interest and gets me reading actual non-fiction about the places, persons, and history touched on in the Dan Brown story. I enjoyed Inferno, its classic Dan Brown and I think it will make an interesting movie as well.
If you are looking for a novel on par with prior Dan Brown novels, this is not it. The story is pretty straightforward and a bit slow. There is a twist that helps...but in the end, I was glad it was over.
The book starts with classic Dan Brown hook to suck you in. The story leads you all around Florence, Italy and will make you want to go visit. Side Note: I found it enjoyable to use Google Earth to view the places he is writing about. There were parts of the story line at times that seemed a little unrealistic or annoying but as I kept reading I discovered that everyone of them had a purpose.
My name is Angela, Jason is my son...lol!
It was an interesting story.
It made me think about our future.
I couldn't put it down, it was a great read.
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!