This is probably one of the lower of my favorite Dan Brown books (above Angel's & Demons). This book was great throughout, however, in the end it spent like an hour or two explaining everything and just letting me know all of the twists and turns and what they meant. It felt very fake with the way that it just flat out explained the hidden plots and ideas (I am trying to not mention anything). Usually Dan Brown books let me figure out what is happening and just give some clues toward the end, not just flat out tell me. I was a little disappointed with that. It was still a great book, and I highly recommend it, I just wish he ended it better.
Yes, plot twists and turns throughout.
Yes, but it is long
Great book, just bad wrapping up.
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Paul Michael is the same narrator as some of the other books and Mr Brown as does a splendid job as usual.
The same formula his other page turner books: factoids, locations, art and mysterious killer. Certainly not his best book.
The bad: All the efforts of the protagonist are in vane, even though the ending tries to make you think otherwise. This is one of the few books where I wish I had listened to the abridged version or skipped outright.
Again another let down from Dan Brown. I loved his earlier work so I thought I would try again. Sadly this book was very dull. I forced my self to finish it because I have never given up on a book.
No one, the only thing I rated over one star was the performance because the voice actor was fine. The story was awful.
I don't go into a Dan Brown book expecting anything that awesome I go in expecting something engaging. A thriller that will keep me interested after I've been on the road for five hours. This is like, the opposite of that. Like, YAWNNNNNN. SOOOOOOO much exposition. Like I get it, you looked at a book about all the art in Florence so you could go on and on and on about how much you appreciate art. And you read the wikipedia article on Dante so you could drop in enough facts to not be outright lying but really were basically skimming the Dante surface. Its like he read Dante's sparknotes and tried to sell that he was a Dante scholar. Get on with the adventure! If I wanted to learn about art and Dante I wouldn't be reading a Dan Brown book.
Plus the ending was both anticlimactic and kind of preachy. I didn't really know what he was trying to say but I feel like he was telling me that he's not super fond of humanity. I dunno, I feel like he was trying to convey a greater social message here, and he should go back to what he does best, putting together passable thrillers with fun puzzles for people to enjoy at the beach.
Narrator was fine, hampered by the BORING BORING story.
Robert Langdon. And the chick.
Very interesting storyline
interesting and twisted plot
overall good narration
Laugh a few times about Professor's personal reflections
great read(listen technically), highly recommend!!
Sci-fi, space opera, dark apocalyptic and post apocalyptic genre, historical fiction and the ccasional main-stream thriller
Lasted a few chapters but only because I thought I was otherwise wasting a credit. Loved the Da Vinci code, rolled my eyeballs but finished Angels and Demons and hated the first few chapters of Inferno which I will not finish even if someone will pays me money for it.
What a slow listen, half way into the book I was still not with it.
After two hits he needed more money.
Very good reader,
No, I couldn't wait for it to be over. I was expecting something to happen. It didn't.
Totally disappointed and will not listen to another Dan Brown book.
Yes, I love the story, the suspense and the amazing places where it develops
The plot is really great, it catches you an you just can't stop reading
I listened to it like in a week or less, so captivating
I recommended a 100%, everyone should read this book, specially if you like art and history
So silly, stilted language, redundant, predictable plot....trite!
Not at all!
Every other page! It read more like a screen play than a novel.
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.