Tries too hard to keep pace with previous novels First two novels good to great; each subsequent book getting worse. Last book by this author for me.
If you're expecting a book of the author's previous quality -- forget it! I'm forcing myself to finish this one, because I do want to know how it ends. But it is BORING. Not the story, but the way it is told. The same information is repeated over and over again. The narrative is so pedantic, with a lot of it being set up like an eighth grade creative writing essay. I've reached the point where I am anticipating the next "Langdon thought'; 'he wondered'; 'she said'. And the kind of long, wandering thoughts/and lengthy insights the characters have, while fleeing in mortal danger, is almost funny. If you haven't bought it yet -- my advice is don't. And I have loved Brown's other books.
Yes. it is just more of the same old Brown stuff. The Da Vinci Code was fresh, exciting and deeply intriguing. This book is stale and felt very contrived.
Not really. I almost quit listening many times, especially in the first 2/3rds of the books.
Not heard this narrator before. He reminds me a little of Scott Brick, but does voice characterizations much better.
I finally got pretty interested in the last 1/3 of the book. So, by the end, I kinda enjoyed it.
Faint praise at best.
My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!
Overpopulation? Plague? Terrorism? Art History? What's not to love in this novel. Dan Brown is brilliant in his appreciation of art and his ability to draw the reader into a thriller in such a unique manner.
Overpopulation is most definitely a serious issue with no real solutions. It is interesting to me that our world is so entrenched in denial when it comes to the longterm existence of our own species. All one has to do is look around us to see animals going extinct due to a loss of habitat. We too have a finite habitat. Why do we refuse to see the consequences of our own birth rates and longevity?
This book really made me think - I loved it.
This book is very much like every other Dan Brown novel. Lots of art and history references with a twist. If you like Dan Brown, you'll probably enjoy this book because of rather than in spite of its formula. It's not earth-shattering, but is entertaining and the performance is good.
With Lotsa Love from gaz regn
This is one oif those books that makes you think that the author considers himself a major success so now he can just churn out garbage, whilst boasting about his knowledge of art history. This it the last dan brown book for me.
Fast and furious
1. Too many details and descriptions of touristic places, some parts seem a travel guide. 2. It is ok to misguide readers, but suddenly changing everything in 2 pages seems odd and a bit of cheating. 3. The big question remains: what's the point of all that treasure hunting and clues? The second part of the book dismisses the need of the first part.
Great for fast readers, but if you take your time and question why and what for....you realize Brown's craft at writing best-seller formats is unquestionable, the mix of interesting data as a way to lead the treasure hunting is very interesting, but it seems like he had all this information well organized and prepared to guide from one point to another and then he had to add a context and hurriedly made something up while looking for effect, but it really doesn't blend in well.
Intelligent idea, frantic reading, great material for a special effects movie, but disappointing plot coherence.
Avid Reader of Non-Fiction, cant get away from words on a page. Fiction, this is a whole new ballgame. Please tell me a story. Audio
interesting theme, not really up to par with previous books
Excellent. Paul Michael made this story worth listing to
not buy another Dan Brown book.
Great story. My husband and I loved the travelogue style and the history of the Medici's and Dante. Made me at Florence and Venice to my bucket list and will attempt to read Dante again.
Robert, of course, he has so much depth and knowledge.
Most anything would have made it better. It is a rehash of his prior books, which were reasonably good, but it seems he decided to tell the same story with a new bad guy. Plot and twists almost identical to earlier books. I can not recommend this book to anyone
That the story line was almost identical to prior books.