Some level of believablity. This is a sprawling mess.
Odds against tomorrow.
I would have thrown it all out and started again.
Growing tired of Robert Langdon. This needs ALOT of editing.
Probably, but I'd read the reviews first.
A better plot. It seemed to be a stretch in all ways
He made the listen much more enjoyable. A real professional
Yes, the reader did a great job of keeping the listener engaged in the characters and the story did the rest.
Dante, because I learned more about him than I previously knew and the book made me want to go back and read The Divine Comedy again.
I think so. I recognized his voice. I think he did a wonderful job of keeping all the characters' voices distinct and interesting.
I did, but I didn't have the time to do it.
I love Dan Brown's historical information that weaves its way into the meat of the story. Learning new information about all the paces you visit in the story makes the reader want to go there and visit each place in person.
I will say that this book did not captivate me as much as Angels and Demons or Da Vinci Code ( I actually enjoyed the A&D more than any of them), but it is still a very good book. I love reading Dan Brown's works because it is so apparent how much research he does and how interesting he makes certain points of history. If Dan was a high school history teacher it would be absolutely enthralling. I think this book brings to light a serious problem of over population, as well as offering some ethical considerations. You still get the same old Langdon following clues to solve a problem, and you expect their to be twists and turns in the book, so you kind of expect them. This being said, I am very glad I read the book. I gave it 5 stars overall not because how much I enjoy learning from Dan Brown. It is not just a piece of fiction, but educational about art, European history, and current issues.
yes, but after careful reading of reviews
didn't like the story
took too long to get into the story
Fabulous details and so much to take in.
Very much like Divinci Code and Angels and Demons.
No, but great job love his style!
Intense fast moving pace. Impossible to put down.
The art history and how Brown worked the symbolizim into the plot.
Yes, the intrigue; who was a good guy and who wasn't.
The basic theme of the book was very thought provoking.
Very good "read." Brown did not disappoint.
The topic of this story is intriguing and frightening. Robert Langdon again takes us on an adventurous tour of Florence, then on Venice, to end up in Turkey. That in it self was great but the subject of over population and the catch-22 that takes you through the twists and turns to find the end is uncontrollable.
Never a moment of dullness, I applaud you Dan Brown on another great story. Now I hope the Dan Brown tours will expand to Italy.
I agree with most of the mediocre reviews I've read to date. The story is formulaic Dan Brown. While it's much better than his last book, The Lost Symbol, it's not nearly as good as the original.
If you simply agree to set aside the holes in the story and enjoy the art history and the clue riddled adventure along the way, then you will enjoy the book enough to make it worth your time and purchase. Granted, he does fill in the holes, but it feels as if he could have found a more realistic premise to make the story move as opposed to an amnesia gag following a phantom overnight trip to Europe.
I rounded up on the review only because I was able to take it for what it is worth, an adventurous story that asks you to set aside reality for a few hours.
Paul Michael does a fairly good job in narration, although he falls a little flat during the exciting, high anxiety moments in the story - he could have certainly put a little more life into the fun parts.
Overall, I recommend the book, but don't expect a masterpiece.
The narrator made the story interesting to listen to.
When you find out that person who is supposed to be Robert Langdon's cohort turns out to be a totally different person
He brought the story to life
As good if not better than Da Vinci Code - it is amazing how Dan Brown can write such a complicated story