No. The story was fairly entertaining however there is too much historical lecturing that distracts / interrupts the pace of the story.
I would have interjected more counter-point arguments to the main hypothesis of the novel. I understand that Dan Brown is the king of controversy and uses it to make himself wealthy, (paraphrasing Eminem) but a little bit of the other side would have been somewhat enjoyable to read as well.
I also would have removed the use of the foreign language actually spoken then an interpretation being offered. In my opinion that was a waste of time, and once again broke the pace of the story.
There didn't seem to be anyone that stood out in my mind. I think that unless you can really nail all of the different voices really well then it's best to stay fairly even keel.
You should change this question and get rid of the use of the word be - twice.
The Dan Brown formula at work once again. Stir up some controversy by putting on the University Professor hat and lecturing the readers on this topic or that topic while having the protagonist race against time to save the day. I would like to get a Dan Brown novel that is much much less on the controversy and more and more about the Story.
If you like Angels and Demons and DaVinci Code then you will like this one as well
Nice story twist at the end. Makes you think.
If you're planning a trip a trip to Florence or Venice, this could be the book for you. Otherwise, save your credit.
Does not disappoint
By starting in the middle of the story and then feeding back story through having the main character having lost his memory is not a new concept, but works very well indeed in this case.
Yes, I thought the performer was just right for the roll.
No, not that kind of book.
The author sure does like his dramatic endings. Antimatter annihilation in the Vatican, Jesus's descendent, long lost wisdom uncovered and now this... I little excessive perhaps, but somehow it works in the story and is a perfectly believable resolution.
I was delighted to have been completely caught off guard by the unexpected twist and as usual with Dan Brown we were taken on a delightful history tour through fascinating places.
Overall if you like the character of Robert Langdon, you will like this book.
Paul Michael is a great narrator however, if you are sleepy, his voice is very soothing and it will put you to sleep. I enjoyed this book overall.
The scenery was very vivid, almost as if you are taking a trip to Europe. The details of ancient buildings and art is described very well.
Pronunciations that may be hard to read.
No, its much to long and I needed time to digest the imagery portrayed.
Overall it is written in a very Dan Brown style, lots of historic mystery intertwined with drama. I enjoyed this book more than the last.
a mangyan who loves to hike, to walk, to run, and to read.
As always, Langdon will not make you put the book down. A real page turner.
It's in my top 5
All the twists and turns
Oh yes, I was so surprised and it was very well written and narrated
It is with out a doubt written for the big screen, it's not a bad thing, but just to warn you :)
As anticipated, this was an enjoyable and educational romp through art and architecture -- armchair travel among the best. What was unexpected was for it to be one of the most thought-provoking books I've come across in a long time.
This was a great story and the topic was extremely scary to sit and think about.
This topic was scary to say the least!
The narration was delightful and I don't have time to just sit and read.
When I figured out exactly where this plot was taking us. It was like an epiphany.
I loved them all! Paul Michael did an outstanding job. I thought I was really listening to different people and that's important on audio books.
One senario can easily turn into another. Be aware!
I always enjoy Dan Brown's books, but this one truly scared me. I work in the environment field so I know how easily this could happen!