I don't understand what happened to the guy who wrote "Angels and Demons?" This book is derivative, trite, and predictable to a fault. Half the book was a tourist guide to Italian sites. The "brilliant" protagonists seemed like idiots. Antagonists and protagonists had incredible bad and good luck moment to moment, like people who win the lottery one minute and lose a limb the next,hour after hour, relentlessly. Hard to hear. I was so disappointed. I will know better than to buy his next book.
I am shocked that this dross got such stellar reviews from so many. Perhaps it could have been better supported by a better narrator. I have recently listened to Washington: a Life, The Last Detective (Crais...similiar only in genre) and The Gone Away World. This book isn't even on the same planet as any of the aforementioned or fifty others i have heard. I will, from now on, assume reviews are specious at best.
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