I would've actually though that Inferno is a pretty good book if I hadn't read Brown's other books and noticed that he has already written it several times over. It's a sloppy, half-hearted repetition of The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and The Lost Symbol.
I listened it through, but not with any gusto. Dan, could you please come up with a new idea - this one's just become stale?
If you're looking for a book that gives food for thought, keep on going. However, if you're looking for a fun book to listen while commuting or doing chores, you've found it.
All the Shopaholic books are complete fluff - but they're great fluff. I enjoyed every minute of them.
I understand that some people like to listen to erotica from time to time - after all, I've enjoyed it many times myself. But this book is not erotica or soft porn. It's crap. I wasn't very surprised when I found out that the story is childish and the characters are predictable and not the slightest bit believable. I wasn't even that surprised when I found out that the language of the book throughout was poor. I was, however, surprised when I found out that the hot scenes are boring, listless and not at all interesting.
Don't waste your credit - I'm very sorry that I did.
Ok, firstly it must be said that Deception Point is not as good as the Da Vinci Code or even Angels and Demons (I won't mention The Lost Symbol because I didn't really like it). It is still a good book even though the plot is a bit far-fetched and the characters remain somewhat distant.
I just have to wonder if Brown is an ex-smoker: there is a very unpleasant chainsmoking character in all of his books (at least in all that I have read). A minor issue that has really started to irk me; seems a bit sloppy to use a variation of the same character over and over again.
Summa summarum: I would recommend this book. It's entertaining but not earth-shattering.
One of the best books I have ever read (or listened)! Don't let the slow beginning fool you - the story will get much better if you just hang on.
It's hard to say just why The Time Traveler's Wife is so great. Partly it's the great way Niffenegger writes and partly the interesting idea of time travel. The rest is just magic.
The performance isn't anything special: not exceedingly great but not disturbingly bad either. Mainly it just doesn't get in the way of the great book.
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