Drama, Twists, Diary Style
I enjoyed the Diary style of it, as a change of pace from other styles of novels. Both Whelan and Heyborne were also definitely acting their parts, as opposed to simply reading them, so the performance was very interesting to listen to.
Listening to this novel was like listening to a lecture. I get the impression that Dan Brown had a lot of leftover research into architectural history and symbolism and just wanted somewhere to put it.
The repetitive nature of the "did you know's" and "Let me explain" moments caused me to roll my eyes a number of times. Probably not helped by how two dimensional and contrived the characters are (Langdon's primary character flaw is his over repeated claustrophobia - reminds me of Indiana Jone's arachnaphobia)
All that being said, the performance of the novel is wonderful, and I would happily listen to Paul Michael speak all day!
A good read listen if you're interested in some basic knowledge on the subject matter put together as a story, but not if you're looking for a good story.
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