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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10923)
    Performance
    (9857)
    Story
    (9948)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Cidney says: "I Guess Dan Brown Never Read “Children of Men”..."
    "Another great book by Dan Brown!"
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    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a Dan Brown fan you think you'll figure out the twists before they are thrown at you... I couldn't. I was very surprised about the unexpected a lot of times. What I loved the most was that this didn't feel like "just another Dan Brown book".


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    I liked this one better that his job on Lost Symbol... which was still great. This time he was even better. At no point I felt I was too aware I was listening to a narrator. Instead I was lost in the story the whole time. This was very refreshing after listening to the horrible narration by Richard Poe on Dan Brown's Deception Point... which I just couldn't finish. Thanks Paul for your pleasant voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Not better than DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons. But I did like it better than Lost Symbol.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9349)
    Performance
    (3545)
    Story
    (3627)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Paul says: "In love with books again"
    "Another hit from Dan Brown!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. As always Dan Brown makes history such an intriguing thing. You'll be thrilled and you'll learn.


    What other book might you compare The Lost Symbol to and why?

    Angels & Demons, Da Vinci Code. Very unexpected twists. Lots of history.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Michael?

    Most likely not. I thought he did a great job with most of the characters but when it came to the main character (Robert Langdon) it was so uninteresting. Langdon always feels like a very smart person but the narrator made him look dumb at some points in my opinion. Also from time to time he would lose his grip, meaning, you would be very involved in the story for a while and then all of the sudden you were so aware you were listening to a narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I laughed, my jaw dropped many times. At one point I felt if I kept my mouth opened for a few more seconds a fly might get inside.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish next time an unabridged Dan Brown book is narrated they used the impeccable Simon Vance instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18589)
    Performance
    (8724)
    Story
    (8764)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "Great story, GREAT narrator"
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    If you could sum up The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest in three words, what would they be?

    Can't get enough


    What did you like best about this story?

    A very enjoyable ride along with a great message to society. I love how again you're captured just like in the previous 2 books.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    This is the third book I've heard by Simon. He's simply great! I love how he takes you in the story and makes you feel you're in it and not like you're just listening to someone reading a book. Not for a moment I felt distracted. In fact from time to time I would go "is that him doing all those voices?" When he's not doing a character you still feel this excitement about his voice. Like if, along with you, he's also enjoying the story. I really wished he had also narrated the Dan Brown books or something by Stephen King.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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