I usually am not a fan of unabridged versions of books, but this one is an exception. I felt like I was listening to a radio show production of the book. it entertained me on my commute. Good story, a suspensful who dunnit.
Funny that another recent reviewer said the same thing. About halfway through the book I was wishing the whole time I had bought the abridged version. I am a big fan of unabridged audio books. If this book had been shorter, I would have given it one more star. I loved the Davincci Code, Angels & Demons and Deception Point. But this book just seemed to drag on and on. And there was way too much description and too many details that added nothing to the story. I really enjoyed the beginning of the book, but towards the end I was getting frustrated with it. I thought Angels & Demons read as though it were a movie, but this felt like reading a screenplay. Just too much direction in it. I was thinking is Robert Langdon only useful for knowing what certain symbols are, because he seems pretty dense about so many other things.
This is one of those books that you just don't want to let go of. Where once you are finished, you miss the characters.
Such a wonderful, original story.
I enjoyed this story. Not as much as Angel's and DaVinci though. The reader has a great voice, but he does seem to swallow a lot. Not sure why they couldn't edit that out.
This is a great book for the car. If you tune out for a minute, you won't miss much because Dan Brown tends to be very descriptive. Takes about 5 minutes to describe a device or scene. So it's easy to pick up where you were. But the vivid descriptions are good because you can really picture the scenes in your mind and picture the story being a movie someday.
I was a little worried about the audio version of this book when another reviewer stated that they were distracted by the "laugh track". I thought the audio book would be like listening to an episode of the Brady Bunch. Turns out that some of the stories in the book he reads aloud to a live audience. And it fit in very well.
I zoned out during a couple of stories, but all in all, this was a great book. I really loved the family stories and the French lesson tales.
I wish I had noticed how abridged this was before I bought it. But it is like someone describing the movie to you as it happens. Way too short. I may have to go buy the book now to see all the character development that I missed.
If you have seen the move, don't bother getting this audiobook.
It's a great story though. Wish there was an unabridged version.
i was a bit worried about this book based on all of the bad reviews. But I really enjoyed it. I loved the parts in Italy. Makes me want to visit. The story had me on the edge of my seat at parts. This book is not the Firm or his other law books, but I liked it as much as The Juror and A Painted House.
When I listen to audio books, I tend to get easily distracted because of traffic and such. And with most books I can easily get back into the story without missing much. This book was not an easy listen. I have no idea what was going on. There were some pretty funny parts, but by the end I was just so confused.
I may just pick up the book and read it. Maybe I will understand it a little better.
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