No one, the only thing I rated over one star was the performance because the voice actor was fine. The story was awful.
I don't go into a Dan Brown book expecting anything that awesome I go in expecting something engaging. A thriller that will keep me interested after I've been on the road for five hours. This is like, the opposite of that. Like, YAWNNNNNN. SOOOOOOO much exposition. Like I get it, you looked at a book about all the art in Florence so you could go on and on and on about how much you appreciate art. And you read the wikipedia article on Dante so you could drop in enough facts to not be outright lying but really were basically skimming the Dante surface. Its like he read Dante's sparknotes and tried to sell that he was a Dante scholar. Get on with the adventure! If I wanted to learn about art and Dante I wouldn't be reading a Dan Brown book.
Plus the ending was both anticlimactic and kind of preachy. I didn't really know what he was trying to say but I feel like he was telling me that he's not super fond of humanity. I dunno, I feel like he was trying to convey a greater social message here, and he should go back to what he does best, putting together passable thrillers with fun puzzles for people to enjoy at the beach.
Narrator was fine, hampered by the BORING BORING story.
Robert Langdon. And the chick.
It definitely keeps you entertained from start to finish. If you like weird horror stories, this is definitely that, and a fairly well written, not ridiculously campy one at that.
The people I think are pretty well developed, which helps to soften the very fantastical plotline. I think the seriousness of the characters is the only thing keeping you from going, WTF the whole book. My fiance was in the car with me listening the last hour (he hadn't listened to the rest) and when it was finished he was like, 'what WAS that?!' I think the only reason I wasn't like that is because the character development was so strong.
Performer was fine. I thought there were times where she kind of wailed/whined but the characters voices were distinct and I was kept in the story.
Super long for one sitting, but I happened to get horrible food poisoning the day after I started listening to this book so I did basically listen to the whole thing in two days. Not recommended! But it helped keep it all going!
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