This is my first review, as generally I agree with previous reviews and it makes little sense to write a "me too" review. However, I found the reviews already provided to be so far away from my experience as to wonder if I'm listening to the same book. I was first caught by the simple example of the author writing, "clattered silently." While this is nit-picky, it illustrates how poorly assembled this book seems to be. Characters are cliches, long tangential passages detract from the story, and the accents used by the narrator are childish and stereotypical (the "Arab" sounds more Japanese and sometimes French). Skip this one.
I saw this was abridged and had to go buy the printed verison. Well worth the read, the author ties together factual accounts from the religious and art worlds to build a maze of puzzles and clues. Very tight.
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