I am one of the original subscribers to Audible.com. Some books are better than others, many made better by the narrator. The story in this book is VERY weak, and the narrator is downright horrible. At best he makes the main character's voice acceptable, but his attempt to vary into voices for other characters is so horrible (sounds like childrens' cartoon characters) that I simply could not even finish listening to this book.
I am 4 hours into this book and nothing has happened. I don't stop many audio books, but this is one of them. Narration leaves something to be desired as well = deadpan with no intonation.
Expected a lot more from Dan Brown than page after page of tedious descriptions of museums and artifacts sprinkled with a little plot and intrigue in between. Impossible to get through this book and a huge disappointment. It's one of those books you just listen to to get it over with.
This book was a big disappointment. Usually Grisham's books make for a good read or listen. This one did not grab my attention or imagination at all until the last 20% of the novel. Even then it really did not lead in to the ending. Also, while it was obviously fiction, when the setting is quasi "real life" it should bear a remote semblance to reality. This one surely did not. That being said, a different narrator may have improved it somewhat. Narration was slow and monotone.
The story line is mickey mouse; it is impossible to follow the characters because of the chinese names. This series has become quite tiring.
Probably one of the worst books I have listened to in my 15 years of audio books. More time is spend describing matters not at all relevant to the story than is even remotely acceptable. The whole book could have been effectively done in a short story. The narrator did nothing to help.
This book started well, but quickly became mired in an overly extended journey through the justice system, which was interesting to start, but quickly became monotonous and added very little to the book. To my mind, the story could have been told in half the time / pages. I many times debated just not finishing it.
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