I happen to like Dan Brown. I feel like I learn something about art and history and symbolism with every book. This book is mostly set in Italy and will give you a glimpse into Dante's Inferno.
If you liked The Lost Symbol and the Da Vinci Code, then you'll like this one.
It took a while to finish this book. I found myself opting for BBC Global News podcasts over this. From the lack of character development to the completely predictable plot, there was nothing that compelled me to want to finish this book. I bought it based upon the strength of its reviews, but I can't imagine what those people were thinking or what they are used to reading.
Save your credit.
I found this to be weakly written, poorly plotted and at times annoying to listen to.
Save your credit.
Bought this book based upon all of the raving reviews. It was over rated. I finished the whole thing, but I wasn't in any hurry. There wasn't anything about this book that caused me to want to hear more, and it seemed to just plod along. Personally, I'd save the credit for a better story.
This was a very good book. I learned a lot about the Japanese POW camps that I didn't know. It is a story of sheer determination, the horrors of war, and the recovery process of the POWs. Certainly worth a credit and a solid 4 stars, but never gripped me enough to get the coveted 5-star rating.
This book was pretty far out on the plot limb for a Grisham novel. I read the original way back when books were on paper. I'm still a fan of Grisham, I just like some of his other work better.
through all of the holes and weakness in this plot. Pretty uninspired, not plausible, etc.
The recording quality was poor if you like to listen through a car system, as the narrator lapsed into low volume when he did a female voice. I got tired to turning the volume up and down to hear a dialog.
While I did finish the book, I really didn't care about the ending.
Guess I was hoping for more given the other reviews, but this was just so-so. We'll read and I got through the story, but it seemed to drag in places.
This was a fun read. I enjoyed the main character and his many quirks. All of the characters were fun together, well written and well read. Definitely worth a credit.
I remember reading this book when it first came out and thinking how good it was. I've listened to it now because I want to listen to World Without End and wanted the continuity…and I still think its a really good book.
There are some really evil people and really good people in this book, and of course they clash. Nothing new in that plot line.
This book is more like a soap opera, but Follett makes them characters that you care about and want to hear about. The plot moves along at a steady pace and the struggle between good and evil is well crafted.
Well worth the credit.
This was a good book for a quick read. Not too exciting, but an OK story that didn't bog down anywhere. While it didn't make me want to run out and find another book by this author, I wouldn't turn down one if it was on sale...
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