This is a great story of a naval hero starting out as a midshipman. The only thing that didn't appeal to me, was the sex. The sexual parts are a little too descriptive for my taste. Other than that, the story is written very well and will keep you in suspense until the end.
It's a refreshing change to hear this type of story from the start of a naval career instead of the main character already being an officer (i.e. Aubrey).
It will leave you yearning for the next book of the series. A truly fantastic read...uh...I mean listen.
There are a few negative reviews of this book.
I would disagree.
I found this story to be very entertaining and very well written.
It's not all swashbuckling, but still a very good story.
Besides, if you don't listen to this story, you won't understand the beginning of the next story.
These type of productions are not my favorite. It gives the impression of a television show or movie and not a book.
It also has some anti christian undertones which is a turn off for me.
However, it was entertaining enough for me to listen to all 3 of the trilogy. It reminds of a B rate Narnia story.
This is not Dan Brown's best work and is somewhat predictable, but still very good. Unfortunately everything he has written has the same formula and of course everything is compared to his best work, Angels and Demons (5 stars).
I would give this one 4-1/2 stars if I could.
However, don't let that deter you from downloading this great story.
I will always give Dan Brown the benefit of the doubt since all of his stories have been a hit, just some more than others.
The story is fantastic.
The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the structure of this audio book.
It is theatrical with many characters (many voices) and then it changes to the main narrator who will also do his own versions of the character's voices.
It would have been better if it was either narrated by one person or a theatrical presentation with many actors, but not both.
I hope that I made this review clear.
This is Dan Brown's best story ever. It is suspenseful with fantastic twists. Even if you have seen the movie, you will be very surprised. The movie is horrible, but the book is great.
The story isn't very suspenseful. It makes me hesitant to purchase any full length Sherlock Holmes, but I will probably purchase one full length just to give it another chance. I don't like the arogance of Sherlock Holmes. I am a little selfish in this review since I am not very fond of the theatrical way of telling these stories.
A truly magnificent work. This is the best story I have heard in a long time. It was 10 times better than expected. I will now have to what else is available by Alexandre Dumas. You will not be dissappointed.
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