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Angels and Demons Audiobook
Angels and Demons
Written by: 
Dan Brown
Narrated by: 
Richard Poe
Angels and Demons Audiobook

Angels and Demons

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Publisher's Summary

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth, the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

©2000 Dan Brown; (P)2004 Simon & Schuster, Inc., AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Divison, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Brown's tale is laced with twists and shocks that keep the reader wired right up to the last revelation." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Merrill Phoenix, AZ, USA 07-18-05
    Merrill Phoenix, AZ, USA 07-18-05
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    "Very good but not as good as Da Vinci Code"

    After ?reading? (re: listening to) the Da Vinci Code, everyone told me I needed to read Angels and Demons. While thoroughly enjoyable, the plot was pretty far fetched as some reviewers have already mentioned. Mr. Brown?s writing is clearly not as polished as his later work but it is still good. Once you get passed the story line, there are a number of twists and turns that will keep you interested through all 18 hours of audio.

    My biggest issue was with the person reading the book. I thought Colin Stinton was masterful in his reading of the Da Vinci Code. He provided different voices and accents for each character. I am surprised by the lack of unabridged (I just won?t do abridged) audio books featuring his voice. With nothing personal against Richard Poe, the experience just wasn?t as good.

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    Wanda Walnut Creek, CA, USA 07-08-05
    Wanda Walnut Creek, CA, USA 07-08-05
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    "Just okay..."

    I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code, and looked forward to "reading" this book. The writing is very poor, and the reader has that insufferable "vegas" quality to his voice.

    If you really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code, this book is marginally worth a read. If not, skip it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Tracy, CA, USA 07-08-05
    Brenda Tracy, CA, USA 07-08-05
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    "Great Book"

    Great book. He keeps you guessing and there's action at every turn. It was a joy to read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas M. Stevens Bartlett, TN (Just south of Nutbush) 06-30-05
    Thomas M. Stevens Bartlett, TN (Just south of Nutbush) 06-30-05 Listener Since 2004

    Tina Turner's #1 Fan

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    "A Timely Blockbuster"

    Having heard this book a short while after Pope John Paul II died, I found it tremendously interesting. While it is a work of fiction, it does offer insight into Catholicism. I loved the twists and the turns. Not QUITE as good as The Code but DEFINITELY worth the 18 hours of your time. As expected, Brown takes you on a tour of Europe and Rome specifically. I always finish his books wanting to research these places and events and see how much he embelished. They say that good literature provokes thought - I guess that makes Brown one of the greats!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Emilie Moynihan Ontario Canada 06-30-05
    Emilie Moynihan Ontario Canada 06-30-05 Listener Since 2004

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    "Bad Book."

    I had finally heard enough about the Da Vinci code that I decided that last month I would use my credits to buy it and ANgels and Demons. Boy was that a mistake. Between the gross factual errors about conclave (almost nothing he says about tradition and procedure is correct) and the irritating scientific errors, I was irritated the entire way through. The story itself left me dissapointed as there was so much potential in the topic, but such a poor follow through. All in all I would not waste my time or money on Dan Brown again.

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    Kevin CHICAGO, IL, USA 06-16-05
    Kevin CHICAGO, IL, USA 06-16-05
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    "Good, though very simliar to DaVinci Code"

    This was my third Dan Brown book, following on the listens of Da Vinci Code and Digital Fortress. I enjoyed this book, though having listened to Da Vinci Code first, I found the plot is very simliar to Da Vinici Code. I suggest, as another reviewer did, that you take a break between the two books.

    While I did not enjoy the reader nearly as much as in the first two (the reader for this book had a Charlton Heston flair), I was still able to identify with the characters and found myself always looking for time to carry on.

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    Jason Bandera, TX, USA 06-14-05
    Jason Bandera, TX, USA 06-14-05
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    "FILL IN THE BLANK BELIEVABILITY"

    I, like most reviewers, admit that this is an unbelievable tale. To me, that is what fiction should be. Having read The DaVinci Code prior to Angels and demons left me feeling like the character of Robert Langdon was developed and rounded; however, if you haven't read The Davinci Code, you would probably feel a bit wanting about his credentials and overall character. There are many "circular narratives" as one reviewer refers to which gave me a roll of the eye or two. Langdon "miraculously" solves each puzzle too many times. I hated this story as a bad spin from The Davinci Code up until the big bang at the end. At that point, it gave me pause and I enjoyed it immensely. Dan Brown must have been presurred to release the prequel quickly or just got lazy on some of the research. Mostly a good read and worth a book credit, but not the best yet.

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    Jim eden prairie, MN, USA 06-02-05
    Jim eden prairie, MN, USA 06-02-05
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    "Not his best..."

    Interesting out of the gates. Far fetched into the finish. I like Da Vinci and Deception Point better.

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    September orlando, FL, USA 05-10-05
    September orlando, FL, USA 05-10-05
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    "MIND BLOWING"

    man this book was soooooooooooooooooo good, makes u question everything you believe in for at least a second! :) a must MUST must read!!

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    Sheila Walnut Creek, CA, USA 04-30-05
    Sheila Walnut Creek, CA, USA 04-30-05
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    "Suspense & thrills"

    A great way to spend the commute- stuck in traffic while Robert Langdon races around Rome, trying to get a step ahead of a cunning killer!
    Dan Brown enables you to visualize all the hidden niches and underground pathways of the Illuminati path with amazing clarity. . . I was enlightened!

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