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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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    David West Newton, MA, USA 10-15-05
    David West Newton, MA, USA 10-15-05 Member Since 2004
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    "A good read"

    Sure it has a few plot holes and the hero solves complex problems that have never been solves for generations - but this is a good story and it does hold your attention - I enjoyed it

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    Heidi Nashville, TN, USA 10-11-05
    Heidi Nashville, TN, USA 10-11-05
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    "Exciting!"

    I have to admit that listening is an entirely different experience than reading. I found this story keeping me wanting to hear more. Very exciting and Mr. Brown has an intriguging way of weaving suspenseful story plots with some of the true (as in real-life) mysteries of the world. The story will keep you guessing and the characters seem very believable connecting you with them. Although some of the situations may seem fanciful, it could happen! Mr. Poe's narration is superb!

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    Ben Salt Lake City, UT, USA 10-08-05
    Ben Salt Lake City, UT, USA 10-08-05
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    "Toss-up of which Langdon novel I like better"

    Great book. Not one you would expect to have much literary content; maybe just a thriller that'll keep you turning pages (or keep your iPod on, in this case), but unlike Digital Fortress and Deception Point (which I also did enjoy), much of this book is factual, which I really thought was intriguing. I'm surprised that people didn't start noticing this book until The Da Vinci Code sold its 273 trillion copies; I find them equally good.

    Dan Brown, you hit home with Robert Langdon's Saab 900S. As a car aficianado, I know that the marketing people at Saab target their cars at "highly educated people with discriminating taste," eg. "middle-aged college professors." One of many examples of good research.

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    Karl New market, MN, USA 09-25-05
    Karl New market, MN, USA 09-25-05
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    "This is a fantastic book"

    I have read this twice and to people who give this one star...go back to Dr. Suess. Dan Brown has hit the mark with this story. It does not conform to saving the people in ditress. I believe he tells the story of how it would be in reality (if God forbid something like this ever happened). Listen to it or read it. It is a fantastic book where the action, the thrills and the treachery never stops.

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    Jesse Ashtabula, OH, USA 09-08-05
    Jesse Ashtabula, OH, USA 09-08-05
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    "Do you believe?"

    This book will make you take notice and wonder about what we have been taught from our childhood. I have become a fan of Dan Brown and hope that more of his material will become available at AUDIBLE.com

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    Michael Janesville, WI, USA 09-01-05
    Michael Janesville, WI, USA 09-01-05
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    "Poor story, poorly written."

    After Reading The DeVinci Code, I thought a good story can cover up poor writing. Well, sorry to say this does not have that going for it. I recommend skipping this book. I may not give Dan Brown another chance this was so bad. I wonder how this get's 4.1 stars did those people listen to this book or just giving it high marks because this is a trendy author? But anyway I would suggest you stay away!

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Scottsdale, AZ, USA 08-18-05
    Charlotte Scottsdale, AZ, USA 08-18-05
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    "Fantastic"

    This book is Brown's best, better than The DaVinci Code.

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    Robert A. Lupella N, Carolina 08-08-05
    Robert A. Lupella N, Carolina 08-08-05 Member Since 2005

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    "OK read, but overly detailed and poor narration"

    This book is both overly long and detailed. While the DaVinci Code was detailed, this one seemed longer and would go into way more depth than necessary for the story or to educate the reader. I was also disappointed in the narration. Richard Poe's overly stressed reading left no nuance to the characters. If you are a Dan Brown fan you will probably like this, if not, find something else.

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    Dave 08-04-05
    Dave 08-04-05
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    "Angels and Demons"

    If you like the DiVince code you will like this book. Its a bit more far feached but none the less a good story & it kept me coming back for more. I found myself looking for the longer ways home so I could keep going with the story before getting home from work. It's a long one but I really enjoyed it.

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    A. Kiss 08-03-05
    A. Kiss 08-03-05
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    "OK story, pretty bad writing"

    Like many people I read Angels and Demons because I enjoyed The Da Vinci Code, but discovered "Code" is much better. The story here is OK, sometimes downright clever, although much less subtle and more predictable than in "Code." I did keep turning the pages. But the writing is bad enough to be downright annoying at some points. For example: the "point of view" keeps leaping from one character to another like a hyped-up flea; Brown keeps communicating information to the reader very awkwardly by having characters tell one another (or themselves) things they already know; and he uses his characters as mouthpieces for a lot of self-important pontificating. Robert Langdon's ingeniousness is also a bit much here. It's one case in which I would rather have read the book than listen to it, because I would have liked to skip or skim big sections (fast forwarding is trickier -- sometimes you overshoot and have to go back to find the thread of the story again). Still, next time I'm in Rome I'll probably look around for the sites and statues that are the clues in the chase...

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