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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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    Zachariah Pahrump, NV, United States 04-30-10
    Zachariah Pahrump, NV, United States 04-30-10
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    "Great Story - Very Entertaining"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-27-09
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-27-09 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "Enjoyable book, enjoyable narration..."

    This was a good book. I read The Da Vinci Code first, so I am doing things a bit backwards. I thought the things I "knew" would happen because of the knowledge of what happens in the next book, made this book a bit less intense. I certainly was drawn back to the book often. It was hard to get a long time to listen and at times I found the book distracting to my other work. The narration really made a good impact. I had other people "lean in" to find out what was going on. That is a good sign and an easy way to determine if the book is worthwhile.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Atlanta, GA, United States 07-23-09
    Susan Atlanta, GA, United States 07-23-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Overwrought narrator a dusappointment."

    I would have enjoyed this audiobook rendition if the narrator had not delivered with such over the top breathlessness at every turn. It was ridiculous to the point of being laughable. Every thought of the main charactor was spoken with such DRAMA as if we were about to hear some SHOCKING revelation. Only to find out, hey - he has a little trouble with close spaces. Or he doesn't think this could be the suspected Illuminati. Or the like. Part of it is Dan Brown's writing, but a whole lot of it is this overwrought narrator. It rather spoiled the book for me since I found myself rolling my eyes or even laughing out loud. And I don't think Brown intended for it to be funny. Disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Olive W Chandler, AZ, United States 06-29-09
    Olive W Chandler, AZ, United States 06-29-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Great read; loved it!"

    I have not read the DiVinci code but I have seen the movie. It was very good and thought provoking. However, after listening to Angels and Demons and then seeing the movie, the book was more than thought provoking and good, it was a wonderfully written book. I see why the movie had to be the way it was but it did capture the essence of the book. If you have or haven't seen the movie listening to the book is like seeing a movie in your mind. Great book just great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CJW0005 06-16-09
    CJW0005 06-16-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Harvard Professor James Bond"

    A very entertaining book if you read it as a fictional chase and don't think about the science and history too much, though I have a hard time picturing a symboligist as a James Bond-type character. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Galadriel 06-04-09
    Galadriel 06-04-09 Member Since 2008

    I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.

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    "wow - awful!"

    Really loved The Da Vinci Code in spite of it's flaws, but this was a major disappointment. Kind of an amateurish imitation (although I think it predates?) of the intriguing Da Vinci. Cardboard characters, awful dialogue, endless pseudo-scientific and pseudo-religious blather . . . my mind wandered, far far away. I'd leave the room and come back while it played on and find I hadn't really missed anything. Won't be finishing it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Delta, UT, USA 05-14-09
    Robert Delta, UT, USA 05-14-09
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    "True Dan Brown Form"

    In true Dan Brown form you are lead through what seems an absolute impossible plot with an ending that is totally unpredictable. I loved the book and can't wait to see how the book is portrayed on the big screen. Dan Brown goes to great length with his research and knowledge of the Vatican City. Although parts of the book are beyond a believable plot in real life, I do read to be entertained and this book held my attention for all 18 hours of it. A great book and I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry-Lyn Love 04-14-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Awesome!"

    I loved, loved, LOVED this book. I was totally hooked into the plot and couldn't stop listen. The twists at the end kept you wondering and I have to say the narators voice for this was perfect, just enough mystery and suspense. Now I can't wait to see the movie although I know it will never be as good as the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zero G CLEVELAND 03-25-09
    Zero G CLEVELAND 03-25-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Dan Brown is Awesome!"

    I loved this audio book. The story was thought provoking and the narration was extremely well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Saadia Syed 02-18-09
    Saadia Syed 02-18-09 Listener Since 2008
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    "What is with the swallowing?"

    I really liked the book, even though I kind of guessed the charector in the end. It followed the same pattern as the DiVinci code except may be more "visual". It also got dirtier than it needed to be.

    I enjoyed listening to the narrator until half way through when you can hear noises of shuffling papers and noisy swallowing. That became distracting.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • PinkMilk
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    3/2/07
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    "Better than the Da Vinci Code!"

    I have just come to the worst part of this book: the end!! I could easily have gone for another eighteen hours of listening. Having really enjoyed the da Vinci Code before this one, I fancied another From One Clue To The Next kind of story, but I had not expected anything this exciting: Cern, antimatter, the Vatican, a group called the Illuminati.... fantastic stuff. Just couldn't stop listening, not even late at night in bed! Oh, I wish there was another one like this!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    lincsUnited Kingdom
    12/26/05
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    "fantastic"

    It's one of those stories you find yourself thinking about when you haven't got time to listen and are supposed to be thinking about something else!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Davina
    United Kingdom
    7/30/05
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    "Enjoyable rubbish"

    A brilliant thriller (if not as good as The Da Vinci Code) with twists, turns and no shortage of tension. Just take the 'facts' and science with a pinch of salt.

    27 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Ras Al Khaimah
    11/9/05
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    "Demons & Angels"

    Fantastic, spell binding and compulsive listening as always.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    11/3/09
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    "Imaginative tale with some flaws"

    Dan Brown can certainly create intriguing and fast-paced stories. I enjoyed the Da Vinci Code as an enthralling narrative, but thought the writing poor. Angels and Demons is less clich?-ridden and better written. Both books appear to be based on a lot of historical research, though I'm not able to judge the authenticity. Some of the science in Angels and Demons is far-fetched but, like good science-fiction, is based on the truth. I heard a scientist from CERN on the radio discussing Angels and Demons. which he enjoyed as a story, but reassured listeners that it was a long way off before anti-matter could be carried around in a box.
    Angels and Demons is for the most part a rollicking good story that keeps you listening, but the momentum of the narrative is marred by long passages of quasi-religious speechifying, especially near the end of the book where the speech lasted about half an hour and was frankly boring and spoiled the impact of the final scenes of the book. Pity, as otherwise it's very good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jade
    Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    10/23/06
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    "Well worth a read!!!"

    If you are a fan of Dan Brown this book is a must.

    Even better than the Da Vinci code keeps you hooked all the whole time....

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Garethman
    10/24/09
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    "Devlish entertainment"

    Rattling good read with terrible factual backgound, poor facts and unbelievable action. Everything that makes a good thriller!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    gosport, HAMpshire, United Kingdom
    5/6/06
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    "Angels and Demons"

    A Brilliant book full of twist and turns right to the end. Having read The Da Vinci Code first, Dan Browns style does apear to be formulaic but that does not detract from a good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • GARY
    12/4/15
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    "Excellent entertainment for my commute to work🏆"

    Robert Langdon is my hero and the story grips you from start to finish! Loved all the references to the beautiful city of Rome reminding me of my last visit. These audio books are excellent entertainment for my daily commute to/from work. What audio book should I listen too next?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    Irby, Wrral, United Kingdom
    5/17/09
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    "Forget the film, this is the REAL story!"

    I'm not noted for waxing lyrical about many books, or films, but don't bother about watching the film even if it does have Tom Hanks in it! This is a brilliant reading of an excellent story. Yes, it may all be highly improbable, yes there may be flaws in the details of the story but this is a cracking good way to spend many happy hours.
    Brilliantly narrated (please someone get Richard Poe to narrate the Da Vinci Code - all of it), the story pulls you across Switzerland to Rome and around Rome and many of it's famous sites. keeping you on the edge of your seat isn't the half of it. This is an all action book with no time to pause for breath, let alone a bite to eat.
    So yes buy this version, forget the negative press and the film and just enjoy a darned good, all action story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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