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Angels and Demons Audiobook

Angels and Demons

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.
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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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    Daniel Hopkins, MN, USA 01-03-09
    Daniel Hopkins, MN, USA 01-03-09
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    "awesome"

    da vinci code was an AMAZING book, but i enjoyed angels and demons a lot more. buy this audiobook now, you won't be sorry. you might be saying "this guy isn't even giving me reasons why i should buy this, why should i?," but just do it, ok. it's so good i don't need to give you reasons! and despite the !, i'm completely serious.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Serge Vancouver, WA, USA 11-02-08
    Serge Vancouver, WA, USA 11-02-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!!"

    Very twisted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mamaD 09-06-08
    mamaD 09-06-08 Member Since 2009
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    "great book, read prior to Da Vinci Code,"

    wish I had read prior to Da Vinci Code. very good makes you stop and think...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 09-03-08
    Sean 09-03-08
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    "Angels and Demons"

    Brown's best to date. Better than Da Vinci Code. Great characters and believable events. Narrator is excellent

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Northfield, OH, USA 08-13-08
    Karen Northfield, OH, USA 08-13-08
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    "Story is Good, Person Reading Not Great"

    After having listened to The Da Vinci Code I was hoping the same person would be reading the story to us. The person reading this story has a gravelly voice that I don't like and I'm losing interst fast. I'd rather read it myself or wait until the movie comes out so I don't have to hear that unpleasant voice. I give it 3 stars for the story and no stars for the reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Felix vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 10-31-07
    Felix vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 10-31-07
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    "great reader but a bit predictable.."

    The reader is great. I really enjoyed his voice thru the story. The story itself is fairly good. I could not put it down even when I knew who the "Boss- Janus" was. The book's events are not too predictable but a little over half way of the book I was able to tell who the mastermind was even though Mr. Brown tried to throw a couple of plot twist.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James T. Jenkins Rio Rancho, NM US 08-29-07
    James T. Jenkins Rio Rancho, NM US 08-29-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Exciting Story"

    This is probably the second best book by Dan Brown. It is as exciting as the DaVinci Code and a precursor to that novel. Couldn't turn it off once I got hooked into the story. One of the things that make this story even better is the selection of a great reader. The reader in this does an exceptional job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve A. Minneapolis, MN 08-27-07
    Steve A. Minneapolis, MN 08-27-07 Member Since 2008

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    "Are we there yet?"

    Unlike the DaVinci code, I was glad when this book was finally over. During the last 1/3 of the book I kept feeling, can you finally end it, only to find out it went on and on... Although it was an interesting story, it just required too great a suspension of reality to make it reasonable, even with imagination, to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Harvard, IL, United States 01-26-07
    Michael Harvard, IL, United States 01-26-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Masterful"

    Despite the narration which I thought could be much better and a little bit of a rocky start to the book, I thought the book was a great. The detail of the symbology and it's relation to the plot was spell-binding, and I didn't want to stop listening once the book kicked into high gear. Let yourself get past the first 45 minutes, and you won't regret it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanelle Plainfield, IL, USA 12-21-06
    Jeanelle Plainfield, IL, USA 12-21-06
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    "Excellent"

    I thought everything about this was great. Captivating and naration was excellent.

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  • ?va
    BudapestHungary
    5/31/09
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    "Easy to listen, easy to forget"

    As I am not a native speaker I usually choose "easy", popular books to practice English as a second language. Somehow this book was too easy, too light to my taste. I felt that the whole plot is somehow volatile, artificial, predictible. I am sure that I never want to re-listen it again, but I enjoyed it at first time enough to give 3 from 5.

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  • Matthew Rayner
    Kent, UK
    5/14/09
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    "An absolutely excellent read"

    This is an absolutely amazing book, Dan Brown really brings the characters in this books to life and his special writing techniques help take you to the heart of Vatican City along with Robert Langdon and his companions.

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  • summerjam
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    5/7/09
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    "Amazing"

    This book kept me wanting more throughout. I have only recently started listening to audible but have to say this is one of the best books I have listened to on here.

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  • TREVOR CRAWFORD TAYLOR
    4/10/09
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    "Angels & Demons"

    If you thought The Da Vinci Code was good then you are not going to be disappointed with this audio version of Dan Brown's Book. This book will keep you wanting to listen to more and more as the plot thickens and twists and turns throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vyonne
    Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
    2/10/09
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    "Prefer it to Da Vinci"

    This book was great enjoyed it thouroughly, Loved all the Rome intrigues and the Vatical protocalls, loved The Da Vinci code prefered this one to all his books. My brother who is hooked on audio books, as he spend most his life in his car listened to it twice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    1/24/09
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    "Excellent book better than Da Vinci Code"

    Luckily someone told me to get this one first as it precedes Da Vinci Code as a story. Also a better book and even more exciting!

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  • Christine
    petersfield, United Kingdom
    12/31/08
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    "Angels and Demons"

    It's an excellent listen with a very good narrator, kept me interested right through - one of those books you just don't want to finish! Well worth the price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marielouise
    Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    11/21/08
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    "Great Religion vs Religious Yarn"

    Put your reasoning mind on hold and enjoy a roller-coaster ride to pure escapism... lots of fascinating titbits to mull over but lots of stuff that stretches just too far across the chasm of believability... just because the author establishes stuff early on (this character is a helicopter pilot and that character is a water polo player)doesn't make it any more feasible... How lucky is the main character to survive a tumble out of a helicopter from miles on high, clasping on to a bit of plastic canopy to land in water? How miraculous is his survival? Who else would find a large bit of plastic with handholds that would serve as a makeshift parachute? Okay, I admit... I have never been up in a helicopter, carrying a canister of anti-matter that will signal the end of the Vatican City, with no parachute... and in the same situation, I'd probably clutch my ipod and hope for the best!
    There's lots of religion versus science debates that I wasn't so aware of when I read the book but which become so much more apparent when hearing the story.(Your eyes can skip over these paragraphs but when you're listening, all you can do is listen or fast forward... for some cruel reason, my Ipod kept returning to the beginning of the harping on religious stuff - so much so that I can recite it by heart...)(and I say this as a ex-Catholic so pls don't get all conspiracy theory on me) - All that aside, loved this audiobook and am kicking myself that I didn't listen to it before a recent visit to Rome...
    And wondering when Dan Brown will write and publish his next book!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty
    UK
    7/19/08
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    "Better than Da Vinci code"

    Having read the Da Vinci code some of the story seems quite similar, but not enough to put you off. The pace is good and so is the reading; except for the attempts at an english or australian accent! these made me laugh out loud!! The first couple of chapters were a little slow and feel a bit like a lecture, but once the action started I was hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom
    6/28/08
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    "Hokum"

    My son and I are having a big debate on this one - he loved it and wants you all to know its a really good book - I think it is elaborate nonsense which descends into complete bunkum well before the final quarter.
    All the bits and pieces exist and its a really good blending of fact and informed speculation - you cannot give it a poor rating! But I am giving it a poor rating because I've listened to so many better books than this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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