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Deception Point: A Novel Audiobook

Deception Point: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery, a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the President, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

©2001 Dan Brown; (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Brown moves into new territory with his latest. It's an excellent thriller: a big yet believable story unfolding at breakneck pace, with convincing settings and just the right blend of likable and hateful characters. He's also done his research, folding in sophisticated scientific and military details that make his plot far more fulfilling than the norm." (Publishers Weekly)
"A dazzling high-tech adventure...Brown proves once again that he is among the most intelligent and dynamic of authors in the thriller genre." (Library Journal)
"This is pretty exciting stuff...and Brown certainly does have a knack for spinning a suspenseful yarn." (Booklist)

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    Christian Lomicka Columbia, MD 01-22-15
    Christian Lomicka Columbia, MD 01-22-15 Member Since 2011

    Chris

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    "great story but eh reader"

    the reader kept making awkward pauses and mouth noises. he also kept saying "NASAW" rather than NASA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Oconto Falls, WI, United States 12-30-14
    Jamie Oconto Falls, WI, United States 12-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Just okay..."

    Compared to his other works it was not as captivating. The plot as plausible as it may be is just presented to precipitate the story, thus it becomes long an a predictable convenient end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GBE 12-28-14
    GBE 12-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story - worth listening to"
    What did you love best about Deception Point: A Novel?

    I'm not sure what I found the best in this novel. I do know that I couldn't put it down. The mix of technology and mystery kept me interested until the end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deception Point: A Novel?

    I loved the reveal at the end, I did not see it coming.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Poe?

    The author was very good, worth listening to again. I did have an issue with the quality of the recording, I don't want to listen to the noises the author makes between sentences or when he takes a drink, could have been edited better.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book large chunks at a time, not wanting to stop.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-17-14 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    great store twist after twist leaves you on the edge of your seat. must read or listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Port Matilda, Pennsylvania 11-16-14
    Peter Port Matilda, Pennsylvania 11-16-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story but reader annoying"
    What did you love best about Deception Point: A Novel?

    Great story bringing in politics and science - Dan Brown always a safe bet.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator reads well and is good with his emphasis and voices. BUT he has this annoying habit of making noises with his mouth when not reading - Im surprised the recording company did not remove these. I ended up not listening to the story but waiting for him to swallow or make noises - very off putting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-25-14
    James Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Fun, exciting read"
    If you could sum up Deception Point: A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    A wild, ride, dark, exciting... Though it may be a bit too smart/technical for some readers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Armando Raleigh, NC 09-16-14
    Armando Raleigh, NC 09-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "no deception at all"
    If you could sum up Deception Point: A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    good dan brown


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deception Point: A Novel?

    the moments at the boat near the end


    Have you listened to any of Richard Poe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no , and I did not really liked him


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    narrator makes unnerving noises , not noticeable if you are doing something else, like running or driving, annoying if your are only listening to the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Woodbridge, CT, United States 08-28-14
    Jason Woodbridge, CT, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Above average with an interesting twist"

    The book moves right along. Interesting tech and a twisting politically driven plot line. The narrator is decent but not my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mary 08-13-14
    mary 08-13-14

    I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.

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    "Had to Be Riveting"

    Or I wouldn't have been able to listen to the narrator. His voice was fine but he was either pausing to sip drinks of water or turning pages or doing something that made an intrusive sound throughout the book every twenty or so seconds and it was almost enough to make me return the book.
    However, I became so engrossed in the story that I actually forgot about the narrator from time to time and didn't want to stop listening in spite of whatever the narrator was doing.
    I couldn't figure out who the bad guys were until the very end and even then I didn't figure it out. There were twists and turns frequently enough that, just about the time I thought I had it figured out, something different would happen.
    It's well worth the credit. Dan Brown doesn't disappoint.

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    Ruth 08-08-14
    Ruth 08-08-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Lip smacking stole the show"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Richard Poe?

    Yes


    If you’ve listened to books by Dan Brown before, how does this one compare?

    It's on par with other dan brown works


    What didn’t you like about Richard Poe’s performance?

    The sound editing was TERRIBLE!! He did well with the performance but you can hear every breath and swallow he makes throughout the painfully long performance.


    Was Deception Point: A Novel worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The story line kept me listening through the distracting swallows and breaths but this audiobook could be amazingly improved with moderate editing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jill
    Hunstanton, Norfolk, United Kingdom
    3/22/06
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    "100 impossible things to do before breakfast"

    Good fairly fast paced romp of a thriller. Enoyed it though - better thought out than Angels and Demons and slightly more believable. The end again with a Dan Brown novel seems rather out of kilter with the rest of the novel - as if he isn't sure how to end a book which seems a shame after ploughing through so many hours.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    3/22/08
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    "dont buy the abridged version"

    go for the full hog and you won't be disappointed - an excellent and compelling read from start to finish. It takes two minutes to get over the strong american accent and then your gripped by the storyline.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
    7/15/07
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    "Very good"

    Well paced, keeps interest going. Good story - enjoyable!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • lilacangel
    United Kingdom
    5/28/14
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    "Skin crawl."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration... Or the recording.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The saliva, swallowing and spitting noises are terrible. Completely detracts from the novel.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • mr
    nuneaton, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "great listen"

    This book has you on the edge , the story is very interesting with lots to think about, you just can’t stop listening once you start, the narrator is great and the plot well described and the voices are good, i have listened to this book twice in quick succession and enjoyed it very much both times, highly recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Ascot, Berks, United Kingdom
    3/25/11
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    "Disappointing"

    Overall I found the plot interesting and some scenes were quite absoribng but for the majority of the book there were only two scenes active, so the way the story flipped between these with articifial regularity to create tension felt very predictable and mechanistic.

    Secondly I found the narration poor. I listened through headphones and a combination of mediocre sound quality and the narrator's salival noises accompanying almost every sentence finished off most of the plasure I could have got from this story.

    I would say wait until audible buy a decent narrated version and have a go, it will probably be okay.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • deborah
    skinningrove, United Kingdom
    4/9/14
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    "Another cracker of a book from a great author."
    If you could sum up Deception Point in three words, what would they be?

    exciting, different and polished.


    What does Richard Poe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    easy to understand, good timing and just one of those voices that are easy on the ear.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    absolutely.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SuzD
    Co Cork, Ireland
    10/11/13
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    "I love Dan Brown"
    What did you like most about Deception Point?

    This was an entertaining book...nothing crazy and sometimes I choose a book simply because it's light entertainment! And that's what it was :)


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Brian or Jenna
    United Kingdom
    6/21/13
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    "Gradually unbelievable"

    Exceptionally well thought out storyline but, like most Dan Brown, finally nods to the unbelievable. The naration is excellent. I was left feeling bewildered to say the least.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Ellon, United Kingdom
    1/19/10
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    "Too far fetched ..."

    The plot is utterly unconvincing with twists and turns for the sake of it. And the 'science' is ridiculous - beyond belief by a long way. No stars. However, after a very slow start there are some half-decent bits of thriller writing and the reading is quite good. For this it gets 2 stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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