©2001 Dan Brown; (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
"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)
I drive a lot and Dan Brown books are always a great listen. Ending was over the top, and you can hear the reader breathing and licking his lips a lot, but no biggie.
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This is my first Dan Brown novel. Obviously, not his most popular, but that's ok. I was rather impressed at how Dan Brown is able to keep you turning the pages. Not the best story, but still a page turner. He writes it like tv serial that has a cliffhanger every week. It just reaches out and turns the page for you(er. um, hits the play button). On the downside, the audio is disturbing. I recommend having some white noise in your environment whilst listening. Or using the worst headphones you have. The mic picked up everything on this recording. swallowing, lip smacking, even burping. Richard Poe is a very good narrator, but boy, they need to maybe edit this a tad. Overall, a good book and worth the credit.
Read it a number of years ago and enjoyed it just as much the second time. you can really visualize with his excellent discriptions.
After finishing Brown's DaVinci series of books I took a break and sought out other writers for a while. Eventually I worked my way back cutie to see what an unrelated novel would be like from Mr. Brown. I was not disappointed! Dan Brown just knows how to write intriguing, suspenseful, intelligent stories...period! So it's on to the next one for me!
Some may say Dan Brown's style is symplistic, but the story is gripping and not at all what I was expecting. Frequently I found myself sure of what was going to happen, and who was bad/good only to be completely flipped around a chapter later. It is completely unpredictable which keeps me very engaged in the book
Narrated by Richard Poe, Deception Point is approximately seventeen hours of listening. Although not specifically stated, the catalyst for this book is likely the discovery of a meteorite in Antartica that was thought to contain evidence of life on Mars. The event involved an announcement by then President Bill Clinton, NASA dignitaries at his side, given approximately two or three years prior to publication of this book. Deception Point is too similar, and it would be too much of a coincidence for that announcement not to have been the seed planted in Dan Brown’s brain which grew into this story.
Deception Point begins with the exact scenario, except this meteorite is huge, buried in ice, evidence of creepy-crawlers from outer space within. A presidential election is forthcoming, the incumbent’s rival an anti-NASA expense advocate. Politics, skullduggery, scheming, sex scandals, murder, all manner of fun abounds with a delightful mix of fact and fiction, typical of Dan Brown. Is the meteorite real? Do we finally have proof that ‘we are not alone.’? Or … is this whole thing a scam to keep NASA alive and funded? Read on and enjoy!
If you have listened or read Dan Brown novels before you will get exactly what you expect, and that's not a bad thing. Lots of twists and turns, a nice interplay of shifting character perspectives, high stakes and high energy. A good listen that doesn't take too much brain power to keep track of! Definitely worth the listen if you like this style!
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