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Deception Point: A Novel Audiobook

Deception Point: A Novel

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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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    Karin 06-06-15
    Karin 06-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "not bad"

    it does have a twist I wasn't expecting. Pretty typical thriller but a nice read.

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    Charity Suttles 06-04-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great"

    A great and intelligent story that makes you wander how Dan Brown knows so much about so much. You will love it!

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    Monica Jaramillo 05-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "If you like Dan Brown books you will not be disapp"

    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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    Big jim Picotto Great White North 05-12-15
    Big jim Picotto Great White North 05-12-15 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good. if you can get by the burping"

    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.

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    J. Hafer Pioneertown, Ca USA 05-09-15
    J. Hafer Pioneertown, Ca USA 05-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Enjoyable"

    Read it a number of years ago and enjoyed it just as much the second time. you can really visualize with his excellent discriptions.

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    Edgar F. Whitaker 04-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Dan Brown's formula just works!"

    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!

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    sam 04-17-15
    sam 04-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Dan Brown is the M. Night Shyamalan of books."

    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

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-07-15
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-07-15 Member Since 2001
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    "Deception Point"
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    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!

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    Designer for Games Films and Animation 03-30-15
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    "A good listen"

    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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    DeWayne Shorts 03-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story"

    There are a few times you figure things out before the story teller but it doesn't ruin the experience.

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