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Deception Point: A Novel Audiobook
Deception Point: A Novel
Written by: 
Dan Brown
Narrated by: 
Richard Poe
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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    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.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Richard Nielsen 07-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved This Book!"

    Quite possibly my favorite Dan Brown book! This book grabs onto you and keeps you interested until the very end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie San Antonio, TX, United States 06-06-14
    Jackie San Antonio, TX, United States 06-06-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Dan Brown's work always makes you think"

    Great book, wonderful story. Who knew what when? Anything else would be a spoiler. Has this happened already? Could it happen?

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    Bobbie United States 03-14-14
    Bobbie United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Keeps you guessing"
    Where does Deception Point rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've just started listening to audiobooks and thought a Dan Brown would be a good place to start. I wasn't disappointed. It was suspenseful and fast paced. Meets all the expectations one would want from a Brown novel. Quite a good listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deception Point?

    I'd can't tell you without giving the story away. Let's just say it was a shocker moment.


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

    Being a novice listener, I was worried about boredom from hearing a single voice for hours. Poe did a really good job "playing" the different roles. He brought appropriate emotion to the story and his inflection and tone prevented monotony. I think it is always hard for a male to pull off a female voice, but he gets a B+ for Rachel's voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was a suspenseful page-turner that kept you guessing until the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 01-31-14
    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2012

    I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.

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    "Good, Solid Dan Brown Story"

    This is what I have grown to expect from Dan Brown. Good story, nice plot twist and well written. Characters you can believe with a story that is a bit fantastic at times. I enjoyed it as much as other works by Brown. My list for his work would be Inferno, DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, and last The Great Expectation School.

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    Raymond United States 01-18-14
    Raymond United States 01-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Political story with science and intrige."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Deception Point to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read print version. But, audiobooks always allows me to focus on the story.


    What about Richard Poe’s performance did you like?

    The audio was not what I expected. Long takes, with noticeable swallows and breaths and I think I heard a drink of water or two. Breaks between chapters often made me wonder if it was still playing. I realize this was an older audio but I expected more.
    As for Richard Poe, he did an excellent job reading, but stated to sound tired toward the end. I wondered if he did this in one or two recording sessions.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh or cry? No. But, I was glad to see the President and NASA didn't fake the meteor, and that the Senator got caught at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    This was Dan Brown's second novel but hardly anyone had heard of it until after The Da Vinci Code (including myself). But, I liked it as much as the Robert Langdon series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 01-04-14
    Paul 01-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"
    Would you listen to Deception Point again? Why?

    Yes. Story kept you on edge and always wanting to hear more. Lots of twists and turns making it impossible to determine ending.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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