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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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    Rochelle Watertown, NY 07-10-12
    Rochelle Watertown, NY 07-10-12
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    "Fast paced and engaging !"

    Great book if you like mystery/thrillers! Audible should clean up the audio file. You can hear the narrarator clearing his throat and shuffling papers. It's a bit distracting.

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    Markus Munich, Germany 02-05-12
    Markus Munich, Germany 02-05-12
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    "Expected More"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I will not listen to it again in the future.

    The story is filled with implausible turns of events reminiscent of children's stories (the escape in the ice), a multi layered conspiracy theory that reflects the political comprehension of a young teenager (with black helicopters), special forces that share the name of a real unit but nothing else, and a cheaply constructed deus ex machina near the end of the story.

    It took me 3 attempts to get through this book's cringing passages. Richard Poe's narration is the only reason I ultimately listened to the book in its entirety.


    What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I wish Dan Brown had paid more attention to the story's plausibility - particularly the workings of the White House, politics, and military special forces.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Having listened to the book, I know I will not watch a movie adaption.


    Any additional comments?

    I would probably have enjoyed this book much more as a teenager than I did as an adult.

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    Heather Fischer 01-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Deception Point to be better than the print version?

    Having never read the book I can't honestly compare them, but what a great story. You get involved with the characters and captured by the intrigue. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an adventure. Would love to see it made into a movie.


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    Amazon Customer Lahti, Finland 10-14-11
    Amazon Customer Lahti, Finland 10-14-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Entertaining"

    Ok, firstly it must be said that Deception Point is not as good as the Da Vinci Code or even Angels and Demons (I won't mention The Lost Symbol because I didn't really like it). It is still a good book even though the plot is a bit far-fetched and the characters remain somewhat distant.

    I just have to wonder if Brown is an ex-smoker: there is a very unpleasant chainsmoking character in all of his books (at least in all that I have read). A minor issue that has really started to irk me; seems a bit sloppy to use a variation of the same character over and over again.

    Summa summarum: I would recommend this book. It's entertaining but not earth-shattering.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey C. Coyne Chapel Hill 05-10-11
    Jeffrey C. Coyne Chapel Hill 05-10-11

    Jeff Coyne

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    "I was cheering for the sharks"

    I enjoy a good story and find that many writers educate while entertaining. This story was neither a good story nor educational. By way of example, the author presents a senior White House official threatening jail for repeating things that were not National Security items but only defamation. Such a threat is in itself a crime. We are led to believe that a marine biologist can defeat three Delta Force members if his heart is pure and he wants to impress a girl. The story has a domestic strike, killing a civilian without so much as a query by a commander. We are told that secret service agents will assist in arranging trysts in the Lincoln Bedroom. All would be overlooked if this were a good story with convincing characters but sadly, the story was weak and none of the characters was believable or sympathetic.

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    James Neptune City, NJ, United States 03-08-11
    James Neptune City, NJ, United States 03-08-11
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    "Good way to kill time"

    Not believable, that being said it is really an action packed book and kept my attention until the very end! Basically it is the audiobook version of an Action Movie, little real content but big events and entertaining scenarios. It kept me entertained for the time it took to listen to the whole thing.

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    kelley Lake in the hills, IL, United States 01-30-11
    kelley Lake in the hills, IL, United States 01-30-11 Member Since 2014
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    "A library book"

    Dont listen to anyone who says this is Dan Browns best work. They are probably on the payroll. Although it's entertaining, it can be quit predictable especially at the end. The "heroes" repeatedly managed to escape from no way out situations. I found myself not being drawn into the drama sometimes because you know everyone is coming out alive. The phrase " with his/her last ounce of strength" was used way to often. Take my advice and use your library card on this instead of your debit card.

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    Serene Night 01-03-11 Member Since 2003
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    "I liked it, but..."

    I liked it, but felt disappointed by the outcome of the mystery. It was sort of a letdown. I also felt the villainous senator character was very stereotypical.

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    James Washington 08-14-10
    James Washington 08-14-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Dentures"

    Richard Poe is a good reader and actor, but I think he has dentures since there is a lot of mouth noise like his gums smacking and it is really distracting and frustrating to where it is hard to get into the O.K. story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 07-11-10
    Susan 07-11-10 Member Since 2005

    I love audible!

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    "great book"

    I LOVED IT!! Richard Poe does such a good job reading this story. I wish it went on for another 8 hours.

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