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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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    avoidthelloyd Poteau, OK 03-29-13
    avoidthelloyd Poteau, OK 03-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable MOUTH NOISES"

    I like Dan Brown's writing style. I pre-ordered his new book coming out this May and thought I would listen to some of his work I haven't heard. A lot of people thought the audio version was not bearable due to the unprofessional recording which includes a lot of mouth noises... they are there alright, but I didn't listen with ear-buds, so they weren't that noticeable all the time. I would still recommend the audio version if you listen through speakers. You can listen comfortably at 1.25 speed also. Although this wasn't related to Robert Langford, it was enjoyable. The same style you enjoy in his other books are present here...strong and smart protagonist, good background research that you can look up online, characters you care about, lots of good suspense, and good ending. If you like DB's other novels, get this one... you'll enjoy it and be through with it before you realize it. later.

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    Chris United States 03-18-13
    Chris United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Gripping Story"

    This is one of my very favourite audiobooks, Richard Poe is fantastic with the narration. It's a gripping yarn and the best of Dan Brown books as it's completely different from the others. Hold on for a great listen.

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    Lena Skov 01-01-13
    Lena Skov 01-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Rollercoaster for my attention span"

    At times I stayed up listening to this book although I really needed to get some sleep. On other occasions I rolled my eyes and shut it off.

    Overall the book will definitely entertain you. As in other books by the author, interesting research was done prior to writing and events are well thought through.

    There were instances when I thought "no way" and in truth they did not have anything to do with the plot itself or special effects described. My struggle was in the smaller decisions that some characters made that lacked believability.

    Narrator did a very good job. I would advise not downloading the highest quality, as you will hear him swallow between sentences quite frequently. Not his fault.



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    Santhanakrishnan 11-18-12
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    "Fantastic work by Dan brown"
    If you could sum up Deception Point in three words, what would they be?

    Insanely great


    Any additional comments?

    The author and the reader should have built for each other. Brillant story and great narration.

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    Thomas C. Bloomquist 11-12-12
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    "Browm has done better"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The suspense build points are needlessly drrrraaagggeeedd on with much non-contributory dialogue.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The science is crediable and really adds to the story.


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

    Poe did well but the technical aspects of the recording were poor. The sound engineer should have filtered out the swallowing and dry mouth moistening sounds. (Although, were I the narrator - I would be doing the same with such a long reading project).


    Did Deception Point inspire you to do anything?

    Look at reader reviews with more skepticism


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to renewed and invigorated efforts

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    steven readsalot United States 08-27-12
    steven readsalot United States 08-27-12
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    "Frustrated actor holds me hostage for 13 hrs, help"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Richard Poe?

    Dan Brown possibly, the plot once again was well thought out, lots twists and turns. The narrator was simply painful to listen to, his terrible attempt at accents and desire to turn it into a one man play, made finishing a real chore.
    Cannot believed I paid for this. It was verbal waterboarding.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not on the edge of my seat, but engaged throughout.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    As I mentioned earlier, just simply horrible. It was almost like listening to a 13 hour long version of an old time radio show without any of the special effects or talent of real actors. Send him to Guantanamo give him a something that's long and make him read to detainees, that will break them.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Angry at the horrible narration which distracted from the plot. I have read 3 of D Brown's books in paper and never had a difficulty finishing them. This one I couldn't listen to on a flight to Mexico.It took me over 4 weeks to almost finish. I finally gave up.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I said it all.

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    Amazon Customer 08-13-12
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    "Exciting"
    What did you love best about Deception Point?

    Great story, Great read, Great narration!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense and excitement!


    Which character – as performed by Richard Poe – was your favorite?

    Rachael Sexton


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Deception: A Very Tangled Web!


    Any additional comments?

    The real deceiver is so hidden almost until the end. Great!

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    Natalie Auckland, New Zealand 07-20-12
    Natalie Auckland, New Zealand 07-20-12 Member Since 2016

    An audio book loving Aucklander.

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    "Totally engrossing..."

    As with all Dan Brown novels, this starts at a pace and doesn't slow down. I enjoyed this story much more than Digital Fortress, perhaps it was the uniquie setting where the story really begins, ie in the Arctic. As always there are so cheesy bits, where Dan weaves in a love theme and some awful lines, where you want to cringe like you're listening to Young and the Restless. HOWEVER, these are fairly brief and one can tolerate these, as the rest of the story is of the 'don't want to stop listening' type. A worthy choice for a credit, if you are looking for some lightweight action fiction.

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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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