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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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    TAMI 07-21-04
    TAMI 07-21-04 Member Since 2013
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    "A WINNER"

    I loved this book. It was fast paced and kept me coming back for more.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Allentown, PA, USA 06-17-04
    Marie Allentown, PA, USA 06-17-04
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    "THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC!"

    I am a huge fan of both science and art and this book is at least as good as "DaVinci Code" if not better!

    19 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Hilma Bryant 09-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Decent"

    Enjoyable, but not up to Dan Brown's other works. The poor narrator needed lots of water. His unusual audible sounds were annoying and distracting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danny K. Wiley 09-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A nice story horribly read"

    A decent story, as one would expect from Brown. One of the worst narrators I have ever listened to. The obnoxious mouth noises almost made me give up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Travis P Lemay 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't stand the wet mouth sound"

    At end of every sentence or chapter you can hear the narrator wet mouth kinda like the sound when u mix pasta in a bowl and u here the wet sound. Drove me nuts. Have all other Dan brown books and really wanted to hear this book but just could not go thru with it after less than an hour. Very sad

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Coltman 01-17-14
    Ian Coltman 01-17-14 Listener Since 2006
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    "My first Dan Brown"

    I really enjoyed this book. There were times when I was finding excuses to go on extended drives in the car so that I could finish a chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis 07-31-13
    Dennis 07-31-13 Listener Since 2004

    Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!

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    "Great Story!!!"

    Very suspenseful! Particularly in the last part of the STORY!!

    I would have to say the long details, at times, was a bit TO MUCH!

    WELL WORTH THE LISTENING!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenni 07-03-13
    Jenni 07-03-13
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    "I couldn't bear the saliva noises of the reader"
    What didn’t you like about Richard Poe’s performance?

    Richard Poe is an excellent reader but he has some unfortunate mouth noises that sound like crackling lolly paper. It is really distracting and I honestly couldn't bear the expectation of hearing it one more time or imagining what could possibly be making the sound.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon 07-02-13
    Brandon 07-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Gross"
    What didn’t you like about Richard Poe’s performance?

    I have to agree with all the other reviewers... The sound of Poe's lips and tongue and saliva are distracting and disgusting. Still a good listen, but come on people, learn how to produce cleaner audio.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dave 06-15-12
    Dave 06-15-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Is Richard Poe eating hard candy the whole time?"
    Any additional comments?

    The book was decent and Richard Poe really paints a picture. Unfortunately it's painted with saliva. I think I would have liked the book more if the "mouth sounds" were not so prevalent. I assume they have used some new technology that turns Bubble Yum into a microphone capable of capturing every nearly imperceptible sound the human mandible makes.

    I don't think this is Richard Poe's fault however or Dan Brown's. They did a great job and aside from the live action experience of being a piece of taffy working it's way though the first part of digestion. This was a great book.

    I only hope the old gypsy man that cursed the recording with the word "Wetter" when it ran over his daughter has found solace in the fact that we all suffered the sopping sounds of Deception Point. I'm eager to listen to other recordings from inside a dogs mouth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs
    Inverness, United Kingdom
    3/29/16
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    "At what point"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    there are so many turns in this book you begin to wonder who is the good person here. not to give any thing away but really cliff edge hanging at times.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deception Point: A Novel?

    on the ice hanging before being set a drift.


    What about Richard Poe’s performance did you like?

    he was well into the story telling and charatures


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

    laugh as you got to know what was happening


    Any additional comments?

    is there a squeal?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KG
    stockport, cheshire United Kingdom
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    "Loved this book!"

    This story changed my life for the period of time that I was reading it. I'd look forward to commuting so that I could get a fix of the next chapter. Very engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theo Goddefroy
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    2/17/16
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    "Some mistakes. "

    Excellent story but for the following :
    I found that Dan does not understand the physics of deep sea diving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian
    7/28/15
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    "Excellent"

    Great story. Lots of twists and always leaves you questioning the details. Are they real or just fiction !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon jeffrey
    5/12/15
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    "exciting"

    Gripping in parts, had me on the edge of my site.
    well read and very enjoyable to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Attenborough, United Kingdom
    2/17/15
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    "Forget Fortitude, this is better!"
    What did you like most about Deception Point: A Novel?

    A typical Dan Brown novel, glamous but bright woman meets dashing hero with complicated backstory. Deception, politics and murder around every corner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deception Point: A Novel?

    The helecopter attack- get out of that one!


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

    The President- a dead ringer for Morgan Freeman!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Truth is under the Ice.


    Any additional comments?

    A book worthy of further promotion given the interest and heavy marketing of Fortitude at the moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • james
    2/13/15
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    "Good"

    Good story good characters I found the Delta forces weapons a bit far-fetched nonetheless it was a good story .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chez
    2/2/15
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    "Can't go wrong."

    You can't go wrong with a Dan Brown book. Excellently read and very gripping. Almost didn't sleep for a whole night listening to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RobC.
    1/25/15
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    "Deception Point by Dan Brown"

    This may not be the the most well known of Dan Brown's novels but for me it's certainly one of his best. Exciting and full of suspense each chapter leaves you wanting to read the next, with no let up in the drama in what is a completely original story mixing Political power wielding with scientific and oceanic research together with polar and space exploration, it's quite some combination. The characters are well described and the story is relentlessly exciting, and it's very much helped by it being a very well read audio book. Fully Recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pen
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    11/24/14
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    "cringemaking"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    the characters could have been believable - at any level. As it is, they are cliched, comic book stereotypes.


    What will your next listen be?

    Phillip K Dick i think or Edith Wharton


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

    Its difficult to answer this as i don't read Dan Brown's novels. I liked the reader - he sounded more intelligent than the characters.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes: theres a great sense of location, drama and a dynamically ludicrous plot.


    Any additional comments?


    having paid for it i tried listening to it more than once but it was like listening to teenage boys' ripping yarns. ok if you like ripping yarns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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