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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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    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!

    18 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Coltman 01-17-14
    Ian Coltman 01-17-14
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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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    04-27-12
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    "One of my Dan Brown favorites!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like Dan Brown then I always tell them this is one you will want to read. The thing with Dan is that he does his homework on the subject at hand. This book is about NASA and meteorites cover up and deceit! Love it love it.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Poe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the death chase is on and the main character realise what they have found. Conspiracy theories!


    Any additional comments?

    Go Dan. Hurry and write another book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri Oxford, GA, United States 04-14-12
    Cheri Oxford, GA, United States 04-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Probably not the narrator's fault, but..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story is ok, and the narrator's voice is nice; he does a nice job keeping the storyline moving. HOWEVER, the recording is terrible. I have had a difficult time ignoring his swallows, breaths, etc. I'm sure this is probably a recording studios issue, but it doesnot do this book, nor this narrator, any favors. If those kinds of things bother you, don't listen to this. The noises do distract me; a lot of this book is dramatic, and leaves many opportunities for these noises to distract.


    Did Richard Poe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Mr. Poe has a nice voice. Very authoritative.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bert Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-20-11
    Bert Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-20-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Caveat Emptor"

    This effort is a far cry from The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. Still, 'Huffington Post' Liberals will, more than likely, enjoy the read. All others should take heed. Although I'm a registered Democrat, even I found the hyper-partisanship of the plot line to be uncomfortable, if not downright offensive. Unfortunately, Mr Brown's obsession with the 'Good' (Democrat) vs 'Evil' (Republican) subplot has an even more substantial impact on the book's flow. The constant interruption from the average/adequate action adventure story with the contrived political assignation of the Republican antagonist delivers an uneven pace that, at times, borders on jarring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • 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"

    A unique story encompassing Political manoeuvres in the run up to a USA presidential election involving an amazing NASA space agency deception uncovered by the daughter of President's opponent and her scientific friends, including amazing pieces about the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. Gripping and interesting throughout, it's another great book by Dan Brown which is narrated perfectly by Richard Poe. 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
  • c
    WALSALL, United Kingdom
    6/1/14
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    "Started really well-pity about part two"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, in general it was a quite an intriguing political thriller especially part one which outlines what is an unusual plot. Some good and grimy political wheeling, dealing and plotting around the USA's presidential elections and NASA. .Not heavy on characterisations this novel so it's hard to build a degree of real empathy with any of them.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I am interested in space exploration and the work of NASA so this element of the book was appealing.Throughout Part One the build-up to actually understanding what is 'going on' is really very well done and I just couldn't stop listening- SO intriguing.

    Least interesting was the huge amount of technical information that just became over-whelming and for me, turned into a distraction and then an obstacle to enjoyment of the ending.


    What three words best describe Richard Poe’s performance?


    Hard-hitting, clear, concise delivery.


    Could you see Deception Point being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Possibly yes it would make the transition as it has all of the essential modern-day movie attributes. such as political intrigue, corruption, murder and an explosive ending. They'd have to jettison all that technical data though.


    Any additional comments?

    Part Two was a let down for me. Just too much technical information!! Too many cliches as well and then it all got a bit trite which surprised me. This was my first Dan Brown novel and I know he does his research really thoroughly, so I took a chance on it. Great pity Part Two just lost it about half way through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anoymous
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    4/18/13
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    "Thrilling!"

    Didn't even read the blurb so totally didn't know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised and would recommend to anyone who enjoys a few good twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daxing
    LEIGH, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "You wont be disappointed"

    This is an excellent book, fast paced thriller involving NASA which has good character building. The story will keep you on the edge making you want to listen more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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