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"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)
The backdrop of the story is relatively current and the audio recording is terrific. Unfortunately, the plot is predictable and lack the surprise twists that readers expect from Dan Brown.
Please be aware that the abridged version of this book will not play on a Palm device - it crashes the device after approximately 10 minutes. Audible tech support has verified that this is a problem on Palm devices.
This book is another jewel from the mind of Dan Brown. I learned about government departments, secret weapons and deep and intuitive areas of the political arena I never knew! Dan is such a deep and truthful writer - I think he lived through it all! This is one book to keep and I love how it is read! The reader is GREAT!
With all the intrigue, knowlege and drama Dan writes about - I think he lived through it all! A book to listen to and read! Can't wait til 2005! Dan Brown is a genius! All of his books should be a movie! I love this book!
I am always hesitant in reviewing an abridged version of a story, as I don't feel I have "heard the whole story". However, in this case, I did review the Da Vinci Code (abridged), and this book from Dan Brown doesn't match the combination of historical fact and fictional story woven into the Da Vinci Code. An interesting theme and theory, but the characters were shallow, and there wasn't the twists and turns of the Da Vinci Code. Again, this may be due to being the abridged version, but apples to apples, it doesn't compare.
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