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Digital Fortress Audiobook

Digital Fortress

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Publisher's Summary

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

©1998 Dan Brown; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"In this fast-paced, plausible tale, Brown blurs the line between good and evil enough to delight patriots and paranoids alike." (Publishers Weekly)
"Digital Fortress is the best and most realistic techno-thriller to reach the market in years....A chilling thrill a minute." (The Midwest Book Review)
"Exciting...will rivet cyber-minded readers." (Booklist)

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    10-30-12
    10-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    Where does Digital Fortress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    on a scale of 1 bad to 10 the best ever I would say it was a 6.


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

    It kept my interest but not glued to the story like some others have.


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

    Yes I have. It was as good as the others.


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

    No


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    mikel estella, Spain 09-27-12
    mikel estella, Spain 09-27-12
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    "funny..."
    Where does Digital Fortress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The good ones...


    What other book might you compare Digital Fortress to and why?

    Like any other of Brown, in the average.


    Did Paul Michael do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yep, but low quality audio.


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

    Spain description, it seems to be colombia, nothing to do with the real spain.


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    Anthony FREDERICK, MD, United States 09-25-12
    Anthony FREDERICK, MD, United States 09-25-12
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    "Great book"

    Just the right amount of action, suspense, and romance to keep me interested throughout the entire book. Really well written. A very fun book.

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    Amazon Customer 09-10-12
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    "Riviting and Exciting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Digital Fortress to be better than the print version?

    I don't know?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Digital Fortress?

    When the lights went out.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Spellbinding at times.


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

    I was enthralled.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Great listening experience.

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    Sabirna 09-01-12
    Sabirna 09-01-12
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    "Seriously, he needs a new stick"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they have actually liked the other Dan Brown books and ONLY THEN if they like to be able to predict the who done it etc.


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

    He could have written a different story. Hes got one story and just rewrites it over and over again. I "like" the story but after a while its just boring and you know how its all going to go. You would have to be a pretty immature reader to not know whats coming... With all the language and GD being thrown around I wouldnt recommend a young reader actually reading it though.


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I didnt read the actually book, just listen to the story. I really cant add anything here.


    Did Digital Fortress inspire you to do anything?

    Read different authors.


    Any additional comments?

    Story wise, I like Dan Brown. I enjoy the way he lays out his stories and all. But they are all the same. I would like him to branch out and try something new. Of course that which put him on the map has got to be a hard thing to let go.

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    Dominic CHINO HILLS, CA, United States 08-20-12
    Dominic CHINO HILLS, CA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I would hever have guessed this was Dan Brown."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is appropriate for young teens at best, though I suspect they would find the material too dry.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    Yes -- I quite enjoyed Deception Point, The DaVinci Code, and Angels and Demons.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't believe this was written AFTER Deception Point -- this seems like a regression in style and content.

    Rather than go on in gross detail about the ridiculous plot twists, improbable instances of luck, or the contrived ending, I'll give a single example of the tediously spoon-fed puzzle pieces:

    The author though it was necessary to pause during the climactic conclusion in order to explain what *prime numbers* are to the reader.

    Sorry, if you've finished 5th grade, you shouldn't need a review of that particular lesson of arithmetic.

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    Caroline Greyling (Author of Five: Maor book one) Johannesburg, South Africa 06-26-12
    Caroline Greyling (Author of Five: Maor book one) Johannesburg, South Africa 06-26-12 Member Since 2011

    Author of Five (Maor Series)

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    "Dan Brown never disappoints"
    Where does Digital Fortress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorite books ever!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way Dan Brown adds his personal touch of theology that gets you thinking and how he keeps the plot racing!


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    L'Aura Salt Lake City, UT, USA 04-28-12
    L'Aura Salt Lake City, UT, USA 04-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I Was Disappointed"
    Any additional comments?

    I've thoroughly enjoyed several of Dan Brown's other books, and maybe I was just in a bad mood when I listened to this one, but I hated it. I found it horribly cliche and predictable and couldn't bring myself to keep listening. Maybe if I'd made it to the second download it would've turned around.

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    Luís São Paulo, Brazil 02-16-12
    Luís São Paulo, Brazil 02-16-12
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    "Excelent narrator, ordinary plot"
    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    He was able to clearly distinguish the multiple characters in the book. Moreover, his english was very clear and easy to understand (english is not my mother language)


    Any additional comments?

    I've loved all other books by Dan Brown, but clearly in this one, being his first, he was still polishing his style.

    It's possible to notice a few of the characteristics that made his other books so good, however, what I disliked about the plot was it's predictability.

    In a nutshell, I didn't find myself looking forward to listening to the next chapter.

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    gina north texas 01-02-12
    gina north texas 01-02-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Exciting."
    What did you love best about Digital Fortress?

    Written intelligently. Not a predictable story


    What other book might you compare Digital Fortress to and why?

    Kind of reads like a Grisham


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We listened to it on a long road trip. Helped the time pass quickly


    Any additional comments?

    We'll probably listen to it again in a couple years.

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