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  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,997

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love with books again

  • By Paul on 01-31-10

Meh

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-09

I enjoyed DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons, but am sorry to say but this book is horribly written and exasperatingly boring. There is no skill in it. It seems as though Brown took the outline to DaVinci Code and then filled in the details but didn't have as much to say in this book. So this story has a lot of the same things said over and over and over by each character. At the end, I was wondering whether or not anyone would really care about what Malach was doing(sp? listening rather than reading makes it hard to spell the guy's name). And the CIA? Please!

I thought that the author used the Langdon character out of character, if you will, a lot. For someone who was so willing to talk about the "real" symbolism of the Grail, he seemed to shut up pretty quickly about the Masons. And his incredulity at the end of what the Masons believed was very unbelievable.
I think I would have rather read the book because it would have taken me a day to read, rather than a couple of weeks to sit and listen through it.
Next time, Mr. Brown, please go with quality over quantity.

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  • Dark Seduction

  • By: Brenda Joyce
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Jennings
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

Malcolm of Dunroch is a newly chosen Master, a novice with extraordinary and dangerous powers. But he has already broken his vows, and a young woman's death is on his hands. Malcolm is determined to fight his darkest desires, denying himself all pleasure until fate sends him another Innocent, the beautiful book-seller Claire Camden.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator nasty

  • By Rebecca on 08-30-09

sex is great - but the rest stinks!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-07

overall, the sex is great but the problem is that you have to listen to the whole thing to get any. horrible book! dont bother because there is not enough sex to make up for a lousy story and the main female character is an idiot!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful