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Angels and Demons Audiobook

Angels and Demons

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Publisher's Summary

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth, the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

©2000 Dan Brown; (P)2004 Simon & Schuster, Inc., AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Divison, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Brown's tale is laced with twists and shocks that keep the reader wired right up to the last revelation." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Gary 06-05-06
    Gary 06-05-06 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting book, ok writing"

    The story in this book definitely kept my attention. I wanted to know what would happen next. I have to say though, Dan Brown's writing style is only average. I gave this four stars because it was a great story, but the writing left a little to be desired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Pacifica, CA, USA 06-01-06
    Amy Pacifica, CA, USA 06-01-06 Member Since 2016
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    "Jokes on us!"

    Is Dan Brown kidding? This is one the most predictable, ridiculous books ever written. DaVinci code was good read, this is simply a very big, long, waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexandra Altadena, CA, USA 05-22-06
    Alexandra Altadena, CA, USA 05-22-06 Member Since 2016
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    "Yarn to beat Da Vinci Code"

    What a page turner! Keeps you on the edge of your hammock from beginning to end. Complex, mysterious and engrossing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Delray Beach, FL, USA 05-03-06
    John Delray Beach, FL, USA 05-03-06
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    "DaVinci and done"

    Sorry for the short review. I agree completely with Reviewer: Gabriel, from Las Vegas, NV, USA Date: April 14, 2006. Read DaVinci Code and be done with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Moraga, CA, USA 04-30-06
    Beth Moraga, CA, USA 04-30-06
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    "A Nail Biter to the End!"

    While Angels and Demons got off to a slow start and the detours into the reminiscences of the characters were often hard to follow and were distracting from the story line, the story did pick up steam and was positively nail biting to the end. A wonderfully informative, intellectual thriller!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel 04-28-06
    Laurel 04-28-06

    I am a retired teacher who listens because she is vision impaired and can no longer read. I love history, a touch of fantasy, and mystery!

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    "Mystery in Rome"

    We enjoyed this book. It was fun to visit all of the places in Rome that the author had carefully researched. Being catholic it was also interesting to learn more of the pomp and circumstance behind the workings of the vatican. We enjoyed much more than either of his other two books which we listened to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Yardley, PA, USA 04-24-06
    Sharon Yardley, PA, USA 04-24-06
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    "Angels and Demons"

    I thought this book was great. I loved the character of David Langdon and the narrator was just wonderful. I was just disappointed when the book came to an end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PineappleGirl Bothell,WA USA 04-18-06
    PineappleGirl Bothell,WA USA 04-18-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Lame! Lame! Lame!"

    This was one of the worst books I have listened to. You know a book is bad when you keep looking at the clock wondering how much time is left on the story and groan when you realize there is still another 12 hours!!!!

    There is a time limit element to the story, must find the bomb before it explodes. The characters have a bit less than 24 hours....the unabridged book is 18 hours long....you get almost every single minute of the "drama" as it unfolds.

    The reader is horrible. I kept thinking he sounded like William Shatner on Star Trek when the Enterprise is fighting the Klingons. I do not enjoy 18 hours of excited, breathy, tense, edgy sounding narration. He is awful. I almost didn't even make it through the first part of the book becasue it was driving me crazy. It gets a little better but not much.

    After willing myself through to the end of this book I found myself laughing outloud at the ridiculous (and horribly prolonged) ending.

    Lastly, Dan Brown has a huge agenda and ax to grind with the Catholic Church and really uses his book to proclaim his issues with the Church. Those that have that same viewpoint won't mind the situations he creates in the book, anyone however who has a respect for the Catholic Church, or Christian faith in general will find some of this book very offensive.

    I gave the story two stars because the basic story has some great elements, but the packaged it is delivered in stinks!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gabriel LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-14-06
    Gabriel LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-14-06 Member Since 2010

    Criminal defense Lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read mostly non-fiction.....history, science, military biography. My quirky side likes Zombie Books? Will also pick up a fiction bestseller once in a while. Favorite movie: Being There

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    "Spoiled by DaVinci"

    I was introduced to Dan Brown when I read the DaVinci Code. I thought that was an interesting book which was full of fascinating historical information as well as an effective and substantial plot which, within the world of fiction, was relatively plausible.
    Unfortunately, Angels & Demons is a completely different experience. The trademark Dan Brown "historical scavenger hunt" is thin and easily figured out. Its almost as if Mr. Brown forced this part of the novel to fit the main effort of the book, which seems to be the James Bond style action sequences. The Mission Impossible movies have nothing over this story. The protagonist of the book, Robert Langdon, is portrayed as a college professor, Navy Seal, CIA agent, marathon runner, and Don Juan all rolled into one. Remember that "robot" from the Terminator movies who was made of a space age liquid and indestructable? Well, he couldn't play Robert Langdon in the movie version because he would probably get hurt. This is one of the most implausible plots ever. It really takes away from the story. Dan Brown is definitely a talented author, but this story is not up to par.
    Also, note to Dan Brown: Cell phones don't have dial tones.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loye Orlando, FL, USA 04-05-06
    Loye Orlando, FL, USA 04-05-06
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    "Angels and Demons (Unabridged)"

    I am really enjoing this book, I can't wait to move on to the next Dan Brown book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • PinkMilk
    London
    3/2/07
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    "Better than the Da Vinci Code!"

    I have just come to the worst part of this book: the end!! I could easily have gone for another eighteen hours of listening. Having really enjoyed the da Vinci Code before this one, I fancied another From One Clue To The Next kind of story, but I had not expected anything this exciting: Cern, antimatter, the Vatican, a group called the Illuminati.... fantastic stuff. Just couldn't stop listening, not even late at night in bed! Oh, I wish there was another one like this!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    lincsUnited Kingdom
    12/26/05
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    "fantastic"

    It's one of those stories you find yourself thinking about when you haven't got time to listen and are supposed to be thinking about something else!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Davina
    United Kingdom
    7/30/05
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    "Enjoyable rubbish"

    A brilliant thriller (if not as good as The Da Vinci Code) with twists, turns and no shortage of tension. Just take the 'facts' and science with a pinch of salt.

    27 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    11/3/09
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    "Imaginative tale with some flaws"

    Dan Brown can certainly create intriguing and fast-paced stories. I enjoyed the Da Vinci Code as an enthralling narrative, but thought the writing poor. Angels and Demons is less clich?-ridden and better written. Both books appear to be based on a lot of historical research, though I'm not able to judge the authenticity. Some of the science in Angels and Demons is far-fetched but, like good science-fiction, is based on the truth. I heard a scientist from CERN on the radio discussing Angels and Demons. which he enjoyed as a story, but reassured listeners that it was a long way off before anti-matter could be carried around in a box.
    Angels and Demons is for the most part a rollicking good story that keeps you listening, but the momentum of the narrative is marred by long passages of quasi-religious speechifying, especially near the end of the book where the speech lasted about half an hour and was frankly boring and spoiled the impact of the final scenes of the book. Pity, as otherwise it's very good.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jade
    Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    10/23/06
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    "Well worth a read!!!"

    If you are a fan of Dan Brown this book is a must.

    Even better than the Da Vinci code keeps you hooked all the whole time....

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Garethman
    10/24/09
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    "Devlish entertainment"

    Rattling good read with terrible factual backgound, poor facts and unbelievable action. Everything that makes a good thriller!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    gosport, HAMpshire, United Kingdom
    5/6/06
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    "Angels and Demons"

    A Brilliant book full of twist and turns right to the end. Having read The Da Vinci Code first, Dan Browns style does apear to be formulaic but that does not detract from a good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • GARY
    12/4/15
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    "Excellent entertainment for my commute to work🏆"

    Robert Langdon is my hero and the story grips you from start to finish! Loved all the references to the beautiful city of Rome reminding me of my last visit. These audio books are excellent entertainment for my daily commute to/from work. What audio book should I listen too next?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jay Dunlop
    UK
    5/17/09
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    "Forget the film, this is the REAL story!"

    I'm not noted for waxing lyrical about many books, or films, but don't bother about watching the film even if it does have Tom Hanks in it! This is a brilliant reading of an excellent story. Yes, it may all be highly improbable, yes there may be flaws in the details of the story but this is a cracking good way to spend many happy hours.
    Brilliantly narrated (please someone get Richard Poe to narrate the Da Vinci Code - all of it), the story pulls you across Switzerland to Rome and around Rome and many of it's famous sites. keeping you on the edge of your seat isn't the half of it. This is an all action book with no time to pause for breath, let alone a bite to eat.
    So yes buy this version, forget the negative press and the film and just enjoy a darned good, all action story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Welsh Mafia
    North Cornelly
    6/28/08
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    "Hokum"

    My son and I are having a big debate on this one - he loved it and wants you all to know its a really good book - I think it is elaborate nonsense which descends into complete bunkum well before the final quarter.
    All the bits and pieces exist and its a really good blending of fact and informed speculation - you cannot give it a poor rating! But I am giving it a poor rating because I've listened to so many better books than this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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