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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.

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"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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Clever, but no Da Vinci

Loved the book. Continued the clever puzzles I first found in Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon had too many 'blonde moments' in this one for me and the range of emotions moved too quickly to be believable at times. Less intelligent for me than Da Vinci, but worth reading just the same. Loved the narrator!

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I liked this better than The DaVinci Code! Every time I thought I was at the end, Dan Brown would throw in another twist. Lots of detail that was so interesting and never boring. I was captivated from start to finish. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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Mr. Brown is a Master.

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Angels and Demons

It was gripping and a mystery to the end.

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A Lot of Fun!

Thoroughly enjoyable! Where does he come up with this stuff!?! If you like stories with lots of twists and turns, and lots of historical facts, you'll love this one. I think it might even be better than The Davinci Code which I couldn't put down. A terrific romp!

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The Best of the Two

We read this one first and much preferred it to its more famous sibling The DaVinci Code. Found the book absorbing, enjoyed the reader and was surprised by the ending.

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  • Joubert
  • Chaumont-GistouxBelgium
  • 10-28-06

Thrilling !

The intrigue is great, the characters (although well known) take us an a wonderful trip and adventure.
Highly recommend.

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  • Patricia
  • Jersey city, NJ, USA
  • 09-26-06

Enjoyable for the most part

I found the book to be very entertaining. It kept you at the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happened next through most of the book. I had been to Italy, so it was nice to recall all the sites I had seen. However, the only (and most importantly) disappointing part of this book was its ending. It was too far fetched for me to overlook. You will enjoy this book for the most part; just don't expect much of its ending.

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  • Caroline
  • NorthRiding, South Africa
  • 09-01-06

Good Read!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have both read and listened to it and enjoyed both. The reading brings across the fast pace as the reader is good at changing his tempo. I would heartily recommend this to anyone who enjoys a thriller.

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  • Robert
  • cypress, TX, USA
  • 08-14-06

Better than Da Vinci Code

If you enjoyed Brown's Da Vinci Code, then this book is a must.