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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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One of my favs

This one is better than DiVinci. Dan Brown seems to have a gift. Lots of action and educational.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tina
  • Nibley, UT, United States
  • 12-27-09

Enjoyable book, enjoyable narration...

This was a good book. I read The Da Vinci Code first, so I am doing things a bit backwards. I thought the things I "knew" would happen because of the knowledge of what happens in the next book, made this book a bit less intense. I certainly was drawn back to the book often. It was hard to get a long time to listen and at times I found the book distracting to my other work. The narration really made a good impact. I had other people "lean in" to find out what was going on. That is a good sign and an easy way to determine if the book is worthwhile.

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  • Susan
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 07-23-09

Overwrought narrator a dusappointment.

I would have enjoyed this audiobook rendition if the narrator had not delivered with such over the top breathlessness at every turn. It was ridiculous to the point of being laughable. Every thought of the main charactor was spoken with such DRAMA as if we were about to hear some SHOCKING revelation. Only to find out, hey - he has a little trouble with close spaces. Or he doesn't think this could be the suspected Illuminati. Or the like. Part of it is Dan Brown's writing, but a whole lot of it is this overwrought narrator. It rather spoiled the book for me since I found myself rolling my eyes or even laughing out loud. And I don't think Brown intended for it to be funny. Disappointment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great read; loved it!

I have not read the DiVinci code but I have seen the movie. It was very good and thought provoking. However, after listening to Angels and Demons and then seeing the movie, the book was more than thought provoking and good, it was a wonderfully written book. I see why the movie had to be the way it was but it did capture the essence of the book. If you have or haven't seen the movie listening to the book is like seeing a movie in your mind. Great book just great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Harvard Professor James Bond

A very entertaining book if you read it as a fictional chase and don't think about the science and history too much, though I have a hard time picturing a symboligist as a James Bond-type character. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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wow - awful!

Really loved The Da Vinci Code in spite of it's flaws, but this was a major disappointment. Kind of an amateurish imitation (although I think it predates?) of the intriguing Da Vinci. Cardboard characters, awful dialogue, endless pseudo-scientific and pseudo-religious blather . . . my mind wandered, far far away. I'd leave the room and come back while it played on and find I hadn't really missed anything. Won't be finishing it.

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  • Robert
  • Delta, UT, USA
  • 05-14-09

True Dan Brown Form

In true Dan Brown form you are lead through what seems an absolute impossible plot with an ending that is totally unpredictable. I loved the book and can't wait to see how the book is portrayed on the big screen. Dan Brown goes to great length with his research and knowledge of the Vatican City. Although parts of the book are beyond a believable plot in real life, I do read to be entertained and this book held my attention for all 18 hours of it. A great book and I highly recommend it.

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Awesome!

I loved, loved, LOVED this book. I was totally hooked into the plot and couldn't stop listen. The twists at the end kept you wondering and I have to say the narators voice for this was perfect, just enough mystery and suspense. Now I can't wait to see the movie although I know it will never be as good as the book.

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Dan Brown is Awesome!

I loved this audio book. The story was thought provoking and the narration was extremely well done.

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What is with the swallowing?

I really liked the book, even though I kind of guessed the charector in the end. It followed the same pattern as the DiVinci code except may be more "visual". It also got dirtier than it needed to be.

I enjoyed listening to the narrator until half way through when you can hear noises of shuffling papers and noisy swallowing. That became distracting.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Zach
  • 07-07-14

Brilliant read! Well, 'listen' actually!

Would you listen to Angels and Demons again? Why?

Yes. Absolutely brilliant story which had me gripped from the first chapter all the way to the last.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Angels and Demons?

There wasn't just one memorable moment from the book, the whole book was a memorable moment which really kick started my curiosity into the whole 'religion and science' debate. Now i'm completely hooked!

What about Richard Poe’s performance did you like?

All credit to Richard, i'm one of those people who really didn't have time for reading but as soon as i put my headphones in and pressed play i was intrigued and gripped into a thrilling story told by a true story teller.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gripping thriller full of suspense, twists and turns and an extremely dark truth.

Any additional comments?

An absolute must read/listen. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Julia
  • 07-09-13

Brilliant

What did you like most about Angels and Demons?

I loved the history embedded into the story. Facts which have been twisted into fiction on top of a brilliant story which keeps you guessing till the end. A thouroughly good book.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Impossible to say. All the scenes with cardinals were exciting and of course the ending that you never see coming!

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

I wouldn't really say this is a particularly moving book.

Any additional comments?

Highly reccommend this book to anyone wanting a good audiobook. The only problem is that you won't want to switch it off!

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  • gina
  • 07-08-13

Need to listen to this!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Angels and Demons to be better than the print version?

I am very weary of listening to a book, as I love to read more. When I first listened to the book it was so different from reading. When you listen to the voice it seems to being the book alive.<br/> The book is brilliant anyway but this way it seems your there, watching from afar!!! Xxx

What did you like best about this story?

All of it!!

What does Richard Poe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice is brilliant to listening to, it is like he wants to be the main man!!

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

Near the end, just wow..

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  • miss s a Bonner-Jones
  • 07-05-13

Brilliant as always

As always an exciting book with twists and turns to make your head spin. If you enjoy a story with enough true facts to keep you interested I suggest you give dan brown a go you won't regret it

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  • Mrs
  • 11-29-12

good listen

I down loaded this easy first time and I have just come to the end of it what a good recording and I have really enjoyed listening to this whilst driving home in the evening from work what a way to get your mind of work for the day.

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  • Jan
  • 04-03-10

The best of the 3 books

This the best of the 3. Clever, twists and turns and a great journey. A couple of ideas which begger belief - but hey - that's fiction!

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  • Mrs Lesley Sathuphap
  • 11-11-09

Fantastic

The book and the way it was narrated was brilliant, watched the film after which in comparism to the audio was terrible.

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  • Sue
  • 09-24-09

Brilliant

Quite complicated in parts, so you do have to concentrate but a brilliant fast paced story and extremely well read

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  • Michael
  • 09-09-09

Good Book

This is an interesting book.

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  • Suzanne
  • 09-06-09

angels and demons

Brilliant, I was at the edge of my seat. What a wonderful way to spend long hours driving.