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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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    Nimrod Berman Mountain View, CA United States 09-24-12
    Nimrod Berman Mountain View, CA United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Could not stop listening!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was very engaging and full of surprises and twists. I kept on looking for clues and guess who the bad guy is, yet at every turn a new clue came up to suggest otherwise. Kept me guessing almost to the very end.


    Any additional comments?

    Richard Poe's delivery was great. I am always concerned that as opposed to a print book, with an audio book I am locked into the reader's interpretation and acting. But Richard Poe's interpretation was phenomenal and added to the overall experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Oli 09-05-12
    Oli 09-05-12 Member Since 2016

    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

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    "Okay"

    Interesting but didn't blow me away. I must say I'm not a huge fan of mr.Brown but people who like this genre will enjoy it.

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    Brandy Charleston, SC, United States 02-16-12
    Brandy Charleston, SC, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing!"
    If you could sum up Angels and Demons in three words, what would they be?

    intense, fast paced, twisting


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

    I kept listening and trying to figure out who was


    Which character – as performed by Richard Poe – was your favorite?

    I liked Cardinal Moriati the best. He was always so calm and unassuming.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's not who you think...


    Any additional comments?

    I especially liked the narrator. To me Richard Poe should narrate all of Dan Brown's books. He gets the rhythm of how Brown writes and narrates in a way where the listener does not lose any of the content even when he is narrating at a fast pace to build the tension. He made this book for me. Excellent job!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alexa Tempe, AZ, United States 11-02-11
    Alexa Tempe, AZ, United States 11-02-11
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    "Good Story"

    My only complaint is that when the narrator pauses, you can hear him swallowing. Its really annoying but once you get past that its a great audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    avoidthelloyd Poteau, OK 08-04-11
    avoidthelloyd Poteau, OK 08-04-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great to follow on Wikipedia..."

    I like to read historically based novels because I can look up artifacts and places on Wikipedia as I listen. It really enhances my reading experience. This book has several extended endings. But, because the author is so skilled in his research and presentation, the 5 endings to the book were exciting. Just when you think the story is over (and it could have been) something else suspenseful happens, then something else...and something else. I also recommend Chris Ride's two novels. I think they are actually better. Worth a credit though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vincent Della Fera Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA USA 09-10-10
    Vincent Della Fera Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA USA 09-10-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Deeply Flawed"

    Dan Brown has a deserved reputation for melding fact and fiction in such a way as to convince the reader that the story she or he is reading could actually have happened. Unfortunately, his command of the "facts" underlying this book is so weak as to completely undermine this illusion. From his exposition of the laws of physics to his misinterpretation of the rules and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, his plot devices are so full of holes that anyone with even a passing acquaintance with these matters will squirm with exasperation. Just to give one example, [POSSIBLE SPOILER] the central plot device involves an "antimatter bomb" hidden somewhere in the Vatican along with a video camera which constantly transmits a real-time image of the bomb. This bomb defies all the best efforts of the Swiss Guards to find it, despite the fact that it would have been child's play for anyone with even a moderate knowledge of wireless transmissions to quickly pinpoint its location through triangulation. People familiar with the geography of Rome, another important key to the plot, say that he's way off here, too.

    This having been said, like Brown's other books this one is well paced and the force of the narrative tends to pull the reader through. If you can ignore the factual holes, you might find this book exciting. I couldn't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Saint Petersburg, FL, USA 06-22-10
    Bill Saint Petersburg, FL, USA 06-22-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Intense"

    I read Da Vinci Code first, never knowing anything about the author. I loved it, and this story is just as compelling. I am not Catholic, but this book gave some amazing insight and challenged my own spirituality.

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    Mayte a coruña, Spain 05-21-10
    Mayte a coruña, Spain 05-21-10 Member Since 2013
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    "A great adventure"

    Although parts of the book are not very realistic I really enjoyed this book , more even that The Davinci code. Wonderfully narrated too .

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    Zachariah Pahrump, NV, United States 04-30-10
    Zachariah Pahrump, NV, United States 04-30-10
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    "Great Story - Very Entertaining"

    This is Dan Brown's best story ever. It is suspenseful with fantastic twists. Even if you have seen the movie, you will be very surprised. The movie is horrible, but the book is great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-27-09
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-27-09 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "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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  • Joanne
    7/8/15
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    "so much better than the film"

    just a real shame the last few paragraphs make end with sex! the story / readers deserve a more creative way to finish

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  • N. NELSON
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    6/17/15
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    "Fast paced and well seamed"

    Great story which grabs you from the start. Slightly annoying when Langdon is dealing with the assailant but a good finish.

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  • David
    Axbridge, United Kingdom
    6/2/15
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    "Really enjoyed it, despite its length"

    I had seen the film but could not recall the plot exactly. The book was very descriptive and made me wonder how many hours had gone into the research. The plot was well thought out, although you hoped there was some truth about the illuminati otherwise where did the imaginative ideas come from. Will definitely enjoy the next.

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  • Linda Wallace
    London, United Kingdom
    5/30/15
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    "Great book and great narration"
    What did you like most about Angels and Demons?

    The story is compelling and just complex enough to be possible to follow whilst doing other things. The narration is clear and has a good pace with enough definition of characters


    What about Richard Poe’s performance did you like?

    Clear well paced narration with good characterisation


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

    I wanted to get back to it each time I had to stop


    Any additional comments?

    This is the 2nd Dan Brown I have listened to and I am hooked! Great stories with good plot and characterisation and really well read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan crook
    5/17/15
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    "a good book but lacking somthing."

    Dan Brown has always created some fantastic books. having started his books on The Da Vinci Code I felt his first book involving Robert Langdon, was missing some of the magic that the later books have.

    Nevertheless this book is worth listening to. it has some of Dan Brown's intuitive twists and Turns. However after listening to it once you probably won't bother having a second listening.

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  • Chez
    3/8/15
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    "So much better than the film!"

    This audiobook is so much better than the film. Yes you may say it's expensive, but it's really worth the investment.

    Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMMA NCGRARTH
    1/20/15
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    "Not expected 😃"

    Recommended by a friend , not what I usually listen to , I was really pleased I took my friends recommendation :) very good all round :)

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  • Christoffer
    Sweden
    11/6/14
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    "Spellbinding"

    Great book and with the twists you never want to stop listening. It's full on action with famous places in Switzerland and Rome and you are on the edge all the time.
    Brilliantly narrated by Richard Poe as this is the hard part when listening to someones voice for 18hrs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zach
    7/7/14
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julia
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    7/9/13
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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