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Deception Point: A Novel Audiobook

Deception Point: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery, a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the President, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

©2001 Dan Brown; (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Brown moves into new territory with his latest. It's an excellent thriller: a big yet believable story unfolding at breakneck pace, with convincing settings and just the right blend of likable and hateful characters. He's also done his research, folding in sophisticated scientific and military details that make his plot far more fulfilling than the norm." (Publishers Weekly)
"A dazzling high-tech adventure...Brown proves once again that he is among the most intelligent and dynamic of authors in the thriller genre." (Library Journal)
"This is pretty exciting stuff...and Brown certainly does have a knack for spinning a suspenseful yarn." (Booklist)

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    TAMI 07-21-04
    TAMI 07-21-04 Member Since 2013
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    "A WINNER"

    I loved this book. It was fast paced and kept me coming back for more.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Allentown, PA, USA 06-17-04
    Marie Allentown, PA, USA 06-17-04
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    "THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC!"

    I am a huge fan of both science and art and this book is at least as good as "DaVinci Code" if not better!

    19 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Hilma Bryant 09-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Decent"

    Enjoyable, but not up to Dan Brown's other works. The poor narrator needed lots of water. His unusual audible sounds were annoying and distracting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D K W 09-25-16
    D K W 09-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A nice story horribly read"

    A decent story, as one would expect from Brown. One of the worst narrators I have ever listened to. The obnoxious mouth noises almost made me give up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Travis P Lemay 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't stand the wet mouth sound"

    At end of every sentence or chapter you can hear the narrator wet mouth kinda like the sound when u mix pasta in a bowl and u here the wet sound. Drove me nuts. Have all other Dan brown books and really wanted to hear this book but just could not go thru with it after less than an hour. Very sad

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Coltman 01-17-14
    Ian Coltman 01-17-14 Listener Since 2006
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    "My first Dan Brown"

    I really enjoyed this book. There were times when I was finding excuses to go on extended drives in the car so that I could finish a chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis 07-31-13
    Dennis 07-31-13 Listener Since 2004

    Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!

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    "Great Story!!!"

    Very suspenseful! Particularly in the last part of the STORY!!

    I would have to say the long details, at times, was a bit TO MUCH!

    WELL WORTH THE LISTENING!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenni 07-03-13
    Jenni 07-03-13
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    "I couldn't bear the saliva noises of the reader"
    What didn’t you like about Richard Poe’s performance?

    Richard Poe is an excellent reader but he has some unfortunate mouth noises that sound like crackling lolly paper. It is really distracting and I honestly couldn't bear the expectation of hearing it one more time or imagining what could possibly be making the sound.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon 07-02-13
    Brandon 07-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Gross"
    What didn’t you like about Richard Poe’s performance?

    I have to agree with all the other reviewers... The sound of Poe's lips and tongue and saliva are distracting and disgusting. Still a good listen, but come on people, learn how to produce cleaner audio.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dave 06-15-12
    Dave 06-15-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Is Richard Poe eating hard candy the whole time?"
    Any additional comments?

    The book was decent and Richard Poe really paints a picture. Unfortunately it's painted with saliva. I think I would have liked the book more if the "mouth sounds" were not so prevalent. I assume they have used some new technology that turns Bubble Yum into a microphone capable of capturing every nearly imperceptible sound the human mandible makes.

    I don't think this is Richard Poe's fault however or Dan Brown's. They did a great job and aside from the live action experience of being a piece of taffy working it's way though the first part of digestion. This was a great book.

    I only hope the old gypsy man that cursed the recording with the word "Wetter" when it ran over his daughter has found solace in the fact that we all suffered the sopping sounds of Deception Point. I'm eager to listen to other recordings from inside a dogs mouth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Geoff Shirley
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    "Hard to put down - really enjoyed this read"

    A good story which has some nice twists and turns well read. I would recommend this book.

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    Darlington, Australia
    10/30/16
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    "A page turner"

    This story did keep me on tender hooks, waiting for what happened next. I prefer stories that strongly develop & give the reader personal insights into the characters; but this is not D.B 's style. He evidently does a huge amount of research - in this instance into scientific topics such as Meteorology. Whether he's accurate or not only specialists would know! As the story got near its crescendo it got rather James Bond -y & silly for me. On the whole a ripping yarn, well researched & food for thought re the morality of those in powerful positions. One VERY off putting thing was the narrator. He kept breathing in & out noisily through his nose, swallowing loudly as if gulping cups of tea, & making funny noisy with his mouth. Really quite disgusting. I was wishing I had purchased a hard copy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wilso40
    10/18/16
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    "Poor narration"

    Terrible audio. You can hear every swallow of saliva and breath taken. Also all women appear to sound similar to Marg Simpsons sisters! I wouldn't recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ADB
    10/14/16
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    A gripping story from start to finish. Does pose a few questions about exactly what goes in government depts. Excellent narration with feeling and warmth that also kept you compelled to keep listening. Astounding and then some and another marvel for this amazing author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/27/16
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    "Was eager for the end."

    Thought some of the storyline was a bit unbelievable...How many lives does the heroine have? Didn't guess the villain though. All in all, good entertainment and narrator did a good job.

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  • John
    7/4/16
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    "Brilliant Book"

    Finished it within a couple of days, just keeps on giving. Politics and science fused into one hell of a ride

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Hargreaves
    6/25/16
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    "good as ever"

    enjoyed the book as with all Dan Brown' fictions. keep writing and sharing your imagination

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S.C.Forest
    6/15/16
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    "It twists and turns and deceives"

    A very entertaining audiobook. The tale is laced with lies and deceits, so that unless one is extremely vigilant, it is just about impossible to know if anyone at all is telling the truth. Greed for power and influence generates death and destruction, lives are lost, loyalties tested, and reputations destroyed. The pace is fast and even though it is predictable in parts, it remains a competently delivered adventure story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Inverness, United Kingdom
    3/29/16
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    "At what point"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    there are so many turns in this book you begin to wonder who is the good person here. not to give any thing away but really cliff edge hanging at times.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deception Point: A Novel?

    on the ice hanging before being set a drift.


    What about Richard Poe’s performance did you like?

    he was well into the story telling and charatures


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh as you got to know what was happening


    Any additional comments?

    is there a squeal?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KG
    stockport, cheshire United Kingdom
    3/5/16
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    "Loved this book!"

    This story changed my life for the period of time that I was reading it. I'd look forward to commuting so that I could get a fix of the next chapter. Very engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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