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Digital Fortress Audiobook

Digital Fortress

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Publisher's Summary

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

©1998 Dan Brown; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"In this fast-paced, plausible tale, Brown blurs the line between good and evil enough to delight patriots and paranoids alike." (Publishers Weekly)
"Digital Fortress is the best and most realistic techno-thriller to reach the market in years....A chilling thrill a minute." (The Midwest Book Review)
"Exciting...will rivet cyber-minded readers." (Booklist)

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    Mary Wilmington, NC, United States 06-30-13
    Mary Wilmington, NC, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Ahead of its time"
    Any additional comments?

    Quite possibly the most logical, insightful, and most likely true novel from Dan Brown yet. I'm sure I am in the minority, but Id rather our team be monitoring and listening than not.

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    leticia Port Hueneme, CA, United States 06-11-13
    leticia Port Hueneme, CA, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "3 Steps ahead"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    Not any more. I loved The Lost Symbol, but that is the only one of 4 books of his that I have really liked.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Cut out all the redundancies. Dan Brown is a master of stating the obvious. He repeats the same thing over and over and I always figure out his puzzles or mysteries or bad guys at least 3 pages before he discloses them. That is irritating. His plots and symbols can be very interesting which is why I kept reading them, but now I'm seeing the pattern. He's just not a good moment to moment writer. Except for The Lost Symbol. That is by far his best, I think.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

    Susan and David.


    Could you see Digital Fortress being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It would probably be better as a movie or tv show, because the writing's not that good. Maybe Pierce Brosnan as Strathmore and Charlese Theron as Susan.


    Any additional comments?

    The plots in his novels are always better than the writing.

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    Christian Burbank, CA, United States 02-05-13
    Christian Burbank, CA, United States 02-05-13

    Audio producer, editor of radio waves. Hobbyist magician. Reader and now listener of books.

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    "Read between the Brown"
    If you could sum up Digital Fortress in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, multiple times.


    What other book might you compare Digital Fortress to and why?

    Nothing to compare it to. Its truly a unique story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them.


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

    Digital meets suspense.


    Any additional comments?

    Brown is my favorite fiction author, dig that guys style.

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    Hamada Auckland, New Zealand 01-25-13
    Hamada Auckland, New Zealand 01-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "maybe the movie will be better"
    What would have made Digital Fortress better?

    Everyone in the movie pause a long while, sat a long while, waited a long while, unenjoyable repetition.

    The story was predictable from the start.

    It wasn't very clear where the directors loyalty isToo much use of foul language.

    Excellent reading performance


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    Matthew Fontana, CA, United States 01-03-13
    Matthew Fontana, CA, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "OK, but not his best work"
    Would you listen to Digital Fortress again? Why?

    I would consider listening to Digital Fortress again. Its story line and plot were very similar to Deception Point.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dan Brown before, how does this one compare?

    I listened to all unabridged versions of his books and this was my least favorite. Not to say it isn't a good book, it just isn't as good as the others.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrator is good and easy to listen too.


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    David Bradshaw San Francisco, CA 11-09-12
    David Bradshaw San Francisco, CA 11-09-12
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    "Great Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Digital Fortress to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narrator did a great job and changed his voice to match the character. It was a fun listen and I greatly enjoyed it


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

    Yes, constantly switching between stories and how they intertwine and numerous plot twist. Great fun and very interesting


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard him before, but this was a great performance and will look for his name in the future


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

    The book has great emotion from the characters and you really feel for the characters


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, love Dan Brown books and always find them to be insightful and interesting. This book has numerous great computer references and is just a fun puzzle throughout, highly recommend for anyone who loves a great puzzle and fictional conspiracy.

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    L Shiloh, TN, United States 11-09-12
    L Shiloh, TN, United States 11-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Not my favorite Dan Brown"

    This story just didn't hold together. It seemed that the characters spent an amazing amount of poor dialogue missing an obvious conclusion. If you enjoy Dan Brown's books, stick with Angles and Demons or the DaVinci Code and skip this one.

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    10-30-12
    10-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Digital Fortress"
    Where does Digital Fortress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    on a scale of 1 bad to 10 the best ever I would say it was a 6.


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

    It kept my interest but not glued to the story like some others have.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have. It was as good as the others.


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

    No


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    mikel estella, Spain 09-27-12
    mikel estella, Spain 09-27-12
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    "funny..."
    Where does Digital Fortress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The good ones...


    What other book might you compare Digital Fortress to and why?

    Like any other of Brown, in the average.


    Did Paul Michael do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yep, but low quality audio.


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

    Spain description, it seems to be colombia, nothing to do with the real spain.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony FREDERICK, MD, United States 09-25-12
    Anthony FREDERICK, MD, United States 09-25-12
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    "Great book"

    Just the right amount of action, suspense, and romance to keep me interested throughout the entire book. Really well written. A very fun book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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