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WHEN IN DOUBT SHIT IT OUT
If only school could have been this exciting. Number one priority for me is to be entertained. Number two is to hear or learn something I have never heard or learned before. Number three is for the story to be believable. By believable it is something that could happen, not necessarily something that would most likely happen. If everything you read was what would most likely happen then it would probably be boring. Brown scores five stars on all accounts. Arctic comes from the Greek, arktos, which means bear and Antarctic means no bear. Just one of those things I will always remember that I would not have remembered in a school setting.
AIR FORCE ONE, BIG DICK
Like most of Brown's books he hits the ground running. The entire book takes place in about two days. The book is very fast paced. It covers most of the sciences, Astronomy, geology, ocean, volcanoes, whirlpools, deep ocean, plate tectonics, ice cores, entomology, origin theories, bioluminescence, panspermia etc... Then there is all the politics and some things about the government you may not have known.
YOU WILL FIND PATIENCE, A VIRTUE
The book is not perfect, as the believability factor is stressed pretty hard in some places. I was also turned off by some of the teasers. In the beginning we are told of this great find in the Arctic, but we can't tell you, you must see it. It takes several chapters and about an hour to get to this great find, all the time being teased about it.
I thought the narrator was great.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the story though it was a bit slow to get started (unlike Angels and Daemons and DaVinci). I got exasperated at the too frequent use of teasers in the beginning, after a while "... and then what she saw was amazing [end of chapter]" and "... he couldn't believe his eyes. [end of chapter]" got annoying rather than building more suspense. It felt like he spent the whole first half of the book making filler with teasers thrown on top for a little flavor.
One it got rolling it was a good ride though, the ending was somewhat surprising if you tried to forget the style of his other books and realize the misdirections along the way were there to make an unexpected finish. Overall quite enjoyable.
The narrator is exellent and was well directed, he gives great life to the characters, locations and events.
The recording was horrible, it sounded like they installed the mic inside the narrators mouth. The sounds of him breathing and swallowing were frequently distacting and downright disgusting at times.
35 of 36 people found this review helpful
Good fairly fast paced romp of a thriller. Enoyed it though - better thought out than Angels and Demons and slightly more believable. The end again with a Dan Brown novel seems rather out of kilter with the rest of the novel - as if he isn't sure how to end a book which seems a shame after ploughing through so many hours.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The narration... Or the recording.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The saliva, swallowing and spitting noises are terrible. Completely detracts from the novel.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Bravo! Yet another excellent work by Dan Brown in written form.
I do enjoy audio books but I am quite critical of narrators. I try to stick with favorite narrators where possible. Unfortunately Richard Poe is not one of my favorites.
I was frustrated with the audio quality, lack of microphone filter and his vocal inflections.
He sounds windy, nasally, his voice squeaks and feel that I just want to get him a glass of water each time I listen to him.
A brilliant story! I decided to buy the book in print.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Deception Point again? Why?
No I don't read books twice but I'll be def recommending it.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Deception Point?
The book has so many memorable features. Absolute nail biting adventure. Just when you thought the action was over; the book moved to a different suspense ful situation - all quite feasible & well thought out.
Which character – as performed by Richard Poe – was your favourite?
I enjoyed the two main female characters, not a patronizing girl with a sprained ankle in sight!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I cancelled engagements because I had to hear the outcome of some chapters. It kept me riveted from beginning to end.
Any additional comments?
I have 55 books I've read in the last year... All have been best sellers. This one is a stand out. I'm thinking it's better than the da vinchy code... Yes big call eh!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful