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  • Angels and Demons

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow but Wow

  • By Simone2 on 07-04-2015

A tired & well-trodden narrative tour

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-2018

A tired & well-trodden narrative tour matching pseudo-historical context with thriller genre stereotypes.

Characters are forced and their dialogue is often clumsy and lazy as the author attempts to keep the reader engaged and informed. An example of this is the rampant, repetitive use of ‘dumb’ or priming questions that bounce between the two lead characters. This leaves the small cast of feeling shallow and predictable.

While the context and setting adds some colour, this is a templated mystery-thriller. If you’ve ever read the genre, you’ll know what to expect in the last chapter by the end of the first chapter.