07 September 2004

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Unabridged Audiobook from Audible.com. Enjoyed via my iPod.

Angels & Demons was first published in 2000; the audiobook was done in 2004. The narrator David Poe really had his work cut out for him in managing a reading that takes 18 hours and 15 minutes. He did very well and was easy to listen to - it was never obvious that the recording wasn't done in one long take. (Some narrators of audiobooks I've listened to have not been able to keep their voice sounding the same throughout the whole reading.)

I began listening to Angels & Demons on our way to the states in July. I finished it up on our drive from Texas to Michigan. So, it took a little over three weeks to hear the whole book. (I tried to limit myself to just listening while traveling.) I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

Here's the 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.

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