Deception Point: A Novel

  • by Dan Brown
  • Narrated by Richard Poe
  • 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

100 impossible things to do before breakfast

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.
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- Jill

Skin crawl.

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.


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- lilacangel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2004
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio