Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Angels and Demons - Robert Langdon, Bk 1 - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Dan Brown, Richard Poe (Narrator) An ancient secret brotherhood. — A devastating new weapon of destruction. — An unthinkable target. — 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... more » 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.
Abridged: 4 Cassette Tapes, Running Time: 7 hours, Narrator: Richard Poe.« less
Faster paced and more action packed than Da Vinci Code. Dan Brown's intricate and intimate descriptions transport the listener into the action and establish a very high benchmark for when this Robert Langdon "prequel" makes it to film. Like Da Vinci Code, listeners knowledgeable about Church history will need to overlook minor innacuracies, but with the level of action now approaching that of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series or even some early James Bond storylines, that is not much to ask. The book has been abridged so well for this audiotape series that it is difficult to tell anything has been removed.