Written By: Dan Brown

Narrated By: Richard Poe

Date: June 2004

Duration: 14 hours 0 minutes


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno—now a major film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones—comes a lightning-fast thriller about an astonishing NASA discovery that uncovers a vicious conspiracy leading all the way to the White House.

When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory...a victory that has profound implications for US space policy and the impending presidential election. With the Oval Office in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton to the Milne Ice Shelf to verify the authenticity of the find. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic academic Michael Tolland, Rachel uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery—a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy.

But before Rachel can contact the President, she and Michael are attacked by a deadly team of assassins controlled by a mysterious power broker who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Fleeing for their lives in an environment as desolate as it is lethal, their only hope for survival is to find out who is behind this masterful ploy. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

In his most thrilling novel to date, bestselling author Dan Brown transports readers from the ultrasecret National Reconnaissance Office to the towering ice shelves of the Arctic Circle, and back again to the hallways of power inside the West Wing. Heralded for masterfully intermingling science, history, and politics in his critically acclaimed thriller Angels & Demons, Brown has crafted another novel in which nothing is as it seems—and behind every corner is a stunning surprise. Deception Point is pulse-pounding fiction at its best.


  • Jim Sinclair

    This was a great story that kept me going throughout the whole thing. I am glad I had this on audio, burnt onto CDs I could use in the car - if I had it in paperback, I would have lost sleep because this would have been one I could not put down. It made me look forward to my next drive! Lots of action and intrigue. It would make a good movie, but we all know the book is always better, right? ;)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Glenn S

    Only words to describe GREAT

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the story moved along at a good pace. Some things were pretty predictable--convenient rescues, etc. I basically knew who would die, who would live, who were the bad guys, etc., but there were definitely some surprises. It was a lot of fun, and I applaud the research that must have been done before writing this book. I also felt the reader was only so-so. As I listened in my car, I heard the reader swallowing or breathing or something. It was creepy. But I did enjoy the plot.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Elizabeth

    This was a very good book. Lots of twists and turns. Very refreshing to not have an idea how the author is going to end the book. Well worth the time to listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sam B

    I have had to stop the book in the first 30 minutes because the narrators salivating is absolutely out of control. I have never once heard a narrator so awful and skin crawling in my life. He would be fine if someone had done their job in sound isolation but this is absolutely unbearable

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Shamir Nandy

    Great book! Lots of twists make for an easy and engaging listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Story is 5 stars. Reader is 1 Star. This was a great story. The downside to this is the reader. The reader can be heard licking his lips alot and lots of heavy breathing. Very annoying especially if you listen with headphones.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Noel

    I was hesitant to get this book due to some of the lukewarm reviews that it received. But I am a fan of Dan Brown and decided to give it a try anyway. I was not disappointed. The ending had a twist that I wasn't expecting - I thought I had it figured out, but was wrong and surprised.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Martin S.

    This book didn't do much for me. I was glad when I was finally finished listening.

  • Ryan K.

    If you’re wearing headphones while listening to this book be forewarned that Richard Poe makes a lot of wet mouth noises while reading. It’s like he’s literally drooling over this book.

  • Anonymous

    Great story but had to read it narrator is bad.

  • Sherry S.

    Super book!! Listened to it on our 2000 mile drive across the US. Kept us alert (but not distracted) on the road because it was so interesting!

  • Bobbie F.

    Good read, interesting facts intertwined. A bit slow in the beginning but worth the wait for an exciting ending. Character development is lacking. Extremely detailed descriptions. Overall would recommend.

  • Anonymous

    The plot concept is good. But the book could have accomplished it's purpose better in 2/3rds the time -- minus some of the geological details and plot twists. The reader was expressive. But I didn't fashion hearing him constantly swallowing in my ear.

  • Melissa S.

    Not my fav DB novel. Too much shooting action bs that I hate in movies and certainly in books. Too many implausible scenarios. The thing I enjoy about DB is facts and locations, even art woven into the repetitive story line (makes it with the repeated basics ). This one was amatuerish ...and like he was struggling to bring it to a conclusion. The last chapter esp. Sorry Dan. Just being honest.

  • M Mandel

    Story was incredible. Kept me listening the whole time. Narrator was ok but there were silences in many areas of the audio.

  • Megan Silver

    This was a great book, intriguing story line with many plot twists! The narrator was ok but there were strange long pauses between chapters and the narrator made weird noises with his mouth that distracted from the book. I wished the same narrator that had done Dan Brown's other books would have also done this one.

  • Tim Hylands

    One of Dan Browns best have read or listened too it 5 times.

  • Jason Seiler

    Great narrator.One of the best.If not the best.Book a 5 Star!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Fitch

    Very enjoyable book. Narrator did a very good job.

  • Rick ONeill

    Another of Dan Brown's compelling tales! Never stale or on the boring end.

  • Anonymous

    Another good one from Mr. Brown. One just never know what's truth or what's fiction in his story. Mr. Poe is that Nassau or NASA...I still love that voice of your's and this narration.

  • Sarah Haque

    This book kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time!

  • david whittiker

    This would of been a good read if it was about 13 hours shorter.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, I found the premise of the discovery to be ridiculous. When it got to the point of suggesting that the earth had been seeded by extra terrestrials because of the similarity of what was 'discovered' with what existed on earth I couldn't take it any more. I know it was all a hoax but couldn't bring myself to listen to another 13 CDs to have that fact revealed.

  • Anonymous

    The ending was a few chapters too long. Not a bad read, but slightly drawn out. Worth the listen.

  • Carole Pine

    I thought this book was very good it Kept my attention all the way through, I have enjoyed all the books that Dan Brown has written and although I don't enjoy some of the more descriptive parts where people are murdered etc, I enjoy the way he never lets the reader know the end of the story till the very end. I think its an excellent book thank you Dan Brown.

  • Jennifer Page

    This book was fantastic! It kept me interested the entire time, I loved the science and science fiction, the characters were great, and i even liked the ending! This was my favorite Dan Brown.

  • Slava Lysenko

    I've read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and thought this is going to be same puzzle and action packed book. Unfortunately I stopped on disk 7 and sent it back. During all 7 CDs it felt like this was a short essay with tons of water. Very straight forward and very predictable. Might be there is something more in the end of the book but I could not push myself father down the book. I was half way done with it and still could not find it appealing.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent book. Very exciting and engrossing throughout. A thriller through and through. Makes me want to listen to other Dan Brown books. Highly recommended.

  • Arlene Tangborn

    "Deception Point" is one of the best audio books I've had. It kept my interest from start to finish and was full of suspense and intrigue. I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to others.

  • Bruce Curson

    Dan Brown has the unique ability to develop a story line and its characters ... even though the story line takes ample liberty with the believable. The story contained a few too many fatalities but all in all, it was entertaining. The main contribution to this good listening experience was the narrator's ability to bring the personalities of the characters to life by his masterful use of voice inflexions. I could make wonderful mental pictures of the characters, and at times, I laughed out loud when several of the characters made their friendly jousts with each other's personalities and quirks. In summary, if you like Dan Brown, you will not be disappointed in this narration.

  • N. Offman

    I felt like I was part of this amazing adventure! There was'nt any way you could figure out what Dan Brown was going to have his characters doing next! It kept my interest thru out.

  • Amit Chatterjee

    Really entertaining Dan Brown novel. Expect all the twists and turns. It is amazing how Dan Brown produced all this and it took forever for him to get recognized.

  • Anonymous

    Fast moving, keeps you guessing almost to the end. I give it a B+ in the techno thriller genre.

  • Vicki

    Outstanding book. I spend half my life in my car and this book made it difficult to leave the car when I had to. I disliked having to wait until the next time I got into the car because I couldn't wait to hear what came next. This is a must listen!!

  • Catherine Hill

    By Chapter 11 nothing had happened yet. All we knew was that NASA had made some big discovery, but he was sure taking his time letting us know what. I was so frustrated (and bored) I chose to do my commute in silence,

  • Christopher Stringer

    I love Dan Brown's works. He is a marvelous fiction genious. Previously I had only listened/read the books with Robert Langdon, but this book took me on an adventure just as exciting as any Robert Langdon adventure. Definately a must read and listen to.

  • Bad Mamajama

    This was my favorite of all the Dan Brown novels. I loved Angels and Demons, and Da Vinci code and thought Digital fortress was a decent read, but This one was fantastic. A definite read.

  • Karyn

    Not my most favorite by Dan Brown, as I loved Davinci Code a lot. But it was still pretty good.

  • Aaron Banks

    This may be the worst book I have ever read. Two-dimensional characters, absurd plot, poor writing. I read and enjoyed both "Angels & Demons" and "The DaVinci Code" and cannot more strongly suggest that you spare yourself the experience of sitting through this novel.

  • Mary Ellen

    Though this was a very long listen, got to the point where I would sit in my car to listen, even when I had arrived at my destination. Very intrigueing, lots of detail on scientifice info, but not too much, so that I felt it was over my head. I loved it!!!

  • Cyndie Browning

    I enjoyed this book a lot--but then I have a particular taste for any book about the Arctic or Antarctic (don't know why but I do). It's an exciting cliff-hanger and I especially liked the justice wreaked upon "the villain" senator at the end. Dan Brown, keep 'em comin'!!

  • Teresa of San Antonio

    I must agree with the rating and comments given by Ho Hum. Yes, it is true, your attention can wander and you don't miss a thing. And, I agree it started out really, really good. It had my full attention and I was excited to listen to the developments. But then it got really really long winded and unnecessarily descriptive. Then it took off and got my attention again but the conclusions were not credible and I was disappointed.

  • Bianca Constance

    Fabulous. Just fabulous. I kept hoping my daily commute to work would take longer so that I could continue to listen. Being a woman, I especially appreciate the strong female lead in the story. Highly recommend it.

  • Anonymous

    This book was TERRIBLE!!! I only made it to disc 3 before I sent it back. I couldn’t take it anymore. It was boring. I’m not sure I was listening to the same book the other people on here rated but I sure don’t think so. And to think there were only 8 more discs to listen to.

  • Anonymous

    I thought this book was very good, a little long but lots of detail and action.

  • gosia101

    This book is very well read - the narrator does a good job of keeping you interested in the story, and I will look for his name again when choosing an audio book. Too bad the story itself is not all that interesting. It starts of really well, with beautiful people caught up in extraordinary events: political intrigue, amazing scientific discoveries - great stuff! I am not a scientist, but Dan Brown seems to have done a lot of research to make the scientific background to this story believable. However, about one third of the way through, the storyline line deviates from thrilling mystery to absurd tall tale. It's as though Mr. Brown suddenly lost interest in developing the plot, and went straight for cheap thrills just to make sure he wrote a sufficient amount of pages to keep his publisher happy. I would recommend this book to anyone who has something else to do during the second half of the book. If you miss a few words here and there it won't be a big loss.

  • Theresa

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. The suspense has great timing. I found myself thinking about the story a lot. Good job to the Author and Narrator!

  • Francis O'Grady

    I Loved it. I Couldn't wait to drive my car to listen to it!

  • Leslie Speck

    This is quite a thriller from start to finish. While it follows Dan Brown's formula of unlikely hero becoming involved in a major and dangerous coverup, it nevertheless makes for good listening. I recommend the abridged version if you are not into details.

  • Alina Villasenor

    Audio books allow me to get the much needed entertainment that I need in my busy life without taking time away from the things I need to do. This book provides me with an excellent thrilling story. It’s a high paced book with intrigue. It is well written and well read. I recommend it for anyone to enjoy being entertained and listening to a good story.

  • Anonymous

    A little far fetched but a great beach or snowy day book.

  • Brooke Copeland

    The end of Deception Point is quite good. While some of the details are a bit fantastical, is that not the point of books? The end is well written, for the most part, display only small sections of questionable writing (the very end seduction part, for example). The very end also is a dead ringer for the end of the DaVinci Code. They seem prone to end with sex between two people not the least bit attracted to one another, until the occurance of a catastrophic event, of course.

  • SR

    This book is long and detailed but worth it in the end.

  • Anonymous

    I've read Dan Brown's other books & haven't been disappointed by one yet. Deception Point fits right in with the others. It was well written with just the right amount of suspense. In true Dan Brown fashion, this book includes the non-stop action & the twists & turns you'd expect. Being familiar with his style, I found the ending to be a bit predictable, but I still loved the book. I enjoyed the narrator’s reading style as well.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely wonderful! This was a really great read full of everything you could want in a thriller. I would highly recommend this book for anyone.

  • Michelle

    I loved, loved, loved, it. Dan Brown knows how to write.

  • Shane Nixon

    It really is a GOOD read. It is just to long. The twists and turns of the heroine are just too prolonged, she need to be wonderwoman to survive the last two plot deviations. I like Brown, so this was not bad for me. If you can't handle melodramatic plots, stay away.

  • Sanjay Singhal

    I was positively enthralled throughout this book. As far as I'm concerned, it was better than Da Vinci code or any other Dan Brown work. Perhaps because an underlying theme was sci-fi based, it appealed to me more than religious themes... I would've given it 5/5 but it could have been even better, but not by much. If you like thrillers, this one's right up there.

  • Karen

    Excellent book with so many plot twists that it is impossible to guess the ending. I just couldn't help but wonder how much of this type of deception really happens in the world around us!

  • Anonymous

    Tehre aren't many books that I've given a five stars too, but this one is worth it. I listened to the unabridged version and I never wanted to get out of my car. I loved traffic jams!! This story kept me absolutley riveted and I love this narrator. He's been in many of the audiobooks I've gotten and he is very enjoyable. I highly recommend this book!

  • Wendy L

    The unabridged version is great. Kept me on the edge of my seat and totally unseated me with the surprise twists!

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful book! Unabridged version made for very interesting listening. Extremely entertaining and well worth listening to.

  • Margaret Scheller

    The abridged version was missing a lot of the details and there was no character development. The actual meteorite section was so short you had absolutely no feel for the "great discovery".

  • Michael Scott

    Great story! As of this book, I've read all of Dan Brown's works. Definitely an author to watch. The narrator was annoying though. He definitely has a problem with ptyalism. Many times I was begging the guy to swallow, and other times I was agitated that he was audibly swallowing so often.

  • Douglas Turnbaugh

    was a great book. Kept you thinking. always something new happening. reader was clear easy to understand.

  • Anonymous

    As I would expect, twists and turns.... Entertaining worth listening to.

  • Anonymous

    The pace of the story was very good - keeping me wanting more. Narrarator was well chosen for the plot subject. Storyline was engaging.

  • Kathleen Ross

    Very enjoyable. Probably would have given it a 5, but the subject matter is not my absolute favorite. I preferred DaVinci Code.

  • Lidia

    Very good. Made me stay in the car at times, waiting for the next words.

  • Anonymous

    Good read, but not Dan Brown's best. After reading angels and demons, it wasn't as good, although gripping at times....it did catch me on the edge of my seat, especially at the end.

  • Shane Littlefield

    It was a good book that keeps you guessing, the reader was great once I got past thinking he was Robert Langdon. A good listen overall with interesting detail.

  • ML

    Not Dan Brown's best work by any stretch, but then again I may be expecting too much after having read The Davinci Code and Angels and Demons. It was an ok read with a good narrator, just not up to the standard I've come to expect from Mr. Brown.

  • Sharon Deaves

    Very enjoyable and entertaining, I enjoyed the rides to the office when I was listening to it. The plot is not really believable, but fun never the less.

  • Brandi

    I have read Angels and Demons and DiVinci Code. I wasn't so sure about this book at first but it won me over within the first few minutes. Dan Brown is a wonderful writer and the reader does the book justice.

  • Anonymous

    This book was enjoyable to listen too, however, I thought that it was slow to start, too far-fetched in the middle, but had a good ending and an interesting message. Also, I think a different title would have left me guessing a bit more.

  • Amanda Runnels

    Wow, what a story. Granted some of the science was perhaps too fictional (or was it?) and it wrapped up neatly at the end, but this book was exciting and captivating just a good audiobook should be. I really loved it, it played like a movie. Very entertaining.

  • Julie

    I thought this was one of Dan Brown's best works. I never really knew where the story was going or where it would end up. Enjoyed!

  • B&B Lady

    Another thrilling story from Dan Brown. The action again takes place in a 24 hour period, and one adventure follows another in breathless fashion. The characters move beyond cardboard but only slightly. That doesn't matter since the plot is king, and it does keep pulling you along to listen to just a bit more. Enough scientific information to keep it interesting and thought provoking. What if...nah, couldn't be, could it?

  • Darlene

    Lacking in story development compared to DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons. The plot was too predictable. No surprises here.

  • MGD

    Dan Brown has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Although this one is not on the same path as his first two, it had me sitting in the drive way waiting to see if Michael and Rachel would escape one close call after another. Makes me wonder did we ever land on the moon!! hummm.

  • Daniel Wainwright

    Somewhat different from his other two books. Less focus on religion and the arts. Instead, Brown put in a ton of time researching NASA and the science behind meteors. Book was a little hard to believe at times and the escapes were a little too convenient at times. But, all in all, it was a very good "read."

  • Diane Oliphant

    Several times I was sure of the ending, but a few twists changed the outcome. I enjoy Dan Brown's novels and believe this was another best seller.

  • Daparoye

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and the suspense and action kept me sitting in my car not wanting to go into the house. You care about the characters and the twists and turns are unexpected ... I really LOVE that! I would definately reccommend this book.

  • ReggieGirl

    I have fast become a Dan Brown fanatic! His books are always making me think. I can't wait to see what happens next. I find myself staying in my car to listen for more intrigue, clues, and suspense! Just when you think it's over it's not - more excitement on every disk!!!

  • Anonymous

    Don't get me wrong. I did enjoy this book and I will read his other books as well. But you might say this was just like The Da Vinci Code, minus religion and replace it with NASA. What I did NOT like was the reader. He makes these spity, mouthy noises that just drove me nuts. Like nails on a chalkboard. Yuck!

  • Anonymous

    Excellent book!!! May actually top my all time best list! Well researched and brilliantly put together. Recommended reading for anyone who wants more from a book! This will make you sit on the edge of your seat and challenge your intellect as well! Well done Mr. Brown! This exceeds The Davinci Code in every way!

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this book. There were a lot of twists that keeps you interested throughout the book.

  • Anonymous

    Very well written and very effectively narrated. Fast paced thriller...could not wait for my next set of disks to arrive. Dan Brown hit a home run with this one.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting idea, well researched, and kept me listening. Became a bit unbelievable in parts towards the end, but generally held my interest. .

  • William Morgan

    This thrilling adventure is my favorite of all the Dan Brown books. The author's attention to detail and scientific realism, although not perfect, sparks the readers' interest to develop a new understanding of astro-biology and geology. The story is filled with suspense, political intrigue, several near death experiences, and surprise developments. As all of Brown's books, the entire story covers less than 48 hours in the characters' lives. To imagine this much happening in such a short time frame is a little hard to swallow, but the continuing urgency of the situation makes the story that much more compelling. Definitely hard to stop listening! Highly recommended!

  • Anonymous

    Overall I enjoyed deception point. However, I found the readers voice to be very boring after about the thrid cd.

  • Karen Myrick

    Excellent fictional adventure. I couldn't wait to hear what would happen next. I enjoy Brown's character twists he inserts in his books and his mixture of fact and fiction; he's very creative.

  • Marlene Alhandy

    The plot and details were intelligently written but too far fetched.

  • Batman

    It had a lot of suspense. It was classic Dan Brown style telling to two different sides of the story that meet in the middle. I listened to it in almost one sitting. Couldn't stop.

  • Anonymous

    This book was excellent! The reader had a wide variety of voices to add depth to the dialogue. The action was fast-paced, suspenseful. The story line was very interesting. Could not stop listening to it!

  • Charles Frazier

    Great suspense thriller. If you like TV shows like 24 then you'll love this book. Many twists and turns along with unexpected outcomes. There was not a moment that I wasn't riveted to this story. I'm looking for more from Dan Brown

  • Anonymous

    This was an interesting story. Some of it was predicatable but it was a fun read. It is worth reading.

  • Michael Taylor

    This was the first Novel that I listened to on Audio, and I was spoiled. The story was excellent, great twists great fiction. Outstanding & likeable (or purposely unlikeable characters). I was hoping for a more interesting relationship between the main character & his association with his parents, but it was fleeting & kind of unnecessary. If you like the genre this stands out, I would go out to the car during my lunch break just to hear more.

  • Anonymous

    Mildly interesting. A little far fetched.....or maybe not? Quick listen.

  • Richard Southiere

    Was very interesting and intriging and was a very good listen. At times a little far fetched, but then again the hero and heroine never die.

  • Dan Pressley

    Dan Brown seems to be hit or miss lately. This book was very interesting, suspenseful and would have been a real page turner in book-form. There was plenty of action and suspense to keep it interesting.

  • Vernett Johnson

    Pretty suspensful though not as good as other Dan Brown novels.

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