Best audiobooks of 2021

Talking book or Audiobooks as they are known have had immense market growth in the last twenty years.

An audiobook is a recording of a book which is read out loud. When a narrator or voice over actor reads the complete text it is termed, unabridged, whereas shorter versions are described as abridged.

Spoken audio recordings of books began almost 90 years ago but has seen vast and sustained growth in the last 40 years.

Since the mid-90s the Audio Publishers Association has run the Audie Awards for audiobooks. For the industry it is their, Oscars ceremony. which is equivalent to the Oscar for the audiobook industry. Normally it runs in conjunction with BookExpo America.

Audio has been helped by advances in technology and particularly by tablets, smartphones and multimedia entertainment systems in cars,.

Many listeners tune in to talking books in their cars, while exercising or while performing mundane tasks like hoovering the carpet.

India is one of the most exciting markets for talking books with possibly the greatest growth potential for audiobooks.

Many people in the cities of India face long commutes and audiobooks are a great way to pass the time.

Many commuters prefer business books to listen to as audio books, though fiction, including crime, espionage, political fiction and thrillers, re an increasingly growing market.

Now Audio books are being made in the various Indian languages. The increase in popularity is also fuelled by the increasingly diverse and high quality fiction being written by Indian authors such as: R.K Narayan, Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Mulk Raj Anand, Khushwant Singh, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistry, Ruskin Bond, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Amitav Ghosh, Vikram Seth, Aravind Adiga and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Idia is a fascinating and vibrant country with great writers who we should all listen to.

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This is a list of some of the best audiobooks in the fiction and thriller genre available on Amazon and Audible:

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Ido Graf – See Glass

Brad Thor – Black Ice #1 New York Times bestseller

Nelson DeMille – The Cuban Affair #1 Washinton Post bestseller

The audiobook by Ken Follett – The Key to Rebecca

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And for my Indian readers:

टॉकिंग बुक या ऑडियोबुक, जैसा कि वे जानते हैं, पिछले बीस वर्षों में बाजार में काफी वृद्धि हुई है।

एक ऑडियोबुक एक किताब की रिकॉर्डिंग है जिसे जोर से पढ़ा जाता है। जब कोई कथावाचक या वॉयस ओवर अभिनेता पूरा पाठ पढ़ता है तो उसे संक्षिप्त कहा जाता है, जबकि छोटे संस्करणों को संक्षिप्त रूप में वर्णित किया जाता है।
किताबों की स्पोकन ऑडियो रिकॉर्डिंग लगभग 90 साल पहले शुरू हुई थी, लेकिन पिछले 40 वर्षों में इसमें व्यापक और निरंतर वृद्धि देखी गई है।
90 के दशक के मध्य से ऑडियो पब्लिशर्स एसोसिएशन ने ऑडियोबुक के लिए ऑडी अवार्ड्स चलाए हैं। उद्योग के लिए यह उनका ऑस्कर समारोह है। जो ऑडियोबुक उद्योग के लिए ऑस्कर के बराबर है। आम तौर पर यह BookExpo America के संयोजन में चलता है।
ऑडियो को प्रौद्योगिकी में प्रगति और विशेष रूप से कारों में टैबलेट, स्मार्टफोन और मल्टीमीडिया मनोरंजन प्रणालियों द्वारा मदद मिली है।
कई श्रोता व्यायाम करते समय या कालीन पर फहराने जैसे सांसारिक कार्यों को करते समय अपनी कारों में बात करने वाली किताबों को देखते हैं।
भारत, टॉकिंग बुक्स के लिए सबसे रोमांचक बाजारों में से एक है, जिसमें संभवतः ऑडियोबुक्स के लिए सबसे बड़ी विकास क्षमता है।
भारत के शहरों में बहुत से लोगों को लंबी यात्रा का सामना करना पड़ता है और ऑडियोबुक समय गुजारने का एक शानदार तरीका है।
कई यात्री व्यावसायिक पुस्तकों को ऑडियो पुस्तकों के रूप में सुनना पसंद करते हैं, हालांकि अपराध, जासूसी, राजनीतिक कथा और थ्रिलर सहित कल्पना, एक तेजी से बढ़ता बाजार है।
अब विभिन्न भारतीय भाषाओं में ऑडियो पुस्तकें बनाई जा रही हैं। लोकप्रियता में वृद्धि भारतीय लेखकों द्वारा लिखी जा रही तेजी से विविध और उच्च गुणवत्ता वाली कथाओं से भी प्रेरित है जैसे: आरके नारायण, नीरद सी चौधरी, मुल्क राज आनंद, खुशवंत सिंह, रूथ प्रवर झाबवाला, अनीता देसाई, सलमान रुश्दी, रोहिंटन मिस्त्री , रस्किन बॉन्ड, उपमन्यु चटर्जी, अमिताव घोष, विक्रम सेठ, अरविंद अडिगा और झुम्पा लाहिड़ी।
इडिया महान लेखकों वाला एक आकर्षक और जीवंत देश है, जिसे हम सभी को सुनना चाहिए।
यह अमेज़ॅन और ऑडिबल पर उपलब्ध फिक्शन और थ्रिलर शैली में कुछ बेहतरीन ऑडियोबुक की सूची है:
एक अमेज़ॅन सहयोगी के रूप में मैं योग्य खरीद से कमाता हूं।
मुझे इस पोस्ट में लिंक के माध्यम से की गई खरीदारी के लिए कमीशन मिलता है। यह आपके द्वारा लिए जाने वाले मूल्य को प्रभावित नहीं करता है।
toking buk ya odiyobuk, jaisa ki ve jaanate hain, pichhale bees varshon mein baajaar mein kaaphee vrddhi huee hai.

ek odiyobuk ek kitaab kee rikording hai jise jor se padha jaata hai. jab koee kathaavaachak ya voyas ovar abhineta poora paath padhata hai to use sankshipt kaha jaata hai, jabaki chhote sanskaranon ko sankshipt roop mein varnit kiya jaata hai.
kitaabon kee spokan odiyo rikording lagabhag 90 saal pahale shuroo huee thee, lekin pichhale 40 varshon mein isamen vyaapak aur nirantar vrddhi dekhee gaee hai.
90 ke dashak ke madhy se odiyo pablishars esosieshan ne odiyobuk ke lie odee avaards chalae hain. udyog ke lie yah unaka oskar samaaroh hai. jo odiyobuk udyog ke lie oskar ke baraabar hai. aam taur par yah bookaixpo amairich ke sanyojan mein chalata hai.
odiyo ko praudyogikee mein pragati aur vishesh roop se kaaron mein taibalet, smaartaphon aur malteemeediya manoranjan pranaaliyon dvaara madad milee hai.
kaee shrota vyaayaam karate samay ya kaaleen par phaharaane jaise saansaarik kaaryon ko karate samay apanee kaaron mein baat karane vaalee kitaabon ko dekhate hain.
bhaarat, toking buks ke lie sabase romaanchak baajaaron mein se ek hai, jisamen sambhavatah odiyobuks ke lie sabase badee vikaas kshamata hai.
bhaarat ke shaharon mein bahut se logon ko lambee yaatra ka saamana karana padata hai aur odiyobuk samay gujaarane ka ek shaanadaar tareeka hai.
kaee yaatree vyaavasaayik pustakon ko odiyo pustakon ke roop mein sunana pasand karate hain, haalaanki aparaadh, jaasoosee, raajaneetik katha aur thrilar sahit kalpana, ek tejee se badhata baajaar hai.
ab vibhinn bhaarateey bhaashaon mein odiyo pustaken banaee ja rahee hain. lokapriyata mein vrddhi bhaarateey lekhakon dvaara likhee ja rahee tejee se vividh aur uchch gunavatta vaalee kathaon se bhee prerit hai jaise: aarake naaraayan, neerad see chaudharee, mulk raaj aanand, khushavant sinh, rooth pravar jhaabavaala, aneeta desaee, salamaan rushdee, rohintan mistree , raskin bond, upamanyu chatarjee, amitaav ghosh, vikram seth, aravind adiga aur jhumpa laahidee.
idiya mahaan lekhakon vaala ek aakarshak aur jeevant desh hai, jise ham sabhee ko sunana chaahie.
yah amezain aur odibal par upalabdh phikshan aur thrilar shailee mein kuchh behatareen odiyobuk kee soochee hai:
ek amezain sahayogee ke roop mein main yogy khareed se kamaata hoon.
mujhe is post mein link ke maadhyam se kee gaee khareedaaree ke lie kameeshan milata hai. yah aapake dvaara lie jaane vaale mooly ko prabhaavit nahin karata hai

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Ido Graf – See Glass

Brad Thor – Black Ice #1 New York Times bestseller

Nelson DeMille – The Cuban Affair #1 Washinton Post bestseller

The audiobook by Ken Follett – The Key to Rebecca

Photo by C D-X on Unsplash

Blowback by Brad Thor

Brad Thor is a #1 New York Times bestselling fiction author. He has written twenty-one thrillers, including Spymaster, Near Dark, Backlash, and The Last Patriot. His plots are intricate and clever and his writing style is utterly engaging.


Blowback is a highly original novel by Brad Thor. Suddenly the greatest danger to the USA becomes a weapon designed to be used to destroy the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago.

Scot Harvath’s career is in freefall as the administration has terminated him. However, the US President has to rehire him if he is to protect America. Harvath heads for the Mediterranean and begins to track a shadowy organization that has been trying to source a weapon that will finally deal with the West and the Americans in particular. Following several heatwaves, a melting glacier has given up a hidden secret. The story has a very international feel as it races through the exotic Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Italy, Switzerland, London and Paris, and Saudi Arabia.

Can the world be saved by Scot Harvath?

Read the Brad Thor book to find out in this truly ground-breaking novel. The book, Blowback, is available as an audiobook, kindle e-book, paperback, and hardback.

If you enjoy the novels of Brad Thor then why not try See Glass by Ido Graf? A political thriller that will blow your mind!

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Daylight by David Baldacci

Daylight is the new fiction book by talented writer David Baldacci.

Daylight is the New York Times bestseller and sequel to Long Road to Mercy and A Minute to Midnight . The novel features FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine. Pine hunts for Mercy, her twin sister, becoming embroiled with a military investigators case. It leads into a global conspiracy.

The new book by David Baldacci is a masterpiece of the writing craft that leads the reader through an intricate plot with worldwide implications.

A book which is well worth a read!

Daylight es el nuevo libro de ficción del talentoso escritor David Baldacci.

Daylight es el bestseller del New York Times y la secuela de Long Road to Mercy y A Minute to Midnight. La novela presenta a la agente especial del FBI Atlee Pine. Pine busca a Mercy, su hermana gemela, y se ve envuelta en un caso de investigadores militares. Conduce a una conspiración global.

El nuevo libro de David Baldacci es una obra maestra del oficio de la escritura que guía al lector a través de una intrincada trama con implicaciones mundiales.

¡Un libro que vale la pena leer!

Daylight est le nouveau livre de fiction du talentueux écrivain David Baldacci.

Daylight est le best-seller du New York Times et la suite de Long Road to Mercy et A Minute to Midnight. Le roman présente l’agent spécial du FBI Atlee Pine. Pine est à la recherche de Mercy, sa sœur jumelle, mêlée à une affaire d’enquêteurs militaires. Cela conduit à une conspiration mondiale.

Le nouveau livre de David Baldacci est un chef-d’œuvre de l’art de l’écriture qui guide le lecteur à travers une intrigue complexe aux implications mondiales.

Un livre qui vaut la peine d’être lu!

Daylight ist das neue Fiction-Buch des talentierten Schriftstellers David Baldacci.

Daylight ist der Bestseller der New York Times und die Fortsetzung von Long Road to Mercy und A Minute to Midnight. Der Roman zeigt FBI-Spezialagent Atlee Pine. Pine jagt nach Mercy, ihrer Zwillingsschwester, und wird in einen Fall von Militärermittlern verwickelt. Es führt zu einer globalen Verschwörung.

Das neue Buch von David Baldacci ist ein Meisterwerk des Schreibhandwerks, das den Leser durch eine komplizierte Handlung mit weltweiten Auswirkungen führt.

Ein Buch, das es wert ist, gelesen zu werden!

Daylight ist das neue Fiction-Buch des talentierten Schriftstellers David Baldacci.

Daylight ist der Bestseller der New York Times und die Fortsetzung von Long Road to Mercy und A Minute to Midnight. Der Roman zeigt FBI-Spezialagent Atlee Pine. Pine jagt nach Mercy, ihrer Zwillingsschwester, und wird in einen Fall von Militärermittlern verwickelt. Es führt zu einer globalen Verschwörung.

Das neue Buch von David Baldacci ist ein Meisterwerk des Schreibhandwerks, das den Leser durch eine komplizierte Handlung mit weltweiten Auswirkungen führt.

Ein Buch, das es wert ist, gelesen zu werden!…

Daylight is het nieuwe fictieboek van de getalenteerde schrijver David Baldacci.

Daylight is de bestseller van de New York Times en het vervolg op Long Road to Mercy en A Minute to Midnight. De roman bevat FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine. Pine jaagt op Mercy, haar tweelingzus, die verwikkeld raakt in een zaak van een militaire rechercheur. Het leidt tot een wereldwijde samenzwering.

Het nieuwe boek van David Baldacci is een meesterwerk van het schrijfvak dat de lezer door een ingewikkeld plot leidt met wereldwijde implicaties.

Een boek dat het lezen waard is!

Päivänvalo on lahjakkaan kirjailijan David Baldaccin uusi fiktiokirja.

Päivänvalo on New York Timesin bestselleri ja jatko Pitkälle tielle armoon ja Minuutti keskiyöhön. Romaanissa on FBI: n erityisagentti Atlee Pine. Mänty etsii Mercyä, hänen kaksoissisartaan, sotkeutuen sotilastutkijoiden tapaukseen. Se johtaa maailmanlaajuiseen salaliittoon.

David Baldaccin uusi kirja on kirjoituskoneen mestariteos, joka johtaa lukijan monimutkaisen juoni läpi maailmanlaajuisesti.

Kirja, joka on lukemisen arvoinen!

Daylight è il nuovo libro di narrativa del talentuoso scrittore David Baldacci.

Daylight è il bestseller del New York Times e sequel di Long Road to Mercy e A Minute to Midnight. Il romanzo presenta l’agente speciale dell’FBI Atlee Pine. Pine va a caccia di Mercy, sua sorella gemella, coinvolta in un caso di investigatori militari. Conduce a una cospirazione globale.

Il nuovo libro di David Baldacci è un capolavoro del mestiere di scrittura che guida il lettore attraverso una trama intricata con implicazioni mondiali.

Un libro che vale la pena leggere!

Daylightは、才能ある作家のDavidBaldacciによる新しいフィクションの本です。

Daylightは、ニューヨークタイムズのベストセラーであり、Long Road toMercyとAMinute toMidnightの続編です。 小説はFBI特別捜査官アトリーパインを備えています。 パインは双子の妹であるマーシーを捜索し、軍の捜査官の事件に巻き込まれました。 それは世界的な陰謀につながります。

デイヴィッドバルダッチによる新しい本は、世界的な意味を持つ複雑なプロットを通して読者を導くライティングクラフトの傑作です。

Daylight huwa l-ktieb ġdid ta ‘finzjoni mill-kittieb b’talent David Baldacci.

Daylight huwa l-aqwa bejjiegħ tan-New York Times u segwiment għal Long Road to Mercy u A Minute to Midnight. Ir-rumanz fih l-Aġent Speċjali tal-FBI Atlee Pine. L-arżnu jfittex lil Mercy, oħt it-tewmin tagħha, imdawra b’każ ta ’investigaturi militari. Dan iwassal għal konspirazzjoni globali.

Il-ktieb il-ġdid ta ’David Baldacci huwa kapulavur tal-inġenju tal-kitba li jmexxi lill-qarrej permezz ta’ komplott kumplikat b’implikazzjonijiet mad-dinja kollha.

Ktieb li jiswa jaqra sew!

Dagslys er den nye skjønnlitterære boka av talentfulle forfatteren David Baldacci.

Daylight er New York Times bestselger og oppfølger til Long Road to Mercy og A Minute to Midnight. Romanen inneholder FBIs spesialagent Atlee Pine. Pine jakter på Mercy, tvillingsøsteren hennes, og blir involvert i en militær etterforskersak. Det fører til en global konspirasjon.

Den nye boken av David Baldacci er et mesterverk av skrivehåndverket som leder leseren gjennom et intrikat plot med verdensomspennende implikasjoner.

En bok som er vel verdt å lese!

Daylight to nowa książka fabularna utalentowanego pisarza Davida Baldacciego.

Daylight to bestseller New York Timesa i kontynuacja Long Road to Mercy i A Minute to Midnight. W powieści występuje agent specjalny FBI Atlee Pine. Pine poluje na Mercy, swoją siostrę bliźniaczkę, wplątaną w sprawę wojskowych śledczych. Prowadzi do globalnej konspiracji.

Nowa książka Davida Baldacciego to arcydzieło kunsztu pisarskiego, które prowadzi czytelnika przez zawiłą fabułę o ogólnoświatowych implikacjach.

Książka, którą warto przeczytać!

Daylight é o novo livro de ficção do talentoso escritor David Baldacci.

Daylight é o best-seller do New York Times e a sequência de Long Road to Mercy e A Minute to Midnight. O romance apresenta o agente especial do FBI Atlee Pine. Pine caça Mercy, sua irmã gêmea, envolvendo-se em um caso de investigadores militares. Isso leva a uma conspiração global.

O novo livro de David Baldacci é uma obra-prima da arte da escrita que conduz o leitor por um enredo intrincado com implicações mundiais.

Um livro que vale a pena ler!

Daylight är den nya fiktionboken av den begåvade författaren David Baldacci.

Daylight är New York Times bästsäljare och uppföljare till Long Road to Mercy och A Minute to Midnight. Romanen innehåller FBIs specialagent Atlee Pine. Tall jagar efter Mercy, hennes tvillingsyster, och blir inblandad i ett militärutredningsärende. Det leder till en global konspiration.

Den nya boken av David Baldacci är ett mästerverk av skrivhantverket som leder läsaren genom en invecklad plot med världsomspännande implikationer.

En bok som är väl värt att läsa!

Daylight är den nya fiktionboken av den begåvade författaren David Baldacci.

Daylight är New York Times bästsäljare och uppföljare till Long Road to Mercy och A Minute to Midnight. Romanen innehåller FBIs specialagent Atlee Pine. Tall jagar efter Mercy, hennes tvillingsyster, och blir inblandad i ett militärutredningsärende. Det leder till en global konspiration.

Den nya boken av David Baldacci är ett mästerverk av skrivhantverket som leder läsaren genom en invecklad plot med världsomspännande implikationer.

En bok som är väl värt att läsa!

Daylight yw’r llyfr ffuglen newydd gan yr awdur talentog David Baldacci.

Daylight yw llyfrwerthwr a dilyniant New York Times i Long Road to Mercy a A Minute to Midnight. Mae’r nofel yn cynnwys Atlee Pine, Asiant Arbennig FBI. Mae pinwydd yn hela am Mercy, ei gefaill, yn cael ei frodio ag achos ymchwilwyr milwrol. Mae’n arwain at gynllwyn byd-eang.

Mae’r llyfr newydd gan David Baldacci yn gampwaith o’r grefft ysgrifennu sy’n arwain y darllenydd trwy blot cymhleth gyda goblygiadau ledled y byd.

Llyfr sy’n werth ei ddarllen!

The Boy from the Woods bestseller of 2020 by Harlan Coben

the boy from the woods bestseller 2020 Harlan Coben

The Boy from the Woods is a great novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben.

This thriller details a missing teenager and the impact of her disappearance on those around her.

A mysterious man, Wilde, has much to consider. Many years before he was found living in the woods. He had no memory of his past and he was fostered eventually as the police could find no trace of his family.

Wilde’s world has gone full circle and many years on he lives, once more, alone, in the woods on the periphery of town. Alone and distrusted – separated from his neighbors.

A TV celebrity lawyer called Hester Crimstein tries to get Wilde to assist in finding the girl.  Tensions rise as a team of ex-military security experts comes to town. Wilde faces intense challenges and walls of silence in this taut cleverly constructed thriller from a top fiction thriller writer, Harlan Coben.

The Boy from the Woods is a great New York Times best seller book and a great read!

 

One Minute Out by best seller author, Mark Greaney

One Minute Out by Mark Greaney

 

Mark Greaney is a best selling fiction author and New York Times bestseller. He co-authored Tom Clancy Jack Ryan Novels and is a great writer. One Minute Out is a superb novel with a gripping yarn and beautiful writing style.

The Gray Man, a supremely dangerous assassin is at the heart of this tightly written thriller.

Court Gentry discovers a human trafficking ring while in Croatia. The story doesn’t end there but leads all the way back to Hollywood.

Gentry has a mission to obliterate the ring, but others, in the CIA, have other plans. They have difficult decisions to make. The ringleader of the organisation can give them information about a potential attack on the USA by terrorists.

The information is too important to lose …it will not be lost!

One Minute Out is a superb novel by a superb writer, Mark Greaney, who I can thoroughly recommend.

Many of us are reading much more in these days of virus – Stranger than Fiction!

This is one to read!

The Perfect Murder by Peter James

Murder crime thriller

Murder crime thriller

The Perfect Murder is a novella by Peter James the bestselling author of the Roy Grace series. Committing the perfect murder and getting away with it is a recurring theme in the crime genre.

Victor Smiley is an unhappy man. His wife, Joan, passes her time ridiculing him and he has for years had no love for her.  He sees a local prostitute, called Kamila, to bring some excitement into his otherwise increasingly pointless life. He has no interest in his work at a factory and dreams only of escape. Joan has her own issues, the marriage is falling apart. She hardly sleeps with the grating sound of Victor’s snoring. Victor is oblivious to the fact that Joan is frittering away large sums of money building up credit card debt. She has her own secret amour, Don and she likes to impress him in constantly evolving sexy outfits.

Victor loses his job and riddled with debt he begins to formulate an escape route to a better life with Kamila. Joan, who he now loathes, has to be removed from his life, permanently. Victor is about to get a shock as he finds murder is also on someone else’s mind.

The Perfect Murder is a top notch novel that is tightly plotted and keeps the reader glued to the page.

Peter James is a very popular novelist who has had several of his novels made into films. They are also in paperback, ebook and audiobook form. He was educated and Charterhouse school and followed this with film school. Born in the UK Peter James lived for several years in North America where he worked as a film producer and screenwriter. He now lives in the UK.  His Roy Grace series was a Sunday Times number one fiction bestseller.

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code thriller by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, is a 2003 mystery-detective novel. It tells the story of Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu who investigate a gruesome murder in the Louvre Museum in Paris. It relates to a supposed battle between Opus Dei and the Priory of Sion. The title of the thriller novel relates to the murder victim being found in the Louvre in the Grand Gallery. His body was naked and artificially posed to resemble Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing called, the Vitruvian Man. A pentacle is drawn on the victims chest in his own blood and a cryptic message scrawled beside his body.

The fictional book has been very successful though, it has come in for criticism on many levels.

In a 2008 issue of The Paris Review Umberto Eco said , “Dan Brown is a character from Foucault’s Pendulum! I invented him. He shares my characters’ fascinations—the world conspiracy of Rosicrucians, Masons, and Jesuits. The role of the Knights Templar. The hermetic secret. The principle that everything is connected. I suspect Dan Brown might not even exist.”

During a lecture, the writer Salman Rushdie said, “Do not start me on ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ A novel so bad that it gives bad novels a bad name.”

Stephen Fry has been more vitriolic saying of Dan Brown’s work, “complete loose stool-water” and “arse gravy of the worst kind.” He went on to say, “I just loathe all those books about the Holy Grail and Masons and Catholic conspiracies and all that botty-dribble. I mean, there’s so much more that’s interesting and exciting in art and in history. It plays to the worst and laziest in humanity, the desire to think the worst of the past and the desire to feel superior to it in some fatuous way.”

Stephen King said of Dan Brown’s work that it was like, “Jokes for the John,” calling this level of work the “intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.”

The New York Times said the book was “Dan Brown’s best-selling primer on how not to write an English sentence”.

The New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane said its “unmitigated junk” and described “the crumbling coarseness of the style.”

Among others, linguist Geoffrey Pullum called Brown one of the “worst prose stylists in the history of literature” and saying Brown’s “writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad.”

Roger Ebert described it as a “potboiler written with little grace and style,” and then went on to say “I should read a potboiler like The Da Vinci Code every once in a while, just to remind myself that life is too short to read books like The Da Vinci Code.”

The author has also been embroiled in legal battles over alleged plagiarism in two of his novels.

I thought Tom Hanks who played Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou and Sir Ian McKellen were very impressive in the film and that managed to transform the written work into something quite acceptable.

However, I have to agree with the other detractors as I did feel that the book was surprisingly purile, badly written and I found it quite turgid. Not what I expected. I wouldn’t personally bother reading any others that he writes.

He said of The Bourne Trilogy by Robert Ludlum that, ‘Ludlum’s early books are complex, smart, and yet still move at a lightning pace. This series got me interested in the genre of big-concept, international thrillers.’

O Código Da Vinci, de Dan Brown, é um romance policial de mistério de 2003. Conta a história de Robert Langdon e Sophie Neveu, que investigam um assassinato horrível no Museu do Louvre, em Paris. Trata-se de uma suposta batalha entre o Opus Dei e o Priorado de Sion. O título do romance de suspense se refere à vítima de assassinato encontrada no Louvre, na Grande Galeria. Seu corpo estava nu e artificialmente posado para se assemelhar ao famoso desenho de Leonardo da Vinci chamado, o Homem Vitruviano. Um pentagrama é desenhado no peito da vítima com seu próprio sangue e uma mensagem criptografada rabiscada ao lado de seu corpo.

O livro de ficção tem tido muito sucesso, porém, tem recebido críticas em muitos níveis.

Em uma edição de 2008 da The Paris Review, Umberto Eco disse: “Dan Brown é um personagem do Pêndulo de Foucault! Eu o inventei. Ele compartilha as fascinações dos meus personagens – a conspiração mundial de Rosacruzes, Maçons e Jesuítas. O papel dos Cavaleiros Templários . O segredo hermético. O princípio de que tudo está conectado. Suspeito que Dan Brown pode nem mesmo existir. ”

Durante uma palestra, o escritor Salman Rushdie disse: “Não me comece com ‘O Código Da Vinci’, um romance tão ruim que dá má fama aos romances ruins.”

Stephen Fry foi mais mordaz ao dizer sobre o trabalho de Dan Brown, “água de fezes soltas completas” e “molho de bunda da pior espécie”. Ele prosseguiu: “Eu simplesmente detesto todos aqueles livros sobre o Santo Graal, os maçons e as conspirações católicas e toda essa baboseira. Quer dizer, há muito mais coisas interessantes e empolgantes na arte e na história. o pior e o mais preguiçoso da humanidade, o desejo de pensar o pior do passado e o desejo de se sentir superior a ele de alguma forma estúpida. ”

Stephen King disse sobre o trabalho de Dan Brown que era como “Piadas para o John”, chamando esse nível de trabalho de “equivalente intelectual do macarrão com queijo Kraft”.

O New York Times disse que o livro era “o best-seller de Dan Brown sobre como não escrever uma frase em inglês”.

O crítico do New Yorker, Anthony Lane, disse que é “lixo absoluto” e descreveu “a aspereza do estilo.”

Entre outros, o lingüista Geoffrey Pullum chamou Brown de um dos “piores estilistas de prosa da história da literatura” e disse que “a escrita de Brown não é apenas ruim; é espantosa, desajeitada, irrefletidamente, quase engenhosamente ruim”.

Roger Ebert o descreveu como um “potboiler escrito com pouca graça e estilo”, e depois disse “Eu deveria ler um potboiler como O Código Da Vinci de vez em quando, apenas para me lembrar que a vida é muito curta para ler livros como O Código Da Vinci. ”

O autor também se envolveu em batalhas legais sobre o alegado plágio em dois de seus romances.

Achei que Tom Hanks que interpretou Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou e Sir Ian McKellen foram muito impressionantes no filme e que conseguiram transformar a obra escrita em algo bastante aceitável.

No entanto, tenho que concordar com os outros detratores, pois senti que o livro era surpreendentemente puro, mal escrito e o achei bastante empolado. Não o que eu esperava. Eu pessoalmente não me incomodaria em ler qualquer outro que ele escrevesse.

Ele disse sobre a Trilogia Bourne de Robert Ludlum que, ‘os primeiros livros de Ludlum são complexos, inteligentes e, ainda assim, movem-se em um ritmo relâmpago. Essa série me interessou pelo gênero de thrillers internacionais de grande conceito. ‘

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