Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2003
CS ISBN 074353574X $26.00 Four cassettes
Now that Brown has hit it big with THE DA VINCI CODE, some of his older works are coming out in audio. This one is about NASA, a "find" beneath the Arctic ice, a slimy senator who wants to be president, and his daughter, who works for the current president. Character development has been sacrificed for scientific detail, at least in the shortened version, but Boyd Gaines does his best to give everyone a voice, delivering the expository details with the authority of a news anchor. Listen for the plot and the "Cryptalk" and ignore lines like "Then it happened." J.B.G.
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