yes--no intrique as is dan brown's forte
would take a chance but inferno was a let down
would take a lot of creative leeway by Hollywood to make up for the contents of this book---even tom hanks name could not salvage this book---even tho tom hanks was never ever my first choice for the other brown movies
please, mr brown do what u do best ---this is not your best outing--sorely disappointing
I would not recommend this novel to a friend. Dan Brown has created a predictable formula and this (fourth?) book featuring Harvard Prof Robert Langdon lacks the twists and turns of his earlier novels. I'd rate it higher than his Washington DC based novel but nowhere near the creativity he exhibited in "The DaVinci Code" and "Angels & Demons". It feels as though Dan Brown is tithed to a contractual obligation and he's traveling the world under the guise of deductible expenses to report to the IRS. I wish he'd spend more time tethered to his desk creating a convoluted plot than traveling to add spice to narratives.
More intricate plot. I was able to anticipate each twist and turn chapters before it occurred.
Yes. I have listened to many. His reading has excellent cadence and nuance.
So happy with this book. The story pleasantly deviates from Brown's typical plot formula, and for that reason I'd listen to the book again just to try and pick up on subtle hints of what ultimately happens. If you've enjoyed the other Dan Brown titles featuring our favorite symbologist Robert Langdon, Inferno does not disappoint.
Characters, even the "bad guys", you can sympathize with.
Robert Langdon. I wish he would do voice over work in the Ron Howard movies. Not that I don't love Tom Hanks, but Paul Michael is the voice of Robert Langdon.
Almost. The last 2.5 hours were in one sitting.
English major. Love to read
I downloaded this book to listen to while I was driving to Wyoming with the purpose of keeping me interested in being in the car for hours. It worked because Dan Brown can tell a story but it's still not great or even good literature. There is a place for this but don't expect to remember much about it a week later.
This was a good listen. I thought it was a little too predictable, or maybe I just got weary of the constant descriptions of the same holy relics, shrines, churches, as the main character was attempting to get his memory back. It held my interest for most of the story, however I got a little bored in the end.
I cannot say who might enjoy this formulaic story. Characters are either dull or stereo types. Twists and turns in the plot are annoying and unbelievable.
Ok. I am quite fan of Browns previous books, but this one is quite recycle of his previous books repainted quickly and released still wet. Storry actually has some strong logical flaws and The whole book can end somewhere in the middle and nobody would care. I suffered to the end, but really not sure why. Brown should spend more time out of his scheme, and do more rewriting work.
Not this recycled stories.
Dan Brown's writing is always a pleasure to read; he keeps you interested through his "everyman" approach to story telling and always provides interesting little historical tidbits that have you running to your reference library to check things out and learn more about the topics he references.
I enjoy the character of Robert Langdon and look forward to the history and folklore Dan Brown includes in all of his books; Inferno was no exception and has inspired me to read Danté's Divine Comedy from start to finish.
Paul Michael is a capable narrator and I enjoyed his interpretation of how each character should sound, write down to the consistent rendering of emotion in each one's thoughts and speech pattern. Mr. Michael's narration made this book better than it would have been on its own.
Although I don't often have an opportunity to listen to a book in one sitting I was eager to start up again whenever there was a lapse. Dan Brown is a talented wordsmith and I love the way he combines historical fact with fiction to come up with his plots, the character of Robert Langdon is also quite endearing.
Although enjoyable I didn't think this was one of Dan Brown's better novels. While listening to the plot unravel I felt it was rushed, as if publishing the novel was more important than a plausible story line/ending. Perhaps there was a deadline to be met which prevented this story from coming to fruition at a better speed (less rushed and frenetic) with a more practical resolution or perhaps I have simply been spoiled by Mr. Brown's other novels. Still a great listen and I will definitely continue to purchase any book published by this author.
This is probably one of the lower of my favorite Dan Brown books (above Angel's & Demons). This book was great throughout, however, in the end it spent like an hour or two explaining everything and just letting me know all of the twists and turns and what they meant. It felt very fake with the way that it just flat out explained the hidden plots and ideas (I am trying to not mention anything). Usually Dan Brown books let me figure out what is happening and just give some clues toward the end, not just flat out tell me. I was a little disappointed with that. It was still a great book, and I highly recommend it, I just wish he ended it better.
Yes, plot twists and turns throughout.
Yes, but it is long
Great book, just bad wrapping up.