I would definitely listen to this book again. Dan brown steps up again to deliver a story rife with detail and tense situations for one of my favorite people: Robert Langdon
While I haven't heard any other books read aloud by Paul Michael, I believe he has an excellent command of the text. His inflection and accents provide another dimension to an amazing story.
Yes I would. It's a great action story, plus a great travel guide.
How Brown can make researcing history a way to save the world.
He is great speaker and you don't get bored hearing him.
The adventure is hot like an inferno.
Dan brown does it again. I hope he writes more books soon
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
Noah Charney wrote an article in “The Daily Beast” titled “Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications”. The truth is there are more than 10. But Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and now Inferno are terrifically entertaining fictions. Charney’s petty criticism misses the point of reading a novel for sheer entertainment. If one reads Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Christo or The Three Musketeers), the same criticism is applicable, but great tales are told by both Dumas and Brown.
There are many twists and turns in Brown’s story that will draw its audience into the tale. The cleverness of Brown’s writing is enhanced by some knowledge of Dante’s poem but the story rests on its own merit. Inferno, like The Three Musketeers, is a highly entertaining story.
Did not read the print version
Robert Langdon, he always finds a way to get in trouble and has an adventure getting out. Always with a beautiful woman by his side.
Italy becomes one of the main character in the story, the movie would be lovely.
I'm a producer with much less time to read for fun than I'd like. I'm new to audio books and love a good mystery thriller.
Scary but Great!
Yes, totally and that is what I love about Dan Brown books. They always keep you on the edge of your seat. Always a thrill ride. I really am a fan of most all of his books but I really liked this one.
It has been a while since I read it but I just remember the tour through Italy being a favorite.
No but I had a great time. The overall story is quite thought provoking and stays with you long after.
I love Paul Michael, his is my favorite narrator. I don't know what it is exactly but I just think he is perfect for these fast paced adventures. Perfect go to guy for Dan Brown books.
I would...it is an interesting read and an exciting story.
Any other Dan Brown novel. He has hit on a formula of sorts to make an exciting book, and Inferno is no different.
I mostly enjoyed the scenes in Florence, as the descriptions of the sights and attractions are compelling. Brown does paint the scenery well, if the story is a bit formulaic.
Yes and no. The recording is 17 hours long, which makes for a long sitting, but on a road trip from Minnesota to Texas, it makes for a good listen.
There needs to be some removal from reality when listening to this book, but it is interesting and exciting. At times, the author restates things enough times to make sure that everybody understands what's going on, which tends to drag a little for an audiobook. However, these are details, and the big picture of this book is that it is a good story with good descriptions and inclusion of art and art history.
Brought me back to two of my favorite cities.
Yes- Wanted to see where they would go next.
Would recommend this book to any one who's ever been to Italy and all art lovers.
Outrageously simple-minded plot twists. Brown's nerd hero always seems to know everything about everything and always ends up in some impossible coincidence to astound the reader. High school Humanities teachers will love this for it's sprinkling of anecdotes on art, geography, history, etc.
Paul Michael's reading was better than average. I pity the man for taking this gig though. How he must have wanted to laugh so frequently during the recording!
If you liked his previous books, you'll probably like this one. If you despised his previous books, run away from this one.
Yes, definitely, but only to friends who enjoy good thrillers mixed with history. I have been a long time Dan Brown fan and this book was #1 on my Must Read list. It did not disappoint! I personally love twists and Dan Brown is skilled in writing them.
I didn't want to stop listening! I'd want to fall asleep while listening to the book but would be afraid I'd lose my place or miss a part as I dozed off. Dan Brown has a way of leaving you hanging just enough to where you tell yourself, I just want to listen 5 minutes more to finish off this "scene", then I find myself repeating that cycle 10 or 20 more times until a whole hour has passed. He reveals plot points just enough to keep you wanting more.
I found his performance to be well done. I liked the use of different accents to portray the different characters. For a book who's characters travel to many different countries, a narrator like him is much appreciated.
I expected to read a formulaic version of Brown's 'Da Vinci Code', and in a lot of ways, this was. But the opening scenes with Langdon not knowing who he was added a whole new dimension. Over used plot device? Well, yes. But very well done, and used to good effect. Brown's standard treasure hunt plot was in evidence, but it was enjoyable, slickly done, and a terrific listen!