Intriguing, Action-filled, Long
My favorite character was actually Sienna--even though (spoiler alert) she turned out to be not what she appeared in the beginning. I hope Dan Brown brings her back because I enjoyed the relationship that appeared to be developing between her and Robert Langdon.
Hang onto your seat as you see The Divine Comedy in a whole new light.
This booked just dragged on. I found it hard to finish but I persisted. Not in the same league as The Da Vinci code, which was brilliant.
Loved his voice and how he kept me interested
Inferno is a continuation of Robert Langdon's story. He's the main character in three of Dan Brown's previous books. If you're like me and you love the mystery and suspense that a thriller bring, this is the book for you! For me it just continued the story that Langdon has been set with in the previous three books. If you haven't had the chance to read or listen to Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons or The Lost Symbol I would highly recommend listening to those three first then listening to Inferno. This story (as with all of the Robert Langdon stories) creates a lot of forward thinking and is a page turner (even without the pages!).
On recommendation only.
The regular narration was fine, but his comic timing is minimal and the voice acting for a woman seemed more like he was mocking females.
The end was interesting, but with that said--The end was the best part of the book. I could see a story set 50-100 years after the end of this being interesting.
Unlike the DaVinci Code, this book was really sluggish and the multiple POV actually took away tension rather than adding. Look for other books in the thriller genre.
Sounds like a travel book and lesson in Italian. The pace is slow.
Be less pedantic.
Its not his fault
I hope they do better with the movie.
I liked the thrill and the fast changing action in the beginning of the book. However 10 hours in, the most implausible and impossible scenarios started happening and then by the end, I actually could predict the character dialogue. And this is something I am really NOT looking for in a book. I did finish it, however the last few hours felt like I was wasting my time. I was hoping to have something on par with the Da Vinci Code, however this book didn't exactly held up to my expectations. The characters were interesting but somewhat predictable and not very complex. Still, I have to say that I did enjoy the references and history facts of places, museums and artifacts.
No, it hasn't.
No. It was way too long as it is.
Not sure if I will read Dan Brown again.
I like historial mysteries and Dan Brown in particular. He presents much historically valid information and this is what I really like. It is not a far out novel with unbelievable situations.
I have listened to several of his narrations and they are very rich and varied in delivery. He is excellent.
I was afraid it would not be as good as Angels and Demons or the DaVinci Code, but it was totally up to par in all respects. Maybe more thought provoking because of the serious issues it presents.
The mention of every landmark (in Italian)
A good ending
A good clear voice.
I liked the ending
I will NOT try another Dan Brown book!
I have read each of the other books in this "Robert Langdon" (aka Tom Hanks with a really terrible haircut) series, so it seemed fitting that I should also include this one. It was good. Very Dan Brown-ish. Langdon travels to Istanbul which was so fun. Istanbul being a favorite city of mine, I loved learning more about it through this book.
Likely others will read it for the same reason I did, "I read the others, so why not this one." Lowering your expectations for it might be a good idea.
Inferno is typical of historical fiction scenarios. It is good but not fantastically - can't put it down - great. If the reader has enjoyed other Dan Brown books, this one will also please.
Basically, all the other Dan Brown books set typically in Italy involving historic settings and history.
He is a pro! His voices and expressive reading are outstanding and way above par. His rendition sounded to me as though I were reading it myself.
The true value of having read this book is the information learned. Whether new ideas and details about science, art history and social engineering or information about visionary and futuristic concepts, 'Inferno' is educational more than, perhaps a great novel. It is entertaining and thought provoking.