I listened to this book as I took my dog for a walk each day. The ONLY reason I finished it was because I needed to listen to something as I find walking an unending exercise in futility, but for medical reasons, I do walk as often as I can. As someone else said, if you are going to the places mentioned it this book, just listen to this book. You will not need a tour guide. AND it is about as interesting as that. In fact, a book acting as a tour guide would keep you focused so much more than Inferno. It probably would have pictures. This book is just a narration of renaissance art with a slight sideline of a virus that would infect the world and reduce human population. Although, this would have added a great deal of interest and intrigue, it was hardly ever addressed.
I do not think I will ever read Dan Brown's books again. I used to enjoy his writing, but once he gets started on a theme, he will not let it go. He needs to get to the point that he writes to everyday people, not just about HIS interests.
The narration is great.
Most of the parts describing the art. There was so much about that, I lost complete interest in it. Just too much!
Complete waste. If I had been sitting down reading for all that time, even though that is an activity I enjoy and hardly ever don't finish a book I start, I would have considered this one a lost cause...
Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.
Each time I listen to one of Dan Brown's, Robert Langton books, I feel that I have taken several courses in architecture. This book was no exception. I have seen some negative reviews of the INFERNO, but I found it to be better than the DA VINCI CODE. There is less reliance on religious speculation and more reliance on scientific speculation.
Some of the underlying philosophical questions are worth pondering. How do we deal with over population? Are we now the custodians of our own evolution? Is the worst sin not taking action in moral crisis?
The narrator did an excellent job. His tone almost forces one to listen.
The story was great, I listened to the entire story in two sittings. And Paul Michael was excellent in his performance. the way it was written and performed gave me a perfect mental movie. I highly recommend this book to any Dan Brown fans, or fans of suspense.