Dan Brown's works have become largely formulaic and repetitive, featuring many similar plot devices and characters, but I find that I can still enjoy them. For someone with a casual interest in art and history, the well-researched background information present in Inferno is also welcome. People interested in science, however, will have to exercise extreme patience with some of the happenings in this book and Browns' others. Paul Michael provides a compelling, clear presentation.
I'm such a fan of Dan Brown. I feel privileged for the opportunity to read, learn and experience his books. I will admit that I didn't initially get completely absorbed in Inferno as I did in his other novels, but I'm still so grateful to have had the opportunity to listen to it. I think the reason is that his first novels were so magnificent that even he would have a hard time surpassing them. But I loved every part of this book. I learned so much about Florence, Italy and Dante that I have renewed interest in learning more. Brown does such an amazing job merging reality and history into fiction that you always wonder, "could this happen?" I think it could and it scares the heck out of me.
Even though it took me a month to get through this novel, I'm so glad I went against many reviews and got it. I will be thinking about the story for many years to come. And I can't wait for the next Dan Brown novel.
I like this book and it's content. The narrator though puts me to sleep. I listen to these at work and I can't go to sleep when I am working! I haven't finished it yet for that reason.
I think it would be a better read than listen.
I like history and biography, novels too. I do have a thing for zombie books as well. I need crappy thrillers now and then.
Dan Brown writes some really trite sentences, so if you don't mind that, go ahead and listen. Actually, listen to Paul Michael is better than reading. Of course, a person reads Dan Brown for the historical oddities and tidbits. At least I do, and there is enough in here to keep one's interest. I like to that the repercussions of this so-called terrorist attack or not completely ignored or undone at the end of the novel. If you've read it, you'll know what I mean. Dan Brown sticks to his guns there.
So this book is kind of fun if you keep your expectations restrained.
Yes - His books, while a bit trite, are entertaining.
Predictable...but still fulfilling.
The inevitable Dan Brown plot twist in the middle.
If someone else was paying and there were drinks involved.
This book provided a fun distraction for me while I was packing my apartment. Sometimes I just want to be entertained! Inferno did the trick.
I like Paul Michael`s way of reading the book, and off course: The book itself
The tempo. I figured out some of the "surprises" and I loved that. I also liked the many references to Dante`s inferno and actually wanted to read it afterwards. I was also interested in the idea: What if someone really wants to "kill" people because we become so many people on earth?
The end when they arrive in turkey
Prior to this book, I was 75% pleased with Brown's books. I loved The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons, and I enjoyed The Lost Symbol. I wasn't a huge fan of Deception Point. This one falls below Deception Point. I found myself wondering multiple times if I should just stop listening since I didn't care how it ended.
The last 90 minutes of the book held my attention. Otherwise it was very difficult to get through. Overall, no, I don't feel like it was worth the listening time.
I am always amazed at how Dan Brown can create a fantastic story every time. Great book, great theme, well told by a very good narrator. It has been a pleasure.
Fun and exciting book with lots of interesting history like you'd expect from Dan Brown but when the protagonist finds out what's going on, it reminded of what happened when I used to watch Scooby Doo. All is not what it seems! Zoinks!