I always enjoy Dan Brown's attention to detail. All the facts about places, history, art, etc., really pull me into the story.
The only other books that remind me of Inferno are some of Dan Brown's other works (The Lost Symbol, Angels and Demons, DaVinci Code, etc.).
He does an amazing job with multiple languages and accents. (At one point in the story, a character was speaking Italian with a French accent...which Paul Michael did.)
There are several unexpected twists that were compelling.
Great read. Great listen.
Having traveled Europe I enjoyed the history lessons but OMG!!! I thought about getting the abridged version but I think it was 1/3 the length of this one.
Best: The narrator was AMAZING.
Least: The book felt forced and contrived and the suspense came off as false. Too many formulas in one cake just does not bake.
Read it before he submitted it.
He is always amazing.
Thats the problem, it was written for the screen not the reader.
Dan Brown delivers as usual. Great read, very detalied and a great story line. I love being able to look up the facts as i am reading the book, it makes the book come alive. The characters are very engaging, you really can lose yourself reading this book.
Avid reader through college now with no time to read. Audiobooks saved my life!
Let me just say that I HATED this book for about 3/5 of the way through it. Way too many times I found myself thinking "this is just stupid" or not understanding why these characters were doing what they were doing. I can't say it's "all better" in the end but it did get better and there were reasons why certain things happened in the story.
I generally like Dan Brown books. I think I've read them all and if you can get past the usual convention of "Nerdy but somewhat attractive man somehow teams up with stunningly beautiful and intelligent woman to solve a Scooby Doo mystery..." plot then you're on your way to liking this book.
Like all the Langdon books, it's equal parts plot and art history/religion education. The education part is actually, most of the time, more entertaining but there is a lot of talking among characters to get those points across.
Overall the pretty good latter 2/5 made up for the nonsensical first 3/5 and raised what was going to be a 2 star review to a 4.
Audio producer, editor of radio waves. Hobbyist magician. Reader and now listener of books.
3 words: HOLD! ON! TIGHT!!!
As soon as I received Inferno, I knew it was special. The way it began, as always was something only Mr. Brown can do. And of course Paul Michael delivers an awesome voice narration that is absolutely first class. I feel that the chemistry between both author and voice over really bring the stories that Dan Brown writes to life. The pace is at break neck speed, and you can't wait to get to the next chapter. Can't wait till the next epic Dan Brown novel. This guy is my favorite author, and no one else can properly come close the that of Mr. Brown. Great work.
None, only previous books from Dan Brown can even come close.
Can't choose just one. They are all super cool and stand out. I guess the 'Consortion' scenes always seemed dark and mysterious, my kina stuff.
The whole trip through the levels of hell, that was extremely moving.
Can't wait till the next novel.
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I feel like this is the last of the series for me.
The education that you receive regarding over population.
It felt very half-hearted.
Someone that is willing to let a story drag on.
Maybe it was the performance that threw me off the most because I am a big fan of the author.
I am not sure.
The plot was very predictable.
Do you read the book before you dislike my reviews?
I'm not a huge fan of this series and Dan Brown, but I have read all three books thus far and I thought that I would get "Inferno." I'm kinda amazed on how much I liked the story. Unlike his previous books, the female characters are not postmarks for Langdon. I always thought that the female characters in the other books, such as "The Lost Symbol" were very weak. That is the main reason why I wasn't too sure about this one, but the characters are a lot stronger and most noticeable.
I was talking to my friends about Dan Brown's writings and they mention that his books are something that you pickup at the airport to kill time on a flight. It's interesting with the biblical references and entertaining at the same time, but it is something that you can forget after the last page.
I just hope that the salvation to an act of biological terrorism would be put in the hands of more then just one guy with amnesia.
This book is ridiculous, and not in a fun way.
As good as Da Vinci Code was,, this was a it's opposite. Either Dan Brown did not write it, or he "slept walked" through the creation of Inferno. The plot was predictable, the writing choppy and the characters lifeless.
A very disappointing book for Brown. I can only hope that Dan Brown gets over his writer's block and does better next time..