unexpected, historical, interesting
When the illusion was revealed.
Paul Michael does a great job. He sounds like what I think Robert Langdon should sound like.
I think once Dan Brown got the "Dan Brown Formula" down in "Angels and Demons", he has stuck to it and has created some very good stories from it. As usual, Robert Langdon has been called in to consult on the symbology of somethiing that leads to some kind of nefarious affair. He meets a girl who is his companion through the novel. Of course it's not the girl from the last novel. He runs through the art and architecture of a great city and shows us all the hidden symbolism of well know pieces while being chased by some secret group with nebulous intentions.
This time there are some differences. Neither the Masons nor the Catholic church are involved in the conspiracies. Although, the Catholic Church is given partial blame for the problem and is one reason the bad guy must act the way he did.
I did enjoy reading "Inferno". I was lucky enough to have visited Florence and I loved the depictions of the art and sculptures of the city. I was intrigued by much of the the background information on "Dante's Inferno". And of course, the action was exciting and played out well.
I am a daughter, sister, aunt, wife and mother! A mother of two teen-age children.
Absolutely! The book with the character's voices and the excitement was amazing! I felt the emotions and the anxiety of the character's personalities.
Dan Brown books are thrilling! He brings ordinary objects and gives a fresh perspective and deeper meaning to the books themes.
Love it! His excitement made the character come to life!
Yes. It was very disturbing and it took me days afterward to contemplate the implications of that premise actually happening in society. Very Scary!
So happy with this book. The story pleasantly deviates from Brown's typical plot formula, and for that reason I'd listen to the book again just to try and pick up on subtle hints of what ultimately happens. If you've enjoyed the other Dan Brown titles featuring our favorite symbologist Robert Langdon, Inferno does not disappoint.
Characters, even the "bad guys", you can sympathize with.
Robert Langdon. I wish he would do voice over work in the Ron Howard movies. Not that I don't love Tom Hanks, but Paul Michael is the voice of Robert Langdon.
Almost. The last 2.5 hours were in one sitting.
English major. Love to read
I downloaded this book to listen to while I was driving to Wyoming with the purpose of keeping me interested in being in the car for hours. It worked because Dan Brown can tell a story but it's still not great or even good literature. There is a place for this but don't expect to remember much about it a week later.
This was a good listen. I thought it was a little too predictable, or maybe I just got weary of the constant descriptions of the same holy relics, shrines, churches, as the main character was attempting to get his memory back. It held my interest for most of the story, however I got a little bored in the end.
I cannot say who might enjoy this formulaic story. Characters are either dull or stereo types. Twists and turns in the plot are annoying and unbelievable.
Ok. I am quite fan of Browns previous books, but this one is quite recycle of his previous books repainted quickly and released still wet. Storry actually has some strong logical flaws and The whole book can end somewhere in the middle and nobody would care. I suffered to the end, but really not sure why. Brown should spend more time out of his scheme, and do more rewriting work.
Not this recycled stories.
Dan Brown's writing is always a pleasure to read; he keeps you interested through his "everyman" approach to story telling and always provides interesting little historical tidbits that have you running to your reference library to check things out and learn more about the topics he references.
I enjoy the character of Robert Langdon and look forward to the history and folklore Dan Brown includes in all of his books; Inferno was no exception and has inspired me to read Danté's Divine Comedy from start to finish.
Paul Michael is a capable narrator and I enjoyed his interpretation of how each character should sound, write down to the consistent rendering of emotion in each one's thoughts and speech pattern. Mr. Michael's narration made this book better than it would have been on its own.
Although I don't often have an opportunity to listen to a book in one sitting I was eager to start up again whenever there was a lapse. Dan Brown is a talented wordsmith and I love the way he combines historical fact with fiction to come up with his plots, the character of Robert Langdon is also quite endearing.
Although enjoyable I didn't think this was one of Dan Brown's better novels. While listening to the plot unravel I felt it was rushed, as if publishing the novel was more important than a plausible story line/ending. Perhaps there was a deadline to be met which prevented this story from coming to fruition at a better speed (less rushed and frenetic) with a more practical resolution or perhaps I have simply been spoiled by Mr. Brown's other novels. Still a great listen and I will definitely continue to purchase any book published by this author.