It's a formulaic Robert Langdon story...that's not the problem. The problem lives in it's lack of excitement. Langdon isn't wowing us with his smarts. The actual point of the story isn't made clear until very late in the book, and there is nothing that really makes you care if you ever find out what the big problem is. Spoiler: (don't read if you don't want to know a plot point...The bad guy is dead from the beginning. So there is not struggle or conflict with a character, just a "hmm, sure hope we can figure out what he might have done."Ultimately it's not exciting in any way. If you're looking background noise then it's okay, but it's certainly not worth paying for.
same song, second verse
Robert Langdon racing to beat the bad guys, a little history, a little culture. For me got stale just about the end of Da Vinci code. It's formulaic authorship was good once. Three or four times at bat doesn't work for me.
Good storyline....edge of your seat listen....twists and turns
Scene in the museum where the Dante mask appears lost
It's time for Robert Langdon to retire. This is just the same book as the last one with a slightly different plot and names changed to protect the guilty.
I don't think there is really anymore for the good Professor to do that could be particularly feasible. This was the book version of the last Indiana Jones movie.
The voices are always spot on.
I think I already saw Indiana watch the spaceship fly away, so I'll pass.
Dan Brown has written some great books and hopefully he will move on to new characters and fresh, interesting and intelligent plots.
Out In The Garden
Entertaining - action - educational
The wonderful descriptions of art.
The foreign language and names of locations.
Made me want to study history.
Fast action and good story.
Curious, searching avid reader.
I love travel, history, art and architecture as much as anyone, but this novel was disappointing compared to predecessors. Some bits of the story were very entertaining but the overabundance of descriptive narrative became irritating and left me thinking where are you going with that and how does this improve the story?
Yes. It's a good story. If your liked Angels and Demons, you'll like this one.
Pretty good job
I probably won't listen to Inferno again, although I found the first listen entertaining and memorable. Personally, this type of fiction is just a good escape and though I certainly don't share Robert Langdon's eidetic memory, mine functions quite well and will probably remember the story for a long time; so no need to reread, or in this case listen, to the book.
Without ruining the story for anyone, I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of St. Mark's Basilica!
I enjoyed Paul Michael's reading of the story, he has a great voice. He brings a proper pronunciation of many Italian, Latin, and Turkish names that I would certainly mispronounce if left to my own reading. I did not, however, like the faked female voices and would have much preferred either a straight male voice reading of those parts, or a female actress. Personally, its a little weird hearing a man strain his voice to fake female tones.
I plowed through this book in relatively little time, listening to it each chance I got which included a bunch of windshield time.
I find Dan Brown books really entertaining if a little unbelievable at points. They always seem to refresh my memory on historical and archeological locations; which in turns peaks my interest and gets me reading actual non-fiction about the places, persons, and history touched on in the Dan Brown story. I enjoyed Inferno, its classic Dan Brown and I think it will make an interesting movie as well.