If you have enjoyed the Langdon series so far this is a nice addition to the series. It does not have the enjoyment or thrill of the first two but I think this was because while the story is good, the template has become a bit too similar.
The history and lore of Dante is rich and deep and as usual with a Langdon series book I found myself stopping and firing up Google to learn more about what I just read. For me this is part of the enjoyment of why I like the Langdon series and for me is a good template. While some fiction and interpretation is always present there is enough factual information weaved into the story to make things enjoyable.
I enjoy Dan Brown and his books. I also do not have an expectation that everything he presents is going to line up in reality, otherwise this book would be in non-fiction. It is the perspective that is important when you pick up this book and setting expectations.
Dan Brown does a great job of weaving a story, building on his characters and having fun with history.
The narration is good and this book is worth the time and money.
I don't understand the popularity of these novels, I find the tone to be talking down to the reader and the events implausible.
This was my second attempt, I started reading the first book and put it down after 3 pages
It seemed to start out OK then a trained assassin couldn't take down a heavily sedated patient with a brain injury. It went downhill from there.
Love the way Dan Brown intertwines history into a spellbinding mystery. Constant twists and turns - love the reader, Paul Michael also.
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
I was very disappointed with the previous book in this series so nearly passed on this one but decided to give the series another try. I'm glad I did because this book was a pleasant return to the type of Robert Langdon stories we saw in "Angels and Demons" and "The Da Vinci Code". Inferno, despite referencing the classic book, is not about the church at all this time which was refreshing. The only thing that kept me from giving it five stars was that I thought the whole notion of leaving cryptic clues behind was a little far fetched and the ending of the book seemed anticlimactic. Still it kept me coming back for more each time I needed to turn if off for a while and I enjoyed my time spent listening.
I thought the historical portions of the book and the research were great. For me, just too many twists and turns and re-interpretation of facts. Became too unbelievable in the end.
I don't want to spoil anything in the book, but dream sequences and amnesia plot lines have been done way too much in the past. I wish Dan Brown would have left it out of this novel.
Yes, but only to those who have read Dan Brown in the past. This book doesn't quite fit into the Dan Brown "blueprint" of books, but he still gives twists at every turn just like M Night Shyamalan. I wonder if they sit around and throw plot lines at each other then complain that there aren't enough twists. A few are needed, but this book went overboard with every single person having a twist.
average, expected, uninspiring.
No. The story isn't good enough to stand alone for TV or a movie.
In any Dan Brown book you can always expect: Too many twists, an older adult male finding a younger woman love interest, and the unbelievable in a realistic setting (helicopter scene in Angels and Demons anyone?).
Would I listen to Inferno again? Yes! I listen to audio books while at work and from time to time I get interrupted, but that doesn't mean I will listen to a book again. As for Inferno, yes, I will enjoy listening again.
The multiple twists.
no, but I like his performance with Inferno.
Professional artist, painting and listening to audio books at least a few days a week.
Yes, I'd recommend it simply because it's a typical Dan Brown "follow the clues left in all these historical places" thrill ride. A good read, but not fantastic. I'm ready for fantastic. I don't believe this was Mr. Brown's best effort. If you haven't read this book yet, don't read my comment any further...........just read the book and see for yourself.
The chase scenes were a bit extensive and really disappointing after finding out that the enemy wasn't really the enemy at all........like, what the hell, and the bad guy wasn't bad after all........are these all considered 'twists' or has Langdon's amnesia saved his butt on that one? Enlightening information about Venice, but almost too much. If I ever get to Venice, I will reread this book for the 'hot spots' to visit.I would enjoy seeing Langdon and the young woman hook up in a future book. Their "possible" chemistry and energy together could be just too good to pass up.
Dante........he was what this book was about. Lots of info and background. Very interesting.
He does a fine job of reading and portraying the individual characters.
Bring running shoes and a bottle of water............and wear a good deodorant
Definitely all the characteristics of a Dan Brown/Langdon novel. Can't say I'm really disappointed but not as good a book as I had hoped it would be.
Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.
Better than 'The Lost Symbol', lacking some of the unrealistic elements common to the technical and political aspects of Brown's work. If this were a movie, it would be the "wait for the television release" variety. Barring nearly unanimous outstanding reviews of his next release, I'm done with Brown.
I did; however, enjoy Paul Michael's performance. Very well done!