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..
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Dan Brown's books are instant best sellers. They are inventive, suspenseful and well written. This book is all of those, although i did tire of the "chase" after awhile. The narration is excellent and tempers the constant action in the book. 4 stars, as it is not The DaVinci Code.
If there had been a story at all, I would've have rated it higher.
The narrator did as well as could be expected with such a non-eventful story.
The whole book.
I loved Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code but Dan Brown should've stopped with these.
The book has all the items that one would expect in a Dan Brown novel. Some of them include, a quick snippet on the historical background of the place, taking the reader back to one of Langdon's lectures back in Harvard to provide more context/background, a plot that holds until the end and a thrilling ending.
The negative includes, similar style to Davindi code or Lost symbol, almost predictable events (The way Langdon's escape from harms way is almost something you can predict if you have read some or all of his previous novel) and NOT a riveting story line.
I found myself searching the web for the references in Dan Brown's Inferno. I always enjoy the reality in his books. The way he takes historical figures and places and intertwines his fiction is never dissappointing. He writes like a conspiracy theorist but adds enough touches of truth that it seems plausible. Inferno is frightening. It made me think about subjects that I had never really considered and the repercussions of the choices people make. I think it is important to keep in mind that this book is fiction--not a conspiracy even if it touches on present day worries. It is engrossing and entertaining but not reality.
The Dude Abides!
I was excited when audible announced a new novel by Dan Brown would soon be available.. I was very disappointed! Running around with a concussion? Too much!
Paul Michael is brillant and Dan Brown presents some very formidable discussion through his novels. I would try another book without question.
This is my first Dan Brown novel to listen to via audible, but I have read the rest of the Robert Langdon series. DaVinci Code is still my personal favorite, followed by Lost Symbol and then probably Inferno. In my opinion the writing for Inferno was subpar (examples: many repeated words within paragraph or chapter and some setting descriptions detracted from the flow of the story) but I especially enjoyed the resolution perhaps moreso than any of his novels other than DaVinci Code. I also liked learning about the facts of Dante's life and work.
Without giving away too much information I enjoyed the chase scenes at the beginning and ending. Both are very vivid and easy to imagine.
I read a few blurbs on wikipedia about St. Mark's in Venice. Does that count?
I appreciate the time and the research that the author took to complete this novel. It is by no means perfect, but it is thoughtfully entertaining.
Not on par with "The DaVinci Code" but equal to "Angels and Demons". The subject of Brown's plot is novel (pardon the pun) and quite interesting as are the unexpected plot twists and turns. Of course, with Brown you also get more than your fair share of expected plot twists and an overabundance of historical sidebars that at times become more tiresome than illuminating.
Overall, a credit-worthy listen.
No. This book is a sub-par effort on the part of the author. After so long a wait, Dan Brown fans deserve a more cohesive story. After reaching the end, I said, "Wait a minute, this is not believable, based on the earlier parts of the story!".
The character development in the story took a hard left at the end. The motivations and actions are not consistent.
Paul Michael gives a very good performance - I wonder if he went to the author and asked, "Is this the right script?"
The story ultimately fell flat.
The premise was great - richly appointed with art history.