Spoilers ahead ...
I liked this book, as I have the others in the Robert Langdon series, up until the point Brown goes full leftist and embraces random forced sterilization as a means of population control. I've endured his previous leftist positions because they've always had some balance by one of the characters. Not so here - by the end, everyone is fully on board the "we're all going to die from overpopulation, so let's force sterilize 1/3 the population" train. Not only is it kooky leftism, it totally destroys the end of the book. What kind of climax is it when our hero arrives too late to stop the one thing he's been working towards the entire novel, only to further find that everyone apparently agrees this was much ado about nothing, as if had they only listened more to the bad-guy "madman", they would have seen his point and probably just joined him in his plot.
This is what happens when you let your liberal ideology get in the way of a good story, and it's a complete let down to the reader.
Style is one thing, but the tricks overpowered the storyline. I certainly enjoyed the tour over one of the most beautiful cities in the world but the overly twisted plot irritated me.
Paul Mitchell performed flawlessly.
I loved the overall story! I understand that people find it unbelievable that a protagonist or anyone would go through all these lengths to justify a means... But Dan Brown portrayed it masterfully! Just like the symbols and art work in Professor Langdon's world, not every thing is as it may seem or portray!
Had really high hopes for this. Listened to it on a family road trip. We took turns groaning at how campy this was on all fronts. The story alludes to the fact that Dan Brown is running out of money. If free, still a rip-off. Not worth the storage space on your phone. Have a great day.
The story is complicated, controversial and riveting.
But, the real star is Paul Micheal who does an amazing job of reading.
Very interesting history, really catchy, I couldn't wait to get back to my car and listening to more.
It needs to be on the screen, like all his books so far.
As we drove north to the Canadian border, listening to Brown's use of imagery gripped our attention. The cities and sites were so familiar, we knew where Langdon was and what he saw. Recommend this book to folks who have been to Venice, Florence, Istanbul, Rome and the Vatican and who very likely read Dante's Inferno in college...rich!
Loved it, Great narration, great story and excellent character building,
Detailed and thorough in its weaving of history and fiction with a great twist,
Highly recommended for all, especially those who love Dan Brown's previous works of The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons
Like those two were, this one is also going to be a movie starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon Set to Release in 2016 titled Inferno