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Ronald

Darien Center, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10037)
    Performance
    (9089)
    Story
    (9167)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "If you like the daVinci Code..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    I'm not so sure of that. This book was very easy to follow, AND to predict. The story is actually pretty formulized(?) , with few twists or surprises. It was, however, easy to follow and easy to become immersed in.


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    Above comment should answer this question.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Eluding the pursuers in the Boboli Gardens


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, not at all!!


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Brown's next book contains a reunion of the women who he leaves along the trail, hopefully helping him figure out an impossible situation. How have they all moved on?

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (2217)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (835)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.

    Gardner says: "Best Yet... Almost"
    "Wow, I can't believe I finished it."
    Overall

    The only thing slower and more drawn out than the narrator's drawl was the plot! It seems as though Mr. Burke is more interested in displaying an impressive vocabulary rather than providing a cohesive, interesting story. Not only was the "denouement"(used at a rather confusing point in the story) long overdue, it was so predictable that I had to laugh out loud when the character used the term in his ponderous, windy fashion. I have to admit that I only continued listening because I spent $14.95 on it! Silly me!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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