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  • The Dante Club

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated By John Siedman
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (65)

    In 1865 Boston, the members of the Dante Club, poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields, are finishing America's first translation of The Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante's remarkable visions to the New World.

    Barbara says: "Fun, if a little long-winded"
    "highbrow suspense"
    Overall

    I'm sorry to say that I have never read Dante. "The Dante Club" was a good intro - at least now when I come across references to "The Inferno" as one does frequently in literature, I will be familiar with the allusion. The narrator was excellent, (it's always a relief to have someone other than Scott Brick doing the reading.) The characters were vividly drawn and the story was exciting and suspenseful. The ending was satisfying in that it was surprising and believable. I will definitely download more books written by Mathew Pearl and books narrated by Boyd Gaines.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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