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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

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.

Please note: This audiobook will be released on Tuesday, May 14, at 3:00 am Eastern Daylight Time.

©2013 Dan Brown (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Caryn 09-13-13
    Caryn 09-13-13
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    "Excellent book!"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    That it kept me guessing, I didn't figure everything out right away.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Bertrand Zobrist, because he was so complex


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    His voices and accents were good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John S MA 07-18-13
    John S MA 07-18-13 Member Since 2014

    Avid audible listener for over 10 years.

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    "Last one for me."

    I agree with many of the other reviews. Mr Brown has gone to the well once to many times with this theme. Although set in different places than last books (Florence vs. Rome) other than the travel guide aspects to this book, it was the same old same old. Hidden meanings in paintings, clues that only the Professor can decipher. We have been here before.

    One eye opening aspect about the book is the central theme of overpopulation. The description of what the world is heading for is depressingly quite accurate and one of the reasons you want to put the book down. On the positive side, the book is really fast paced so moves right along and keep you engaged. It's just that you get a deja Vu feeling to the whole thing. As long as Dan Brown's books make the best seller list, however, the more we can expect the same.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 05-15-13
    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 05-15-13

    I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - Salinger ^(;,;)^

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    "D@mned Dan Brown"

    I'm not sure why I volunteered to jump into another D@mned Dan Brown novel. What Circle of Dante's Inferno was designed for a cynical, but weak reader who keeps returning to those crappy, popular authors (D@mn Brown Brown, Orson Scott Card, Tom Clancy) of their youth hoping to drink from the waters of Bimini? What circle do you consign the novel's author?

    1. Limbo? Look, the novel isn't THAT horrible. D@mned Dan Brown can be tolerably entertaining if you SIMPLY ignore his actual writing. He IS (as everyone keeps telling me) the master of page-turning historical mysteries, but I'm just not sure if that says MORE about page-turning historical mysteries, Damned Dan Brown, or us as readers.

    2. Lust? To be fair, while I despise D@mned Dan Brown's actual words, his style, and his in-artful language -- his plotting does somehow turn me on (occasionally) as a reader. While I am now convinced he hit his low-brow/high water mark with The Da Vinci Code (Yes, it's all down hill from Leonardo D@mned Dan Brown), this novel is slightly better than the The Lost Symbol so --- I can't absolutely pan it (thus 2 stars).

    3. Gluttony? This is the most likely circle 'Inferno' belongs to. I think D@mned Dan Brown's major issue is his self-indulgence. DDB's style is inflated, but doesn't actually inform. His metaphors are swollen. His descriptions are possessed of a majority gristle with very little actual literary meat. Half of the book reminds me of some obscure teenager's fan fiction site cribbing a Lonely Planet Publication's guide to write about Florence, Venice, and Istanbul.

    4. Greed? It is obvious why D@mned Dan Brown writes this way... because we (myself included) still buy it. It reminds me of why I hate it when directors in Hollywood become successful. They stop being interesting and instead become hacks. The reading public, much like the movie going public, demands mediocrity if the writer/director is going to be successful. Real art is not usually bought, real literature is most often ignored (I know that is a cliche, but it IS true). The amazing thing is that DDB started (in the beginning) as a hack and has just perfected hackery to a point where he will certainly be able to print money in 20 years by just publishing an Italian phone book.

    5. Anger? No, not really. It is more like regret. If I am angry (Notice how I shifted from the circles being about DDB to the circles being about me? If you aren't comfortable with those kind of style abortions/grammar shifts, you should probably not read D@mned Dan Brown) it is an anger of what now passes as novel entertainment.

    6. Heresy? No, D@mned Dan Brown definitely doesn't belong here. This is certainly a circle the Catholic church would have like to place him for The Da Vinci Code but 'Inferno' is mainly heretical to scholars of Dante, lonely Transhumanists, and perhaps the odd weekend, Malthusian alarmist.

    7. Violence? Again, because D@mned Dan Brown is aiming for the center-mass of the pulp, paperback purchasing world, he isn't going to make his novel THAT graphic (plus DDB doesn't have the Cormac McCarthy writing chops to paste together a single sentence that would actually scare the beJesus out of anyone). He made 'Inferno' grim in parts, he made it painful to read cover-to-cover, but violent? Meh.

    8. Fraud? 'Inferno' is simple and obvious rip-off of every dystopian SF novel about eugenics + a whole shelf of discount guide books + cheap James Bond knockoffs + a little bit of the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. But, since all writing is a crib, a rip-off, I can't really condemn D@mned Dan Brown to Hell, at least to this circle for doing what everyone does, but he just does poorly. If DDB is condemned to the 8th circle it will be more for The Da Vinci Code, which I believe is a boring, watered-down and mediocre version of Foucault's Pendulum.

    9. Treachery? The further down into Hell you go, the more you realize it actually takes a lot of work to earn a place at these lower levels. That alone would discount D@mned Dan Brown. It would also probably discount my review, since I just couldn't bring myself to spend an inordinate amount of time reviewing a book I wasn't all that impressed by.

    62 of 114 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Stone San Diego 05-15-13
    Andrew Stone San Diego 05-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Average Story, Ready for a Movie"
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    I have read all of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series. This book did not get my emotional involvement as much as his other books.

    I felt like they were playing the game "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego". Lots of art facts and locations which I love. But, overall this book was not that great in light of better books available

    NOTE: If you have not read his earlier books of the series, read them first. They are much better.

    25 of 46 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 07-02-13
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2016

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "Good Fun (again)"

    I liked this more than Angles and Demons but less than The Da Vinci Code. This has some familiar patterns but his is no more formulaic than most mystery writers and is more stimulating than most. There are some pretty far fetched story elements which I found weakened this story. The characters are all pretty enjoyable, but there was less deep development than The Da Vinci Code. I enjoyed the art and literary history and the story was fast moving and exciting with some unexpected twists. This is not a great book, but it was definitely worth the time. The narration was excellent.

    13 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 09-27-16
    Kimberly 09-27-16
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    "Terrible."

    Struggled to finish. Awful, stereotyped female characters, plot flatlined, and the twists were predictable and added nothing to the story. Ending was very Nihilistic.

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    Ann Mangold Coarsegold, CA United States 09-26-16
    Ann Mangold Coarsegold, CA United States 09-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    Dan Brown does not disappoint! I have enjoyed all his other books, and can't wait for the next one.

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    James M. Jacquet III Los Angeles, CA United States 09-24-16
    James M. Jacquet III Los Angeles, CA United States 09-24-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Can't wait for the movie"

    In the spirit of The Da Vinci Code, Inferno blends history with fiction to keep the reader hanging on every word

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    Autumn 09-24-16
    Autumn 09-24-16
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    "Now I have to go to Italy and get a dictionary"

    Following in the pace of his previous books of Robert Langdon, he is this time thrust into italian verbiage with overly descriptive views of the beauty of Florence and its treasures... Italy- !
    Dante! the places described so sadly splendid that I ached to see what he spoke of in those moments.
    i hope when the movie comes out in Dec. that we get to go to Florence and see all the wonderful things listeners and readers have to try and picture...sadly, all the science in the book, as the author mentioned in the preface is true. I learned a lot and I will look up pictures of all the glorious places in Italy and Istanbul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keith 09-23-16
    Keith 09-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "another great book"

    Couldn't stop listenimg. loved everything about the book. The narrator is awesome. Sad that it is over.

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