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.
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The Langdon formula still works. Surprising and unexpected twists to a clever plot and great narration all combine for a satisfying listen.
The twists on the expected twists! you think you outsmarted the story when all of a sudden " Crap! I did not see that coming"
How is this question any different from the one you just asked????????
He did a good job. I will shamefully admit that he probably pronounced names and places better than I would have done....
We didn't straighten Tom Hanks' hair for this one!! He looks normal
Great Read. The time will fly by and you will be done with the book before you know it.
I don't think I liked anything best. The story was a beating to muddle through and the narrator was the worst I've heard.
The description of the art and Italy were interesting but did not make up for the dull, lifeless story and characters.
The narrator was terrible. I didn't like anything about him. He seemed very stilted. I don't know that I will buy another book that he narrates.
Good Lord, please no!
Makes you think.....
The ending isn't what you might expect it to be.
The lead character.
It never really picked up any real momentum. Many of the historical facts were nice but I wanted more story development and less of history lesson and dissertation on overpopulation. I believe that in the delivery of a tight storyline is where this book fails. I felt Dan Brown was giving a dissertation on overpopulation and although I truly believe this is an important concern for humanity I was looking for a little more entertainment and escapism in my reading.
Not as a good read. I might as an informational treatise on overpopulation but as a book for pure enjoyment- NO
Paul Michael has become the voice for the Robert Langdon series.
Waited too long for a Robert Langdon return and then was disappointed.
I rarely read fiction, but enjoyed Dan Brown's other works so gave Inferno several hours of my time. With its list of notable landmarks and historical characters, I learned a bit about a part of Italy I was unfamiliar with, however there were times when the in-depth descriptions detracted from the plot. The story took some obvious turns and tended to drag near the end. It was an enjoyable, zone-out listen, but it's back to non-fiction for me.
Classic Dan Brown. The major point of the story is population control. What I love about Dan Brown is that he really transports you to the destinations in his stories. I love the visuals in Venice, Istanbul and Florence were spectacular. The end is less predictable than I thought, and really leaves you (well me at least) wondering what really is the answer to this very real problem? Is the solution proposed by the author a good one? A humane one?
This book was very hard to get through . . . I kept waiting for something to happen, and it never did. It seemed as though Dan Brown first researched a whole lot of symbols and Italian buildings, chose which ones he liked, then wrote an unimaginative, convoluted, unbelievable story around them. I didn't even care what happened to Robert Langdon!
There are so many hidden, mysterious Vatican archives, secrets and scandals that Brown could have crafted into a very enlightening story that would excite people into the kind research they did after the Da Vinci Code. This definitely was NOT one of them.
Yes, if they have liked other Dan Brown books. The DaVinci Code is my favorite.
There was too much jumping around to get TO the ending.
He's a good reader, and does Dan Brown very well.
The reader makes the book, and in this case, the reader was really better than the story. But like other Dan Brown books, this one sent me to Google to do more research. His books really make the reader reader/listener think, and I like that in a book.
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