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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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With the publication of his groundbreaking novels The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown has become an international best-selling sensation, seamlessly fusing codes, symbols, art, and history into riveting thrillers that have captivated hundreds of millions of fans around the world. Now Dan Brown takes listeners deep into the heart of Italy, guiding them through a landscape that inspired one of history's most ominous literary classics.

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings.

Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist - a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written: Dante Alighieri's dark epic poem The Inferno.

Racing through such timeless locations as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the Duomo, Langdon and Brooks discover a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets as well as a terrifying new scientific paradigm that will be used either to vastly improve the quality of life on earth...or to devastate it.

In his most riveting and thought-provoking novel to date, Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again. Inferno is a sumptuously entertaining listen - a novel that will captivate listeners with the beauty of classical Italian art, history, and literature while also posing provocative questions about the role of cutting-edge science in our future.

©2013 Dan Brown (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Amazon Customer Alexandria, VA, United States 10-21-13
    Amazon Customer Alexandria, VA, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Just a woman with an unhealthy addiction to literature, the beach and a ice cold drink.

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    "How does this one guy get in all these intrigues?"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    I wouldn't say love, I would say simply enjoyed this book. It is a cool concept that he is trying to recover his memory in the process but its starting to sound like a repetitive storyline he is on. Time crunch, cross country travelings, seemingly non exhausted main carachters who never sleep and still remain clearheaded and knowledge of random facts while barely out of grasp of the enemy. He's still got great writing skill and nice plot twists, but I predicted the ending in the first half of the book and yup, I was right.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Nope, predicted the ending early on. But still listened because I like art history and he's a good story teller.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope, but he did quite good considering.


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

    Nope, just slightly aggravated as it took 18 hours to tell this predictable tale.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, well written, good timing, but predictable.

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    John Centreville, VA, United States 10-21-13
    John Centreville, VA, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Different Title Same Formula"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A Dan Brown super fan


    What was most disappointing about Dan Brown’s story?

    It follows the same formula as all his other books.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Michael?

    I have no idea


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I was hoping for something more creative.


    Any additional comments?

    Please Dan Brown, stop writing the same books with different story lines. I could not even finish the book. This will probably be my last Dan Brown book

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    M. I. Wolfson Cape Town 10-18-13
    M. I. Wolfson Cape Town 10-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "No fire"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    Plot lacks direction far too much padding


    Has Inferno turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No but this is not very gripping


    What didn’t you like about Paul Michael’s performance?

    Not racy enough


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Dan Brown is relying on his reputation established by the Da Vinci Code. He should get away from this type of plot but it seems he has run out of new ideas

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    Laura 10-17-13
    Laura 10-17-13 Member Since 2009
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    "This was not as good as the others."

    Although I enjoyed this book, I did not enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Dan Brown's other books.

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    Audrey 10-17-13
    Audrey 10-17-13
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    "Disappointing with a very contrived plot"
    What would have made Inferno better?

    The story line was contrived and poorly structured, and the author was too verbose.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will never listen to another Dan Brown novel again.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator was good, but not good enough to make the book palatable.


    What character would you cut from Inferno?

    The characters were prisoners of a bad plot.


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    M. Iotti Hampton, VA United States 10-16-13
    M. Iotti Hampton, VA United States 10-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "It was great entertainment for a road trip"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle. My favorites are still the Harry Potter books (I listened to them years ago when Jim Dale was the only narrator and thought he was fantastic). Like Angels & Demons, this book kept our interest, but I wasn't crazy about the ending. I don't want to comment much on why because I don't want to spoil it for anyone.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robert Langdon. There aren't a lot of other characters to root for.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    He kept the pace of the book at a level that kept the suspense going.


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

    Not really. It wasn't very emotional, but was an entertaining book.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, wasn't crazy about the ending, but still really enjoyed the book. I listened to it along with my boyfriend while on a long car trip. He's not a reader, but he got into the story and enjoyed it with me.

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    misty elizabethton, TN, United States 10-15-13
    misty elizabethton, TN, United States 10-15-13
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    "I couldn't stop listining!"
    Any additional comments?

    If you love Dan Brown, you will most defiantly love this book! It's got great twists and stays interesting :)

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    Philip 10-15-13
    Philip 10-15-13
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    "Could not finish listening to it"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    Nothing made me care about what happened.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Michael?

    I don't think the narrator mattered.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked some of Brown's other books, I just couldn't get through this one.

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    Carolyn Lehi, UT, United States 10-01-13
    Carolyn Lehi, UT, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Brown delivers again"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Classic Dan Brown. Loved it. The story had surprises and a great ending. Brown is a master story teller and I can't wait for his next book.


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    Charles Mount Clare, WV, United States 10-01-13
    Charles Mount Clare, WV, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Provocative aspect makes up for the predictable"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    Exposure to history and geography in extremely palatable fashion and Brown's penchant for provoking readers to think.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The predictable flow of the action part of the story.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Excellent listen.


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