Now a Major Motion Picture
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
This book was so slow! I love Dan Brown...I preordered this. I couldn't wait. Characters had no personality...I just couldn't connect with anything. Really disappointed.
I felt Mr. Michaels was as bored as I was.
The damned drones.
Waste of money.
Finally, Landon is back! After the disappointing "Lost Symbol", it is a relief to get back to the storyline, twists, history, and on-the-run plot that keeps me reading Dan Brown. I really enjoyed the setting and real questions evoked by the ideas in "Inferno". Narration was good. In my opinion, best Robert Langdon book thus far.
Say something about yourself!
I would reccomend it to someone who is interested in bio threats, over population, and other scientific problems facing our world today. I would also recommend it for art/ travel buffs re; italy.
A race to save our species.
This was a fun book but how many times does someone get beat up and then jump up running, out running their chasers? And, I never did know how this man was picked or arrived in italy in the first place. I like a little more reality.it would make a good movie for the action and for the peeks into Italy/ the art.
The initial story of Langdon's amnesia & struggle to discover what had happened to him upon waking up injured in a hospital was intriguing.
I don't like to suggest that an author could or should have done anything different with their story. I just didn't enjoy the final twist as it was too convoluted & somewhat unrealistic.
The discovery that the Inferno virus had been released for over a week before Langdon initially thought.
I thoroughly enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code" & "Angels & Demons" for the plot twists that you don't see coming, but "The Inferno" plot twist was simply one too many. I found myself rolling my eyes when I discovered that most of Langdon's ordeal had been "scripted" by a powerful clandestine organization.
This story is so full of fascinating backstory that you learn and enjoy the learning as you go. The action is fast-paced, but not witless action as sometimes happens. Dan Brown Brown enlightens us about a great classical writer in a way that brings his humanity fore front and his lifetime intriguing in its rich colors.
Certainly as much fun as Angels and Demons and Da Vinci Code,but rich and rewarding to anyone who has ever sat in an English class and read any part of Dante's works. It makes sense of the man and time.
I was sorry when the story concluded. It was a great ride.
I read The DaVinci Code and Angels and Devils by Dan Brown and thought they were great, so I assumed this one would be. I was so lulled to sleep by the droning on and on with endless detail and only a slight hint of a story line woven through it. I kept waiting for another interesting piece of the puzzle but never found it. I invested 18 hours of my life waiting and waiting and finally gave up and never finished the book.
He could have left out 80% of the details and given me some story line. I could sum up the entire story line in about 3 minutes!
The narration was fine, no problem there. The content was awful!
Almost all of the details of the art, museums and Italy! Where is the story line? This was a travel log for art critics.
Again, Our protagonist is on the hunt to solve a murder mystery but only his talent to unravel the mysteries woven by the past can solve the crimes of the present. Dan Brown's ability to write a compelling and magnetic story have kept me glued to the story and to anxious to stop listening! Another great tale that revives an excellent part of our history, bringing it to life for everyone to consider.
I am a big fan of Dan Brown's books. I think this one is the best of the bunch so far. The action begins immediately and never stops. I hated that I kept reaching my driving destinations so quickly, so I had to start listening at home which I never do. LOL.
If you are a woman, or enjoy stories of women making smart decisions or knowing things at all, then you will hate this book as much as I did. All characters must pivot around our hero, Dr. Robert Langdon as if he is the sun. Our narrator is sure to mention that every time his female companion Sienna has an idea, it is only a few seconds AFTER Robert had the same idea.
Robert Langdon is so clearly a character that Dan Brown identifies as himself. Listen to this book and count how many times somebody notices how attractive Langdon is. SO MANY times. He's smart and handsome and physically strong and knowns tiny minutia that just happens to come very much in handy.
The book will infuriate you, because while the characters are limp and the plot is absolutely ludicrous, you also want to know what happens next. So I finished it. So my advice? Don't start it.
The experience of listening to "Inferno" was Immersive and captivating. I honestly couldn't stop listening and reading it at the same time... The fact that I was reading the book and listening to it at the same time, helped me to pay more attention to the details and to better comprehend the narrative of the book.
One of the most memorable moments of "Inferno", for me was in the final chapters when the main characters finally understand what's been happening and realize that there is nothing left to do. Because even in the beginning, it was too late already.
I have to say that all characters performed by Paul Michael were immaculate, but I have to say as well that my favorite character was "Sienna Brooks", because Paul Michael, gave her that softness in her voice that misleads you to think she is a fragile little girl. Opposing to the real personality of the character.
There was a little conversation near the end of the book when "Sienna Brooks", not knowing what to do next, decides not to run away and confront "Robert Langdon" with the truth, showing her real self and letting emotions rule her decisions instead of her intelligence.
I Recommend this book to everyone who wants a good fiction story and to everyone that likes the twists and turns very characteristic from this author.
"very disappointing, very repetitive."
Someone who will not listen to it continuously
Not sure yet
Just a really poor repetive story. Sections of the text were repeated word for word in consecutive chapters
Dan Brown does it again.. mixing.. history. culture and art in a beautiful Web of fiction that is gripping and full of twists and turns till the very end..
"Great as a vacation-book"
The story was fine, especially as a casual summer-read. But it doesn't quite stack up to the previous books, I feel. The narrator was good but not great. The story good but not great. With lots of cultural and city-descriptions, the suspense loses a bit of its urgency. But again, it's fine for a casual summer-read in the shadows of a parasol :-)
I really enjoyed this book as others from Dan Brown. It was my first audiobook and I think because of Paul Michael it became a very good experience.
"Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
I only gave Paul Michael's narration 4 stars, though I found the narration to be very very good - easy to follow and so on, however, I hoped he would've been the storyteller rather than just someone reading the story aloud (if you know what I mean). The whole experience was very enjoyable though, so no complains.
The storyline is CLASSIC Dan Brown so if you haven't liked he's previous novels you won't like this one either but if you enjoyed The Lost Symbol and/or Da Vinci Code you will fall in love with this one too. The history of art and architecture can go on and on and on and be extremely boring if you're not into it and also he's not known for a psychologically in-depth analysis of the characters so some of the characters can be a bit two dimensional - but that is just his style. The main story, however, was, hands down, his best yet. Not quite as many twists in the plot as his previous ones but still brilliant!!
The ending! The ending wasn't quite what I expected, however, I'm glad about it because that would've been boring. The whole storyline is set in a way that makes you think that you know what's going to happen at the end but I assure you that nothing is as it seems.
So if I haven't put you off - Go for it and enjoy!!!
"An immersive journey in the most beautiful places"
Yes. It reads (or "listens" in this case) very easily, and you feel like you are inside the book from page one. Even though a lot of things are shrouded in mystery right up untill the end
Robert Langdon, the main character, will be travelling to many different places. The awesome thing about this book is that these places actually exist, and Robert being a professor of History at Harvard will tell you so many interesting things about various buildings, paintings even cities. When you actually travel to these places, you can relisten the book even just for the great descriptions of art. This combined with a thrilling and twisting plot gives you an awesome listen.
"The darkness ahead for humanity"
A wonderful insight into Florence, after hearing this book I would love to visit Florence, it is almost like q tourist guide.
It is a bit like Bourne Identity where the main character has to back trace his steps to find out what has previously happened.
The moment where Prof. Langdon realizes who the thief is.
Yes, most definitely just didn't have the opportunity
loves this audio book, story is so engaging, couldn't stop listening....
really good to listen to, and he throws in the odd accent or ladies voice which is fun...
No, I was disappointed with the loss of reality, Dan Brown seems to have lost it
yes, I must admit to Googling Dante's inferno , however the storyline lost interest when characters who were believed dead, suddenly appeared and admitted to being actors engaged solely for a performance to convince the hero they had been shot ???
the facts , historical and religious as usual are well documented , however the story was too unbelievable
The Narration was quite good
I won't buy the next Dan Brown solely on His name , as I have in the past. This storyline was too far from reality
"Pure Dan Brown"
Intrigue, mystery, fascinating
Pure Dan Brown. Lve the story, the historical facts and how they can be intertwined so artistically.
I couldn't wait to get back ton it every time I put it down and felt very sorry when it was over.
If you like dan Brown, you'll love this new addition to his latest novels.
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