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
Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
I have not read this book but the narrator was brilliant, and kept me listening.
I have read all his books, that is why it was rather predictable.
Brilliant portrayal his interpretation, accents, and narration were extremely good.
NO. became rather tedious.
Great narration by Paul Michael
Like every Dan Brown book, once you think you have it all figured out, everything gets shaken up and twisted around, and once you think you have it again, hang on for yet another twist, or three. And he's really pushing the bounds of plausibility, not necessarily in the over-all theme of the story, but in the constant shifts of the plot. On a few occasions I had to back up a chapter or two and re-listen to them to make sure I clearly understood what changes had just taken place, especially around chapters 60 through 80. (Trying to to give any spoilers here.)
Great voice work.
More twists tham a bowl of noodles
He has taken a wonderful character and made him one dimensional
I thought the story was interesting. The characters have become so one dimensional I almost didnt' want to finish it!
Intriguing, Action-filled, Long
My favorite character was actually Sienna--even though (spoiler alert) she turned out to be not what she appeared in the beginning. I hope Dan Brown brings her back because I enjoyed the relationship that appeared to be developing between her and Robert Langdon.
Hang onto your seat as you see The Divine Comedy in a whole new light.
This booked just dragged on. I found it hard to finish but I persisted. Not in the same league as The Da Vinci code, which was brilliant.
Loved his voice and how he kept me interested
Inferno is a continuation of Robert Langdon's story. He's the main character in three of Dan Brown's previous books. If you're like me and you love the mystery and suspense that a thriller bring, this is the book for you! For me it just continued the story that Langdon has been set with in the previous three books. If you haven't had the chance to read or listen to Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons or The Lost Symbol I would highly recommend listening to those three first then listening to Inferno. This story (as with all of the Robert Langdon stories) creates a lot of forward thinking and is a page turner (even without the pages!).
On recommendation only.
The regular narration was fine, but his comic timing is minimal and the voice acting for a woman seemed more like he was mocking females.
The end was interesting, but with that said--The end was the best part of the book. I could see a story set 50-100 years after the end of this being interesting.
Unlike the DaVinci Code, this book was really sluggish and the multiple POV actually took away tension rather than adding. Look for other books in the thriller genre.
Sounds like a travel book and lesson in Italian. The pace is slow.
Be less pedantic.
Its not his fault
I hope they do better with the movie.
I liked the thrill and the fast changing action in the beginning of the book. However 10 hours in, the most implausible and impossible scenarios started happening and then by the end, I actually could predict the character dialogue. And this is something I am really NOT looking for in a book. I did finish it, however the last few hours felt like I was wasting my time. I was hoping to have something on par with the Da Vinci Code, however this book didn't exactly held up to my expectations. The characters were interesting but somewhat predictable and not very complex. Still, I have to say that I did enjoy the references and history facts of places, museums and artifacts.
No, it hasn't.
No. It was way too long as it is.
Not sure if I will read Dan Brown again.
The author appears to want to share his wealth of knowledge to the point of boredom. He goes on and on droning about Italy and it gets to the point where you just stop listening.
Something by Thomas Perry to get back to a good author.
Considering the content, he did OK
Almost all of it as the story line is lost in all the drone
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