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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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    Kathryn Belleville, ON, Canada 01-12-14
    Kathryn Belleville, ON, Canada 01-12-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Worst Dan Brown book ever"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    Maybe not.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I felt Mr. Michaels was as bored as I was.


    What character would you cut from Inferno?

    The damned drones.


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of money.

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    D. K. Frommeyer East of normal 01-06-14
    D. K. Frommeyer East of normal 01-06-14

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    "Much Better"
    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    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.


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    Jane C. Gainesville, Florida United States 01-04-14
    Jane C. Gainesville, Florida United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "An action story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A race to save our species.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    amy 01-02-14
    amy 01-02-14
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    "One Twist Too Many"
    What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

    The initial story of Langdon's amnesia & struggle to discover what had happened to him upon waking up injured in a hospital was intriguing.


    What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The discovery that the Inferno virus had been released for over a week before Langdon initially thought.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Deborah L. Bannister 12-31-13

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    "Better than the Da Vinci Code!"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I was sorry when the story concluded. It was a great ride.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Old Fort, NC, United States 12-31-13
    Barbara Old Fort, NC, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2016
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    "So boring!"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    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.


    What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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!


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    The narration was fine, no problem there. The content was awful!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Inferno?

    Almost all of the details of the art, museums and Italy! Where is the story line? This was a travel log for art critics.


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    DiverDown 12-27-13
    DiverDown 12-27-13
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    "One of the best"

    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.

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    T. Adams Arizona 12-22-13
    T. Adams Arizona 12-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Best of the Bunch"

    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.

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    Sam CHICAGO, IL, United States 12-20-13
    Sam CHICAGO, IL, United States 12-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Dan Brown is not a fan of ladies."

    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.

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    João Portugal 12-12-13
    João Portugal 12-12-13
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    "An Epic Journey to try to avoid the unnavoidable"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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  • Lyn
    Gibraltar, Gibraltar
    9/15/13
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    "very disappointing, very repetitive."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who will not listen to it continuously


    What will your next listen be?

    Not sure yet


    Any additional comments?

    Just a really poor repetive story. Sections of the text were repeated word for word in consecutive chapters

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    7/30/16
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    "captivating..."

    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..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lea
    Copenhagen N, Denmark
    7/20/16
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    "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 :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/25/16
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    "Great!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kat
    Finland
    8/10/15
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    "Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
    Where does Inferno: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrzej
    7/12/14
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    "An immersive journey in the most beautiful places"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    n.a.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "The darkness ahead for humanity"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tristan
    Exeter, Devon
    7/12/14
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    "Outstanding"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    A wonderful insight into Florence, after hearing this book I would love to visit Florence, it is almost like q tourist guide.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno: A Novel?

    It is a bit like Bourne Identity where the main character has to back trace his steps to find out what has previously happened.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The moment where Prof. Langdon realizes who the thief is.


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

    Yes, most definitely just didn't have the opportunity


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nitai
    Clara, Ireland
    12/29/13
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    loves this audio book, story is so engaging, couldn't stop listening....


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    really good to listen to, and he throws in the odd accent or ladies voice which is fun...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Germany
    12/14/13
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    "Disappointingly unreal"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I was disappointed with the loss of reality, Dan Brown seems to have lost it


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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 ???


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the facts , historical and religious as usual are well documented , however the story was too unbelievable


    Could you see Inferno being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    The Narration was quite good


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michele
    Grasse, France
    12/4/13
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    "Pure Dan Brown"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Intrigue, mystery, fascinating


    What did you like best about this story?

    Pure Dan Brown. Lve the story, the historical facts and how they can be intertwined so artistically.


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

    I couldn't wait to get back ton it every time I put it down and felt very sorry when it was over.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like dan Brown, you'll love this new addition to his latest novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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