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
honestly the story line is getting a bit old. How many crazy people really want to destroy the world and leave behind a trail of obscure clues that only a Harvard symbology professor can decypher?
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Mr. Brown never disappoints. I could not stop listening. I listened to it in less than 24 hours and started it again.
It,s the worst book DanBrown has written. All his other books were so good.
No,it was rubbish.
Narrator did an excellent job with the accents, characterizations and pace.
The book follows the traditional formula for the Langdon novels.
The book was an easy "read" mixing entertainment and learning together and broaching a topic of increasing interest. The narrator did an excellent job and not once did the plot line drag or slow.
While the hisstorical details were at times interesting, the story itself was yet another improbable treasure hunt. I found it impossible to understand or to relate to any of the characters. The plot twists left me just feeling frustrated not intrigued.
Despite appearing in several books, the main character does not feel like a real person to me. I have no idea what motivates him.
I thought he did a serviceable job, but I found some of the accents distracting.
I recommend skipping this book and reading Dante instead.
This book is so filled with repetition that there were several parts that I could repeat from memory by the end. For instance, the same video was described using the same words 5 or 6 times from different characters points of view. It was almost as if Brown had to reach a word limit. I also felt as though the descriptions of art and architecture were much more involved (and boring) than in his previous books. I just had a very hard time getting through this one. It was not the action packed thriller I was hoping for.
Dan Brown can definitely tell a great story; however, the heavy-handed and dubious conclusion left a really bad taste toward the book. Such a great story with all its twists and turns, surprise character revelations and suspense, deserved much better than a tired and tried "sermon" on a scientifically doubtful premise.
The Great Gatsby
A great narration
Yes, the way it was read was truly engaging.
the voice and the depth of the feeling the book invokes
it made me listen attentively and made me stop from what I was doing
I like listening to it very much!
Among other audiobooks this is one of the best
I am a huge fan of the Robert Langdon character. He is a semi regular guy that help save the world.... how can you not like that?
Probably the scene where you find out that Robert stole the death mask and he is finding out about it the same time we are.
No it took about two weeks of intermittent listening
Having traveled Europe I enjoyed the history lessons but OMG!!! I thought about getting the abridged version but I think it was 1/3 the length of this one.
Best: The narrator was AMAZING.
Least: The book felt forced and contrived and the suspense came off as false. Too many formulas in one cake just does not bake.
Read it before he submitted it.
He is always amazing.
Thats the problem, it was written for the screen not the reader.
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