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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Tammy Pruitt Marshall, TX USA 06-29-13
    Tammy Pruitt Marshall, TX USA 06-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this again. Dan Brown is not a great writer but he has good ideas for stories. His last book was so boring I don't even remember what it was about. Inferno was much better. Brown built his characters this time and did a much better job telling the story rather than giving endless facts as dialogue. It was still a predictable story but more satisfactory.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robert Langdon because he has my dream job.


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

    Yes. I like him.


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    Carlo Hagemann the Netherlands 06-29-13
    Carlo Hagemann the Netherlands 06-29-13 Member Since 2012

    I love to listen to American books. Following the plot, keeping track of personal developments and intrigues while walking two miles to work

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    "Brown: better listened to than read"
    Any additional comments?

    Great book for listening. Not too many characters, not too complex story lines. But, a story all the way. And while listening you have time to think about the next moves Robert Langdon or Siena Brooks are going to make. Which in some cases made it predictable (which is not a negative thing per se). It felt more attached to the story than while reading the Da Vinci Code or the Bernini thing.

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    Ronald ROCHESTER, NY, United States 06-29-13
    Ronald ROCHESTER, NY, United States 06-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A Good Summer Listen"

    If you are looking for one breathless chase after another, this is not your book. Brown spends more time describing renaissance works of art than action sequences. There was still intrigue and mystery enough to hold my interest. As with all books by Dan Brown, one has to wonder which characters are not what they seem. The art descriptions were also interesting. Florence, Venice, and Istanbul will probably have "Inferno" tours. I might be tempted to join them if I were in one of these cities. A slightly annoying habit continued from other books--Brown attempts to create suspense by telling you that something happend and then waiting a chapter or more to tell you what happened. Overall I found the book enjoyable and looked for opportunities to continue listening.

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    Kevin 06-28-13
    Kevin 06-28-13 Member Since 2010

    Husband, Dad, Principal, Adjunct prof, RC Deacon, radio co-host, story teller, NYer, walker, & occasional sipper of fine whisk(e)y,

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    "Dan Brown is a one trick pony - But what a trick!"

    If you like Dan Brown's work you will like this as well, Little didactic with an "after school special tone" near the end - but I admit I enjoyed it.

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    Amazon Customer Garner, NC, United States 06-27-13
    Amazon Customer Garner, NC, United States 06-27-13

    Father of four... Husband of One. Happily Married... never to change. Read my Bible and everything else I touch. I Listen on ipod, ipad, Droid phone, Kindle, etc. I Read Paperback, Hardback, ebook or screen. I have a dog, a parrot... who know's what else. I Love God and my Country. I have an Autistic 9 year old... he is our youngest.

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    "Dear God is it over yet?"

    I have enjoyed Dan Brown's musings on more than one occassion... but this was not one of them. I am rarely disappointed and almost never bored and even when that happens I tend to push on...
    I could not bare to do that in this instance ... I just had to say ... STOP!!!! Enough!!

    Sorry Dan... this was not for me.

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    MARILYNAMA HUNTINGTON STATION, NY, United States 06-26-13
    MARILYNAMA HUNTINGTON STATION, NY, United States 06-26-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I expected better"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    From beginning to end all they did is run, hide, run, hide again, run some more. I was exhausted just reading this. No story - absolutely NO story. Just run, hide, run..


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

    Not really


    What aspect of Paul Michael’s performance would you have changed?

    very nice reading voice


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

    Anger - I really expected better from Dan Brown


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lyn4Rest LEXINGTON PARK, MD, United States 06-26-13
    Lyn4Rest LEXINGTON PARK, MD, United States 06-26-13
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    "I wasted a credit!"
    What would have made Inferno better?

    The plot is fantastical - wow, Robert Langdon knows all the secret, hidden passageways in the WHOLE world!! And, voila!, at the end everything is peachy keen again - thanks to Robert. .....


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

    I think Brown hit his high note with the Da Vinci Code and has been consistently sliding down since.....


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The attempts at female voices were very distracting, especially in times of stress (which is really the entire book).The Italian accent wasn't bad, but the switch from characters voices was not seamless.


    What character would you cut from Inferno?

    The narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps this is better as a read book, rather than a narrated one. But I doubt it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ooopsie! WEST NEW YORK, NJ, United States 06-25-13
    Ooopsie! WEST NEW YORK, NJ, United States 06-25-13 Member Since 2011

    I just follow the signs!

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    "You are not missing out if you don't read it !"

    This has some ineteresting ideas and as always you get to know some history ! A typical Dan Brown book. Excellent performance !

    I can't say it is must read. I just didn't find it very immersive or gripping as Da Vinci code.

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    Brian 06-25-13
    Brian 06-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "symbology professor saves the world again"

    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?

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    Brenda 06-24-13
    Brenda 06-24-13

    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.

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    "Outstanding Again"

    Mr. Brown never disappoints. I could not stop listening. I listened to it in less than 24 hours and started it again.

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