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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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    rebekah Jacksonville, AR, United States 02-21-14
    rebekah Jacksonville, AR, United States 02-21-14
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    "Not Brown's Best"
    If you’ve listened to books by Dan Brown before, how does this one compare?

    Prior to this book, I was 75% pleased with Brown's books. I loved The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons, and I enjoyed The Lost Symbol. I wasn't a huge fan of Deception Point. This one falls below Deception Point. I found myself wondering multiple times if I should just stop listening since I didn't care how it ended.


    Was Inferno worth the listening time?

    The last 90 minutes of the book held my attention. Otherwise it was very difficult to get through. Overall, no, I don't feel like it was worth the listening time.


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    Emmanuelle Westford, MA, United States 02-20-14
    Emmanuelle Westford, MA, United States 02-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome!"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    I am always amazed at how Dan Brown can create a fantastic story every time. Great book, great theme, well told by a very good narrator. It has been a pleasure.


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    K. Kranz 02-16-14
    K. Kranz 02-16-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Just like an episode of Scooby Doo"

    Fun and exciting book with lots of interesting history like you'd expect from Dan Brown but when the protagonist finds out what's going on, it reminded of what happened when I used to watch Scooby Doo. All is not what it seems! Zoinks!

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    Jim Hess 02-13-14
    Jim Hess 02-13-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable yet predictable read"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Enjoyable listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    Learned a lot about Italian art and especially the Divine Comedy, good pace to story


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Very well done


    Do you think Inferno needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Pretty formulaic but still enjoyable


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    mike Springville, NY, United States 02-10-14
    mike Springville, NY, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Danny done did it again!!!!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    The layman's terms in which Dan Brown writes his stories, and the way in which Paul Michael (the Narrator) reads Brown's books.... he reads them as if he wrote them himself!


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    Angels and Demons
    The Divinci Code
    Any of Brown's Books


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    The way in which he really knows Dan Brown's thoughts and how he reads Browns books as though they were his own.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book is definitely one of Brown's BEST!!!!!!!
    Why it didn't get the media attention that his other books did, I may never know.... but it is a shame!

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    Samantha 02-03-14
    Samantha 02-03-14
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    "Good, but..."

    I don't know why, but this was the hardest 'Robert Langdon' book to get into. All the other books grabbed me from the begining. It took several chapters for this one to capture my full attention. Overall good story though. Gives you a lot to think about afterwards.

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    Carl 02-03-14
    Carl 02-03-14
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    "Disappointing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It read like a book report. If I wanted to listen to a translation of the Divine Comedy, I would have bought it. It read like the audio version of a fan pic. I've read Dan Brown before and while I admire his research ability, his storytelling fell flat on this one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something with a plot. Maybe something by Robert Heinlein.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No impact.


    What character would you cut from Inferno?

    Sienna. Weak psychopathic not-even-love interest. Couldn't even feel sorry for her. Robert Langdon needs to get himself some new friends. Maybe some leftover underground Cathars?


    Any additional comments?

    It just went on and on and. . .

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    Kathryn Belleville, ON, Canada 01-12-14
    Kathryn Belleville, ON, Canada 01-12-14
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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. 01-04-14
    Jane C. 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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