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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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.
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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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    Judith McCall Florida, United States 07-27-13
    Judith McCall Florida, United States 07-27-13
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    "Not His Best, But Still a Good Story"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, Action-filled, Long


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


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

    Robert Langdon


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

    Hang onto your seat as you see The Divine Comedy in a whole new light.


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    John Portland, OR, United States 07-27-13
    John Portland, OR, United States 07-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Dan Brown is just cashing in on earlier works"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    T ROBERTS, WI, United States 07-26-13
    T ROBERTS, WI, United States 07-26-13
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    "Loved it!"
    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Loved his voice and how he kept me interested


    Any additional comments?

    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!).

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    Brad Whitehall, Pa, United States 07-26-13
    Brad Whitehall, Pa, United States 07-26-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "A bit predictable"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    On recommendation only.


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

    No.


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

    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.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    ES Centreville, VA 07-26-13
    ES Centreville, VA 07-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "tedious and boring"
    What would have made Inferno better?

    Sounds like a travel book and lesson in Italian. The pace is slow.


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

    Be less pedantic.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Michael?

    Its not his fault


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I hope they do better with the movie.

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    Tia 07-25-13
    Tia 07-25-13
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    "Disappointed"
    What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

    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.


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

    No, it hasn't.


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

    No. It was way too long as it is.


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure if I will read Dan Brown again.

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    Jo 07-25-13
    Jo 07-25-13
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    "Unbelievably boring"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Thomas Perry to get back to a good author.


    What three words best describe Paul Michael’s performance?

    Considering the content, he did OK


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

    Almost all of it as the story line is lost in all the drone


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    Lee 07-25-13
    Lee 07-25-13
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    "Outstanding!"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    I like historial mysteries and Dan Brown in particular. He presents much historically valid information and this is what I really like. It is not a far out novel with unbelievable situations.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robert Langdon


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I have listened to several of his narrations and they are very rich and varied in delivery. He is excellent.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I was afraid it would not be as good as Angels and Demons or the DaVinci Code, but it was totally up to par in all respects. Maybe more thought provoking because of the serious issues it presents.

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    Patrick Chelmsford, MA, United States 07-24-13
    Patrick Chelmsford, MA, United States 07-24-13
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    "Too long"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    The mention of every landmark (in Italian)


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A good ending


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A good clear voice.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I liked the ending


    Any additional comments?

    I will NOT try another Dan Brown book!

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    Isaac SAINT CLOUD, FLORIDA, United States 07-24-13
    Isaac SAINT CLOUD, FLORIDA, United States 07-24-13
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    "Add catastrophic situation rinse and repeat!"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Kind of long for and slow in some parts.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    That's it? Just another day in the life of Robert Langdon.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a good job of creating the verbal images of the book.


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

    Not really. Some parts did make you want to continue but it slows up a bit with all of the art history that makes it sound more like blah blah blah. Then the story kicks in again.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read if your a Dan Brown fan and a fan of the Robert Langdon series but its more of a rinse and repeat of the past books.

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