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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook
Inferno: A Novel
Written by: 
Dan Brown
Narrated by: 
Paul Michael
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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    S. A. Williams Jamestown, NY, USA 06-24-13
    S. A. Williams Jamestown, NY, USA 06-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A dreary trudge through Dante"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    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.


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

    Despite appearing in several books, the main character does not feel like a real person to me. I have no idea what motivates him.


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

    I thought he did a serviceable job, but I found some of the accents distracting.


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

    Overall disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend skipping this book and reading Dante instead.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Magin La Grave 06-22-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Did not make it to the finish line"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Great pace and good plot all the way to the third quarter, after that it gets pretty thin.


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

    more credible plot,a bit complicated yet predictable.


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

    Siena


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Its a good read, but not as good as the first. Move on

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Wylie monterey, US, Canada 06-16-13
    Wylie monterey, US, Canada 06-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "convoluted"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Tries too hard to keep pace with previous novels First two novels good to great; each subsequent book getting worse. Last book by this author for me.


    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Muhummad Downers Grove, IL, United States 05-24-13
    Muhummad Downers Grove, IL, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A Tour Guide"
    What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

    This book is 75% art history and 25% story. I love the historic texture of Dan Brown books but Inferno lacked his usual creativity. He slaps together a story to go along with his fantastic research tour of Italy. I bet he had big fun researching this novel but spent little time with the composition.


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

    Nope


    Did Paul Michael do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes


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

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey FRESNO, CA, United States 05-24-13
    Stacey FRESNO, CA, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2011

    Whimsical Reader

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    "Another Adventure into and out of the past..."

    I enjoy Dan Brown because I can escape from my daily 8-5 job. I would love to travel and Dan Browns' books have allowed me to do so.
    It wasn't the greatest plot (never quite made sense why the villain, who dies in the beginning anyway, would want his "weapon of doom" found) but I enjoyed the art history, architecture and classical literature lesson. Dan Brown is a good professor, just like Robert Langdon and I appreciate him.
    While I listened, I would travel on the internet to Wikipedia or other sites to look up what painting he was talking about or what architecture he was describing. (You'll need a smart phone or iPad/Kindle Fire to do this). It always fills me with a sense of wonder at the beauty of the past.
    It also makes you think, and think hard about the planet we live on and how we should be better stewards of what we have. I like Dan Brown because he makes me think outside the box and I am a better more enlightened person for it. Thank you Dan!

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey Pescadero, CA, United States 05-18-13
    Audrey Pescadero, CA, United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "YAWN..."

    Was really hoping to like this book. Maybe I was spoiled by reading The Da Vinci Code before any of his other books. Even though it wasn't a great literary tome, the Code was fast paced, with good twists and turns and an interesting core tale.

    This book is so predictable that I guessed every single plot angle and mystery before they were revealed by the author. Some of the content was nearly laughable and I rolled my eyes throughout a lot of it. The narrator was okay. Found myself thinking of other things while the book was read. Couldn't even finish the book (though I'm sure I guessed the end anyway).

    9 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-15-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Inferno?....This may be Browns St. Elmo's Fire."

    Langdon wakes from a two day coma in a lab in Florence, Italy, with at best, a sketchy memory of how he got there or what has happened.  A woman Dr., (Sienna Brooks), is there with him but is at a loss of any pertinent information with the exception that his head wound came from a bullet that skimmed his skull. He is in possession of a government issued bio tube with a bio hazard insignia on the side that is programmed to open with only his fingerprints.

    Immediately after Langdon regains consciousness an assassin comes after him in the hospital and only with the help of Dr. Brooks does he narrowly escape. When safe, or so he thinks, he contacts the US Consulate and shortly after, "killer", search drones start materializing. The frenzied race for survival and the search for critical, unanswered questions to this ever oscillating mystery is on.  

    Reminiscent of The Da Vinci Code, however, the mystery was not as enthralling because of the dark story line of our worlds impending death due to overpopulation, and the weakness that is attacking basic human nature because of it.   Many ancient symbols, artifacts, secret societies, "Alighieri's, - "Divine Comedy" and of course an all-encompassing conspiracy, make up this entry in the Langdon Series.   It may not be fair to compare all of Browns books to the captivating, "Da Vinci Code", but, this is one that I would rather see as a movie with Tom Hanks as Langdon. It would capture the high notes and great action without dousing you with verbiage.  Avid Brown fans will love this because it is a return to the earlier Langdon days. 

    8 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Regan New York 06-15-13
    Gary Regan New York 06-15-13 Member Since 2014

    With Lotsa Love from gaz regn

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    "very disappointing"
    What was most disappointing about Dan Brown’s story?

    This is one oif those books that makes you think that the author considers himself a major success so now he can just churn out garbage, whilst boasting about his knowledge of art history. This it the last dan brown book for me.


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Anna 06-12-13
    Anna 06-12-13
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    "I want a story; not a history and tourism lecture"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    No!!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Definitely not Dan Brown


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nothing


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

    50% of it. the one which sounded like tour guides and history lecture that does not have anything to do with the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book on audio so I can listen to it while working out. I found myself screaming on my iPhone or Kindle. Twist is as typical as crime investigation drama series you watch on television. I was expecting more of Dante's Inferno than just the clues left. It was 25% story. 25% recap (as if the readers and audiences have bad short term memories like you-know-who), and 50% tour guide and history. Seriously? Even the images on the walkway, Dan Brown has to write something about it. I have been to those places, but even if I haven't been, I would get a travel/tour book instead. I don't need to be educated about the meaningless history of places tht were not related to the story and the tiniest cobwebs on a certain museum. I was very disappointed. (This review also written on other links).

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 05-31-13
    Thomas LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 05-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Truly an engaging book"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    As with all his books, this was simply engaging to the point you don't want to stop listening once you get going.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Completely engaging.. Didn't see the twist with Cena coming.. The history described, the character development is amazing. It simply makes you want to go look all the locations up and see for yourself.


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

    If I could have listened in one sitting I would have.. I couldn't wait to get a chance to sit and listen without distractions.. Drove over 4 hours and didn't want to stop when I got to my destination.


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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