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
A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!
It is one of my favorites
I don't want to give anything away, but I will say...as true to most Dan Brown novels, nothing is quite as it seems. Be prepared for a scary shock.
I hadn't listen to him before, but he did a very good jb.
It actually scared me a little bit, it really made it hard to ignore the over population issues we face on our planet, and made me question what is truly ethical.
I would definitely listen to this book again. Dan brown steps up again to deliver a story rife with detail and tense situations for one of my favorite people: Robert Langdon
While I haven't heard any other books read aloud by Paul Michael, I believe he has an excellent command of the text. His inflection and accents provide another dimension to an amazing story.
Yes I would. It's a great action story, plus a great travel guide.
How Brown can make researcing history a way to save the world.
He is great speaker and you don't get bored hearing him.
The adventure is hot like an inferno.
Dan brown does it again. I hope he writes more books soon
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
Noah Charney wrote an article in “The Daily Beast” titled “Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications”. The truth is there are more than 10. But Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and now Inferno are terrifically entertaining fictions. Charney’s petty criticism misses the point of reading a novel for sheer entertainment. If one reads Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Christo or The Three Musketeers), the same criticism is applicable, but great tales are told by both Dumas and Brown.
There are many twists and turns in Brown’s story that will draw its audience into the tale. The cleverness of Brown’s writing is enhanced by some knowledge of Dante’s poem but the story rests on its own merit. Inferno, like The Three Musketeers, is a highly entertaining story.
Did not read the print version
Robert Langdon, he always finds a way to get in trouble and has an adventure getting out. Always with a beautiful woman by his side.
Italy becomes one of the main character in the story, the movie would be lovely.
I'm a producer with much less time to read for fun than I'd like. I'm new to audio books and love a good mystery thriller.
Scary but Great!
Yes, totally and that is what I love about Dan Brown books. They always keep you on the edge of your seat. Always a thrill ride. I really am a fan of most all of his books but I really liked this one.
It has been a while since I read it but I just remember the tour through Italy being a favorite.
No but I had a great time. The overall story is quite thought provoking and stays with you long after.
I love Paul Michael, his is my favorite narrator. I don't know what it is exactly but I just think he is perfect for these fast paced adventures. Perfect go to guy for Dan Brown books.
I would...it is an interesting read and an exciting story.
Any other Dan Brown novel. He has hit on a formula of sorts to make an exciting book, and Inferno is no different.
I mostly enjoyed the scenes in Florence, as the descriptions of the sights and attractions are compelling. Brown does paint the scenery well, if the story is a bit formulaic.
Yes and no. The recording is 17 hours long, which makes for a long sitting, but on a road trip from Minnesota to Texas, it makes for a good listen.
There needs to be some removal from reality when listening to this book, but it is interesting and exciting. At times, the author restates things enough times to make sure that everybody understands what's going on, which tends to drag a little for an audiobook. However, these are details, and the big picture of this book is that it is a good story with good descriptions and inclusion of art and art history.
Brought me back to two of my favorite cities.
Yes- Wanted to see where they would go next.
Would recommend this book to any one who's ever been to Italy and all art lovers.
Outrageously simple-minded plot twists. Brown's nerd hero always seems to know everything about everything and always ends up in some impossible coincidence to astound the reader. High school Humanities teachers will love this for it's sprinkling of anecdotes on art, geography, history, etc.
Paul Michael's reading was better than average. I pity the man for taking this gig though. How he must have wanted to laugh so frequently during the recording!
If you liked his previous books, you'll probably like this one. If you despised his previous books, run away from this one.
Lots of stuff and nonsense from Dan Brown about Robert Langdon escaping near death defying situations again. Also with the help of a beautiful age-appriopiate woman. This time it's all about Dante's "Inferno". Together they travel from Florence to Venice and end up in Istanbul. Oddly, nothing about Langdon's previous hair-raising adventures seem to have made a dent in his mind. It's like he starting anew with each book.
Still what kept me going was all the minutia of the cities and Dante. All the little known historical facts about the churches, museums, waterways, palaces etc take up a lot of the book. Like a teacher who gives you just enough information so you don't nod off in class or become overwelhmed with details before moving on.
Plot has something to do with W.H.O., a world shattering virus and bad guys shooting at innocent people all being tied into Dante's "Divine Comedy". Shrug
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