Now a Major Motion Picture
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
Great story, extremely well written. The authors descriptions of the beautiful locations, art and various events, leaves the reader longing to experience each and every locale.
The book is rich in characters and imagery but the most intriguing part of the book is the subject matter. I don't want to give anything away but for me the book completely captures the essence of human behavior and our inherent ability to deny that our actions will ultimately lead to our own destruction. An exciting and scary read!
If you haven't seen the movie and plan to, read the book first. Many key points were changed for the movie including the ending. The movie is okay but the book is much better!
Without ruining the story for others I can say that this is not up to par with Brown's previous books. The characters are not developed and the story is really boring. I am sorry I wasted a credit on the purchase.
I've completed several of Brown's books and this by far has the most satisfying and believable ending. Like the others, it's fast paced and full of action. Recommended if you like Robert Langdon's adventures.
I love some of the other Dan Brown books. This one was disappointing. The only word I can think to describe the end is lame. Way too far fetched. Bummer - I really wanted to love it.
I really liked the story and the message it tries to deliver. Uncontrolled population growth is a huge problem that we must face in order to maintain or create a sustainable development in our planet. This novel is full with exciting drama, action and suspense. I totally recommend.
beats the movie a hundred times fold, better ending, more exciting future left ahead.
fantastic narrative work, thank you Paul!!
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