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
Ok. I am quite fan of Browns previous books, but this one is quite recycle of his previous books repainted quickly and released still wet. Storry actually has some strong logical flaws and The whole book can end somewhere in the middle and nobody would care. I suffered to the end, but really not sure why. Brown should spend more time out of his scheme, and do more rewriting work.
Not this recycled stories.
Dan Brown's writing is always a pleasure to read; he keeps you interested through his "everyman" approach to story telling and always provides interesting little historical tidbits that have you running to your reference library to check things out and learn more about the topics he references.
I enjoy the character of Robert Langdon and look forward to the history and folklore Dan Brown includes in all of his books; Inferno was no exception and has inspired me to read Danté's Divine Comedy from start to finish.
Paul Michael is a capable narrator and I enjoyed his interpretation of how each character should sound, write down to the consistent rendering of emotion in each one's thoughts and speech pattern. Mr. Michael's narration made this book better than it would have been on its own.
Although I don't often have an opportunity to listen to a book in one sitting I was eager to start up again whenever there was a lapse. Dan Brown is a talented wordsmith and I love the way he combines historical fact with fiction to come up with his plots, the character of Robert Langdon is also quite endearing.
Although enjoyable I didn't think this was one of Dan Brown's better novels. While listening to the plot unravel I felt it was rushed, as if publishing the novel was more important than a plausible story line/ending. Perhaps there was a deadline to be met which prevented this story from coming to fruition at a better speed (less rushed and frenetic) with a more practical resolution or perhaps I have simply been spoiled by Mr. Brown's other novels. Still a great listen and I will definitely continue to purchase any book published by this author.
This is probably one of the lower of my favorite Dan Brown books (above Angel's & Demons). This book was great throughout, however, in the end it spent like an hour or two explaining everything and just letting me know all of the twists and turns and what they meant. It felt very fake with the way that it just flat out explained the hidden plots and ideas (I am trying to not mention anything). Usually Dan Brown books let me figure out what is happening and just give some clues toward the end, not just flat out tell me. I was a little disappointed with that. It was still a great book, and I highly recommend it, I just wish he ended it better.
Yes, plot twists and turns throughout.
Yes, but it is long
Great book, just bad wrapping up.
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Paul Michael is the same narrator as some of the other books and Mr Brown as does a splendid job as usual.
The same formula his other page turner books: factoids, locations, art and mysterious killer. Certainly not his best book.
The bad: All the efforts of the protagonist are in vane, even though the ending tries to make you think otherwise. This is one of the few books where I wish I had listened to the abridged version or skipped outright.
Again another let down from Dan Brown. I loved his earlier work so I thought I would try again. Sadly this book was very dull. I forced my self to finish it because I have never given up on a book.
No one, the only thing I rated over one star was the performance because the voice actor was fine. The story was awful.
I don't go into a Dan Brown book expecting anything that awesome I go in expecting something engaging. A thriller that will keep me interested after I've been on the road for five hours. This is like, the opposite of that. Like, YAWNNNNNN. SOOOOOOO much exposition. Like I get it, you looked at a book about all the art in Florence so you could go on and on and on about how much you appreciate art. And you read the wikipedia article on Dante so you could drop in enough facts to not be outright lying but really were basically skimming the Dante surface. Its like he read Dante's sparknotes and tried to sell that he was a Dante scholar. Get on with the adventure! If I wanted to learn about art and Dante I wouldn't be reading a Dan Brown book.
Plus the ending was both anticlimactic and kind of preachy. I didn't really know what he was trying to say but I feel like he was telling me that he's not super fond of humanity. I dunno, I feel like he was trying to convey a greater social message here, and he should go back to what he does best, putting together passable thrillers with fun puzzles for people to enjoy at the beach.
Narrator was fine, hampered by the BORING BORING story.
Robert Langdon. And the chick.
Very interesting storyline
interesting and twisted plot
overall good narration
Laugh a few times about Professor's personal reflections
great read(listen technically), highly recommend!!
Sci-fi, space opera, dark apocalyptic and post apocalyptic genre, historical fiction and ccasional main-stream thriller
Lasted a few chapters but only because I thought I was otherwise wasting a credit. Loved the Da Vinci code, rolled my eyeballs but finished Angels and Demons and hated the first few chapters of Inferno which I will not finish even if someone will pays me money for it.
What a slow listen, half way into the book I was still not with it.
After two hits he needed more money.
Very good reader,
No, I couldn't wait for it to be over. I was expecting something to happen. It didn't.
Totally disappointed and will not listen to another Dan Brown book.
Yes, I love the story, the suspense and the amazing places where it develops
The plot is really great, it catches you an you just can't stop reading
I listened to it like in a week or less, so captivating
I recommended a 100%, everyone should read this book, specially if you like art and history
"very disappointing, very repetitive."
Someone who will not listen to it continuously
Not sure yet
Just a really poor repetive story. Sections of the text were repeated word for word in consecutive chapters
Dan Brown does it again.. mixing.. history. culture and art in a beautiful Web of fiction that is gripping and full of twists and turns till the very end..
"Great as a vacation-book"
The story was fine, especially as a casual summer-read. But it doesn't quite stack up to the previous books, I feel. The narrator was good but not great. The story good but not great. With lots of cultural and city-descriptions, the suspense loses a bit of its urgency. But again, it's fine for a casual summer-read in the shadows of a parasol :-)
I really enjoyed this book as others from Dan Brown. It was my first audiobook and I think because of Paul Michael it became a very good experience.
"Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
I only gave Paul Michael's narration 4 stars, though I found the narration to be very very good - easy to follow and so on, however, I hoped he would've been the storyteller rather than just someone reading the story aloud (if you know what I mean). The whole experience was very enjoyable though, so no complains.
The storyline is CLASSIC Dan Brown so if you haven't liked he's previous novels you won't like this one either but if you enjoyed The Lost Symbol and/or Da Vinci Code you will fall in love with this one too. The history of art and architecture can go on and on and on and be extremely boring if you're not into it and also he's not known for a psychologically in-depth analysis of the characters so some of the characters can be a bit two dimensional - but that is just his style. The main story, however, was, hands down, his best yet. Not quite as many twists in the plot as his previous ones but still brilliant!!
The ending! The ending wasn't quite what I expected, however, I'm glad about it because that would've been boring. The whole storyline is set in a way that makes you think that you know what's going to happen at the end but I assure you that nothing is as it seems.
So if I haven't put you off - Go for it and enjoy!!!
"An immersive journey in the most beautiful places"
Yes. It reads (or "listens" in this case) very easily, and you feel like you are inside the book from page one. Even though a lot of things are shrouded in mystery right up untill the end
Robert Langdon, the main character, will be travelling to many different places. The awesome thing about this book is that these places actually exist, and Robert being a professor of History at Harvard will tell you so many interesting things about various buildings, paintings even cities. When you actually travel to these places, you can relisten the book even just for the great descriptions of art. This combined with a thrilling and twisting plot gives you an awesome listen.
"The darkness ahead for humanity"
A wonderful insight into Florence, after hearing this book I would love to visit Florence, it is almost like q tourist guide.
It is a bit like Bourne Identity where the main character has to back trace his steps to find out what has previously happened.
The moment where Prof. Langdon realizes who the thief is.
Yes, most definitely just didn't have the opportunity
loves this audio book, story is so engaging, couldn't stop listening....
really good to listen to, and he throws in the odd accent or ladies voice which is fun...
No, I was disappointed with the loss of reality, Dan Brown seems to have lost it
yes, I must admit to Googling Dante's inferno , however the storyline lost interest when characters who were believed dead, suddenly appeared and admitted to being actors engaged solely for a performance to convince the hero they had been shot ???
the facts , historical and religious as usual are well documented , however the story was too unbelievable
The Narration was quite good
I won't buy the next Dan Brown solely on His name , as I have in the past. This storyline was too far from reality
"Pure Dan Brown"
Intrigue, mystery, fascinating
Pure Dan Brown. Lve the story, the historical facts and how they can be intertwined so artistically.
I couldn't wait to get back ton it every time I put it down and felt very sorry when it was over.
If you like dan Brown, you'll love this new addition to his latest novels.
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