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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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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

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    Tomas Brno, Czech Republic 09-03-13
    Tomas Brno, Czech Republic 09-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Recycled Dan Brown"
    What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    Not this recycled stories.


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

    Definitely not!


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    LHF 09-02-13
    LHF 09-02-13 Member Since 2011

    LHF

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    "Not his best but still well written & enjoyable."
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    David Bradshaw San Francisco, CA 09-02-13
    David Bradshaw San Francisco, CA 09-02-13
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    "Great Book was did not like the last few hours"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, plot twists and turns throughout.


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

    Yes, but it is long


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, just bad wrapping up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Reinhardt Little Canada, MN USA 09-02-13
    Adam Reinhardt Little Canada, MN USA 09-02-13 Member Since 2007
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    "This "Novel" does not matter"

    Spoiler Alert Below:

    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.

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    Danielle Katy, TX, United States 08-30-13
    Danielle Katy, TX, United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2014
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    "The movie will be better than the book."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    CAITLIN Arlington, VA, United States 08-29-13
    CAITLIN Arlington, VA, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "BORING, and kind of an offence to Dante"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one, the only thing I rated over one star was the performance because the voice actor was fine. The story was awful.


    What was most disappointing about Dan Brown’s story?

    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.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator was fine, hampered by the BORING BORING story.


    What character would you cut from Inferno?

    Robert Langdon. And the chick.


    Any additional comments?

    YAWN.

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    na 08-28-13
    na 08-28-13
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    "excellent book and good narration"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    Very interesting storyline


    What did you like best about this story?

    interesting and twisted plot


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    overall good narration


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh a few times about Professor's personal reflections


    Any additional comments?

    great read(listen technically), highly recommend!!

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    Jakub Thunder Bay, ON, Canada 08-28-13
    Jakub Thunder Bay, ON, Canada 08-28-13 Member Since 2012

    Sci-fi, space opera, dark apocalyptic and post apocalyptic genre, historical fiction and ccasional main-stream thriller

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    "Bad & boring."

    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.

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    Serge Hampton, NJ, United States 08-25-13
    Serge Hampton, NJ, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Is it finished yet!"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    What a slow listen, half way into the book I was still not with it.


    What was most disappointing about Dan Brown’s story?

    After two hits he needed more money.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Very good reader,


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

    No, I couldn't wait for it to be over. I was expecting something to happen. It didn't.


    Any additional comments?

    Totally disappointed and will not listen to another Dan Brown book.

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    Maria Toronto, ON, Canada 08-25-13
    Maria Toronto, ON, Canada 08-25-13
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    "GREAT BOOK"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Yes, I love the story, the suspense and the amazing places where it develops


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot is really great, it catches you an you just can't stop reading


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

    Robert Langdon


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

    I listened to it like in a week or less, so captivating


    Any additional comments?

    I recommended a 100%, everyone should read this book, specially if you like art and history

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  • Lyn
    Gibraltar, Gibraltar
    9/15/13
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    "very disappointing, very repetitive."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who will not listen to it continuously


    What will your next listen be?

    Not sure yet


    Any additional comments?

    Just a really poor repetive story. Sections of the text were repeated word for word in consecutive chapters

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  • Chris
    7/30/16
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    "captivating..."

    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..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lea
    Copenhagen N, Denmark
    7/20/16
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    "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 :-)

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  • Amazon Customer
    3/25/16
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    "Great!"

    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.

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  • Kat
    Finland
    8/10/15
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    "Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
    Where does Inferno: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrzej
    7/12/14
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    "An immersive journey in the most beautiful places"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    n.a.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "The darkness ahead for humanity"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tristan
    Exeter, Devon
    7/12/14
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    "Outstanding"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    A wonderful insight into Florence, after hearing this book I would love to visit Florence, it is almost like q tourist guide.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno: A Novel?

    It is a bit like Bourne Identity where the main character has to back trace his steps to find out what has previously happened.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The moment where Prof. Langdon realizes who the thief is.


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

    Yes, most definitely just didn't have the opportunity


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nitai
    Clara, Ireland
    12/29/13
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    loves this audio book, story is so engaging, couldn't stop listening....


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    really good to listen to, and he throws in the odd accent or ladies voice which is fun...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Germany
    12/14/13
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    "Disappointingly unreal"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I was disappointed with the loss of reality, Dan Brown seems to have lost it


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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 ???


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the facts , historical and religious as usual are well documented , however the story was too unbelievable


    Could you see Inferno being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    The Narration was quite good


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michele
    Grasse, France
    12/4/13
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    "Pure Dan Brown"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Intrigue, mystery, fascinating


    What did you like best about this story?

    Pure Dan Brown. Lve the story, the historical facts and how they can be intertwined so artistically.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I couldn't wait to get back ton it every time I put it down and felt very sorry when it was over.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like dan Brown, you'll love this new addition to his latest novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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