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
As a fan of Dan Brown I was looking forward to reading his next Robert Langdon novel and I was not disappointed by it. Filled ad naseum with references to medieval history, art history, genetic engineering and secret organizations, this book was an easy and enjoyable read for me. Any fan of Florence, Italy will enjoy returning to the familiar streets and sites as well. As with his other books, there are plenty of mysteries and riddles to solve, and Brown guides the reader along with the characters in a logical, natural process of discovery ... just in time to throw in a few twists and turn everything in on itself. Don't think you know the full picture of what's happening at any point in the book. As far as a book to keep the analytical mind active, this is a definite win. Michael's narration is solid and yet somehow less interesting in its even consistency. If you liked Brown's other books, you won't be disappointed.
This was a great summer read and a wonderful performance by the reader. This book kept me interested until the very end!
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I have enjoyed Dan Brown's musings on more than one occassion... but this was not one of them. I am rarely disappointed and almost never bored and even when that happens I tend to push on...
I could not bare to do that in this instance ... I just had to say ... STOP!!!! Enough!!
Sorry Dan... this was not for me.
Dan Brown brings more of the same. I love the references to historical places and this book makes me want to travel to Italy to explore the beauty and wonders. The story seemed to be stretched into much more than it needed to be. A few times it appeared as though the author was deliberately trying to twist the story and confuse the reader as to create an ending that the reader would not expect.
Somebody helping Dan Brown with his writing skills. He has a facility for ripping-yarn style plots but his writing can be quite painful at times. Why does he keep repeating obvious plot points over and over? Why does it feel that he lifted a lot of material from travel guides to Florence and Venice? He is really heavy-handed delivering any kind of explanatory information. Why is there not even a glimmer of a sense of humour in the writing?
There is a horrible fascination with reading his stuff and trying to work out why his books are so popular so probably, yeah
The narrator was blameless. There is no way anyone could deliver some of the dialogues in this book in a way that made them sound like them came from real human beings.
It provided great material for rants during coffee breaks at work.
Makes Agatha Christie read like James Joyce in comparison.
Interesting facts and allusions to other literature that are now on my list to read.
It was way too long.
consolidated it to 75% or less of its current length.
Barely... Thank god for the ability to increase narrator speed.
He mentioned the book "Logan's Run" defiantly going to read that.
Dan Brown does a great job in describing the settings, so you can imagine what everthing looks like even though you are not there.
19 hours would be a bit long to sit and listen in one setting, but I could not wait to get back in my car and hear more and more.
From beginning to end all they did is run, hide, run, hide again, run some more. I was exhausted just reading this. No story - absolutely NO story. Just run, hide, run..
very nice reading voice
Anger - I really expected better from Dan Brown
The plot is fantastical - wow, Robert Langdon knows all the secret, hidden passageways in the WHOLE world!! And, voila!, at the end everything is peachy keen again - thanks to Robert. .....
I think Brown hit his high note with the Da Vinci Code and has been consistently sliding down since.....
The attempts at female voices were very distracting, especially in times of stress (which is really the entire book).The Italian accent wasn't bad, but the switch from characters voices was not seamless.
Perhaps this is better as a read book, rather than a narrated one. But I doubt it.
I just follow the signs!
This has some ineteresting ideas and as always you get to know some history ! A typical Dan Brown book. Excellent performance !
I can't say it is must read. I just didn't find it very immersive or gripping as Da Vinci code.
"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
"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.
"I loved it and can't wait for the movie :)"
Langdon once again made it all so historically interesting! I love facts written into novels!
Very De Vinci Code
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