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
Wow and Wow and what, another Wow!
Great twist, Great turns, Great thriller.
Every moment was breath-taking.
Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
I have not read this book but the narrator was brilliant, and kept me listening.
I have read all his books, that is why it was rather predictable.
Brilliant portrayal his interpretation, accents, and narration were extremely good.
NO. became rather tedious.
Great narration by Paul Michael
Like every Dan Brown book, once you think you have it all figured out, everything gets shaken up and twisted around, and once you think you have it again, hang on for yet another twist, or three. And he's really pushing the bounds of plausibility, not necessarily in the over-all theme of the story, but in the constant shifts of the plot. On a few occasions I had to back up a chapter or two and re-listen to them to make sure I clearly understood what changes had just taken place, especially around chapters 60 through 80. (Trying to to give any spoilers here.)
Great voice work.
More twists tham a bowl of noodles
He has taken a wonderful character and made him one dimensional
I thought the story was interesting. The characters have become so one dimensional I almost didnt' want to finish it!
Intriguing, Action-filled, Long
My favorite character was actually Sienna--even though (spoiler alert) she turned out to be not what she appeared in the beginning. I hope Dan Brown brings her back because I enjoyed the relationship that appeared to be developing between her and Robert Langdon.
Hang onto your seat as you see The Divine Comedy in a whole new light.
This booked just dragged on. I found it hard to finish but I persisted. Not in the same league as The Da Vinci code, which was brilliant.
Loved his voice and how he kept me interested
Inferno is a continuation of Robert Langdon's story. He's the main character in three of Dan Brown's previous books. If you're like me and you love the mystery and suspense that a thriller bring, this is the book for you! For me it just continued the story that Langdon has been set with in the previous three books. If you haven't had the chance to read or listen to Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons or The Lost Symbol I would highly recommend listening to those three first then listening to Inferno. This story (as with all of the Robert Langdon stories) creates a lot of forward thinking and is a page turner (even without the pages!).
On recommendation only.
The regular narration was fine, but his comic timing is minimal and the voice acting for a woman seemed more like he was mocking females.
The end was interesting, but with that said--The end was the best part of the book. I could see a story set 50-100 years after the end of this being interesting.
Unlike the DaVinci Code, this book was really sluggish and the multiple POV actually took away tension rather than adding. Look for other books in the thriller genre.
Sounds like a travel book and lesson in Italian. The pace is slow.
Be less pedantic.
Its not his fault
I hope they do better with the movie.
I liked the thrill and the fast changing action in the beginning of the book. However 10 hours in, the most implausible and impossible scenarios started happening and then by the end, I actually could predict the character dialogue. And this is something I am really NOT looking for in a book. I did finish it, however the last few hours felt like I was wasting my time. I was hoping to have something on par with the Da Vinci Code, however this book didn't exactly held up to my expectations. The characters were interesting but somewhat predictable and not very complex. Still, I have to say that I did enjoy the references and history facts of places, museums and artifacts.
No, it hasn't.
No. It was way too long as it is.
Not sure if I will read Dan Brown again.
"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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