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
If you are looking for one breathless chase after another, this is not your book. Brown spends more time describing renaissance works of art than action sequences. There was still intrigue and mystery enough to hold my interest. As with all books by Dan Brown, one has to wonder which characters are not what they seem. The art descriptions were also interesting. Florence, Venice, and Istanbul will probably have "Inferno" tours. I might be tempted to join them if I were in one of these cities. A slightly annoying habit continued from other books--Brown attempts to create suspense by telling you that something happend and then waiting a chapter or more to tell you what happened. Overall I found the book enjoyable and looked for opportunities to continue listening.
Husband, Dad, Principal, Adjunct prof, RC Deacon, radio co-host, story teller, NYer, walker, & occasional sipper of fine whisk(e)y,
If you like Dan Brown's work you will like this as well, Little didactic with an "after school special tone" near the end - but I admit I enjoyed it.
Father of four... Husband of One. Happily Married... never to change. Read my Bible and everything else I touch. I Listen on ipod, ipad, Droid phone, Kindle, etc. I Read Paperback, Hardback, ebook or screen. I have a dog, a parrot... who know's what else. I Love God and my Country. I have an Autistic 9 year old... he is our youngest.
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.
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.
honestly the story line is getting a bit old. How many crazy people really want to destroy the world and leave behind a trail of obscure clues that only a Harvard symbology professor can decypher?
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Mr. Brown never disappoints. I could not stop listening. I listened to it in less than 24 hours and started it again.
It,s the worst book DanBrown has written. All his other books were so good.
No,it was rubbish.
Narrator did an excellent job with the accents, characterizations and pace.
The book follows the traditional formula for the Langdon novels.
The book was an easy "read" mixing entertainment and learning together and broaching a topic of increasing interest. The narrator did an excellent job and not once did the plot line drag or slow.
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