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
Dan Brown has an excellent way of putting a story together. I always enjoy how he ties art and history together to make an interesting story.
I listened to this book as I took my dog for a walk each day. The ONLY reason I finished it was because I needed to listen to something as I find walking an unending exercise in futility, but for medical reasons, I do walk as often as I can. As someone else said, if you are going to the places mentioned it this book, just listen to this book. You will not need a tour guide. AND it is about as interesting as that. In fact, a book acting as a tour guide would keep you focused so much more than Inferno. It probably would have pictures. This book is just a narration of renaissance art with a slight sideline of a virus that would infect the world and reduce human population. Although, this would have added a great deal of interest and intrigue, it was hardly ever addressed.
I do not think I will ever read Dan Brown's books again. I used to enjoy his writing, but once he gets started on a theme, he will not let it go. He needs to get to the point that he writes to everyday people, not just about HIS interests.
The narration is great.
Most of the parts describing the art. There was so much about that, I lost complete interest in it. Just too much!
Complete waste. If I had been sitting down reading for all that time, even though that is an activity I enjoy and hardly ever don't finish a book I start, I would have considered this one a lost cause...
Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.
Each time I listen to one of Dan Brown's, Robert Langton books, I feel that I have taken several courses in architecture. This book was no exception. I have seen some negative reviews of the INFERNO, but I found it to be better than the DA VINCI CODE. There is less reliance on religious speculation and more reliance on scientific speculation.
Some of the underlying philosophical questions are worth pondering. How do we deal with over population? Are we now the custodians of our own evolution? Is the worst sin not taking action in moral crisis?
The narrator did an excellent job. His tone almost forces one to listen.
The story was great, I listened to the entire story in two sittings. And Paul Michael was excellent in his performance. the way it was written and performed gave me a perfect mental movie. I highly recommend this book to any Dan Brown fans, or fans of suspense.
"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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