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Inferno: A Novel | [Dan Brown]

Inferno: A Novel

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Tim United States 06-05-13
    Tim United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Putting books on the back burner.

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    "Postmarks for Langdon"

    I'm not a huge fan of this series and Dan Brown, but I have read all three books thus far and I thought that I would get "Inferno." I'm kinda amazed on how much I liked the story. Unlike his previous books, the female characters are not postmarks for Langdon. I always thought that the female characters in the other books, such as "The Lost Symbol" were very weak. That is the main reason why I wasn't too sure about this one, but the characters are a lot stronger and most noticeable.

    I was talking to my friends about Dan Brown's writings and they mention that his books are something that you pickup at the airport to kill time on a flight. It's interesting with the biblical references and entertaining at the same time, but it is something that you can forget after the last page.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    annie 06-05-13
    annie 06-05-13
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    "Really Terrible"
    Any additional comments?

    I just hope that the salvation to an act of biological terrorism would be put in the hands of more then just one guy with amnesia.
    This book is ridiculous, and not in a fun way.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charlie SEAGOVILLE, TX, United States 06-04-13
    Charlie SEAGOVILLE, TX, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Was this Dan Brown?"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    As good as Da Vinci Code was,, this was a it's opposite. Either Dan Brown did not write it, or he "slept walked" through the creation of Inferno. The plot was predictable, the writing choppy and the characters lifeless.
    A very disappointing book for Brown. I can only hope that Dan Brown gets over his writer's block and does better next time..


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    Pattie Powhatan Point, OH, United States 06-03-13
    Pattie Powhatan Point, OH, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2014
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    "So boring!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If there had been a story at all, I would've have rated it higher.


    What was most disappointing about Dan Brown’s story?

    What story?


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator did as well as could be expected with such a non-eventful story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Inferno?

    The whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code but Dan Brown should've stopped with these.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 05-30-13
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Let Thee Who Enter Have Hope"

    Fun book with Dan Brown's typical edge of your seat ride while feeding you bits of history, art, and science so that you feel so that you've learned something not just passed time. Most of the book takes place in Florence and Mr. Brown is the best "tourist guide" in the business. The theme of the book is based on Dante's Inferno which is a boring read yet Brown makes it relevant to today, shows the influence it has had over time, and helps bring to light medieval Italy. Unlike his last book who's ending was a bit of a disappointment and the message was a bit "new age" this one is a surprise till the end. Also it deals with a issue few really like to talk about as the reason for most of the worlds environmental and even political problems. Anyway it's a fun listen so what are you waiting for.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Prasanna Sundaragopalan Hopkins, MN United States 05-30-13
    Prasanna Sundaragopalan Hopkins, MN United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not one of his best."

    The book has all the items that one would expect in a Dan Brown novel. Some of them include, a quick snippet on the historical background of the place, taking the reader back to one of Langdon's lectures back in Harvard to provide more context/background, a plot that holds until the end and a thrilling ending.

    The negative includes, similar style to Davindi code or Lost symbol, almost predictable events (The way Langdon's escape from harms way is almost something you can predict if you have read some or all of his previous novel) and NOT a riveting story line.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 05-29-13
    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2010

    Ex-military high school math teacher.

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    "Inferno is warm, but never fires me up."
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    I like the continuing adventures of Robert and this one had a unique twist considering the injury he had sustained before the book even begins.


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

    I was unsure who to trust, but at times I felt like it was a bit too much. In the end it all pans out logically, but for a minute or two audiances are left to wonder.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Great.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Find the Dante within.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the book, but Brown's previous entries into the saga were better.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce 05-27-13
    Joyce 05-27-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Thought provoking~"

    I found myself searching the web for the references in Dan Brown's Inferno. I always enjoy the reality in his books. The way he takes historical figures and places and intertwines his fiction is never dissappointing. He writes like a conspiracy theorist but adds enough touches of truth that it seems plausible. Inferno is frightening. It made me think about subjects that I had never really considered and the repercussions of the choices people make. I think it is important to keep in mind that this book is fiction--not a conspiracy even if it touches on present day worries. It is engrossing and entertaining but not reality.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    John BOISE, IDAHO, United States 05-26-13
    John BOISE, IDAHO, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2015

    The Dude Abides!

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    "Tripe.."

    I was excited when audible announced a new novel by Dan Brown would soon be available.. I was very disappointed! Running around with a concussion? Too much!

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Northport, AL, United States 05-23-13
    Andrew Northport, AL, United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2014
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    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    Paul Michael is brillant and Dan Brown presents some very formidable discussion through his novels. I would try another book without question.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dan Brown before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first Dan Brown novel to listen to via audible, but I have read the rest of the Robert Langdon series. DaVinci Code is still my personal favorite, followed by Lost Symbol and then probably Inferno. In my opinion the writing for Inferno was subpar (examples: many repeated words within paragraph or chapter and some setting descriptions detracted from the flow of the story) but I especially enjoyed the resolution perhaps moreso than any of his novels other than DaVinci Code. I also liked learning about the facts of Dante's life and work.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Without giving away too much information I enjoyed the chase scenes at the beginning and ending. Both are very vivid and easy to imagine.


    Did Inferno inspire you to do anything?

    I read a few blurbs on wikipedia about St. Mark's in Venice. Does that count?


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciate the time and the research that the author took to complete this novel. It is by no means perfect, but it is thoughtfully entertaining.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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