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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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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    Raymond United States 01-18-14
    Raymond United States 01-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Fourth and hopefully not the last."
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    The amnesia which was not caused by an accident.


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

    Yes. Your friends are your enemies and your enemies are your friends.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

    The provost. Cold hearted businessman but realizes there are limits to everything.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The plagues reality.


    Any additional comments?

    Overpopulation is a real problem. Zorbrist's solution was wrong but he felt he was saving humanity.

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    Cliente Amazon Lauro de Freitas, Brazil 01-06-14
    Cliente Amazon Lauro de Freitas, Brazil 01-06-14

    Like reading, love listening.

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    "Langdon is still a good teacher, but predictable."
    What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

    Lots of historical data and information, it's a joy to read and learn all of this new things.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Since all four books have kinda of the same plot, you can predict what is going to happen.


    Did Inferno inspire you to do anything?

    Research more about the historical facts presented in the book.


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    Carlos Calgary, AB, Canada 01-06-14
    Carlos Calgary, AB, Canada 01-06-14 Member Since 2010
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    "I just could not put it down"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inferno to be better than the print version?

    Spent the entire weekend listening to this book (almost non-stop). Driving, shopping, cleaning up at home... You can't do that with a print version.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did, and almost happened... 17 hr book and 35 hrs over the weekend


    Any additional comments?

    I had the fortune of visiting these places in Europe in the past two years so it felt so very real. I do really hope they make the movie. Of course I imagined Tom Hanks playing Robert Langdon. Paul Michael sounded just like him in my head..
    Please Ron Howard, make it into a movie, it would make an mazing trilogy

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    Sethu Lawrenceville, NJ, United States 01-02-14
    Sethu Lawrenceville, NJ, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Hard to stop listening once you begin."
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book easily goes to the top of the list of audio books i have listened to so far.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrator's voice inflexions were quite good and he brings out Langdon's wry humor very well.


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    Jill GALLATIN, TN, United States 12-20-13
    Jill GALLATIN, TN, United States 12-20-13

    I listen to be enthralled. The experience must transport me from my daily life of work and responsibility. What books qualify?

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    "Intriguing topic; lame writing"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    Maybe. The art and history content holds the reader's interest but the writing is so tedious.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, the narration was on track.


    Do you think Inferno needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No follow up. The book would have been fantastic with some tragedy or some surprise. Instead it was a whimper of an ending.


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    Jonathan Mars Hill, NC 12-11-13
    Jonathan Mars Hill, NC 12-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Better than the last..."

    While I think Dan Brown's work can be a little bit formulaic... crazy zealot, beautiful sidekick, quasi religious motivation, extensive historic references... etc.
    I have to say I think this book exceeds the somewhat flat ending of the third book and thankfully deviates from the religious confrontation he delves into previously. While perhaps not completely unpredictable, I do find it to be an excelent read and a hell of a ride!
    For readers who enjoy his other works, I cannot help but think this will be yet another pleasant book well within his forte.
    Nicely Done!

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    Noah Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 12-10-13
    Noah Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Way too long and unstable story line"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    I have read all of his previous books. This one was disappointing.


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

    Below average.


    Do you think Inferno needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not really, but one will presume that either a sequel is planned or another Robert Langdon mystery will grace us in the future.


    Any additional comments?

    Dan Brown was obsessed with Dante, Italian history, geography, and Italian art, and this ultimately got in the way of the story. Had I been reading the book in print, I would have just skipped many pages of unnecessary detail. The story line was improbable, and confusing. He had two different characters tell a story of being seduced by the villain. The attempt at a Hickcockian twist of story line - where the bad guys really are the good guys - felt more than contrived. Characters like the Provost, and the idea that they were not really assassins, but merely trying to bring Dr. Langdon in, did not work for me. I don't think you can reconcile the manner in which he presented the story at the beginning with some of his later explanations. Dr. Langdon ends up being as skilled as Indiana Jones, but is portrayed as being just an average guy. Given the situations Dan Brown creates for him, both Dan Brown and Dr. Langdon are out of their skill set.

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    Larry 12-08-13
    Larry 12-08-13
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    "One of the worst Dan Brown books I have ever had."
    Any additional comments?

    This story never got going, sounded more like a guidebook and then the ending just made the book that much worse. Well you can't always get a good novel. I don't know how this one has such good ratings.

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    Danica SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 12-05-13
    Danica SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 12-05-13
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    "Absolutely five stars!"

    Intriguing and surprising, this book kept me on the edge of my seat chapter after chapter. I highly recommend it!

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    michael 11-29-13
    michael 11-29-13
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    "It does make one think"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked the book, partly because it tweaks on a feeling I have been having for a while. It's a little shrill, but thought provoking.


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