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
If you're planning a trip a trip to Florence or Venice, this could be the book for you. Otherwise, save your credit.
Does not disappoint
By starting in the middle of the story and then feeding back story through having the main character having lost his memory is not a new concept, but works very well indeed in this case.
Yes, I thought the performer was just right for the roll.
No, not that kind of book.
The author sure does like his dramatic endings. Antimatter annihilation in the Vatican, Jesus's descendent, long lost wisdom uncovered and now this... I little excessive perhaps, but somehow it works in the story and is a perfectly believable resolution.
I was delighted to have been completely caught off guard by the unexpected twist and as usual with Dan Brown we were taken on a delightful history tour through fascinating places.
Overall if you like the character of Robert Langdon, you will like this book.
Paul Michael is a great narrator however, if you are sleepy, his voice is very soothing and it will put you to sleep. I enjoyed this book overall.
The scenery was very vivid, almost as if you are taking a trip to Europe. The details of ancient buildings and art is described very well.
Pronunciations that may be hard to read.
No, its much to long and I needed time to digest the imagery portrayed.
Overall it is written in a very Dan Brown style, lots of historic mystery intertwined with drama. I enjoyed this book more than the last.
a mangyan who loves to hike, to walk, to run, and to read.
As always, Langdon will not make you put the book down. A real page turner.
It's in my top 5
All the twists and turns
Oh yes, I was so surprised and it was very well written and narrated
It is with out a doubt written for the big screen, it's not a bad thing, but just to warn you :)
As anticipated, this was an enjoyable and educational romp through art and architecture -- armchair travel among the best. What was unexpected was for it to be one of the most thought-provoking books I've come across in a long time.
This was a great story and the topic was extremely scary to sit and think about.
This topic was scary to say the least!
The narration was delightful and I don't have time to just sit and read.
When I figured out exactly where this plot was taking us. It was like an epiphany.
I loved them all! Paul Michael did an outstanding job. I thought I was really listening to different people and that's important on audio books.
One senario can easily turn into another. Be aware!
I always enjoy Dan Brown's books, but this one truly scared me. I work in the environment field so I know how easily this could happen!
Great story, but a guy that falls 50,000 feet from a helicopter lives? Really? The ending ruined it for me.
The story takes up less than a third of the writing. There was way, way, WAY too much architectural description, historical trivia and useless drivel for my taste. If I had been reading, I could have skipped it, but thats not easily possible in audio.
I can't be certain if my annoyance at the drivel described above made me more sensitive, or not, but I found some of the internal dialog annoying. When characters talked to themselves, and it seemed to happen quite a bit, it seldom seemed relevant. If fact, redundant. Annoying.
No, but perhaps I'll approach Brown with more caution.
The reader was quite satisfactory. I had no difficulty with the narration.
The theme of the book, overpopulation, and some of the ideas presented, were interesting. I found myself somewhat interested in wanting to read Dante's Divine Comedy, even though I heard too much about it in the book.
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