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
This book was well written, and kept my interest. Narration could have been a bit better but i enjoyed it.
Yes Dan Brown's books always have my interest.
Not a huge fan, but he did a good job.
Yes i listened to all of it in 2 days
while I enjoy hearing about architecture and ancient history, I do not like 15 minutes to describe every little detail. takes forever to make a point. of all of his books this is the worst
Even if Brown''s science is flawed, his premise makes upsetting sense....riveting!, alarmong, Fitz with zero - pop movement of the seventies.
Engineer, wife, audiobook addict. I live for those books that you just cannot put down.
Like most people, I felt enamored with Dan Brown back with the DaVinci Code and quickly read the other books he had out at the time. Inferno was my first "return" to Mr. Brown's work in quite some time and I looked forward to the suspense, the intelligence, the devouring need to race through an exciting book. However, while Mr. Brown is just as skilled as ever in his craft of tying history and symbology into a complex plot, it doesn't hold the same anticipation any longer. It's as though the "new" has been worn off which is a little disappointing. I'm not sure that the same formula that made the DaVinci Code so exciting can continue to deliver the same power when used over and over and over.
Don't get me wrong, the story was interesting. The plot was exciting. The action and symbology were there. But since I've experienced them all before, it didn't hold my attention like the first books of Mr. Brown's did. I was disappointed that this story just couldn't come to life in the same way for me. I wanted this story to be as impactful and exciting to me and it just felt a little like eating leftovers - still tasty but never as good as the first time around.
Even seeing it in my library un-reviewed, I had to re-read the publisher summary to remind myself what the plot had been. I didn't write this review immediately after reading because honestly, how do you explain that you enjoyed something and it was exactly what you were expecting and that made it disappointing? A writer as skilled as Mr. Brown could and should branch out and find some new formulas to surprise us. This formula is getting old and predictable.
Paul Michael did a fine job of performing the book. However, this story was clunky, poorly written, and pointless. Dan Brown's Inferno felt like a trip through hell. Relief only came when the story ended and even then the reader was left wondering what was the point. The editor fell asleep and failed miserably on this novel. There were parts in later chapters that were cut and paste paragraphs from earlier chapters. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.
I've read all the Robert Langdon books and I have to say this one really has left me wanting. Dan Brown uses his usual formula which by this point is getting pretty old. I don't know what about this book was so boring, but I found my mind constantly wandering. He still has some great stuff in here, but overall it's bland and boring. I really liked his other books a lot more.
"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
Dan Brown does it again.. mixing.. history. culture and art in a beautiful Web of fiction that is gripping and full of twists and turns till the very end..
"Great as a vacation-book"
The story was fine, especially as a casual summer-read. But it doesn't quite stack up to the previous books, I feel. The narrator was good but not great. The story good but not great. With lots of cultural and city-descriptions, the suspense loses a bit of its urgency. But again, it's fine for a casual summer-read in the shadows of a parasol :-)
I really enjoyed this book as others from Dan Brown. It was my first audiobook and I think because of Paul Michael it became a very good experience.
"Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
I only gave Paul Michael's narration 4 stars, though I found the narration to be very very good - easy to follow and so on, however, I hoped he would've been the storyteller rather than just someone reading the story aloud (if you know what I mean). The whole experience was very enjoyable though, so no complains.
The storyline is CLASSIC Dan Brown so if you haven't liked he's previous novels you won't like this one either but if you enjoyed The Lost Symbol and/or Da Vinci Code you will fall in love with this one too. The history of art and architecture can go on and on and on and be extremely boring if you're not into it and also he's not known for a psychologically in-depth analysis of the characters so some of the characters can be a bit two dimensional - but that is just his style. The main story, however, was, hands down, his best yet. Not quite as many twists in the plot as his previous ones but still brilliant!!
The ending! The ending wasn't quite what I expected, however, I'm glad about it because that would've been boring. The whole storyline is set in a way that makes you think that you know what's going to happen at the end but I assure you that nothing is as it seems.
So if I haven't put you off - Go for it and enjoy!!!
"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.
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