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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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    Theresa SCHNECKSVILLE, PA, United States 06-18-13
    Theresa SCHNECKSVILLE, PA, United States 06-18-13
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Inferno to be better than the print version?

    Dan Brown delivers as usual. Great read, very detalied and a great story line. I love being able to look up the facts as i am reading the book, it makes the book come alive. The characters are very engaging, you really can lose yourself reading this book.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Orlando, FL, United States 06-18-13
    Robert Orlando, FL, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2013

    Avid reader through college now with no time to read. Audiobooks saved my life!

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    "It got better... really, it did."

    Let me just say that I HATED this book for about 3/5 of the way through it. Way too many times I found myself thinking "this is just stupid" or not understanding why these characters were doing what they were doing. I can't say it's "all better" in the end but it did get better and there were reasons why certain things happened in the story.

    I generally like Dan Brown books. I think I've read them all and if you can get past the usual convention of "Nerdy but somewhat attractive man somehow teams up with stunningly beautiful and intelligent woman to solve a Scooby Doo mystery..." plot then you're on your way to liking this book.

    Like all the Langdon books, it's equal parts plot and art history/religion education. The education part is actually, most of the time, more entertaining but there is a lot of talking among characters to get those points across.

    Overall the pretty good latter 2/5 made up for the nonsensical first 3/5 and raised what was going to be a 2 star review to a 4.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christian Burbank, CA, United States 06-17-13
    Christian Burbank, CA, United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2013

    Audio producer, editor of radio waves. Hobbyist magician. Reader and now listener of books.

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    "DAN BROWN STRIKES AGAIN! PAUL MICHAEL IS AMAZING!"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    3 words: HOLD! ON! TIGHT!!!

    As soon as I received Inferno, I knew it was special. The way it began, as always was something only Mr. Brown can do. And of course Paul Michael delivers an awesome voice narration that is absolutely first class. I feel that the chemistry between both author and voice over really bring the stories that Dan Brown writes to life. The pace is at break neck speed, and you can't wait to get to the next chapter. Can't wait till the next epic Dan Brown novel. This guy is my favorite author, and no one else can properly come close the that of Mr. Brown. Great work.



    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    None, only previous books from Dan Brown can even come close.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't choose just one. They are all super cool and stand out. I guess the 'Consortion' scenes always seemed dark and mysterious, my kina stuff.


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

    The whole trip through the levels of hell, that was extremely moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait till the next novel.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Justice Mitchell Orlando, FL USA 06-11-13
    Justice Mitchell Orlando, FL USA 06-11-13

    Global Director of Social Media @KaseyaCorp - #Storyteller #Blogger #Speaker #CreativeDirector #Designer #Shutterbug #Theorist #Teacher #Met

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    "The Formula Is Dying"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    I feel like this is the last of the series for me.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The education that you receive regarding over population.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It felt very half-hearted.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Berenice 06-11-13
    Berenice 06-11-13
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    "waste of credit"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone that is willing to let a story drag on.


    What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Maybe it was the performance that threw me off the most because I am a big fan of the author.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Michael?

    I am not sure.


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

    The plot was very predictable.


    Any additional comments?

    Very dissapointed.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 06-05-13
    Tim United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2011

    I don't write book reports.

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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.

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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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