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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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With the publication of his groundbreaking novels The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown has become an international best-selling sensation, seamlessly fusing codes, symbols, art, and history into riveting thrillers that have captivated hundreds of millions of fans around the world. Now Dan Brown takes listeners deep into the heart of Italy, guiding them through a landscape that inspired one of history's most ominous literary classics.

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings.

Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist - a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written: Dante Alighieri's dark epic poem The Inferno.

Racing through such timeless locations as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the Duomo, Langdon and Brooks discover a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets as well as a terrifying new scientific paradigm that will be used either to vastly improve the quality of life on earth...or to devastate it.

In his most riveting and thought-provoking novel to date, Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again. Inferno is a sumptuously entertaining listen - a novel that will captivate listeners with the beauty of classical Italian art, history, and literature while also posing provocative questions about the role of cutting-edge science in our future.

©2013 Dan Brown (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Justice Mitchell Orlando, FL USA 06-11-13
    Justice Mitchell Orlando, FL USA 06-11-13 Member Since 2016

    CMO Magruder Laser Vision — SME, #SoMe Nerd, Creative, Strategist, Activator & #HeavyMetal Dad

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    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.


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    CK 06-11-13
    CK 06-11-13
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    "One of the best thriller in audible"

    Great story and so well crafted..keeps you guessing. Nobody can craft so much detail and still keep it fun as Dan Brown can. One of my best reads on audible. FInished this in 2 days from buying.

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    Mockingbird 06-11-13
    Mockingbird 06-11-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Another Dan Brown Masterpiece"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Inferno was my first audiobook and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narrator read this story! His tone and the change in his voice when speaking for each character made it so easy to follow along.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    The most memorable moments of Inferno are when Robert and Sienna were on the run. Very exciting; felt like I was right there with them running from place to place uncovering the clues. I got annoyed with the least interruption...LOL!


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

    First time, and he did a great job narrating.


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

    The parting of Robert and Sienna and Robert's journey home were the most moving parts of the story.


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    MamaSuess 06-10-13
    MamaSuess 06-10-13

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    "JUST OK"

    My mind wandered a little too much while listening to Inferno so I would have to rewind and re-listen to the story. I'm not sure if it was the story or the reader. As always, Dan Brown interjected snippets of history and interesting factoids which I enjoyed. I wanted to give 3.5 stars.

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    Roddy G Pimentel New York, NY United States 06-07-13
    Roddy G Pimentel New York, NY United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Best Langdon Book Yet...."
    Any additional comments?

    The story captivates you immediately, and the fast pace makes sure you are engrossed throughout the book. The twist and turns come our of left field on this one and they make for an amazing listen. Paul Michael's narration is also great.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JP Des Moines, IA USA 06-07-13
    JP Des Moines, IA USA 06-07-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Decidedly "meh""

    So, lets start this off with the most accurate way of summing up this novel... Have you read Angels & Demons, The DaVinci Code, and/or Lost Symbol? If you answered yes, then you have read this book with a different dust jacket on it. That doesn't mean anything other than a warning to not expect anything new.

    So, lets get to the meat and potatoes. Dan Brown seems to write the same novel over and over again. It is the same formula, with no carry over or character development. They're fun, fast paced books the first one or two. After that, it seems to just get tired. I was really hoping for more this time, being a huge fan of Dante's original classic that forms the centerpiece of this story. Sadly, there was nothing new here.

    Robert Langdon has gotten himself into another impossible situation that is really just a series of puzzles that only he can solve. But while on an artificial clock of course. This time, he's in Italy (again), solving puzzles laid in front of him by a madman bent on the destruction of much of the human population. The only new element is Langdon is suffering from amnesia. But even this gets old fast.

    I can say that the pacing is still excellent, as is the historical bits sprinkled within. But as always, it is not a history book, so those without historical knowledge to know truth from fiction, please take everything with a grain of salt. But the settings are well described, and you get some nice flavor as usual for Dan Brown.

    The narration is exceptional though. I would gladly give it four stars, except for a few mispronunciations that got on my nerves. Paul Michael captures Langdon very well, and helps draw you into the world of art and intrigue.

    I have to give this only three stars because in addition to the poor character development, and the contrived situations, you also have to deal with more unoriginal writing. If you liked the last three books in the series, and they haven't gotten old, give this one a try, you'll probably like this too. But if the concept and writing was wearing thin on you during Lost Symbol, or earlier, you may want to hesitate to get this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie CROWN POINT, IN, United States 06-06-13
    Laurie CROWN POINT, IN, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Fantastic narrator! Great story!"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books I have listened to---along with other Dan Brown novels.


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

    No, but it carried you along and you wanted to see what was going to happen next. Made me want to visit Italy again.


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

    The moral questions and conversations this book inspired.


    Any additional comments?

    Great conversation sparker with family and friends. Good book discussion offering.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kaitlin 06-06-13
    Kaitlin 06-06-13 Member Since 2011

    A scientist in training with her head in the clouds. With no time to read but plenty to listen, audible has changed my life forever.

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    "Typical Dan Brown/Robert Langdon"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    It's combination of old and new. It was gripping and I couldn't quite stop listening because I wanted to know what happened next. The biology and Dante fit so perfectly, I really liked it. I feel like I learn things every time I read Dan Brown.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    Definitely that scene in the sewers with the plague and the music. That also ties in with the imagery of the eerie video with the floating bag. He did an excellent job making things...haunting.


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

    This is hard to say...I suppose Robert, if not um...the bad guy (I forget his name).


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yeah definitely made me laugh. Not so much cry, but certainly elicited a fear of the future.


    Any additional comments?

    Good work, Dan. Good work.

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    Just_Say_No_to_Trump FREDERICK, MD, United States 06-06-13
    Just_Say_No_to_Trump FREDERICK, MD, United States 06-06-13
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    "Another great one from Dan Brown"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Intriging suspensful fast-pace


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

    Yes. There is a lot of action going on that is interrelated so each stroyline is updated taking you to a point where something is about to happen. Meanwhile you are switched to what is going on with each of the core characters in the same time frame.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The critical point in story as everything comes together near the end. At this point you know something dramatic is about to happen and just when you think you got it, you are hit with numerous twists and turns.


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

    The whole subjective matter centers around the global population exceeding what is sustainable so it is very topical and makes you think.


    Any additional comments?

    He you like any of the Dan Brown books then you are surely going to enjoy this one. Especially enjoyable if you are familar with the Robert Langdan character. I suspect this one will be hitting the movie theaters in 2014.

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    Cristobal Vizcaino Bronx, New York United States 06-06-13
    Cristobal Vizcaino Bronx, New York United States 06-06-13
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    "Great book, great performance"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top, love Dan Browns books but this is the first I've listen to and the performance was great


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the turns it took even though some you saw coming it was still done well. And like always some of the historical references Dan Brown throws in his novels


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene on the ship when Robert finds out the truth


    Any additional comments?

    Great book

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