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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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    Bruce New River, AZ, United States 08-14-13
    Bruce New River, AZ, United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing"
    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, it appears that with this book he moved away from his previous formula of mixing history with suspense and sought to make a political statement instead. Seems the statement was more important than the story, therefore the story suffered.

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    Imgoinmobile Las Vegas 08-14-13
    Imgoinmobile Las Vegas 08-14-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Chase scene after chase scene"
    What would have made Inferno better?

    Less Chase Scenes


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

    edit it.


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Best voice artist in the business


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Here is the synopsis of the book. Chase scene, describe the architecture in detail, chase scene describe the architecture in detail. You get the picture.

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    Barbara NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Canada 08-14-13
    Barbara NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Canada 08-14-13 Member Since 2015
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    "The Downhill slide continues"

    Dan Brown was was an exciting read. I was on the edge of seat and could not wait to get back to his earlier books. But I found Symbols disappointing and Inferno continues with that thought. It's not the worse story ever, but such a formula, it is getting boring. Paul Michael does a wonderful job, but with this story I found myself tuning out, which is not a good thing. I think Robert Langdon needs to rest now, try writing a different character.

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    Arthur Bethesda, MD, United States 08-13-13
    Arthur Bethesda, MD, United States 08-13-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Weak Effort by Dan Brown"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure who would enjoy this book. The plot is sophomoric.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    Probably not.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The book is set in Italy. The reader could have learned to pronounce basic Italian names and places. For example, he could have taken the time to learn to properly prnounce Doge. It is not pronounced with a gee as in gee whiz. Ugh.


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

    The story just does not hang together. It is a weak attempt by someone who could do better.


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    sherri oxford, Panama 08-10-13
    sherri oxford, Panama 08-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Dan Brown has lost his muse"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    someone who was not familiar with his earlier books


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    back to something by Bryce Courtney, David Sedaris or Malcolm Gladwell OR popular science.


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

    good performance in spite of the content.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    very disappointing, very predictable, more of an Italian art history lecture than a novel, and a most unmemorable ending..


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry Mr Brown, this just didn't hit the standard you set with your earlier books.

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    Amazon Customer Lahti, Finland 08-10-13
    Amazon Customer Lahti, Finland 08-10-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Mediocre at best"

    I would've actually though that Inferno is a pretty good book if I hadn't read Brown's other books and noticed that he has already written it several times over. It's a sloppy, half-hearted repetition of The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and The Lost Symbol.

    I listened it through, but not with any gusto. Dan, could you please come up with a new idea - this one's just become stale?

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    Chelsey West Jordan, UT, United States 08-09-13
    Chelsey West Jordan, UT, United States 08-09-13
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    "Cliche"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    Dan Brown has had success with this formula many times before but it's time to employ something new. I couldn't finish this one.


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    Amy B. Sanders Alexandria, VA, United States 08-05-13
    Amy B. Sanders Alexandria, VA, United States 08-05-13
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    "Nowhere near as good as Da Vinci Cod"

    Guessable, boring, repetitive and depressing plot. Don't waste your credits or your money. The Inferno's puzzles are not worth solving.

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    Timothy 08-05-13
    Timothy 08-05-13
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    "Inferno - Not so hot"
    What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

    The least enjoyable of the Langdon series. Brown's recipe for past success seemed a little overdone this time out. Although a good scenic tour through Florence, it seemed to have a 'made for the big screen' feel, which is a big part of where I think Inferno fails.


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

    Paul Michael's remains one of the best.


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    hermanous Frederick, MD, United States 08-05-13
    hermanous Frederick, MD, United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Summertime Bubblegum...chewable"

    Dan Brown novels are not high literary masterpieces, nor do I think that's why anyone reads them.

    If you are looking for mild escapism peddling through a predictable (sorry) story that pretty much follows the same Dan Brown outline of his previous Robert Langdon novels, then you'll enjoy it, much like rediscovering a pair of lost, but comfortable shoes after a couple months.

    The narration was so-so ... I've heard better and I've heard worse ... and some of his vocal characterizations, made only worse by very wooden language on the part of Mr. Brown, would make me cringe, but after awhile, you get over it.

    I think my biggest pet peeve of this book is the dialogue. Stilted, wooden, I'm actually surprised as to how poor it was, or how lazy Mr. Brown was in its construction. It really turns the characters into archetypes -- perhaps they're real people, but all that gets through is the veneer of any of them.

    BUT...it's a summer listen, and like I did, if you're in need of something while walking a stretch of beach, this will do, and it won't tax your mind greatly,

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