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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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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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    Scott Highland Village, TX, United States 07-29-13
    Scott Highland Village, TX, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun if taking a trip to Italy, but..."

    I rarely read fiction, but enjoyed Dan Brown's other works so gave Inferno several hours of my time. With its list of notable landmarks and historical characters, I learned a bit about a part of Italy I was unfamiliar with, however there were times when the in-depth descriptions detracted from the plot. The story took some obvious turns and tended to drag near the end. It was an enjoyable, zone-out listen, but it's back to non-fiction for me.

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    Michael Honolulu, HI 07-29-13
    Michael Honolulu, HI 07-29-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Really makes you think!"
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    Classic Dan Brown. The major point of the story is population control. What I love about Dan Brown is that he really transports you to the destinations in his stories. I love the visuals in Venice, Istanbul and Florence were spectacular. The end is less predictable than I thought, and really leaves you (well me at least) wondering what really is the answer to this very real problem? Is the solution proposed by the author a good one? A humane one?

    - Michael

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    Agnes 07-28-13
    Agnes 07-28-13

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    "Typical Brown: Lots to think about"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they have liked other Dan Brown books. The DaVinci Code is my favorite.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    There was too much jumping around to get TO the ending.


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

    He's a good reader, and does Dan Brown very well.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader makes the book, and in this case, the reader was really better than the story. But like other Dan Brown books, this one sent me to Google to do more research. His books really make the reader reader/listener think, and I like that in a book.

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    Richard New York, NY, United States 07-28-13
    Richard New York, NY, United States 07-28-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Time for Robert Langdon to GO AWAY!"

    I really liked Angels and Demons, I tolerated The Da Vinci Code and I hated Inferno. I really wish Dan Brown would stop writing these books, I know I will stop listening.

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    Jo 07-25-13
    Jo 07-25-13
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    "Unbelievably boring"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    The author appears to want to share his wealth of knowledge to the point of boredom. He goes on and on droning about Italy and it gets to the point where you just stop listening.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Thomas Perry to get back to a good author.


    What three words best describe Paul Michael’s performance?

    Considering the content, he did OK


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

    Almost all of it as the story line is lost in all the drone


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    Isaac SAINT CLOUD, FLORIDA, United States 07-24-13
    Isaac SAINT CLOUD, FLORIDA, United States 07-24-13
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    "Add catastrophic situation rinse and repeat!"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Kind of long for and slow in some parts.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    That's it? Just another day in the life of Robert Langdon.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a good job of creating the verbal images of the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really. Some parts did make you want to continue but it slows up a bit with all of the art history that makes it sound more like blah blah blah. Then the story kicks in again.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read if your a Dan Brown fan and a fan of the Robert Langdon series but its more of a rinse and repeat of the past books.

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    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA 07-24-13
    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA 07-24-13 Listener Since 2001

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    "Another good Dan Brown"
    Any additional comments?

    I like that Dan Brown uses topics that are very current. I read Inferno and than began to notice how much Dante is out there and population growth is a big topic of conversation. Only bad part about audible is I would love to see all the art work referenced in the book.

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    Michael Murrieta, CA, United States 07-24-13
    Michael Murrieta, CA, United States 07-24-13
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    "A Story Told One Too Many Times"
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    I finished it. It was not the worst book I have listened to but let's all agree that Dan Brown has told this story and it is time to move on. At times tedious at others a bit preachy. The narration helped keep me going.

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    Carlisle atlanta, GA, United States 07-22-13
    Carlisle atlanta, GA, United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "2 Stars seems generous"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed with this book. I typically enjoy Dan Brown, but this book was too similar to other versions but with less suspense.


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    John MONTROSE, PA, United States 07-22-13
    John MONTROSE, PA, United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

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    Has Inferno turned you off from other books in this genre?

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    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Exhausted


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

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    Any additional comments?

    Exhausted

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