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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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    Terry 05-31-13
    Terry 05-31-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Dan Brown's First Opus"
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    This may be Dan Brown’s best work. Some will disagree; regardless, it is his most important. As with his other novels, “Inferno” is well written and riveting. What makes this book so important are the questions he presents as the plot unfolds. As good as “Angels & Demons” and the “Di Vinci Code” are, they address faith and use facts to present plausible alternative speculation and opinion. “Inferno” deals with a very real reality and offers a handful of solutions to mitigate, even eliminate, very real concerns. For many, including myself, those solutions are culturally distasteful and faithfully reprehensible, but history has been consistent; conscious choice to ignore reality is gross negligence.

    “Inferno” isn’t just another Robert Langdon two or three day romp through history and the arts. It is a real and serious set of questions that demand real and serious solutions.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Pearland, TX, United States 05-29-13
    Andrew Pearland, TX, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't wait to see this transformed into film"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Better than his last. However, I don't think Langdon has anything left in the tank.


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

    Definitely


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Houston, TX, United States 05-24-13
    Linda Houston, TX, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Tedious"
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    Difficult to persist to the end. Too m much like a lecture series this time. The characters were not particularly compelling

    2 of 6 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 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lorna 05-20-13
    Lorna 05-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Dan Brown Novel"
    Any additional comments?

    I love Dan Brown's novels and this one was no exception. In his classic action packed writing style Dan takes us through Dante's Inferno, yet at the same time making the reader think about things maybe they haven't thought about or haven't thought about in a while. If you are a Dante fan and/or a Dan Brown fan then do not pass this book up.

    Paul Michael also did a really great job at narration!

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Angelyn Lynn Haven, FL, United States 05-18-13
    Angelyn Lynn Haven, FL, United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Exciting Thriller with a Message"

    This is another very enjoyable Dan Brown thriller. The entire book focuses on overpopulation and it's consequences. Personally, I agree with Mr. Brown. Overpopulation is an issue that we rarely hear about in the news, yet has more potential for self destruction than almost any other global issue.

    The story line centers around Robert Landon's efforts to find a genetically engineered virus, whose impact is not yet known. I particularly enjoyed the vivid descriptions of both Venice and of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia and spent a good amount of time watching YouTube videos of the famous buildings and art described in the book.

    Inferno is well worth the credit and the time to listen to it. Enjoy!

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Steven C. Rushmore Washington, DC 05-17-13
    Steven C. Rushmore Washington, DC 05-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Keeps your attention"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    Narration was as phenomenal as the gripping suspense.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Without revealing anything the villain had many cynical facets.


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

    The different personalities and the effect of the performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An historically accurate adventure.


    Any additional comments?

    Great Audiobook.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    FauxFurBezoar 05-17-13
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    "Predictable Dan Brown"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The performance is great!


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

    Dan Brown is not a great writer. He's just OK. He created an interesting (albeit flat) character with an interesting background. Unfortunately he always has to take it too far with the end-of-the-world stuff in his stories. Too dramatic and unbelievable. It does make it enjoyable. Pure ear candy.


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

    Sienna. I'm always amazed at how well some performers pull off opposite sex characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Robert Langdon saves the world. Again."


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not all the way through, but this is a typical Dan Brown book. Fun, light, summer read/listen. Brown's writing style works for audio, because if you miss something you can be sure someone in the story will recap it for you pretty soon. Great book to listen to during your daily commute.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Rese Cotton 04-05-15
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    "good read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inferno: A Novel to be better than the print version?

    My favorite part is the protagonist is someone who can be cheered for and one I can identify with in certain strengths. Loved it.


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    Mandy 03-12-15
    Mandy 03-12-15
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    "Fun and entertaining!"

    Love this author and the work he puts into his novels. Narrator is also amazing! I totally recommend this book!

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