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.
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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.
Better than his last. However, I don't think Langdon has anything left in the tank.
Difficult to persist to the end. Too m much like a lecture series this time. The characters were not particularly compelling
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.
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!
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!
Narration was as phenomenal as the gripping suspense.
Without revealing anything the villain had many cynical facets.
The different personalities and the effect of the performance.
An historically accurate adventure.
The performance is great!
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.
Sienna. I'm always amazed at how well some performers pull off opposite sex characters.
"Robert Langdon saves the world. Again."
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.
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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