We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Inferno: A Novel | [Dan Brown]

Inferno: A Novel

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.
Regular Price:$42.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (10652 )
5 star
 (3915)
4 star
 (3887)
3 star
 (1963)
2 star
 (589)
1 star
 (298)
Overall
3.9 (9719 )
5 star
 (3531)
4 star
 (3141)
3 star
 (2022)
2 star
 (678)
1 star
 (347)
Story
4.3 (9633 )
5 star
 (4682)
4 star
 (3535)
3 star
 (1101)
2 star
 (194)
1 star
 (121)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    RodneyPete007 ogden, utah United States 05-21-13
    RodneyPete007 ogden, utah United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "wow! great history, traveloge, and adventure"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the reader did a great job of keeping the listener engaged in the characters and the story did the rest.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dante, because I learned more about him than I previously knew and the book made me want to go back and read The Divine Comedy again.


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

    I think so. I recognized his voice. I think he did a wonderful job of keeping all the characters' voices distinct and interesting.


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

    I did, but I didn't have the time to do it.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Dan Brown's historical information that weaves its way into the meat of the story. Learning new information about all the paces you visit in the story makes the reader want to go there and visit each place in person.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sean 05-18-13
    Sean 05-18-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thought Provoking"

    I will say that this book did not captivate me as much as Angels and Demons or Da Vinci Code ( I actually enjoyed the A&D more than any of them), but it is still a very good book. I love reading Dan Brown's works because it is so apparent how much research he does and how interesting he makes certain points of history. If Dan was a high school history teacher it would be absolutely enthralling. I think this book brings to light a serious problem of over population, as well as offering some ethical considerations. You still get the same old Langdon following clues to solve a problem, and you expect their to be twists and turns in the book, so you kind of expect them. This being said, I am very glad I read the book. I gave it 5 stars overall not because how much I enjoy learning from Dan Brown. It is not just a piece of fiction, but educational about art, European history, and current issues.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marcia Moore 08-07-13 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    97
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "hated it, listened for 2 hours and shut it off."
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    yes, but after careful reading of reviews


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    yes


    What didn’t you like about Paul Michael’s performance?

    didn't like the story


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

    took too long to get into the story


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathleen Myrtle beach, SC, United States 07-03-13
    Kathleen Myrtle beach, SC, United States 07-03-13 Member Since 2006
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dan Brown hits another home run"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Fabulous details and so much to take in.


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    Very much like Divinci Code and Angels and Demons.


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

    No, but great job love his style!


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

    Intense fast moving pace. Impossible to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mike LA PINE, OR, United States 07-02-13
    Mike LA PINE, OR, United States 07-02-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "VERY NICE"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    The art history and how Brown worked the symbolizim into the plot.


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

    Yes, the intrigue; who was a good guy and who wasn't.


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

    No.


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

    The basic theme of the book was very thought provoking.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good "read." Brown did not disappoint.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LOYL-00 NY 07-02-13
    LOYL-00 NY 07-02-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    42
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    438
    54
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing story-a must read for 2013"

    The topic of this story is intriguing and frightening. Robert Langdon again takes us on an adventurous tour of Florence, then on Venice, to end up in Turkey. That in it self was great but the subject of over population and the catch-22 that takes you through the twists and turns to find the end is uncontrollable.
    Never a moment of dullness, I applaud you Dan Brown on another great story. Now I hope the Dan Brown tours will expand to Italy.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janet R. Hodgson Toronto,Canada 06-06-13
    Janet R. Hodgson Toronto,Canada 06-06-13 Member Since 2008
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent listening - enjoyed it tremendously"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    The narrator made the story interesting to listen to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    When you find out that person who is supposed to be Robert Langdon's cohort turns out to be a totally different person


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

    He brought the story to life


    Any additional comments?

    As good if not better than Da Vinci Code - it is amazing how Dan Brown can write such a complicated story

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Persis Florida, US. 06-05-13
    Persis Florida, US. 06-05-13 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    67
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    87
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's a Dan Brown, need one say more!!"

    Robert Langdon starts his books like he always does. An explosive beginning! Except now he’s not running away or being whisked off at warp speed in private jets. Here he’s flat in a hospital bed with amnesia and a bullet wound in his head, with a female assassin shooting up the hospital trying to kill him. One thing that is a given in the Robert Langdon series is how Dan Brown copies Ian Fleming, and gives his hero a beautiful clever female sidekick, in this case the female doctor Sienna Brooks who was treating Langdon when he stumbled into the hospital.
    Sienna Brooks, being a doctor and who comes across as being street smart and able to think fast on her feet has this really irritating quality of giving Langdon bits and pieces of information from when he stumbles into the hospital and never the whole thing in one go. You’d think that someone with an IQ of 208 (Steven Hawkins was 200) would know better.
    As Langdon and Sienna stumble through the city and the Piazzas there are way too many references to his eidetic memory. Don’t understand why it needs to be repeated so. Mention it once, twice; we get the point! Don’t wear it thin!!??
    Amazing how Langdon see’s the blemishes on the back of Dante’s Death Mask while it’s in the plastic and then totally forgets about looking for them or just doesn't see them after he’s taken the mask out of the plastic until Sienna hurriedly stops him and tells him about the blemishes.
    Lots of gaps but must say if I go on it’ll just be spoilers. At the end of the day it is a work of fiction, and to be taken with a pinch of salt. As a read it’s a pretty good one, that is if you’re not so picky about the details as I am.
    Very much worth a credit!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michal Scotsdale, AZ, United States 06-02-13
    Michal Scotsdale, AZ, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2009

    I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have 5 grown children, play ukuele exercise, and read.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    102
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    131
    46
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I so wanted to love this book!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    There are numerous reviews about the story content, but this book is only being read because Dan Brown wrote it. Maybe! The book is so very patterened for nothing more than movie rights. Lots of action scenes, and unfortunately, I kept seeing Tom Hanks face. There is noting memorable about this book, and it's just plain boring.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Note yet sure.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None, the book was just too rediculous to mention. I'm sure I'll go to the movie as that is really what the book was written for. Action scenes, running scenes, falling scenes, etc. Not much in the way of content.


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

    Huge disappointment. It's a formula book.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your money.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 06-02-13
    Amazon Customer SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 06-02-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Impactimg and entertaining."

    As with his previous works, Dan Brown delivers a gripping adventure, entertaining as well.
    This time, he also writes about the worlwide problem of overpopulation, delivering hard truths throug the medium of his wonderful characters.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 581-590 of 647 results PREVIOUS158596065NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.