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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.
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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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    S. Eberhardt-Smith Pennsylvania 06-09-13
    S. Eberhardt-Smith Pennsylvania 06-09-13

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    "Would be a good book if you had visited Italy"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    The ending chapters


    If you’ve listened to books by Dan Brown before, how does this one compare?

    Not as good as his prior books - too much inconsequential details


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

    reaction was i was glad it was an audio book to be listened to on a long trip. Do not think I would have finished reading a hardcover version


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Corvallis, OR, United States 06-09-13
    Ken Corvallis, OR, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "What I would expect of Dan Brown and more"

    I really enjoyed the mystery and fast pace. I'm sure it will be a movie soon.

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    Tina Bear Creek, United States Minor Outlying Islands 06-09-13
    Tina Bear Creek, United States Minor Outlying Islands 06-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Reads more like a tour guide book of Italy"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    The author spent more time explaining, in painstaking detail, the history of the tourist attractions of Venice and Florence Italy than building the plot. Repeated situations a lot; i.e you'd have to listen to each character's reaction to the video.....every detail over and over throughout the novel. It really didn't hold my attention at all.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was good.


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

    Narration. You'll pick up quite a lot of early Italian history....


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caitlin C Walsh 06-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Mystery, history, & technology are what I like to read, even better if they are inter connected. I will love a book and get lost in it or hate it and never make it all the way through. I love getting so into a book that is feels it's actually happening in my life and at the end feel a void I need to fill with another good book.

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    "Dan Brown Does It Again"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    The history and the locations that are tied into the plot make this book a vacation!


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

    Yes, as with all Dan Brown's books!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer RIDLEY PARK, PA, United States 06-08-13
    Amazon Customer RIDLEY PARK, PA, United States 06-08-13 Member Since 2008
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    "More Believable Than The Last Two Novels"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The ending - without spoiling, the book's conclusion is, for me, a let down.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    Yes - I will listen to his next novel and in the meantime, may find time for his old novel Deception Point again, still his best in my opinion.


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

    Excellent narration by Paul Michael.


    Was Inferno worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    What does Dan Brown have against Langdon hooking up with his costars anyway? :)

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    Kathy United States 06-08-13
    Kathy United States 06-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "enjoyed the twists & turns"

    great story- keeps you thinking even in the end. will listen to the story again and I rarely watch movies or listen to books more than once. this book encouraged me to watch DaVinci Code again. this is a good and I have already verbally recommended it to several friends.

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    Word Nerd United States 06-08-13
    Word Nerd United States 06-08-13 Listener Since 2006
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    "Rollercoaster Review"

    He's a dangerous man, that Dan Brown, with the ideas he plants into the terrorist/conspirator/activist/extremist mind. Brilliant, but dangerous.

    My opinion of this book went through a major roller coaster ride. I started out loving it, then got a little impatient, then got a little annoyed, and just when I was about to give up, Brown surprised me with a pleasantly explosive conclusion.

    Well, we all know the formula for Dan Brown's books. Langdon is approached by some kind of powerful organization to use his cryptographic powers to uncover some underground conspiratorial plot set up by an ancient secret society. Langdon always refuses at first, saying he is just a history teacher but eventually relents. We learn a lot of history along the way, some true, some stretched, and some pretty cool stuff. There is always a woman and a friend and one of them is always a betrayer.

    Okay, well that's not exactly how this one started. The book starts out with Langdon in the hospital with amnesia. Immediately after regaining consciousness, he discovers three things: He was shot in the head; he is in Italy; and people are "after" him. A pretty nurse helps him escape the hospital as the bad guys barge in and start shooting up the place. She becomes "the girl." She helps him run all over Italy trying to remember why he's there and who is trying to kill him. It all has something to do with Dante's Inferno, which Langdon originally claims to know very little about. As the book progresses, it seems he knows EVERYTHING about Dante and his Divine Comedy. And everything about Florence, and everything about Venice, and the Vatican, and Istanbul and Turkey. And hooray for us, because we get to know EVERYTHING too.

    Since the book started out a little differently than Brown's other books, I liked it immediately. I continued to like it as the mystery unraveled and as we learned about the plots and conspiracies. Then Brown got tedious. Langdon couldn't walk four steps without the reader being treated to a whole textbook history of the building he was approaching and the artwork and every historic person who ever cast eyes on it. Every time a new character entered the book, we had to listen to the whole backstory of that person's life before we were allowed to know what the person was even doing in the story. Holy cow, could we just get on with the story, please?? The backstories and history lessons were draining and almost killed the book entirely.

    Now, if that wasn't bad enough, toward the end, the few bits of action we DID get were completely stripped away when Langdon was told that none of it "really" happened. They just made it look like it happened!

    So at that point, I've got a serious case of irritation with a side of impatience. But I know something good must happen, because this is a Dan Brown book and he always pulls it off somehow. And he DID. The climax of this book surprised me. It was controversial, ingenious, and scandalous all bundled together. Glad I stuck it out.

    I really wanted to give Inferno 5 stars. But Dan Brown needs to stop being so long-winded. I want to get from point A to point B without the lectures and tour guide. The scenic route can be nice, but not if it means traveling around the world with a text book tucked under each arm.

    Paul Michael did a great job as narrator, thank goodness.

    Yes, I would recommend Inferno. Just be prepared for a loooooong ride.

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    Joe lexington, KY, United States 06-06-13
    Joe lexington, KY, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A Novel and Art History Lesson"

    Dan Brown is the Master at building a story around Historical sites and unbelievable Art.
    Inferno is masterful look at the future of science set in the realm of a majestic past.
    The characters are well developed interesting and important to the harrowing plot. Who can you trust is the byword throughout this Brown intrigue. Perhaps we have a budding love for Dr.Langdon, Brown may build on in his next book.

    Some may find the details used to describe the beautiful Art and Buildings as slowing down the book but I found them interesting and vital.

    There are so many twists, turns and changes of allegiances. I was amazed Brown could keep everyone together and everything tight and cohesive. He's a master of this type of novel. Others have tried to but they are rookies in comparison.

    Paul Michael's narration is impeccable, it's hard to believe it was only one voice narrating. He is Robert Langdon!

    I'm listening to it again to see what I missed and if I could have figured out any of the intricate plot entanglements than enhanced this wonderful novels. It's a must read.

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    Charles Rockville, CT, United States 06-06-13
    Charles Rockville, CT, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2008

    I am a semi-retired psychologist who likes to listen to books, especially mysteries, as I drive in the car.

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    "Gripping and informative"

    Dan Brown could turn making a peanut butter sandwich into a thrilling mystery. This book had so many twists and turns that I began feeling like I had amnesia. I often had to stop and start the story in between listening to it and even the second time I sometimes wondered if I had advanced or retraced the story. This is not a criticism of the story, because it actually made sense if you heard it all together. I listened to it more than once with pleasure, delighted that I had picked up different tidbits. The stories of history and Dante were as delightful as the story was thrilling. Just when I thought I had the entire story, something new was heard. I think this was the best story Dan Brown has written of the three.

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    Darlene 06-06-13
    Darlene 06-06-13 Member Since 2015

    Enjoy camping, listening to audio books, cooking and learning something new everyday.

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    "excellent listening from the start."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, friend, family everyone. The reading brings you in from the start till the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How each story line came together in the end and wanting me to listening to it again.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Michael?

    Yes!


    Did Inferno inspire you to do anything?

    Listen to more books by Dan Brown


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    9/15/13
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    "very disappointing, very repetitive."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who will not listen to it continuously


    What will your next listen be?

    Not sure yet


    Any additional comments?

    Just a really poor repetive story. Sections of the text were repeated word for word in consecutive chapters

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andrzej
    7/12/14
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    "An immersive journey in the most beautiful places"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It reads (or "listens" in this case) very easily, and you feel like you are inside the book from page one. Even though a lot of things are shrouded in mystery right up untill the end


    What did you like best about this story?

    Robert Langdon, the main character, will be travelling to many different places. The awesome thing about this book is that these places actually exist, and Robert being a professor of History at Harvard will tell you so many interesting things about various buildings, paintings even cities. When you actually travel to these places, you can relisten the book even just for the great descriptions of art. This combined with a thrilling and twisting plot gives you an awesome listen.


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

    n.a.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "The darkness ahead for humanity"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tristan
    Herning, Denmark
    7/12/14
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    "Outstanding"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    A wonderful insight into Florence, after hearing this book I would love to visit Florence, it is almost like q tourist guide.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno: A Novel?

    It is a bit like Bourne Identity where the main character has to back trace his steps to find out what has previously happened.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The moment where Prof. Langdon realizes who the thief is.


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

    Yes, most definitely just didn't have the opportunity


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nitai
    Clara, Ireland
    12/29/13
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    loves this audio book, story is so engaging, couldn't stop listening....


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    really good to listen to, and he throws in the odd accent or ladies voice which is fun...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Germany
    12/14/13
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    "Disappointingly unreal"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I was disappointed with the loss of reality, Dan Brown seems to have lost it


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    yes, I must admit to Googling Dante's inferno , however the storyline lost interest when characters who were believed dead, suddenly appeared and admitted to being actors engaged solely for a performance to convince the hero they had been shot ???


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the facts , historical and religious as usual are well documented , however the story was too unbelievable


    Could you see Inferno being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    The Narration was quite good


    Any additional comments?

    I won't buy the next Dan Brown solely on His name , as I have in the past. This storyline was too far from reality

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michele
    Grasse, France
    12/4/13
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    "Pure Dan Brown"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Intrigue, mystery, fascinating


    What did you like best about this story?

    Pure Dan Brown. Lve the story, the historical facts and how they can be intertwined so artistically.


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

    I couldn't wait to get back ton it every time I put it down and felt very sorry when it was over.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like dan Brown, you'll love this new addition to his latest novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SuzD
    Co Cork, Ireland
    10/11/13
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    "I loved it and can't wait for the movie :)"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Langdon once again made it all so historically interesting! I love facts written into novels!
    Very De Vinci Code


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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