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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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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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    K. Life 11-04-13
    K. Life 11-04-13
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    "Hire a ghost, Mr. Brown"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Mr. Brown has a good imagination. He should hire a ghost writer to express that imagination.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I don't know yet, but it will not be narrated by Mr. Michael.


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

    Mr. Michael's camp approach to mystery narration might be better used for a Sam Spade novel. For a modern novel, the breathlessness is a bit much. Further, the female protagonist is supposed to be an off-the-charts brilliant prodigy. Mr. Michael renders her a breathless bimbo.


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

    Disappointment.


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    Christine AURORA, NC, United States 11-03-13
    Christine AURORA, NC, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    The story line was wonderful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and turns around every corner


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

    Professor langdon


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked Paul Michael's voice. I could easily follow the characters in the book with his changes in his voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nora 11-03-13
    Nora 11-03-13
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    "Another good one!"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Kept our interest and had us waiting for the next listen.


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    All the Robert Langdon (Dan Brown) novels.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Completely enjoy his voice.


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

    Just made me think about the subject in a new light.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Boris Sylvania, Ohio, United States 11-01-13
    Boris Sylvania, Ohio, United States 11-01-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Awful book"
    Any additional comments?

    With all honesty I feel mad at myself for wasting my time listening to this nonsense. Lesson learned...no more Dan Brown.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    steve champion fresno, CA United States 10-24-13
    steve champion fresno, CA United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Unlike other DB stories this one gets a... Meh"

    Unlike Angels and Demons, where I could picture the Sistine Chappell, and the Vatican... and Davinci Code, where I could picture the Mona Lisa, The Lovre and theLast supper... Dante's work I never spent a moment thinking about. I have no familiarity with the Devine Comedy.... and at the end I didn't have any desire to find out any more.
    By the end I was looking forward to getting this book over and done with!!
    I guess there are just so many symbols, and DB has burned thru the interesting ones...
    Paul Michael's voice however is great!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JOHN Parsippany, nj, United States 10-15-13
    JOHN Parsippany, nj, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Too Many "That was close" events"

    This book i snot up to Mr. Brown's past. Every situation that occurs, at first there doesn't seem to be a way out but at the last minute a solution seems to materialize out of nowhere. While the action is good and the book moves along, the believability suffers as the story progresses.

    On the good side, the references to Dante and history did prompt me into looking up the details. I learned a few things of history that I did not know before. This is Mr. Brown's forte.

    A good read but not spectacular.

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    Emily 10-15-13
    Emily 10-15-13
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    "Good"
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    This story was good and in Dan Brown style but I found myself waiting for the end to come where in his other books I was captivated the whole time. Good book, just not my favorite.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gareth 10-15-13
    Gareth 10-15-13 Member Since 2014

    I love all nonfiction but in particular history & science. When I tire of facts I'll run to fiction

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    "Quick Listen but Lacks Punch"

    Since The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown has been a consistent seller. I've loved his previous books and expected a similar thriller laced with the fascinating history of symbology Brown ties through all his books. It raced by quickly as all his books do and kept my attention well but I felt the story was missing the intensity of his previous books.

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    Lori 10-15-13
    Lori 10-15-13
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    "What a wonderful travel book!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not unless they were planning a trip to Italy


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    Take any previous book, subtract Catholic & Vatican, replace with Dante & Italy and you have the same book. Then never ending descriptions & history of every little bit of architecture had me fast forwarding in the hope that the story would pick up. Narration was good.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Valencia, CA, United States 10-11-13
    Michael Valencia, CA, United States 10-11-13
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    "Seriously?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story is not believable. Professor Robert Langdon would need a stunt man to do the things he did - and they don't have stunt men in books! With the endless locale detail, Inferno reads more like a tour guide for Italy than a suspense novel. I just wanted it to be over.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    Probably not.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Michael?

    I don't remember his performance so he must have been good.


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

    I don't want to type that much.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Lyn
    Gibraltar, Gibraltar
    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
  • Chris
    7/30/16
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    "captivating..."

    Dan Brown does it again.. mixing.. history. culture and art in a beautiful Web of fiction that is gripping and full of twists and turns till the very end..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lea
    Copenhagen N, Denmark
    7/20/16
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    "Great as a vacation-book"

    The story was fine, especially as a casual summer-read. But it doesn't quite stack up to the previous books, I feel. The narrator was good but not great. The story good but not great. With lots of cultural and city-descriptions, the suspense loses a bit of its urgency. But again, it's fine for a casual summer-read in the shadows of a parasol :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/25/16
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    "Great!"

    I really enjoyed this book as others from Dan Brown. It was my first audiobook and I think because of Paul Michael it became a very good experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kat
    Finland
    8/10/15
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    "Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
    Where does Inferno: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I only gave Paul Michael's narration 4 stars, though I found the narration to be very very good - easy to follow and so on, however, I hoped he would've been the storyteller rather than just someone reading the story aloud (if you know what I mean). The whole experience was very enjoyable though, so no complains.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline is CLASSIC Dan Brown so if you haven't liked he's previous novels you won't like this one either but if you enjoyed The Lost Symbol and/or Da Vinci Code you will fall in love with this one too. The history of art and architecture can go on and on and on and be extremely boring if you're not into it and also he's not known for a psychologically in-depth analysis of the characters so some of the characters can be a bit two dimensional - but that is just his style. The main story, however, was, hands down, his best yet. Not quite as many twists in the plot as his previous ones but still brilliant!!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The ending! The ending wasn't quite what I expected, however, I'm glad about it because that would've been boring. The whole storyline is set in a way that makes you think that you know what's going to happen at the end but I assure you that nothing is as it seems.

    So if I haven't put you off - Go for it and enjoy!!!


    0 of 0 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
    Exeter, Devon
    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

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