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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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    Mike LA PINE, OR, United States 07-02-13
    Mike LA PINE, OR, United States 07-02-13
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    "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
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    LOYL-00 NY 07-02-13
    LOYL-00 NY 07-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "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
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    Janet R. Hodgson Toronto,Canada 06-06-13
    Janet R. Hodgson Toronto,Canada 06-06-13 Member Since 2008
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    "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
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    Persis Florida, US. 06-05-13
    Persis Florida, US. 06-05-13 Member Since 2009
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    "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
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    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.

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    "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
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    Amazon Customer SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 06-02-13
    Amazon Customer SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 06-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "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.

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    christy Plano, TX, United States 06-02-13
    christy Plano, TX, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Um, WHAT!?"

    So, this first 3/4 was a thrilling race...The last 1/4, stripped the gears of my transmission by doing an unrealistic shift into reverse. If this is going to be made into a movie, it should be directed by M. Night Shamaylan, so we know that the twist will cause us to go, "What the hell?" The narrator was great and he was the only thing that saved my rating...

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    Anne Murrieta, CA, United States 06-01-13
    Anne Murrieta, CA, United States 06-01-13
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    "Horrible. Good book for insomniacs."
    What would have made Inferno better?

    Better narration would have made Inferno better. This narrator is the worst I have ever encountered. He puts huge pauses between syllables and words. I was driving home listening to this book and found myself getting drowsy. I put on another audio book (Vatican Diaries, another slow book in narration but not as bad) and I was fine. Inferno is a great audio book for insomniacs.

    The story is slow also. This book is not in the tradition of The Symbol or Da Vinci Code, books I could not put down.


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

    Slow, dull, monotonous, dry, tedious...


    Any additional comments?

    I hope I can get my money back.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Kailua, HI, United States 06-01-13
    Christopher Kailua, HI, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Meh!"

    I am beginning to realize that I have a love/hate relationship with Dan Brown's writing. I was very excited about this book. I pre-ordered it and started it as soon as I could. This book is nerdtastically researched and he connects dots creatively. In this book though the leaps of imagination are a little hard to take. Without giving any plot points away, I'll just say that it felt a little like a bad soap opera. Even for a sci-fi-thriller lover such as myself I had a problem with how far he had to reach to get the story to straighten out. I wouldn't call it a waste of a credit but it won't be one I ever re-read.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Washington, DC, United States 05-29-13
    David Washington, DC, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Not Brown's best work"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The pace and vibe of this book are similar to that of Brown's other books but there really doesn't feel like there is a payoff for sticking around for 13 hours.


    0 of 2 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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