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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It was a good premise and decent story but it was by far my least favorite Dan Brown novel. I usually finish his books in 3 days because I'm not able to put them down but it took nearly 3 weeks to power through this one. There was more emphasis on the art and architecture than his previous novels, and though I enjoy descriptiveness, it was overkill and brought you out of the story.
The performance, however, was great! His pronunciation was superb and you were able to distinguish the characters by his voice.
I've never read something so formulaic, so predictable and so cliche! Brown managed to squeeze in every possible cliche: amnesia, suicide, dreams: this book should be used to teach writers how NOT to write. It is so bad I could have written it myself ;-). Just few examples: whenever the characters are about to be caught, something or somebody pops up out of nowhere, be it secret passing, some lucky coincidence or anything else.
Gave me nightmares
All of them
I had friends who loved it just not for me.
Exciting. Informative. Calculated.
The plot was no different than any other Robert Langdon series. However, it was well written, well researched, and moved quickly.
Paul Michael clearly distinguishes the characters in the book from one another. It is easy to follow along, and characters are never "dropped."
good - not great
the switch between Ferris and Brooks
The last third of the book needs an Editor's pen to tighten it up. Drags in several places with unneeded details.
Prior to this book, I was 75% pleased with Brown's books. I loved The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons, and I enjoyed The Lost Symbol. I wasn't a huge fan of Deception Point. This one falls below Deception Point. I found myself wondering multiple times if I should just stop listening since I didn't care how it ended.
The last 90 minutes of the book held my attention. Otherwise it was very difficult to get through. Overall, no, I don't feel like it was worth the listening time.
I am always amazed at how Dan Brown can create a fantastic story every time. Great book, great theme, well told by a very good narrator. It has been a pleasure.
Fun and exciting book with lots of interesting history like you'd expect from Dan Brown but when the protagonist finds out what's going on, it reminded of what happened when I used to watch Scooby Doo. All is not what it seems! Zoinks!
Learned a lot about Italian art and especially the Divine Comedy, good pace to story
Very well done
Pretty formulaic but still enjoyable
The layman's terms in which Dan Brown writes his stories, and the way in which Paul Michael (the Narrator) reads Brown's books.... he reads them as if he wrote them himself!
Angels and Demons
The Divinci Code
Any of Brown's Books
The way in which he really knows Dan Brown's thoughts and how he reads Browns books as though they were his own.
This book is definitely one of Brown's BEST!!!!!!!
Why it didn't get the media attention that his other books did, I may never know.... but it is a shame!
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