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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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    Orlena R. 04-19-15
    Orlena R. 04-19-15
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    "Great , Fantastic"

    Dan Brown has surpass all of his other Novels. RobertLangdon istoday's Indiana Jones . this Journey is one not be missed .

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    Amazon Customer 04-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Fantastic!!!"

    A great story that never gets boring.
    Intriguing thrilling educating. A book I will gladly recommend to anyone. Enjoy it.

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    Terry Vasquez ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, US 04-11-15
    Terry Vasquez ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, US 04-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Brown Keeps Getting Better"

    Loved Inferno. Brown has mastered the art of keeping me guessing and building suspense. And his ability describe foreign locales to inspire me to call my travel agent is phenomenal. Keep bringing us more of these, Mr. Brown.

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    bernie 04-10-15
    bernie 04-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "stupendous"

    plotline was just a tad bit thin here and there but by and large riveting. Dan Brown is worthy to be classified among the best.

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    Jason Thompson San Angelo, TX, US 04-09-15
    Jason Thompson San Angelo, TX, US 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good"

    Not Brown's best. There is a twist that seemed a bit cheap. I remember feeling "this better be good" and in the end I think the author made it plausible if not wholly satisfying.

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    Rese Cotton 04-05-15
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    "good read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inferno: A Novel to be better than the print version?

    My favorite part is the protagonist is someone who can be cheered for and one I can identify with in certain strengths. Loved it.


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    Arsenio Rodriguez 04-02-15
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    "another good book by Dan Brown"

    Good book slow at times but a little suspense this what kept me reading. ..

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    Verna Bend, OR, United States 04-01-15
    Verna Bend, OR, United States 04-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another hit from Dan Brown!"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    The narrator, Paul Michael, was fabulous. Also, I always enjoy the twists and turns in Dan Brown's books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robert Langdon, of course. Such a beautifully deep voice was created by the narrator.


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

    No. But I hope to again.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all of Dan Brown's books with The DaVinci Code and Deception Point being my favorites, and this one coming in third. I appreciate the voluminous research that goes into all his books and often find myself watching travel videos to visualize the many cities portrayed. It makes me feel like I'm in the story with the characters. The ending to this story was completely unexpected. I would love to see a future book making reference to this one and revealing details of the long term outcome.This is the first Dan Brown audiobook I have listened to and the narrator was extraordinary. What amazing talent to create so many voices! Kudos to Mr. Brown and Mr. Micheal!

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    Teresa B 04-01-15
    Teresa B 04-01-15 Member Since 2013

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    "If you enjoyed the previous Dan Brown Novels- yes!"

    I enjoyed this book. As much as the first Dan Brown Novel in this series.
    Clues and all.
    You felt like you were there in the story watching it unfold.
    The narrator did a wonderful job - telling the story , keeping the characters clear and not over acting!
    I would listen again.

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    Good man 03-31-15
    Good man 03-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "It was an entertaining read"

    He really captures theories that go through all Our minds . It really makes me want to read to da Vinci code .

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  • Lyn
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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
    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
  • 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


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