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.
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I would absolutely recommend this book to my friends and family. It is enlightening, eye opening and highly entertaining!
I've loved all of the Dan Brown boooks I've read so far, such as Deception Point, Angels and Demons, the Lost Symbol and of course the Davinci Code
I really enjoy Paul Michael's performances as well. He knows exactly how to represent the characters, male and female!
Oh yes, it was very difficult to pull away from this book. I listened in the car to/from work and at night before bedtime.
Loved it! Ready for the next Dan Brown book!
Fewer chase scenes and more serious interactions/better character development. I did not identify with any characters at all.
Change the tone/story to one that is more serious and believable. Help the reader to respect all the information.
For me the plot was obscure. There was a great deal of activity, it was not especially interesting.
It was written to be made into a fast-paced movie. No, I would not look forward to more of this.
Interesting historical information but too muddled in all the running and chasing around
Dan Brown WEAVES a REAL WEB
Chase in Florence is interesting
GREAT READER- good voices
The end is a bit far fetched
The audio had the advantage over print because the characters can come to life with different voices.
The Stand by Stephen King. Both deal with good and evil. Inferno teases out the distinction can be blurred.
When good men do nothing.
Dan Brown's works have become largely formulaic and repetitive, featuring many similar plot devices and characters, but I find that I can still enjoy them. For someone with a casual interest in art and history, the well-researched background information present in Inferno is also welcome. People interested in science, however, will have to exercise extreme patience with some of the happenings in this book and Browns' others. Paul Michael provides a compelling, clear presentation.
I'm such a fan of Dan Brown. I feel privileged for the opportunity to read, learn and experience his books. I will admit that I didn't initially get completely absorbed in Inferno as I did in his other novels, but I'm still so grateful to have had the opportunity to listen to it. I think the reason is that his first novels were so magnificent that even he would have a hard time surpassing them. But I loved every part of this book. I learned so much about Florence, Italy and Dante that I have renewed interest in learning more. Brown does such an amazing job merging reality and history into fiction that you always wonder, "could this happen?" I think it could and it scares the heck out of me.
Even though it took me a month to get through this novel, I'm so glad I went against many reviews and got it. I will be thinking about the story for many years to come. And I can't wait for the next Dan Brown novel.
I like this book and it's content. The narrator though puts me to sleep. I listen to these at work and I can't go to sleep when I am working! I haven't finished it yet for that reason.
I think it would be a better read than listen.
I like history and biography, novels too. I do have a thing for zombie books as well. I need crappy thrillers now and then.
Dan Brown writes some really trite sentences, so if you don't mind that, go ahead and listen. Actually, listen to Paul Michael is better than reading. Of course, a person reads Dan Brown for the historical oddities and tidbits. At least I do, and there is enough in here to keep one's interest. I like to that the repercussions of this so-called terrorist attack or not completely ignored or undone at the end of the novel. If you've read it, you'll know what I mean. Dan Brown sticks to his guns there.
So this book is kind of fun if you keep your expectations restrained.
Yes - His books, while a bit trite, are entertaining.
Predictable...but still fulfilling.
The inevitable Dan Brown plot twist in the middle.
If someone else was paying and there were drinks involved.
This book provided a fun distraction for me while I was packing my apartment. Sometimes I just want to be entertained! Inferno did the trick.
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