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
Overall, this is a great story, fast-paced, and exciting - like the Da Vinci Code. This one makes you want to read/know more about Dante Alighieri and his master piece, The Divine Comedy. I love the historical references Dan Brown used in this book as he did in the Da Vinci Code. Because his descriptions were so great, I found myself looking up these places online just to see how spectacular they really were. Now I want to go to Italy and Turkey! Narration was great as well. This book kept me hooked from beginning to end.
Worst book I've ever read. This book started out ok but quickly went down hill. Incorrectly disappointing and bleak.
The mix of science and art history as well as Italian scenes was great.
Robert Langdon was well done.
The narrator enjoyed reading the story and understood it well, obvious from his voice intonations.
Overall an excellent book, however it is not outstanding. The ending is a deviation from Brown's normal endings. Wondering if this is the last volume in Langdon series now...cuz he paint himself into corner. I do appreciate that Mr. Brown did not lecture on religion and religous beliefs' as he did in the previous installment.
Yes! All the twist and turns in the plot keep you on your toes!
Robert Langdon is a classic character.
yes, kept me on wanting more!
Mountain biking, surfing, skiing, literature, philosophy, psychology, theology and my ipod.
If you like continually not knowing what is going to happen next, and discovering the next harrowing clue and dangerous predicament, then this classic Dan Brown scavenger hunt with cataclysmic implications is for you.
Constructed around the symbology of Dante's Inferno, this is a fast action adventure through fascinating historical cities by the familiar protagonist Robert Langdon, and a freaky-smart attractive leading lady (Angelina Jolie?)
It gets a little slow around the end of the first third of the book, then takes off again.
Nothing is ever what you expect.
This is the definition of suspense.
I was definitely disappointed with this latest Dan Brown book- my mind wandered often throughout the book. The 2nd half of the book picked up slightly in pace with a couple of twists that piqued my interest enough to see it through to the end.
I liked that the narrator didn't go too fast. I also liked how the narrator tried to do different voices for the different characters.
Interesting topic! I researched online while "reading".
Yes. Dan Brown gives lots of details.
Nothing. I thought it was good.
Did not read the print version, so I cannot compare
The plot at times became very tedious, seemed to bog down.
Made me think about the true premise of the book.
Spent way to much time giving very detailed descriptions of places and things, move it along. I found the ending to be slightly confusing with no real conclusion.
Paul Michael was an excellent reader; easy to listen to...
I have read several Dan Brown books.
Yep, a bit too far fetched...
yes - he did
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