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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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    Zach Wild Rose, wi, United States 05-25-13
    Zach Wild Rose, wi, United States 05-25-13
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    "A little different than the normal "Brown" novel"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Inferno's quality is superb and the narrator is very easy to listen too.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    I find the entire book to be a memorable experience. It is a great ride, and keeps you in your cart for the whole ride. I could not put the book down.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

    Paul Michael does ever character very well. After the "Da Vinci Code" became a movie, I have Tom Hanks' voice ingrained into my head for Robert Langdon. But all his other voices are great. Very well pronounced and nails the accents!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I have to say I am particularly fond of the ending.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Louis North Wales, PA, United States 05-25-13
    Louis North Wales, PA, United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Silly"

    I did not like this book from the start. I stayed with it and read the whole book but it never got better. The reader is okay but the story is just silly. Not sure if there is really a plot and every twist is easily predicted. Written at a 12 year old level the book was very simplistic.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael WALNUT, CA, United States 05-22-13
    Michael WALNUT, CA, United States 05-22-13 Member Since 2008
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    "A travel brochure with bits of a mystery forced in"

    If I wanted to read a travel book I'd buy something by Michael Palin. I couldn't even finish this book because I couldn't give a damn about the plot. Dan Brown's writing has always been dumb, but at least exciting. Just watch a Youtube video about Florence and save yourself the trouble.

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    andrew MONROE, LA, United States 05-20-13
    andrew MONROE, LA, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting social commentary, lacking as a novel"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dan Brown? Why or why not?

    yes, I've read / listened to most of dan brown's books. I always find something to think on.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jen ravenna, OH, United States 05-19-13
    Jen ravenna, OH, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2007
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    "My First Dan Brown"

    Geez what a far range in reviews.

    When his previously popular books came out - the topic did not strike my fancy and I did not read them. I'd have to have lived under a rock to not get that book without reading about it, by now.

    This book was very good. I sincerely enjoyed it. I was involved in the story, attracted to the characters and surprised at all the right parts. I enjoy the history and the art stories. I was able to fall in to this book, as if this was his first, in that they rarely mention the characters previous adventures.

    The narration is perfection. Paul Michael is like listening to silk. His gender changing is transparent.

    Anyone that says this books is predictable needs to get a big glass ball and join the circus.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Vosselaar, Belgium 05-19-13
    Robert Vosselaar, Belgium 05-19-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Nice touristic guide of Florence"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, again more of the same, Langdon and Partner chased and in mortal danger, meanwhile exchanging knowledge and showing touristic and other details.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    I already didn't finish The Lost symbol. No more Dan Brown.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    no favorite


    Was Inferno worth the listening time?

    Nothing new on the Divina Comedia, maybe some interesting details on the City of Florence


    Any additional comments?

    Dan Brown should change his style. Real people don't speak nor act like his characters in this book. Digital Fortress was much better.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard J. Plaga Pueblo CO 06-01-13
    Richard J. Plaga Pueblo CO 06-01-13 Member Since 2007
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    "WASTE OF YOUR TIME AND MONEY"

    I will never buy a Brown book again until it has been out for 6 months.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    mary NY, NY, United States 06-01-13
    mary NY, NY, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "POLEMIC LACKING DEPTH"
    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    HE'S GOOD


    Any additional comments?

    IT'S PRETTY MUCH A PAGE TURNER. NOW I WILL CONTRIDICT MYSELF AND SAY IT'S NOT ALL THAT COMPELLING AND RATHER FORCED. AND WILL BROWN EVER BRING A MODICUM OF DEPTH TO HIS CHARACTERS?. THERE ARE FORCEFUL ARGUEMENTS HERE REGARDING THE OVER POPULATION OF OUR PLANET. ALSO AN IN DEPTH AND ONGOING TRAVELOGUE OF FLORENCE, AND ANOTHER CITY I WON'T MENTION.

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    Gatambwa Dublin, Ireland 05-29-13
    Gatambwa Dublin, Ireland 05-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Book"

    No Dan brown book will ever reach the level of The Da Vinci Code but Inferno is a good book overall. There is action from the very beginning to the end with twists and turns along the way. It is an entertaining book that saw the hours pass by quickly. A good listen.

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    finansakrobat New York 05-28-13
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    "Intellectually offensive"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Having read many Dan Brown novels, I have to say: This was deeply disappointing.

    The story is weak and everything has the feeling of having been created with a deep search of Wikipedia.

    The story has some glaring basic fact errors, like a jet being chartered from Monaco airport (try to find that if you will) to the main story line (basic population theory) and how it's being told.

    Just don't buy this book. It's a waste of money and time.


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  • Lyn
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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

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  • 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...


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  • Steve
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    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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