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
Paul Michael is a great narrator however, if you are sleepy, his voice is very soothing and it will put you to sleep. I enjoyed this book overall.
The scenery was very vivid, almost as if you are taking a trip to Europe. The details of ancient buildings and art is described very well.
Pronunciations that may be hard to read.
No, its much to long and I needed time to digest the imagery portrayed.
Overall it is written in a very Dan Brown style, lots of historic mystery intertwined with drama. I enjoyed this book more than the last.
a mangyan who loves to hike, to walk, to run, and to read.
As always, Langdon will not make you put the book down. A real page turner.
It's in my top 5
All the twists and turns
Oh yes, I was so surprised and it was very well written and narrated
It is with out a doubt written for the big screen, it's not a bad thing, but just to warn you :)
As anticipated, this was an enjoyable and educational romp through art and architecture -- armchair travel among the best. What was unexpected was for it to be one of the most thought-provoking books I've come across in a long time.
This was a great story and the topic was extremely scary to sit and think about.
This topic was scary to say the least!
The narration was delightful and I don't have time to just sit and read.
When I figured out exactly where this plot was taking us. It was like an epiphany.
I loved them all! Paul Michael did an outstanding job. I thought I was really listening to different people and that's important on audio books.
One senario can easily turn into another. Be aware!
I always enjoy Dan Brown's books, but this one truly scared me. I work in the environment field so I know how easily this could happen!
Great story, but a guy that falls 50,000 feet from a helicopter lives? Really? The ending ruined it for me.
I seem to be a verb.
The story takes up less than a third of the writing. There was way, way, WAY too much architectural description, historical trivia and useless drivel for my taste. If I had been reading, I could have skipped it, but thats not easily possible in audio.
I can't be certain if my annoyance at the drivel described above made me more sensitive, or not, but I found some of the internal dialog annoying. When characters talked to themselves, and it seemed to happen quite a bit, it seldom seemed relevant. If fact, redundant. Annoying.
No, but perhaps I'll approach Brown with more caution.
The reader was quite satisfactory. I had no difficulty with the narration.
The theme of the book, overpopulation, and some of the ideas presented, were interesting. I found myself somewhat interested in wanting to read Dante's Divine Comedy, even though I heard too much about it in the book.
Yes especially to all the Robert Langdon fans
yes wondering when and where the plot twists were going to happen
the scene in the Basement club.
Great book! If you like Dan Brown, you'll love this novel. It keeps you guessing and wanting more. Robert Langdon doesn't let you down. Can't wait until this one hits the big screen!
"very disappointing, very repetitive."
Someone who will not listen to it continuously
Not sure yet
Just a really poor repetive story. Sections of the text were repeated word for word in consecutive chapters
"Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
I only gave Paul Michael's narration 4 stars, though I found the narration to be very very good - easy to follow and so on, however, I hoped he would've been the storyteller rather than just someone reading the story aloud (if you know what I mean). The whole experience was very enjoyable though, so no complains.
The storyline is CLASSIC Dan Brown so if you haven't liked he's previous novels you won't like this one either but if you enjoyed The Lost Symbol and/or Da Vinci Code you will fall in love with this one too. The history of art and architecture can go on and on and on and be extremely boring if you're not into it and also he's not known for a psychologically in-depth analysis of the characters so some of the characters can be a bit two dimensional - but that is just his style. The main story, however, was, hands down, his best yet. Not quite as many twists in the plot as his previous ones but still brilliant!!
The ending! The ending wasn't quite what I expected, however, I'm glad about it because that would've been boring. The whole storyline is set in a way that makes you think that you know what's going to happen at the end but I assure you that nothing is as it seems.
So if I haven't put you off - Go for it and enjoy!!!
"An immersive journey in the most beautiful places"
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
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.
"The darkness ahead for humanity"
A wonderful insight into Florence, after hearing this book I would love to visit Florence, it is almost like q tourist guide.
It is a bit like Bourne Identity where the main character has to back trace his steps to find out what has previously happened.
The moment where Prof. Langdon realizes who the thief is.
Yes, most definitely just didn't have the opportunity
loves this audio book, story is so engaging, couldn't stop listening....
really good to listen to, and he throws in the odd accent or ladies voice which is fun...
No, I was disappointed with the loss of reality, Dan Brown seems to have lost it
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 ???
the facts , historical and religious as usual are well documented , however the story was too unbelievable
The Narration was quite good
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
"Pure Dan Brown"
Intrigue, mystery, fascinating
Pure Dan Brown. Lve the story, the historical facts and how they can be intertwined so artistically.
I couldn't wait to get back ton it every time I put it down and felt very sorry when it was over.
If you like dan Brown, you'll love this new addition to his latest novels.
"I loved it and can't wait for the movie :)"
Langdon once again made it all so historically interesting! I love facts written into novels!
Very De Vinci Code
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