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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook
Inferno: A Novel
Written by: 
Dan Brown
Narrated by: 
Paul Michael
Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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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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    john 08-02-13
    john 08-02-13
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    "just plain boring"
    What would have made Inferno better?

    not so much talk about art and design


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    no


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    the womens voice was terrible


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I just could not finish the book it was just terrible

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Powder Springs, GA, United States 08-01-13
    Andrew Powder Springs, GA, United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hollywood should make this into a Movie"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    The twists on the expected twists! you think you outsmarted the story when all of a sudden " Crap! I did not see that coming"


    What did you like best about this story?

    How is this question any different from the one you just asked????????


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did a good job. I will shamefully admit that he probably pronounced names and places better than I would have done....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We didn't straighten Tom Hanks' hair for this one!! He looks normal


    Any additional comments?

    Great Read. The time will fly by and you will be done with the book before you know it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Winghove OAK PARK, IL, US 07-31-13
    Winghove OAK PARK, IL, US 07-31-13 Member Since 2014
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    "The Dante is in the details."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inferno to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print version.


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

    Yes


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    The smooth flow of the story and dialogue exchange of the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Toward the end of the book there was a bit more detail than I thought was necessary.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dwight 07-31-13
    Dwight 07-31-13
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    "The Best Dan Brown"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I really enjoyed this story. I have enjoyed all of Dan Brown's work, but I believe it to be the best Dan Brown novel.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pasadena 07-30-13
    Amazon Customer Pasadena 07-30-13 Member Since 2005
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    "I can't believe I finished it"

    I must have checked my brain at the door. With all the great titles on Audible, I am embarrassed that I invested time on this . It will be forever, my weekend of shame.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leon Laguna Beach, CA, United States 07-30-13
    Leon Laguna Beach, CA, United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth the listen"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Makes you think.....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    The ending isn't what you might expect it to be.


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

    The lead character.


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

    The ending....


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Domenic in KC 07-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Clearly not Dan Brown's best"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It never really picked up any real momentum. Many of the historical facts were nice but I wanted more story development and less of history lesson and dissertation on overpopulation. I believe that in the delivery of a tight storyline is where this book fails. I felt Dan Brown was giving a dissertation on overpopulation and although I truly believe this is an important concern for humanity I was looking for a little more entertainment and escapism in my reading.


    Would you recommend Inferno to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not as a good read. I might as an informational treatise on overpopulation but as a book for pure enjoyment- NO


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Paul Michael has become the voice for the Robert Langdon series.


    Could you see Inferno being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Never!


    Any additional comments?

    Waited too long for a Robert Langdon return and then was disappointed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Stevenson Ranch, CA, United States 07-29-13
    Scott Stevenson Ranch, CA, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun if taking a trip to Italy, but..."

    I rarely read fiction, but enjoyed Dan Brown's other works so gave Inferno several hours of my time. With its list of notable landmarks and historical characters, I learned a bit about a part of Italy I was unfamiliar with, however there were times when the in-depth descriptions detracted from the plot. The story took some obvious turns and tended to drag near the end. It was an enjoyable, zone-out listen, but it's back to non-fiction for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Honolulu, HI 07-29-13
    Michael Honolulu, HI 07-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Hiker

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    "Really makes you think!"
    Any additional comments?

    Classic Dan Brown. The major point of the story is population control. What I love about Dan Brown is that he really transports you to the destinations in his stories. I love the visuals in Venice, Istanbul and Florence were spectacular. The end is less predictable than I thought, and really leaves you (well me at least) wondering what really is the answer to this very real problem? Is the solution proposed by the author a good one? A humane one?

    - Michael

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Agnes 07-28-13
    Agnes 07-28-13

    BardLady

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    "Typical Brown: Lots to think about"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they have liked other Dan Brown books. The DaVinci Code is my favorite.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    There was too much jumping around to get TO the ending.


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

    He's a good reader, and does Dan Brown very well.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader makes the book, and in this case, the reader was really better than the story. But like other Dan Brown books, this one sent me to Google to do more research. His books really make the reader reader/listener think, and I like that in a book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Lyn
    Gibraltar, Gibraltar
    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
  • Chris
    7/30/16
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    "captivating..."

    Dan Brown does it again.. mixing.. history. culture and art in a beautiful Web of fiction that is gripping and full of twists and turns till the very end..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lea
    Copenhagen N, Denmark
    7/20/16
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    "Great as a vacation-book"

    The story was fine, especially as a casual summer-read. But it doesn't quite stack up to the previous books, I feel. The narrator was good but not great. The story good but not great. With lots of cultural and city-descriptions, the suspense loses a bit of its urgency. But again, it's fine for a casual summer-read in the shadows of a parasol :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/25/16
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    "Great!"

    I really enjoyed this book as others from Dan Brown. It was my first audiobook and I think because of Paul Michael it became a very good experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kat
    Finland
    8/10/15
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    "Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
    Where does Inferno: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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!!!


    0 of 0 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

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