We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Regular Price:$42.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (16177 )
5 star
 (7027)
4 star
 (5640)
3 star
 (2469)
2 star
 (697)
1 star
 (344)
Overall
4.1 (14571 )
5 star
 (6225)
4 star
 (4572)
3 star
 (2571)
2 star
 (801)
1 star
 (402)
Story
4.4 (14484 )
5 star
 (8034)
4 star
 (4724)
3 star
 (1352)
2 star
 (237)
1 star
 (137)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 09-04-13
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2015

    I love books!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    666
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    508
    371
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    98
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "another interesting Dan Brown"

    When I first read "The Da Vinci Code", I never anticipated that the Robert Langdon character would become a series. But, here it is with this the 4th installment. All have had some similarities; a chase lasting only a day or so, historical intrigue wrapped into a current day mystery, and this one fit right into that mode. Set mostly in Florence, Italy the story embraces a foundation built on Dante's "Divine Comedy", the Inferno, and molds a modern day story looking at population growth and some of its more dire predictions. I believe I enjoyed the historical context the most. It told of the Medicis family of Florence which was one of the wealthiest families in all of Europe for 300 years. The family produced 4 popes and discovered, nurtured and sponsored a famous artist named Michelangelo. The cathedrals, museums and palaces they built still stand today and were a backdrop to the story. My goal with every book is to be entertained and this book did that for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Colleen 09-02-13
    Colleen 09-02-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thought provoking plot with interesting characters"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I totally enjoyed the twists and turns, surprises and final outcome.


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva. I enjoy books that make me think, provide some historical or relevant context and have a few surprises.


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

    I have listened to other performances and have enjoyed them as well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was very disappointed when it ended.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Zak 08-31-13
    Zak 08-31-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Same old same old."
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    Cant say i would


    Has Inferno turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If you like angels and demons and D. code and are not board with them its a book you will like


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janachek 08-31-13
    Janachek 08-31-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    78
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Starts out great--then..."

    I so want to enjoy reading Dan Brown and I thought this was the book that would win me over again. The story is well written and exciting at first, then it is if Mr Brown simply went through the paces to fill pages and make a ton more money. The book is a real let down.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 08-31-13
    tonydinardo@earthlink.net Upland Ca.lifornia 08-31-13 Member Since 2013

    older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?

    HELPFUL VOTES
    23
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    59
    42
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Travelog"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Yes, only to get the places correct so i can go visit them


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    there is truely a confusion about the "bad" character -- did he seduce the man or the women or both?


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

    the hero


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Brown moves us thru Florence and Venice in a way that makes you wnat o tgo see it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Springdale, AR United States 08-31-13
    Amazon Customer Springdale, AR United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mediocre"
    What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

    The book did not have the same character buildup of other Brown books. It wasn't terrible, but it read more like it was written to be a movie.


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

    I would buy another Dan Brown. I have greatly enjoyed some of his previous books..


    Was Inferno worth the listening time?

    If you want to be enthralled, perhaps look at some of his other titles. If you want something casual to pass the time, this can still be entertaining.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 08-31-13 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    35
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good start, weak finish"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Im a huge fan of historical controversy and arguments, and am a Dan Brown fan. I also have a liking for Dante's Inferno. However, while it gets off to a traditional Dan Brown start, it begins to loose steam around the middle of the story with too much detail without meaningful contributions to the conclusion. So, for me it was a bit of a letdown, but I still did manage to enjoy it. If you are not familiar with Dante, it may be confusing and less meaningful, and the actual story plot could be more exciting. All that said, if you are into this kind of thing, its worth the listen. If you are not into the arcana of Dante and his medieval position, you may find it too much work to be meaningful. I hope Dan does better in his next novel.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think picking a central work instead of Dante's inferno, which is very focused on 1400s personalities and ruling families may seem meaningless to todays readers. It is a grand satire, but if you dont know the players, it is hard to make sense of. Something more mainstream would help. The ending is also not very satisfying so that may make readers feel disappointed at having worked so hard to get there.


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

    I liked the narration, and it was a general plus, so I would say he brought what could have been a more mundane tale to life.


    Do you think Inferno needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I love historical mysteries, so would like a more, but not a dante follow up. He is to obscure and bound to his own historical period to make sense to a modern reader who is looking for an entertaining readl


    Any additional comments?

    The best comment I could make is having picked up a copy of the Dante trio of the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Heaven that I had not read since college and I did enjoy that. If you decide to go that road, pick up a copy that is well footnoted. Of course, Google is your friend in a book like this. I would also say this is a book best consumed in the winter months when you have time to devote to a book where you will be motivated to do alot of research to have it make sense to you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Felicia United States 08-30-13
    Felicia United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    78
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another Great Dan Brown Book!"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    No, I'm not really one for listening to books, or reading them, more than once.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Langdon, as always. But the characters in the book with him were great too.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    I thought he did all the characters well. Nothing about his performance was distracting from the story.


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

    Yes! I listened every chance I got because I wanted to know what would happen next. This was a great story.


    Any additional comments?

    I found myself half agreeing with the villain in this story. Once I found out his motives, I couldn't help but see why he thought he was doing something good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Steven Setauket, NY, United States 08-30-13
    Steven Setauket, NY, United States 08-30-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointingly formulaic"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Love his previous books, but this lack their originality.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

    Yes.


    Was Inferno worth the listening time?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Sad to see this happen to Dan Brown. The success of the format drove him to repeat it, but this time with a predictable story and lackluster passion.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bill 08-29-13
    Bill 08-29-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dan Brown ---- Inferno"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing.


    What was most disappointing about Dan Brown’s story?

    I can not get interested in the story.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Michael’s performance?

    No interest at all.The longest I can stay with it is 10-15 minutes.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    So far its at the bottom of my book list.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.