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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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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    Loves2Read Klamath Falls, OR, United States 06-23-13
    Loves2Read Klamath Falls, OR, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2009

    Kindled Reader

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    "Give Dan Brown another chance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like learning new things whenever you read for pleasure, then Dan Brown never fails to deliver. His plots may be predictable and the dialogue somewhat stilted, but his love for sharing arcane knowledge raises his books beyond simple adventure stories. This book uses Dante's Divine Comedy as a backdrop for romps through Florence, Venice and Istanbul. Seen through Dan Brown's loving descriptions, these cities and their art treasure came alive. I hope they make a movie of it, just so I can see some of the museums on the big screen. All 3 cities are now on my bucket list of places I want to see. I also am a big believer in zero population growth, so the major theme is also compelling. The final solution is elegant and non-threatening and I hope that we don't find out in a sequal that it was all nullified.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the description of the art work and the interesting details about them like Botticelli's masterpiece "The Birth of Venus" was a wedding day present to spur erotic desire.


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

    Paul Michael has a very pleasant voice and doesn't make all the female characters sound the same. He has a knack for accents, so his reading immersed me in whatever country we visited.


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

    The realization that we will have 9 billion people on earth by 2040.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the next Robert Langdon book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allyson Lehi, UT, United States 06-23-13
    Allyson Lehi, UT, United States 06-23-13
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    "Do you prefer to be Educated or Entertained?"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    No. The story was fairly entertaining however there is too much historical lecturing that distracts / interrupts the pace of the story.


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

    I would have interjected more counter-point arguments to the main hypothesis of the novel. I understand that Dan Brown is the king of controversy and uses it to make himself wealthy, (paraphrasing Eminem) but a little bit of the other side would have been somewhat enjoyable to read as well.

    I also would have removed the use of the foreign language actually spoken then an interpretation being offered. In my opinion that was a waste of time, and once again broke the pace of the story.


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

    There didn't seem to be anyone that stood out in my mind. I think that unless you can really nail all of the different voices really well then it's best to stay fairly even keel.


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

    You should change this question and get rid of the use of the word be - twice.


    Any additional comments?

    The Dan Brown formula at work once again. Stir up some controversy by putting on the University Professor hat and lecturing the readers on this topic or that topic while having the protagonist race against time to save the day. I would like to get a Dan Brown novel that is much much less on the controversy and more and more about the Story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bill 06-23-13
    Bill 06-23-13
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    "Another Dan Brown Hit"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like Angels and Demons and DaVinci Code then you will like this one as well


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nice story twist at the end. Makes you think.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hans Makati City, Philippines 06-23-13
    Hans Makati City, Philippines 06-23-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Dan Brown, the tour guide"

    If you're planning a trip a trip to Florence or Venice, this could be the book for you. Otherwise, save your credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 06-23-13
    Andrew 06-23-13
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    "Entertaining Listen"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Does not disappoint


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    By starting in the middle of the story and then feeding back story through having the main character having lost his memory is not a new concept, but works very well indeed in this case.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Yes, I thought the performer was just right for the roll.


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

    No, not that kind of book.


    Any additional comments?

    The author sure does like his dramatic endings. Antimatter annihilation in the Vatican, Jesus's descendent, long lost wisdom uncovered and now this... I little excessive perhaps, but somehow it works in the story and is a perfectly believable resolution.

    I was delighted to have been completely caught off guard by the unexpected twist and as usual with Dan Brown we were taken on a delightful history tour through fascinating places.

    Overall if you like the character of Robert Langdon, you will like this book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gogrowslow 06-22-13
    Gogrowslow 06-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Dan Brown Book"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    Pronunciations that may be hard to read.


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

    No, its much to long and I needed time to digest the imagery portrayed.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marvin Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 06-22-13
    Marvin Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 06-22-13 Member Since 2009

    a mangyan who loves to hike, to walk, to run, and to read.

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    "Classic Brown, Almost There..."

    As always, Langdon will not make you put the book down. A real page turner.

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    Heidi Odder, Denmark 06-22-13
    Heidi Odder, Denmark 06-22-13
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    "Still a bit in love with Langdon"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in my top 5


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    All the twists and turns


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

    Oh yes, I was so surprised and it was very well written and narrated


    Any additional comments?

    It is with out a doubt written for the big screen, it's not a bad thing, but just to warn you :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PhilR 06-21-13
    PhilR 06-21-13
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    "Thought-provoking"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elwood R Haynes Jr Orange, VA United States 06-20-13
    Elwood R Haynes Jr Orange, VA United States 06-20-13
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    "A little too scary!"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    This was a great story and the topic was extremely scary to sit and think about.


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

    This topic was scary to say the least!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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