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
Sometimes, you can go home once too often. Not a Di Vinci Code. Brown plagerized from himself. Ending abrupt and opening for another book. Should that occur, I will be "twice shy".
Nothing new. Same old retold story.
Cussler, Connelly, Clancy I like all with a C ...
Beats me. Maybe make it more logical, less convoluted.
I guess I will have to give up on Mr. Brown - it is all the same and does not get any better with repetition, on the contrary.
Improbable doomsday plot
Langdon, he was basically the only one well developed by Brown
I am a huge fan but disappointed by this book. It was tedious and improbable. I had previously been riveted by all his books. This one couldn't end soon enough. It was mostly much ado about nothing. It it weren't for all the misunderstandings it would have been a much shorter novel. Hope this isn't a change in the tide of this writing.
Robert Langdon has amnesia. Langdon does not remember the last few days of his life. Bits and pieces come back to him. More bits and pieces come back to him that are then connected to previous bits and pieces. All is not what it seems.........more bits and pieces.......
Dan Brown has never been a great author but he usually can spin a page-turning tale that keeps the interest of the reader. The lazy plot device of main character amnesia detracts mightily from this story.
I have a request for Audible. Please have a category that includes all novels with the wearying, over-used, lazy story-telling plot device of amnesia.
Inferno's quality is superb and the narrator is very easy to listen too.
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.
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!
I have to say I am particularly fond of the ending.
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.
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.
yes, I've read / listened to most of dan brown's books. I always find something to think on.
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.
No, again more of the same, Langdon and Partner chased and in mortal danger, meanwhile exchanging knowledge and showing touristic and other details.
I already didn't finish The Lost symbol. No more Dan Brown.
Nothing new on the Divina Comedia, maybe some interesting details on the City of Florence
Dan Brown should change his style. Real people don't speak nor act like his characters in this book. Digital Fortress was much better.
"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
"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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