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
Written by: 
Dan Brown
Narrated by: 
Paul Michael
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 (14954 )
5 star
 (6275)
4 star
 (5274)
3 star
 (2387)
2 star
 (681)
1 star
 (337)
Overall
4.0 (13477 )
5 star
 (5575)
4 star
 (4266)
3 star
 (2465)
2 star
 (782)
1 star
 (389)
Story
4.4 (13383 )
5 star
 (7214)
4 star
 (4481)
3 star
 (1319)
2 star
 (234)
1 star
 (135)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Isaac SAINT CLOUD, FLORIDA, United States 07-24-13
    Isaac SAINT CLOUD, FLORIDA, United States 07-24-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Add catastrophic situation rinse and repeat!"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Kind of long for and slow in some parts.


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

    That's it? Just another day in the life of Robert Langdon.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a good job of creating the verbal images of the book.


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

    Not really. Some parts did make you want to continue but it slows up a bit with all of the art history that makes it sound more like blah blah blah. Then the story kicks in again.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read if your a Dan Brown fan and a fan of the Robert Langdon series but its more of a rinse and repeat of the past books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA 07-24-13
    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA 07-24-13

    eye-candy maven

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    143
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another good Dan Brown"
    Any additional comments?

    I like that Dan Brown uses topics that are very current. I read Inferno and than began to notice how much Dante is out there and population growth is a big topic of conversation. Only bad part about audible is I would love to see all the art work referenced in the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Murrieta, CA, United States 07-24-13
    Michael Murrieta, CA, United States 07-24-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    136
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Story Told One Too Many Times"
    Any additional comments?

    I finished it. It was not the worst book I have listened to but let's all agree that Dan Brown has told this story and it is time to move on. At times tedious at others a bit preachy. The narration helped keep me going.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carlisle atlanta, GA, United States 07-22-13
    Carlisle atlanta, GA, United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "2 Stars seems generous"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed with this book. I typically enjoy Dan Brown, but this book was too similar to other versions but with less suspense.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John MONTROSE, PA, United States 07-22-13
    John MONTROSE, PA, United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Exhausted"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted v==============================


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

    Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted Exhausted v==============================


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Exhausted


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Exhausted


    Any additional comments?

    Exhausted

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kyle Lake Zurich, IL, United States 07-22-13
    Kyle Lake Zurich, IL, United States 07-22-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Spectacular all the way through."
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Not only way the story engrossing from start to finish, but the reader was absolutely phenomenal in the way he could distinguish himself between characters.


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

    From the very beginning of the story it was non-stop excitement, just as I've come to expect from any Dan Brown book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the entire book, but the twist at the end was excellent.


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

    Better than The DaVinci Code


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Peter Lincoln, RI 02865 07-22-13
    Peter Lincoln, RI 02865 07-22-13 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "another Brown thriller in wonderful Italy"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    The location & the history.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twist about Siena.


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    I like that there is always a bit of truth to the fiction.


















    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Connie 07-18-13
    Connie 07-18-13 Member Since 2012

    Connie

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    179
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dan Brown does his part"

    I was fascinated by the Mary Magdalene/Rome aspect of Dan Brown's other books, and pre-ordered this one, and I enjoyed it well enough though the content that I really loved is spent. This book is about the threat of overpopulation, and involved delicious travel to European spots to unravel the mystery. I completely appreciated his theme, though I've been depressed ever since I read it as he describes a very real concern. Considering that the Rome connection is kind of spent, this is a good read. Expect to experience a concerning wake-up call.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kamal Brampton, Ontario, Canada 07-18-13
    Kamal Brampton, Ontario, Canada 07-18-13 Member Since 2016

    Management consultant, video game player, avid reader of all types of books, and happily married father of four. I'll read just about anything, from Fantasy and SciFi, to mysteries and ChickLit.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    100
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    320
    36
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another thrilling ride through Renaissance Italy"

    Dan Brown (via his main character Robert Langdon) again returns to Italy, the previous setting of Angels and Demons, this time with a mad plot centered on the themes of Dante's Inferno. An interesting twist on the story, is that the main villain kills himself in the first scene of the book, but has set in motion of series of horrifying events that conjure up a feeling of unspeakable dread and inevitability.

    Starting with the somewhat hackneyed premise of the amnesiac waking up in a hospital, and not remembering where is he or what he's done, the story soon picks up the pace and basically doesn't letup until the end.

    A few interesting plot twists along the way turns some of our initial conclusions and beliefs on their heads, and Dan Browns familiar obsession with symbology, art, conspiracy and secrecy, all make their welcome return. Unfortunately, so does his moralizing on the latest issue of the day, overpopulation of the planet, and justification of ecoterrorism. At least he has the decency to present both sides of the issue and let us derive our own conclusions rather than bashing us over the heads with his own viewpoint - though the story I think, ends with his own viewpoint reigning supreme.

    At least the "terrorists" are not the stereotypical arab or Muslim villains.

    Definitely a worthwhile purchase if you are a Dan Brown / Robert Langdon fan.

    MKS

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Milton 07-17-13
    Milton 07-17-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great follow-on to the Davinci Code books"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Nice descriptive details about Florence architecture and art. Well done.


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    DaVinci Code


    Which scene was your favorite?


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


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Lyn
    Gibraltar, Gibraltar
    9/15/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  • Lea
    Copenhagen N, Denmark
    7/20/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  • SuzD
    Co Cork, Ireland
    10/11/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I loved it and can't wait for the movie :)"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    Langdon once again made it all so historically interesting! I love facts written into novels!
    Very De Vinci Code


    0 of 0 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.