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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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With the publication of his groundbreaking novels The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown has become an international best-selling sensation, seamlessly fusing codes, symbols, art, and history into riveting thrillers that have captivated hundreds of millions of fans around the world. Now Dan Brown takes listeners deep into the heart of Italy, guiding them through a landscape that inspired one of history's most ominous literary classics.

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings.

Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist - a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written: Dante Alighieri's dark epic poem The Inferno.

Racing through such timeless locations as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the Duomo, Langdon and Brooks discover a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets as well as a terrifying new scientific paradigm that will be used either to vastly improve the quality of life on earth...or to devastate it.

In his most riveting and thought-provoking novel to date, Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again. Inferno is a sumptuously entertaining listen - a novel that will captivate listeners with the beauty of classical Italian art, history, and literature while also posing provocative questions about the role of cutting-edge science in our future.

©2013 Dan Brown (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Robin Eugene, OR, United States 05-17-13
    Robin Eugene, OR, United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Tons of fun!"

    This book takes off like a rocket and never slows down. Sure, this is made on the same formula as the other books- Robert Langdon must travel from location to location using his vast knowledge to puzzle out clues to the hidden secret and avoid murderous bad guys along the way. This book has more twists than the previous books, great arcane facts and glorious settings. I've been to one of the cities and I felt like I was standing there next to Robert. The book is pure escapism of the top level. It may not be War and Peace but I never expected that. Instead it is a 150 and mph romp with some really thought provoking ideas. Loved it!!!!

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    S. Leininger Concord, CA 06-08-13
    S. Leininger Concord, CA 06-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Worship the scientist, marginalize religion (except for its art), and create a sappy illogical argument for population control and you have a Dan Brown book. Worst experience of my long audible career.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    06-01-13
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    "Another great book by Dan Brown!"
    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a Dan Brown fan you think you'll figure out the twists before they are thrown at you... I couldn't. I was very surprised about the unexpected a lot of times. What I loved the most was that this didn't feel like "just another Dan Brown book".


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    I liked this one better that his job on Lost Symbol... which was still great. This time he was even better. At no point I felt I was too aware I was listening to a narrator. Instead I was lost in the story the whole time. This was very refreshing after listening to the horrible narration by Richard Poe on Dan Brown's Deception Point... which I just couldn't finish. Thanks Paul for your pleasant voice.


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

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Not better than DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons. But I did like it better than Lost Symbol.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 06-01-13
    Linda 06-01-13
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    "A wonderful adventure into the life of Dante"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would.


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

    Yes


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

    Makes you feel like you are right there along for the ride.


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

    When Robert Langdon realized that Sienna Brooke had lied to him.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy all of Dan Brown's books especially the history that he reveals.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    raul villa carlos paz, Argentina 05-31-13
    raul villa carlos paz, Argentina 05-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "fun, fast and interesting... Dan Brown"

    i've read all reviews for this book and i disagree with them. its a perfect audiobook to listen at the same time you are listening other book not so fast. submerge in Dan Brown adventure with no eyes shut and you wont be disapionted. it delivers what it sells.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Terry 05-31-13
    Terry 05-31-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Dan Brown's First Opus"
    Any additional comments?

    This may be Dan Brown’s best work. Some will disagree; regardless, it is his most important. As with his other novels, “Inferno” is well written and riveting. What makes this book so important are the questions he presents as the plot unfolds. As good as “Angels & Demons” and the “Di Vinci Code” are, they address faith and use facts to present plausible alternative speculation and opinion. “Inferno” deals with a very real reality and offers a handful of solutions to mitigate, even eliminate, very real concerns. For many, including myself, those solutions are culturally distasteful and faithfully reprehensible, but history has been consistent; conscious choice to ignore reality is gross negligence.

    “Inferno” isn’t just another Robert Langdon two or three day romp through history and the arts. It is a real and serious set of questions that demand real and serious solutions.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Pearland, TX, United States 05-29-13
    Andrew Pearland, TX, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't wait to see this transformed into film"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Better than his last. However, I don't think Langdon has anything left in the tank.


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

    Definitely


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Houston, TX, United States 05-24-13
    Linda Houston, TX, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Tedious"
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    Difficult to persist to the end. Too m much like a lecture series this time. The characters were not particularly compelling

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 05-30-13
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Let Thee Who Enter Have Hope"

    Fun book with Dan Brown's typical edge of your seat ride while feeding you bits of history, art, and science so that you feel so that you've learned something not just passed time. Most of the book takes place in Florence and Mr. Brown is the best "tourist guide" in the business. The theme of the book is based on Dante's Inferno which is a boring read yet Brown makes it relevant to today, shows the influence it has had over time, and helps bring to light medieval Italy. Unlike his last book who's ending was a bit of a disappointment and the message was a bit "new age" this one is a surprise till the end. Also it deals with a issue few really like to talk about as the reason for most of the worlds environmental and even political problems. Anyway it's a fun listen so what are you waiting for.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 05-29-13
    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2010

    Ex-military high school math teacher.

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    "Inferno is warm, but never fires me up."
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    I like the continuing adventures of Robert and this one had a unique twist considering the injury he had sustained before the book even begins.


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

    I was unsure who to trust, but at times I felt like it was a bit too much. In the end it all pans out logically, but for a minute or two audiances are left to wonder.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Great.


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

    Find the Dante within.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the book, but Brown's previous entries into the saga were better.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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