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
I love Dan browns books because its like a history lesson with an amazing story entwined together.
I want to know more about the plagues that gripped the world that are not talked about in modern society.
Love his writing, you learn so much without feeling like you are and you don't feel dumb at any point.
Overall, this is a great story, fast-paced, and exciting - like the Da Vinci Code. This one makes you want to read/know more about Dante Alighieri and his master piece, The Divine Comedy. I love the historical references Dan Brown used in this book as he did in the Da Vinci Code. Because his descriptions were so great, I found myself looking up these places online just to see how spectacular they really were. Now I want to go to Italy and Turkey! Narration was great as well. This book kept me hooked from beginning to end.
Worst book I've ever read. This book started out ok but quickly went down hill. Incorrectly disappointing and bleak.
The mix of science and art history as well as Italian scenes was great.
Robert Langdon was well done.
The narrator enjoyed reading the story and understood it well, obvious from his voice intonations.
Overall an excellent book, however it is not outstanding. The ending is a deviation from Brown's normal endings. Wondering if this is the last volume in Langdon series now...cuz he paint himself into corner. I do appreciate that Mr. Brown did not lecture on religion and religous beliefs' as he did in the previous installment.
Yes! All the twist and turns in the plot keep you on your toes!
Robert Langdon is a classic character.
yes, kept me on wanting more!
Mountain biking, surfing, skiing, literature, philosophy, psychology, theology and my ipod.
If you like continually not knowing what is going to happen next, and discovering the next harrowing clue and dangerous predicament, then this classic Dan Brown scavenger hunt with cataclysmic implications is for you.
Constructed around the symbology of Dante's Inferno, this is a fast action adventure through fascinating historical cities by the familiar protagonist Robert Langdon, and a freaky-smart attractive leading lady (Angelina Jolie?)
It gets a little slow around the end of the first third of the book, then takes off again.
Nothing is ever what you expect.
This is the definition of suspense.
I was definitely disappointed with this latest Dan Brown book- my mind wandered often throughout the book. The 2nd half of the book picked up slightly in pace with a couple of twists that piqued my interest enough to see it through to the end.
I liked that the narrator didn't go too fast. I also liked how the narrator tried to do different voices for the different characters.
Interesting topic! I researched online while "reading".
Yes. Dan Brown gives lots of details.
Nothing. I thought it was good.
Did not read the print version, so I cannot compare
The plot at times became very tedious, seemed to bog down.
Made me think about the true premise of the book.
Spent way to much time giving very detailed descriptions of places and things, move it along. I found the ending to be slightly confusing with no real conclusion.
"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
"Classic Dan Brown (So get over it!)"
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.
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!!
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!!!
"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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