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.
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©2013 Dan Brown (P)2013 Random House Audio
Twists and Turns -- typical Robert Langdon novel, where nobody is who they seem, and everything has a hidden meaning.
I really enjoyed the entire book until the ending; while the rest of the book was excellent, the end did not live up to Dan Brown's past performances. It was a bit of a let down in the end.
Any chase scene where Langdon must think on his feet while evading the bad guys. In this particular instance, the entire portion of the book where Langdon fled from the police, knowing the ins and outs of Florence, including all the secrets that allowed him to evade his captors.
I felt the performance was really well done by Paul Michael. Each character had a unique voice that was easy to follow the story with, however, they were neither comical nor cheesy. Definitely a well performed story.
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.
I'm not so sure of that. This book was very easy to follow, AND to predict. The story is actually pretty formulized(?) , with few twists or surprises. It was, however, easy to follow and easy to become immersed in.
Above comment should answer this question.
Eluding the pursuers in the Boboli Gardens
No, not at all!!
I hope Brown's next book contains a reunion of the women who he leaves along the trail, hopefully helping him figure out an impossible situation. How have they all moved on?
Some level of believablity. This is a sprawling mess.
Odds against tomorrow.
I would have thrown it all out and started again.
Growing tired of Robert Langdon. This needs ALOT of editing.
Probably, but I'd read the reviews first.
A better plot. It seemed to be a stretch in all ways
He made the listen much more enjoyable. A real professional
Yes, the reader did a great job of keeping the listener engaged in the characters and the story did the rest.
Dante, because I learned more about him than I previously knew and the book made me want to go back and read The Divine Comedy again.
I think so. I recognized his voice. I think he did a wonderful job of keeping all the characters' voices distinct and interesting.
I did, but I didn't have the time to do it.
I love Dan Brown's historical information that weaves its way into the meat of the story. Learning new information about all the paces you visit in the story makes the reader want to go there and visit each place in person.
I will say that this book did not captivate me as much as Angels and Demons or Da Vinci Code ( I actually enjoyed the A&D more than any of them), but it is still a very good book. I love reading Dan Brown's works because it is so apparent how much research he does and how interesting he makes certain points of history. If Dan was a high school history teacher it would be absolutely enthralling. I think this book brings to light a serious problem of over population, as well as offering some ethical considerations. You still get the same old Langdon following clues to solve a problem, and you expect their to be twists and turns in the book, so you kind of expect them. This being said, I am very glad I read the book. I gave it 5 stars overall not because how much I enjoy learning from Dan Brown. It is not just a piece of fiction, but educational about art, European history, and current issues.
yes, but after careful reading of reviews
didn't like the story
took too long to get into the story
Fabulous details and so much to take in.
Very much like Divinci Code and Angels and Demons.
No, but great job love his style!
Intense fast moving pace. Impossible to put down.
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