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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook
Inferno: A Novel
Written by: 
Dan Brown
Narrated by: 
Paul Michael
Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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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

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    Meagan vR Ohio 07-09-13
    Meagan vR Ohio 07-09-13 Member Since 2013

    I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

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    "Tedious and forced"
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    As far as the Langdon series goes I'm done with Dan Brown.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is really bad guys. There is hardly any character development, the dialogue is like cardboard, and the plot is pretty much plotless. Robert Langdon with amnesia? Gawd how much more corny can you get? Same "on the run" with a BEAUTIFUL BRAINY woman, same clues in historical works of art, same evil unknown threatening world destruction. It seriously feels like someone forced Brown to put out another book by a certain deadline so he did what he could to get words on paper ASAP. A huge disappointment.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail Lynn Stradinger LAKE ANN, MI, US 07-09-13
    Gail Lynn Stradinger LAKE ANN, MI, US 07-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Really couldn't put it down...even while I slept"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inferno to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I could do my housework while reading the book..great read


    What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

    His other books where good too


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Bentley 07-09-13
    J. Bentley 07-09-13 Member Since 2015

    RedShift

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    "Just so-so, didn't live up to my expectations."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    "In this place, on this date..." - Oh ugh, if I heard this line one more time I was going to scream!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dan Brown? Why or why not?

    Absolutely! Dan Brown has written some of my favorite novels! I think that's mostly why I was disappointed with the story - it just wasn't as good as his other works. If this had been another author, I likely be less critical.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed his narration. His Italian felt very natural, and his voice was pleasant and easy to listen to.


    Do you think Inferno needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I'm happy to have more Robert Langdon books, but following up on this particular story - no.


    Any additional comments?

    This just didn't live up to my expectations. The story was very dry in many places. The twists were fairly predictable, and much of the action just seemed to drag on and on killing the suspense.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard D. Shewman Erie, PA United States 07-07-13
    Richard D. Shewman Erie, PA United States 07-07-13 Member Since 2009

    rshewman

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    "not quite the usual Dan Brown book but not bad..."

    Dan Brown always gets a mixed reaction from me. I enjoy the adrenelin rush of the constant chases and the "in your face" bad guys. I really disliked the Divinci Code but each subsequent book has gotten increasingly positive reactions from me. For me "Inferno"is the best of his Stephen Langdon books. It shows a fair amount research in support of the book. It deals with Dante's "divine Comedy" which doesn't get a small part of the attention it deserves in English speaking countries. It does a nice job integrating the symbolism that fills the DC into the adventure story that Brown tells. Not only does Brown tell a good story but there are twists and turns in the story that end up standing the story in its head, so that you can't be sure of anything until the last page. I enjoyed that as much as the action/adventure part of the story.

    Brown takes on some serious ethical issues as well,underscoring the ethical grayness of some options available to humanity as well as the ethical evil of not acting to address the issues that face us. I'd go into more detail but I don't want to spoil the story for you.

    In terms of negatives, aboutm the only thing I'll report is a bit of a let down by the ending. The ending was logical and made sense in the context of the story, yet there was sill as feeling of "that's it?"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sananda Denver, CO, USA 07-07-13
    Sananda Denver, CO, USA 07-07-13 Member Since 2012

    Sananda

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    "Dan Brown Does It Again"

    I'm a truck driver so I listen to many audio books to make the miles melt away. Dan Brown does this very easily for me...and this book doesn't disappoint. From Chapter 1 to the end, I was watching the road, but also paying close attention to what was going on with Robert. Before I knew it...the book was over and I was at my destination!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Darryn James San Francisco, CA, US 07-07-13
    Darryn James San Francisco, CA, US 07-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Listen, love Dan Brown!"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Historical, Action packed, COOL!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    Robert Langdon wakes up in the hospital at the beginning of this book, and it's action packed from the beginning, as he escapes from his own murder attempt in a country he doesn't have any recollection of going there.


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

    Paul Michael does a great job with both masculine and feminine voices, and made a great Robert Langdon voice.


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

    Inferno: Robert Langdon unravels another action packed plot of a bio-terrorist who attempts to thwart the world, in his psychotic vision of Dante's Inferno for the modern world.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it... listened to it twice through!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-07-13
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    "Dissapointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The first 3/4 of the book I would heartily recommend to people. Sadly, however, the house of cards he builds falls apart in such an unceremonious and clumsily written way in the end, I just can't recommend this to anyone. I had trouble forcing myself to finish the book after


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

    The narration is superb, he brings some characters to life that through the actual writing didn't actually have as much life.


    Was Inferno worth the listening time?

    Not really.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James 07-06-13
    James 07-06-13
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    "Not a Book, a Hollywood Movie"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It's a series of implausible scenarios, chases and escapes, wrapped around an art history class. It really felt like this was just Brown going through the motions, writing a book just so it could be converted into a visually pleasing movie, with a very shaky plot and no real characters. Why would Langdon, long-time bachelor, spurn the gorgeous 20-something super-genius he becomes entwined with? Ridiculous. Oh, he didn't want to get with the older gorgeous woman either.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dan Brown? Why or why not?

    No. I really enjoyed the Da Vinci code (book), I can't tell if the movies have ruined the books for me, or if the movies have ruined the author, or if Brown is just in a rut. This was pretty poor.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    He does a decent job with crappy material. The parts of the book where he is speaking Langdon's internal monolog are fairly hilarious after a while, because Langdon talks to himself like he is a two year old. "Where are we going?", "Who is that?" "What is going on?"


    Could you see Inferno being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Tom Hanks will play the hero, and look like a buffoon.


    Any additional comments?

    I was hoping for the best, but wish I hadn't bought the book. The ending wasn't terrible, it was just a waste of time getting there.

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    Åsa CA, USA 07-06-13
    Åsa CA, USA 07-06-13 Member Since 2016

    MD. MBA in Design Strategy. Disrupting health care. (Yes.)

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    "Should you click on "Add to Cart"?"
    Any additional comments?

    Is clicking "Add to cart" a mistake?
    No.

    As long as you realize that you will get what you think you'll get.

    Dan Brown sticks with his old recipe (who wouldn't?): the erudite, ingenious Langdon finding himself in predicament with a beautiful and intelligent woman escaping not just the evil-minded but also Polizia de Stato; deciphering clues from ancient art, history, religion and myth to solve the puzzle - and in the mean time; saving the world.

    Boring? Well, yes and no.

    Yes, as no new neuron-connections fire off as the texts of Shakespeare have been shown to do. (If Dan Brown is reading reviews; the words "unnerve", "admonish" and "materialize" unnerve me as they keep materializing, and I admonish him to check for synonyms.)

    No, as I find it interesting to see how Brown works with his (best-selling) success-blue print for a novel, an opportunity to delve into Florence's rich history of culture and art, and yes, enabling me to discuss "Brown's latest".

    If looking for something breath taking, novel, exhilarating this is not for you. Brown's talent lies in writing easily digestible escapist-stories with the traction of needing to know if the main characters will escape their huntsmen at every turn, sprinkled with da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante and bio-terrorism.

    As an extra flavor; Paul Michael's performance is excellent. Subtle nuances are pulled off so well I hardly notice them consciously, however they do add color and character to the story and is a pleasure to listen to.

    I had a splendid couple of hours in Florence in pleasant and intelligent company.

    Sometimes, that is one of the greatest merits of a story well told.




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    Joe Grand Junction, CO, United States 07-05-13
    Joe Grand Junction, CO, United States 07-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Thrilling!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would without a doubt recommend this to a friend! The book keeps you on your toes, just when you think you have it all figured out...it takes another twist.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Flow of the story kept you engaged; incorporated a very interactive plot.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

    The professor


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

    Yes it was, found the obligations of everyday life to be even more annoying then usual.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Lyn
    Gibraltar, Gibraltar
    9/15/13
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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
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    "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

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