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
IT'S PRETTY MUCH A PAGE TURNER. NOW I WILL CONTRIDICT MYSELF AND SAY IT'S NOT ALL THAT COMPELLING AND RATHER FORCED. AND WILL BROWN EVER BRING A MODICUM OF DEPTH TO HIS CHARACTERS?. THERE ARE FORCEFUL ARGUEMENTS HERE REGARDING THE OVER POPULATION OF OUR PLANET. ALSO AN IN DEPTH AND ONGOING TRAVELOGUE OF FLORENCE, AND ANOTHER CITY I WON'T MENTION.
No Dan brown book will ever reach the level of The Da Vinci Code but Inferno is a good book overall. There is action from the very beginning to the end with twists and turns along the way. It is an entertaining book that saw the hours pass by quickly. A good listen.
Having read many Dan Brown novels, I have to say: This was deeply disappointing.
The story is weak and everything has the feeling of having been created with a deep search of Wikipedia.
The story has some glaring basic fact errors, like a jet being chartered from Monaco airport (try to find that if you will) to the main story line (basic population theory) and how it's being told.
Just don't buy this book. It's a waste of money and time.
It was slow and boring. Even a movie with Tom Hanks as the lead couldn't save this story.
Its what you would expect from Dan Brown. Formulaic.
It was just OK, nothing special.
Avid Audible listener the life saver in my 180 minutes of commuting each work day.
It was a gripping tale that instantly placed Florence on my must visit list
Fantastic plot and throughly plausible.
Paul Michael has an even easy tone and his Italian accent brought Firenze to life
Langdon goes viral to hell and back.
Just an exceptional tale which already has me trying to second guess who will play Sienna alongside Tom Hanks Robert Langdon.
The Progressive Era and the Eugenicist movements were so horrible it has taken 100 years for someone to write an apologia for it. That is pretty much what Dan Brown did in Inferno, the latest, and perhaps the weakest of the Robert Langdon series.
The story is typical of Dan Brown. History grafted onto a clockwork plot with clockwork characters coming out and hammering the clockwork bell at times set by the Great Windup Spring of Plot.
If you've read Dan Brown before, you've read this book before. Lots of historical exposition and a story with all the emotional impact of a Vulcan opera.
All this and some agitprop for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
If you thought Brown's writing was weak in his previous outings and are only still reading trying to determine the appeal, this book could put you off the author forever. Enjoy!
As always, Dan Brown delivers an excellent plot keeping you in suspense till the very end. I only wish the narrator had more range when speaking for the individual characters (although his overall performance was acceptable).
Not unless it was free from the library and the reviews were outstanding.
No, but I will be very careful to read all the reviews before I buy another one.
Yes, by voice.
half the descriptive narratives. I wanted to read an action book, not a tourist guide book.
This book was so hard to slog through, that I finally gave up and didn't finish it which is very unusual for me.
Don't bother. Can better info out of a Michelin guide. Story...thumbs down. Disappointing.
"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
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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