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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

Now a Major Motion Picture

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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    ROHAN CUMBERLAND, MD, United States 08-02-13
    ROHAN CUMBERLAND, MD, United States 08-02-13
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    "Better Than The Lost Symbol"

    The Langdon formula still works. Surprising and unexpected twists to a clever plot and great narration all combine for a satisfying listen.

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    Brandifaye Shreveport, LA 08-01-13
    Brandifaye Shreveport, LA 08-01-13 Member Since 2011

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    "A Chore to Listen..."
    What did you like best about Inferno? What did you like least?

    I don't think I liked anything best. The story was a beating to muddle through and the narrator was the worst I've heard.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The description of the art and Italy were interesting but did not make up for the dull, lifeless story and characters.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator was terrible. I didn't like anything about him. He seemed very stilted. I don't know that I will buy another book that he narrates.


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

    Good Lord, please no!


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    Carollynn7 Kansas City, MO United States 07-29-13
    Carollynn7 Kansas City, MO United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "WHEW . . I finally go to the end. . ."
    Any additional comments?

    This book was very hard to get through . . . I kept waiting for something to happen, and it never did. It seemed as though Dan Brown first researched a whole lot of symbols and Italian buildings, chose which ones he liked, then wrote an unimaginative, convoluted, unbelievable story around them. I didn't even care what happened to Robert Langdon! <br/><br/>There are so many hidden, mysterious Vatican archives, secrets and scandals that Brown could have crafted into a very enlightening story that would excite people into the kind research they did after the Da Vinci Code. This definitely was NOT one of them.

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    Robert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 07-28-13
    Robert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 07-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Different style of ending for Dan Brown"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    I love the writer's use of historical and factual data to build his stories around. In this book in particular I liked how the good guys appear bad, and the bad guys appear good for much of the story...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    the unexpected outcome of the ending.


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

    Many different voices of the different characters...he did a great job separating them.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No...but sort of stunned at the ending...


    Any additional comments?

    The main structure of the book was very Dan Brown, however the way that this one ended was far different that his normal pattern, so in the end I was quite stunned at how it played out..

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    Richard New York, NY, United States 07-28-13
    Richard New York, NY, United States 07-28-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Time for Robert Langdon to GO AWAY!"

    I really liked Angels and Demons, I tolerated The Da Vinci Code and I hated Inferno. I really wish Dan Brown would stop writing these books, I know I will stop listening.

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    Clint 07-28-13
    Clint 07-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great novel by Dan Brown"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Wow and Wow and what, another Wow!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    Great twist, Great turns, Great thriller.


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

    Robert Langdon


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

    Every moment was breath-taking.


    Any additional comments?

    N\A

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    Rosemary 07-27-13
    Rosemary 07-27-13 Member Since 2011

    Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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    "Not entirely unexpected tale from this author."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inferno to be better than the print version?

    I have not read this book but the narrator was brilliant, and kept me listening.


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

    I have read all his books, that is why it was rather predictable.


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

    Brilliant portrayal his interpretation, accents, and narration were extremely good.


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

    NO. became rather tedious.


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    John Memphis, TN, United States 07-27-13
    John Memphis, TN, United States 07-27-13
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    "Predictably unpredictable and pushing plausibility"
    What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

    Great narration by Paul Michael


    What did you like best about this story?

    Like every Dan Brown book, once you think you have it all figured out, everything gets shaken up and twisted around, and once you think you have it again, hang on for yet another twist, or three. And he's really pushing the bounds of plausibility, not necessarily in the over-all theme of the story, but in the constant shifts of the plot. On a few occasions I had to back up a chapter or two and re-listen to them to make sure I clearly understood what changes had just taken place, especially around chapters 60 through 80. (Trying to to give any spoilers here.)


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Great voice work.


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

    More twists tham a bowl of noodles


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Huntington, NY, United States 07-27-13
    Amazon Customer Huntington, NY, United States 07-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Time to move on"
    What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He has taken a wonderful character and made him one dimensional


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the story was interesting. The characters have become so one dimensional I almost didnt' want to finish it!

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    Judith McCall Florida, United States 07-27-13
    Judith McCall Florida, United States 07-27-13
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    "Not His Best, But Still a Good Story"
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, Action-filled, Long


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was actually Sienna--even though (spoiler alert) she turned out to be not what she appeared in the beginning. I hope Dan Brown brings her back because I enjoyed the relationship that appeared to be developing between her and Robert Langdon.


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

    Robert Langdon


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

    Hang onto your seat as you see The Divine Comedy in a whole new light.


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