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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel

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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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    Eric Pedersen 10-09-15
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    "Totally expected and unexpected."

    Once again, Dan Brown has inextricably weaved a tale of history with suspense in a factual and thought provoking tale.

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    G. Quintana 10-08-15
    G. Quintana 10-08-15
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    "Dan Brown's Formula is Getting Stale"

    Perhaps Robert Langdon's character needs to be retired by Brown for a while. The story formula is almost identical to all other Langdon novels. The novelty has worn off for this reader. The thing is, Brown is a great writer and I know he is capable of so much more.

    Paul Michael is always great, though.

    I hope the next Brown novel takes more storyline risks than this.

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    Erika Galan 09-29-15
    Erika Galan 09-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Yes typical Dan Brown"

    I enjoyed the book but was not as engaged as with the other Robert Landon sagas.

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    Tony Valeriev 09-26-15
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    "typical Dan Brown style novel."

    love that the author always uses real facts and locatuons in his books. Can't wait for the next one.

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    W Perry Hall 08-19-15
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    "One "Hell" of a Ride through Italy and Below"

    I really enjoyed this thriller take-off on Dante's Inferno (the first of 3 canticles from Dante's Divine Comedy written in the early 14th century). While I read this shortly after it was published more than 2 years ago, I am just now getting to writing a review.

    I love Dante's Inferno. Brown's use of it here was strikingly done with his trademark semiotics and winding plot turners. I could tell he made a grand research effort on Florence, Venice and Dante. Though the theme of the story was a bit far-fetched, it's rather difficult to get the thrills from an international novel without the capacity to suspend disbelief.

    It'd be great as a fantastic roller coaster ride to end the summer, particularly in audio. Yet, on this point, I must say that I also had the hardcover version and had to go to it when I became impatient to know what happened.

    Those looking for "literary" probably already know this isn't for them. Call it a guilty pleasure, but I like suspense novels to be SUSPENSEful (and I'm not opposed to non-tragic endings). Let the literary cognoscenti lob their brickbats, like Q-tips into a canyon.

    I give it a sound recommendation as a thrill ride, particularly for readers/listeners who love Florence or Venice (or Italy overall) and/or Dante'.

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    Charles Van Heusen 07-29-15
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    "Captivating story, exemplary narration"

    When I purchased this audiobook, I was concerned the narrator would not be able to capture the essence of Dan Brown's writing. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the narration and I would recommend this to anyone

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    Joshua 07-22-15
    Joshua 07-22-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Langdon adventure since DaVinci."

    Captivating and intriguing Dan Brown hits the nail on the head again. Loved following Robert on a journey do find his memory.

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    roxanne 07-18-15
    roxanne 07-18-15
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    "Great book"

    I haven't read a great book like this one since Harry Potter :) unexpected twists to the story, and it was exciting the entire time (only the first chapter was hard to get through as I had no idea what the story was about) I've recommended this book to all my friends! Interesting subjects - overpopulation, molecular science, and art history - written in a way it's easy to understand and even interesting for people who have no knowledge of art history at all (such as me). Thanks Mr. Brown!

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    K. A. Silcox West Hartford, CT United States 07-15-15
    K. A. Silcox West Hartford, CT United States 07-15-15
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    "worth reading"

    story is complicated and hard to keep track of, but very entertaining. classic Dan Brown!

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    Richard Ermi 07-11-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great start to my first audio book...great story"
    Would you listen to Inferno: A Novel again? Why?

    I would, there is a ton of fact checked information and history to learn. Retaining it all is not possible in one listen


    What other book might you compare Inferno: A Novel to and why?

    This was my first audio book. The comparison for me would be the movies bases on two of his other books.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job. Easy to follow and not over dramatic. I was able to follow the story and really painted it well.


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

    Way to long for that. I did a lot of driving and listened to this in a few days.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the fact base and history of this book. In my book; this is a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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