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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel

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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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    Greg W. 08-19-13
    Greg W. 08-19-13 Member Since 2008
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    "one trick pony"
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    same song, second verse


    What was most disappointing about Dan Brown’s story?

    Robert Langdon racing to beat the bad guys, a little history, a little culture. For me got stale just about the end of Da Vinci code. It's formulaic authorship was good once. Three or four times at bat doesn't work for me.


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    T. Michael Williams Jr. North Carolina 08-19-13
    T. Michael Williams Jr. North Carolina 08-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good but not Dans best"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Good storyline....edge of your seat listen....twists and turns


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Scene in the museum where the Dante mask appears lost


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

    no


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    James Louisville, KY, United States 08-18-13
    James Louisville, KY, United States 08-18-13
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    "Regurgitation"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It's time for Robert Langdon to retire. This is just the same book as the last one with a slightly different plot and names changed to protect the guilty.


    What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't think there is really anymore for the good Professor to do that could be particularly feasible. This was the book version of the last Indiana Jones movie.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The voices are always spot on.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I think I already saw Indiana watch the spaceship fly away, so I'll pass.


    Any additional comments?

    Dan Brown has written some great books and hopefully he will move on to new characters and fresh, interesting and intelligent plots.

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    Loyd P. Roseburg, OR, United States 08-18-13
    Loyd P. Roseburg, OR, United States 08-18-13
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    "Good and entertaining."
    If you could sum up Inferno in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining - action - educational


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    The wonderful descriptions of art.


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

    The foreign language and names of locations.


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

    Made me want to study history.


    Any additional comments?

    Fast action and good story.

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    Carolyn 08-18-13
    Carolyn 08-18-13
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    "A travel book disquised as a crime mystery"

    I love travel, history, art and architecture as much as anyone, but this novel was disappointing compared to predecessors. Some bits of the story were very entertaining but the overabundance of descriptive narrative became irritating and left me thinking where are you going with that and how does this improve the story?

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    J. Vawter LAKELAND, TN, US 08-17-13
    J. Vawter LAKELAND, TN, US 08-17-13
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    "Some great suspenseful moments\a few good twists"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a good story. If your liked Angels and Demons, you'll like this one.


    What three words best describe Paul Michael’s performance?

    Pretty good job


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

    Not necessarily


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    Nicholas 08-14-13
    Nicholas 08-14-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining Dan Brown as Usual"
    Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

    I probably won't listen to Inferno again, although I found the first listen entertaining and memorable. Personally, this type of fiction is just a good escape and though I certainly don't share Robert Langdon's eidetic memory, mine functions quite well and will probably remember the story for a long time; so no need to reread, or in this case listen, to the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno?

    Without ruining the story for anyone, I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of St. Mark's Basilica!


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

    I enjoyed Paul Michael's reading of the story, he has a great voice. He brings a proper pronunciation of many Italian, Latin, and Turkish names that I would certainly mispronounce if left to my own reading. I did not, however, like the faked female voices and would have much preferred either a straight male voice reading of those parts, or a female actress. Personally, its a little weird hearing a man strain his voice to fake female tones.


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

    I plowed through this book in relatively little time, listening to it each chance I got which included a bunch of windshield time.


    Any additional comments?

    I find Dan Brown books really entertaining if a little unbelievable at points. They always seem to refresh my memory on historical and archeological locations; which in turns peaks my interest and gets me reading actual non-fiction about the places, persons, and history touched on in the Dan Brown story. I enjoyed Inferno, its classic Dan Brown and I think it will make an interesting movie as well.

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    Ed Dallas, TX 08-12-13
    Ed Dallas, TX 08-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "OK...but not Great"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you are looking for a novel on par with prior Dan Brown novels, this is not it. The story is pretty straightforward and a bit slow. There is a twist that helps...but in the end, I was glad it was over.


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    KYSouthernGirl 08-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Keep reading and you will be rewarded"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The book starts with classic Dan Brown hook to suck you in. The story leads you all around Florence, Italy and will make you want to go visit. Side Note: I found it enjoyable to use Google Earth to view the places he is writing about. There were parts of the story line at times that seemed a little unrealistic or annoying but as I kept reading I discovered that everyone of them had a purpose.


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    Amazon Customer Milford, CT, United States 08-08-13
    Amazon Customer Milford, CT, United States 08-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!"
    What did you love best about Inferno?

    It was an interesting story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very believable.


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

    It made me think about our future.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't put it down, it was a great read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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