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Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

Inferno: A Novel Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

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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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    Natasha K. 05-11-17
    Natasha K. 05-11-17
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    "Can't stop listening"

    I've been looking for a good book for a while now. Look no further, this is the book. Once you start listening, you can't stop until the very last beautiful word.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Felisdomina 05-11-17
    Felisdomina 05-11-17
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    "Not one of Dan Brown's Best, But Not His Worst"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. Although this book isn't as good as The DaVinci Code or Angels & Demons, it's a LOT better than The Lost Symbol. There is a lot of art history to "wade through" at times, but I didn't feel it took anything away from the overall story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inferno: A Novel?

    The climax of the story had a somewhat interesting and unexpected twist.


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

    A smooth reading style that was easy to listen to.


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

    I rarely listen to or read any book in one sitting. The last book I read straight through in one 24 hour period was The DaVinci Code.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Tempe, AZ USA 05-10-17
    Amazon Customer Tempe, AZ USA 05-10-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Another good addition to the series"

    You need not have read the previous books to enjoy this one. Mostly historical and less symbolic clues, but still more of what the series is known for with some important differences in the premise. It keeps things a little fresh. If the ending hasn't been spoiled for you, it'll be a slightly interesting twist. The settings described in this book make me want to fly to them now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel 05-02-17
    Samuel 05-02-17
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    "Intriguing Book"

    This is, again, a well prepared and researched book. Loved the twist and turns contained herein. I am looking forward to the next book. As always, I spend time reflecting on what I perceive the hidden message and its meaning to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Terc 04-22-17
    Maria Terc 04-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Mesmerizing performance of a great story"

    I already read the book when first released, this was a better experience. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David 04-21-17
    David 04-21-17
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    "excellent story!"

    what a great story! a mystery that keeps you entertained throughout.
    looking forward to another book by Dan

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    Amazon Customer 04-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Highly appreciate and recommend"

    Loved this story. Dan Brown is excellent in describing surroundings and facts while still keeping the action alive.

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    KNCo 04-13-17
    KNCo 04-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A thrilling ride"

    This book was a thrilling ride through past and future concepts that I highly recommend.

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    Mochalite 04-08-17
    Mochalite 04-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story."

    Great story, extremely well written. The authors descriptions of the beautiful locations, art and various events, leaves the reader longing to experience each and every locale.

    The book is rich in characters and imagery but the most intriguing part of the book is the subject matter. I don't want to give anything away but for me the book completely captures the essence of human behavior and our inherent ability to deny that our actions will ultimately lead to our own destruction. An exciting and scary read!

    If you haven't seen the movie and plan to, read the book first. Many key points were changed for the movie including the ending. The movie is okay but the book is much better!

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    raymond schilke 04-03-17
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    "Very Predictable"

    Without ruining the story for others I can say that this is not up to par with Brown's previous books. The characters are not developed and the story is really boring. I am sorry I wasted a credit on the purchase.

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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
  • alaa
    8/2/17
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    "Amazing book! Great reading! overall, magnificent"

    it was a great story! It unfolded the same way a mystery/thriller movie plot would unfold!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    7/30/16
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    "captivating..."

    Dan Brown does it again.. mixing.. history. culture and art in a beautiful Web of fiction that is gripping and full of twists and turns till the very end..

    0 of 0 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 :-)

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  • 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. <br/><br/>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
  • Anonymous
    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

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