A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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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 bestselling sensation, seamlessly fusing codes, symbols, art, and history into riveting thrillers that have captivated hundreds of millions of readers around the world. Now, Dan Brown takes readers deep into the heart of Italy . . . guiding them through a landscape that inspired one of history’s most ominous literary classics. "The darkest place 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 thirty-six 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 read—a novel that will captivate readers 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Penguin Random House, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780804128797
Characteristics: 1online resource (1 sound file (17hr., 06min., 45sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Michael, Paul

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Feb 21, 2019

Love Dan Brown and Robert Langdon. This is not my favorite installment but definitely good.

Jul 15, 2015

Dan Brown has become predictable. I always learn a lot of symbolism and history, but he follows the same formula.

Oct 24, 2014

Hated this book, it feels like the same things happen to Robert Langdon over and over again in his books.

JCLJakeE Jul 17, 2014

Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series are all pretty much the same - lots of history and architecture, some symbolism, some literature, a touch of art, and pretty much the same storyline over and over. This audiobook version is well-done, great voice acting by narrator Paul Michael makes up for what the book lacks in story, originality, and quite frankly, writing. I thoroughly enjoyed it - regardless of all the ridiculous plot devices and dialogue.

kmcinto May 28, 2014

One story that needed a map like Dan did for Angels & Demons. Tries making up for it with tons of descriptive details about the history and architecture of buildings for people like myself who have never been to Italy. One thing that was a bit annoying was the retelling of the video on the red flash drive. Each time the reader being less impressed with the contents of it than the last. Even the ending has a casual tone... "whatever life goes on". For readers, it moderate and won't bore you, but not as good as the other Robert Langdon tales.

Feb 25, 2014

Dan Brown's latest foray into art, history, and an action adventure scavenger hunt takes the reader to Florence and Instanbul. The search for a threat to mankind leads the reader through Dante's vision of hell mixed with modern virology. The threat is not what you think...

Jan 16, 2014

Those readers familiar with Dan Brown's earlier Robert Langdon books will find a similar treatment of Renaissance art works of Florence, Italy. this novel is based on Dante
Alighieri's "Inferno" and the descent into hell, and ascent in purgatory.

Unfortunately, Brown's creativity is low in this volume, and he telegraph's every plot twist. You can just feel them coming. Altogether, I found the book very unsatisfying. It does fill up hours on the road, however.

Aug 03, 2013

For the reader of action-adventure mystery novels, this is one of the best from Dan Brown. I'd rate it just behind Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" (2003), and well ahead of his prior Robert Langdon as protagonist mystery, "The Lost Symbol" (2009). For those who usually shy away from fiction novels due to the insipid plot themes commonly found there, "Inferno", with its artistic, intellectual, and scientific plot ideas, and difficult to resolve moral ambiguities, provides an opportunity to wade in. Brown doesn't deviate from his proven formula. Contemporary sub-plots occurring in parallel, short, alternating chapters, and lots of twists and cliff hangers. He starts off with a dose of bio-terrorism, adds incontrovertible mathematics, throws in a "Borne Identity" derived high-tech gadget, and even a minor character seemingly derived from the "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo". Florence Italy's mappa della città is the primary setting, highlighting the famous city's public art, some of which contains cryptography needing to be deciphered. And finally, from the 14th century, excerpts from Dante's bizarre-to-the-modern-world "Devine Comedy" provide highly-prized clues. This audio book is close to perfectly narrated, and I rate it "highly recommended". -------- Note: For those unfamiliar with the history of medieval Italy and its art, for maximum enjoyment, consider to listen to the following audio books prior to Dan Brown's "Inferno". Both are available from this library. * The 3 CD audio book by Greg Kelly "Dante: Poet of the impossible" * Benedict Flynn's English translation of Dante Alighieri's "Devine Comedy", at least the first section, titled, as might be expected, "Inferno".

MRJ1234 Jul 08, 2013

Typical Dan Brown formula book. Get a pretty girl, a daring professor and hidden signs and hang on. Getting old and tiresome.

Jul 07, 2013

Excellent audio book.. Long, but great for those long days weeding the garden. Excellent reader.

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Aug 03, 2013

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis

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