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- Listening Length: 17 hours and 17 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 14 May 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CRUUKXI
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Top Customer Reviews
We are all aware that critics but even his fans admit his prose style is simple and easy to read, and after big hype and greater success of each following title all feel there is nothing special about his books and their plots. But for sure they entertain people providing good mix of mystery, action and history which lot of people find appealing.
"Inferno" has all the elements of a vintage Dan Brown novel. There is an unexpected event happening in the prologue and the rest of the book explains what the cause of it was. Main familiar character, Professor Robert Langdon wakes up in an unknown place without being aware how he got there. As always there is beautiful, strong heroine Sienna who helps him. The law enforcement authorities and some strange people chase him across cities and countries. The action moves across all-known European locations like Florence, Venice, and Istanbul. There are lot of references in art, architecture, sculpture and history. Some of the information is used for solving challenges that Langdon and Sienna stumble upon. And of course as always in Brown's book there is a surprise ending.
Starting with good points, the action is fast paced, book is well researched, there is a lot of information on symbolism and history behind art and architecture, and the book gives a lot of information about Dante's "The Divine Comedy". Readers who never picked Dante's book would learn a lot about it from Brown's book.Read more ›
I've enjoyed Dan Browns earlier novels but felt it began to slip with The Lost Symbol and further still with Inferno. Often found myself thinking that Brown was hoping to recreate the tourism hype as was seen in the Da Vinci code. The plot itself wasn't awful but far from being above average. Robert Langdon is fast becoming the Indiana Jones of symbolism although with some of his escapades you feel he perhaps missed his calling as a super spy or general super hero.
Disappointing. Requires more focus on plot, less on tourism.
What follows is more of the same types of shenanigans we read about in Brown's previous efforts. There's a biological weapon (Angels & Demons), an assassin tracking Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), a litany of literary/art references (The Da Vinci Code) and a professor who seems far too in control. Part of what I loved about the early Langdon books was that they always showed Langdon as being out of his depth, a humble academic sucked into a situation he doesn't fully understand. He survived and saved the day through using his intellect and his instincts, making him a sort of bookish Indiana Jones. In short, he was a very good hero for the series. You'll note I'm using past tense for this; it's because he now has transformed into caricature. Everyone knows Langdon; museum curators, security guards, the Director of the World Health Organisation; basically wherever Langdon goes, he is known, accommodated, and assisted in his exploits.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed this as much as I did on all his books he's up there as one of my favourite fathers and can't wait for his next book just hope it's not to long in comingPublished 4 days ago by Colin Taft
classic Dan Brown; love all the art & history facts included in the book; not as much thrill as previous books as the typical nature of prof. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Barbora
Dreadful book. The author seem to try to engage the reader by endless descriptions of tourist destinations. Read morePublished 6 days ago by olddog
Not only a thrilling read from start to finish, it's an education at the same time. So many twists to the story, one or two perhaps obvious but a great many of them totally... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Malcolm Hutcheon
Dan Brown is a brilliant writer and always leaves the chapter on a knife-edge so that you want to keep on reading! I really hope he doesn't leave it late to write his next one.Published 8 days ago by Sam Burningham