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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (521 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inferno Series Release Date:
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After being thrown out of the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier woke to find himself at the gates of Hell. Seeing a great opportunity for a book, he attempted to follow Dante’s road map and trekked through the nine circles of Hell. Led by Benito Mussolini, he encountered countless mental and physical tortures.

Allan Carpentier escaped from Hell once, but he remained haunted by what he saw and endured. He has now returned, on a mission to liberate those souls unfairly tortured and confined.

Partnering with the legendary poet and suicide, Sylvia Plath, Carpentier is a modern-day Christ who intends to harrow Hell and free the damned. But now that he’s returned to this Dantesque inferno, can he ever again leave?

Escape from Hell is the breathtaking follow-up to Niven and Pournelle’s classic science fiction reimagining of Dante’s Inferno.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An iconoclastic, action-packed fantasy thriller from two of the greatest masters of our age.”

    Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author

  • "A dazzling tour de force."

    Poul Anderson

  • “A fast, amusing and vivid book, by a writing team noted for intelligence and imagination.”

    Robert Zelazny

  • “This well-constructed tale will inspire many readers to seek out the original Divine Comedy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Niven and Pournelle's] collaborative narrative magic is as compelling as ever.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andre | 2/17/2014

    " This was a fun read although I didn't think it was as well written as their preceeding venture into Dante's country with "Inferno". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Greg | 2/16/2014

    " Better concept than book. I wish writers would stop churning out books and spend more time to make the best book possible. I'm not sure you would find many people with the strong opinion expressed on DDT use. A lot of Katrina stuff. A list of characters denoting whether the person was fictional or not would have helped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael | 2/15/2014

    " The long awaited sequel to Inferno. A must read if you liked Inferno. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allen Garvin | 2/6/2014

    " Inferior sequel to Inferno, after a 30+ year wait. Hell is basically a literalist, vaguely-libertarian nightmare, the attempt to escape it rather dull and one-dimensional compared to the original. "

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