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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,545 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inferno Series Release Date:
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An unearthly voice hisses unholy welcome, and the late, great Allen Carpentier begins his one-way journey into the dim nether regions where flame-colored demons wield diabolically sharp pitchforks and tormented vixens reign forever in a pond of sheet ice. Here, in this land of torment and terror, he discovers the amazing truth of the ultimate adventure that lies beyond the grave.

After being thrown out of the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of Hell. Feeling he’s landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante’s road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the nine circles of Hell, led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures. As he struggles to escape, he’s taken through new, puzzling, and outlandish versions of sin recast for the present day.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Roger Zelazny

  • “A dazzling tour de force.”

    Poul Anderson, Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author

  • “Tom Weiner adopts a gruff, cocky, and impatient manner for Carpentier. His strong pace is effective in depicting Carpentier’s arrogance and the extent to which that arrogance is modulated as he moves through his journey and develops a fondness for Mussolini. The residents of hell whom Carpentier encounters illustrate various sins relevant to the twentieth century. Weiner relies on a range of expressive accents in portraying them.”

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  • A 1976 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 1977 Nebula Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edan Coben | 1/18/2014

    " I must say that I loved this book. This is was a great modern version of Dante's Inferno. It was a little slow to start, but all in all a good read. This book appeals to all kinds of readers and definitely appealed to this one. Read it, the book deserves a shot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/16/2014

    " Not to be confused with the classic, this is a book that is in fact a total ripoff of the aforementioned story with the added bonus of a dash of bigotry and homophobia. Awesome! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stephen | 1/11/2014

    " This book was a very Catholic approach to Hell. The author used Dante's book as a bible to get the main character out of Hell. There was no repentance. There was no sacrifice, just a man looking over his life, comparing himself to other people and traveling deeper into Hell to find the way out. Not a very biblical understanding at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott | 1/9/2014

    " 3 stars. A solid modern journey through Dante's Inferno. I recently read its sequel, "Escape from Hell" and comparing the two works - I believe several improvements were made between the two. "Escape from Hell" is more of a philosophical work, exploring the role of morals, motives, religion, and consequence as applicable to modernity. "

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