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The Lost Symbol Audiobook

The Lost Symbol

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Publisher's Summary

The Lost Symbol, the stunning follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, is a masterstroke of storytelling - a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes and unseen truths...all under the watchful eye of a terrifying villain. Set within the unseen tunnels and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object - artfully encoded with five ancient symbols - is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor Peter Solomon - prominent Mason and philanthropist - is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving Peter is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon finds himself plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations...all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.

The Lost Symbol is exactly what Dan Brown's fans have been waiting for...his most thrilling novel yet.

©2009 Dan Brown; (P)2009 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"[I]mpossible to put down....Mr. Brown was writing sensational visual scenarios long before his books became movie material. This time he again enlivens his story with amazing imagery....Thanks to him, picture postcards of the capital's most famous monuments will never be the same....In the end it is Mr. Brown's sweet optimism, even more than Langdon's sleuthing and explicating, that may amaze his readers most." (The New York Times)
"Thrilling, entertaining....Robert Langdon goes for another roller-coaster ride - this time in a hunt for a Masonic treasure in Washington, D.C." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Harold L. Crow Los Altos, CA 12-08-09
    Harold L. Crow Los Altos, CA 12-08-09 Member Since 2016
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    "History and Etymology Lessons, plus a great read"

    Each time I finish a Dan Brown novel, I think it's the best one he has written. The Lost Symbol is no exception. It is terrific. Readers who seek the perfect story will find flaws in this novel, however, Dan Brown offers much more, including a detailed history of Washington, DC that should be required reading for all students of American history. Plus, the etymology lessons that are woven nicely into the story are stimulants for the mind that make it a worthy read alone. The audio version is superb. Go for it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Glenn Simpsonville, KY, USA 12-08-09
    Glenn Simpsonville, KY, USA 12-08-09
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    "The Lost Symbol"

    Dan Brown's book, though intresting, has trouble with continuity. It sometimes rambles and is very predictable. The writing, as with all of Brown's books, is not on par with authors like Stephen King or Dean Koontz. It was enjoyable.

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    Gary Hennen Marianna, Fl USA 12-08-09
    Gary Hennen Marianna, Fl USA 12-08-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Good listen"

    Great for long trips. Wordy, especially near the end but Dan Brown managed to keep my interest most of the time. Very in-depth research was done to write this one. Wish I was in Washington to see some of these places. Some unexpected twists.

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    Tom Newton, NJ, USA 12-07-09
    Tom Newton, NJ, USA 12-07-09
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    "Still captures my imagination"

    Although I know the Robert Langdon character, Dan Brown continues to place him in situations that create intrigue and stir my imagination.

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    L. Jay Centennial, CO, USA 12-06-09
    L. Jay Centennial, CO, USA 12-06-09 Member Since 2008
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    "More Cookie Cutter Stuff from Dan Brown"

    I really hoped that the Lost Symbol would be worth the read. Sadly, I found it to be another lame regurgitation of the same theme. Read one and you've read them all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    bonnie wilson Valparaiso, IN United States 12-06-09
    bonnie wilson Valparaiso, IN United States 12-06-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Dan Brown is the master

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    Gregory Charlotte, NC, USA 12-06-09
    Gregory Charlotte, NC, USA 12-06-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Jumped the Shark"

    I love Dan Brown, but I am afraid he has worn out his single plot structure and overused his trusty narrative devices. He puts his same tools to use but to a much weaker effect. He's straining here and tries to cmpensate by adding more pages. He should take a break from the Langdon series and try something really new. Maybe a true crim book?

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    Shannon United States 12-04-09
    Shannon United States 12-04-09 Member Since 2009

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    "Dan Brown needs a new angle"

    Dan Brown needs a new angle. I mean seriously, how many times can Robert Langdon hook up with a chick and solve an ancient mystery. I loved DaVinci Code and went back and read Angels & Demons, but Lost Symbol is the same story with different characters. I expected more for how long it took to write it. This long awaited sequel was a waste of a credit.

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    Jay kansas city , KS, USA 12-02-09
    Jay kansas city , KS, USA 12-02-09
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    "formulaic"

    The classic Dan Brown formula. Langdon is called on to help some shadow entity and is assisted by female scientist. Creepy bad guy in the shadows. An exiting and entertaining thriller if you don't over think it.

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    Kathleen Sumter, SC, USA 12-01-09
    Kathleen Sumter, SC, USA 12-01-09
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    "Boring Ending"

    It was really interesting and kept me listening up until the last few chapters. Then it just dragged on... The ending was not only obvious but also pretty uninspiring.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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