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
"[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)
I enjoy the way Brown delves into real science and history. This part of the book was very interesting. The storyline, however, was weak. After reading some of Browns other works, the patterns and formula of his writing make his plot twists too pradictable; I was not suprised once. Overall, I was entertained; the reader was excellent, and the Noetics and Mason information was really interesting.
I enjoyed Angels and Demons and the Da Vinci Code but this one was just so stupid. I think the series is done. How many times can Robert Langdon get wrapped up in such elaborate and far fetched schemes? I saw each and every twist from a mile away and considering Robert Langdon's brilliance he certainly didn't see them coming. He falls for the most ridiculous cons over and over again in this book. If you enjoy rolling your eyes A LOT then go ahead and give this a listen. It was so bad that I had to turn it off with 20 minutes left. I just couldn't sacrifice another minute of my time to this ridiculous book.
Pure entertainment. Dan Brown keeps you glued to the book cover to cover. For a change the way this book ends is better than his previous books.
I don't know what all the negativity is about this book. It is as good as anything else he has written. Action adventure and a great deal of historical information. The narrator is one of my favorites and he did not disappoint this time.
10 times better than DaVinci code. Far deeper; Dan Brown has raised the bar. Thrillers don't get any better than this.
Slow to start, but don't put it down. Then end is not what I knew it to be. Nice Dan Brown, nice. Thanks once again for the entertainment!!!
I loved it! I'm not "literary genius"--I just like suspense & this was great! I never read The DaVinci Code but after this book I'm sure going to!
Robert J Collins, Netlogic Corporation
This is my first Dan Brown book I have lessened to and I found it wonderful. I was captivated, drawn to investigate items further, and impressed by the spiritual nature of the book and the message it delivered in a very positive and entertaining way. I highly recommend it to anyone!
Dan Brown is an author that doesn't shy away from controversy. I can imagine the message could be offensive to some "sheep" that flock to simple interpretations (milk for children) of scriptures. However, I really enjoyed it and thought both the plot and the message were very appropriate for our time. I also enjoyed the depth of information and history surrounding the subject matter. It brings light to subjects and ideas that need illumination. Can't wait for the movie.
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