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The Lost Symbol | [Dan Brown]

The Lost Symbol

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 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 is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.
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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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    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 09-26-09
    Scott Roseville, CA, United States 09-26-09 Member Since 2006

    Don't you just love a great story well told?

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    "One of Brown's Best Ever"

    While being a "thriller" with plenty of them to boot the author's character and narrator's tone continually amazes me with the his symbology insights. So not are you only entertained but learn as well.

    I finished and felt appropriately "thrilled" and also much wiser about rarely or never mentioned details that are apparently visible if you just know where to look in Washington D.C.

    These are all described and explained in a way that makes Langdon (the main protagonist and Harvard symbology professor, if this is your first Dan Brown book) explain so many amazing things without ever once sounding patronizing nor superior. His attitude of "Aww shucks this stuff is just common sense if you know a little history behind it" makes Langdon all the more endearing.

    Langdon/Dan Brown are very good teachers!

    Dan Brown, it seems, wants to "play nice" with the groups (Masons, Catholic church, Rosicrucians, etc.), he had used as previous plot devices. Brown, there, elevates the debate.

    His logic and the discussion he creates between two characters make very solid food for thought and an ending that will leave you thinking.

    The tech stuff: Perfectly produced and edited (you can hear a very rare "redo") which means they wanted every last word to sound perfectly and they all do!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daren Holladay, UT, USA 09-24-09
    Daren Holladay, UT, USA 09-24-09 Member Since 2008

    Love to listen and read. Both different experiences, but both are ways to keep the mind active and learning.

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    "Thinking outside the box"

    I love the thoroughness of Dan Brown's research and the enlightening etymology of different words. Exceptional book and great narration!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 09-23-09
    Robert 09-23-09
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    "Same old successful rubbish"

    Just as bad as his other books, predictable and ridiculous - has all of the earmarks of another undeserved bestseller.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle Lawrenceville, GA, USA 09-28-09
    Kyle Lawrenceville, GA, USA 09-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Good book"

    If you've read/listened to the DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons, read/listen to this. If you have not, don't get it because you won't like it. This is a great book, only if you are familiar with the other 2...

    Take the poor reviews elsewhere.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Trenton, NJ, USA 04-13-10
    Amanda Trenton, NJ, USA 04-13-10
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    "Liked it!!"

    Liked it!!!

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    Jim 03-31-10
    Jim 03-31-10 Member Since 2009
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    "I liked it"

    People either seem to love Dan Brown or hate him. I like him and found this to be a good book. It is not another Divinci Code but it is still very much worth the listen.

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    Patrick Mays Landing, NJ, USA 03-17-10
    Patrick Mays Landing, NJ, USA 03-17-10
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    "Formulaic"

    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.

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    Heather Chicago, IL, USA 02-01-10
    Heather Chicago, IL, USA 02-01-10
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    "Buy now"

    Outstanding.

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    Amherst Mom United States 12-30-09
    Amherst Mom United States 12-30-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Wow, what a disappointment"

    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alfredo Dallas, TX, United States 12-17-09
    Alfredo Dallas, TX, United States 12-17-09 Member Since 2005
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    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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