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The Lost Symbol Audiobook

The Lost Symbol

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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 Building. 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 Inc.

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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  • eclectic reader
    "Lost it's way"

    It started well in Dan Brown style but became too drawn out and I feel it lost it's way towards the end. The drama and emotion died two thirds of the way in leaving the ending pointless and with a very unsatisfying feel. Not his ususal standard.

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  • claire
    newbury, United Kingdom
    "the lost symbol- unabridged"

    I love Dan Drown's books and was really looking forward to this, but its just so slow and boringly dull with no excitment at all- maybe the book is a better read than listen!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    Tyldelsey, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

    I have read all Dan Browns novels and I found them all enthralling. The Lost Symbol just didn't do it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caireen
    Cupar, United Kingdom
    "Long winded"

    I was disappointed with the Lost Symbol. I have enjoyed Dan Brown's past novels and whilst this story and its subject matter had potential, its flow was constantly interrupted with repetitive lectures on historical and religious 'facts'. I appreciate there may be a lot of background research needed for this type of novel but didnt feel I needed all of it forced into the story. The last part of the book was the most obvious example of dull and unnecessary 'lecturing' , heightened by characters who at this point of the story behaved with no emotion whatsoever....very strange ending , but not in a good way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    SunderlandUnited Kingdom
    "The Lost Symbol"

    First audio book which I enjoyed very much. A good story told well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    "The lost \symbol"

    Ok but same old thing from Dan Brown. Had my fill for good now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chelle :o))

    It would seem DB has only one plot line, the particulars and details change as in the Lost Symbol, but they are nowhere near as interesting as in the Da Vinci Code (which I liked). The style and plot lines are the same, I tried 3 times and did not finish, audio books are last chance saloon and DB failed to get me there. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. My view is that the only reason he has sold so many copies is the same reason I bought it, expectation and anticipation, I should have believed the critics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    Shardlow, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    "Unexpected twist"

    This was my first audiobook and I had reservations about whether I would enjoy it or not but I was pleasantly surprised.

    The narrator was excellent and Dan Brown didn't let his fans down with this latest book. The plot focuses on the inner workings of the Free Masons but it had me gripped from beginning to end. There is an unexpected twist in the last few chapters that I did not see coming! I would definitely recommend this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Piranha
    "Lost several hours of my life...."

    The plot is simultaneously utterly ludicrous and fairly predictable. Some of the content about noetics made me physically cringe, especially as many readers/listeners will probably take it all far too seriously. All in all a typically badly written Dan Brown book, so if you like that kind of thing, go ahead. I wish I hadn't surrendered to my curiosity and wasted a credit on it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    Kenilworth, United Kingdom
    "Snore snore snore zzzzzzzzzzz"

    Oh blimey, another one. For a start, this is about freemasons. Freemasons! The po-faced descriptions of these silly rituals (rolling up your trouser legs, wearing leather pinnies to name few!)- what might once have been serious and mysterious is now the habitat of the bonkers. And apart from the usual Interesting Facts bits, which are a bit like downloading wikipedia, this is soooo boring. I skipped sections at one point, because it was so slow moving, only to find him still rambling on. He's surely going to run out of conspiracy theories soon - what next, the 12 foot lizards?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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