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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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  • Linda
    Sheerness, United Kingdom
    5/7/11
    Overall
    "The Lost Symbol"

    Dan Brown is a very clever man, but is now getting a bit boring. If I was reading the book rather than listening to the book, I don't think I would of finished it. It wasn't as fast paced as Angels and Demons or the Da Vinci Code and unfortuantely got a bit bored towards the end and couldn't wait for it to finish so I could download another book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AJ, Preston
    4/23/11
    Overall
    "One of the best"

    Superb narrator, fast moving storyline,couldn't wait to hear part 2, one of the best audio books I have. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • patricia
    south shields, United Kingdom
    4/1/11
    Overall
    "An exciting story"

    This book is an excellent story.It is riveting right to the end. Excellent reading a pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    OLDHAM, LANCS, United Kingdom
    2/28/11
    Overall
    "Lost momentum"

    The story started off well keeping the mystery vague but there was too much talking about obscure points which detracted from the main story. The thread was lost by the ending which ended up just waiting for it to get to the point and end. It was too stretched out and would have been better condensed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geoff
    York, Nth Yorks, United Kingdom
    2/8/11
    Overall
    "More unconvincing drivel"

    Once again Dan Brown has managed to create a story full of supposedly hyper-intelligent people who can't see beyond the end of their noses. Drama is contrived and often overdescribed and at times frankly unbelivable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julietta
    London, England.
    2/8/11
    Overall
    "the narrator didn't understand it according to me."

    It would have been fine if the narrator put the stress in the right places. It seems as though there's a formula for reading any audiobook. I want to hear a book read with flair, understanding, imagination and original dramatization, not in a standard way. Couldn't even listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Appleby Magna, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    1/14/11
    Overall
    "Brilliant Book"

    If you're a fan of Dan Brown or just interested in historical mysteries & facts you should definitely read this - great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colin
    GlasgowUnited Kingdom
    11/15/10
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    "How does he get away with this"

    Credit has to be given to Dan Brown that he has made a succsess through poor plots and cliche ridden prose. The Villans in his books are straight out of victorian melodramas or pantomime.. The villan here is no diffrent One has to resist calling out to the narrator
    'He's behind you'
    Robert Langdon the hero is two dimentional and it is hard to feel anything for him. I really did not care if he lived or died. At points this book is simply ridiculous. The story ends with about 2 hours to go; and in these two hours we are treated to Brown's self indulgent ramble about religion, Phiosophy and science and how they all mix. Clearly Brown such a big hitter that editors in his publising house is terrified to do his job, as this is overblown, boring nonsense of the highest order

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breffni
    York, North Yorks, United Kingdom
    10/17/10
    Overall
    "The Lost Symbol"

    I have read all of Dan Brown's work and always considered him a good story teller, but I found this book tedious and predictable.To often the detail gets in the way of the story.
    I managed to finish it, just.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roy
    Sandhurst, United Kingdom
    10/4/10
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    "Another Ace from Dan Brown"

    Having read all the previous Dan Brown novels, I wasn't sure what to expect from The Lost Symbol but this is probably Dan Brown at his best. He entangles the unwitting Robert Langdon (from Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons) in a macabre mystery where he needs to draw on his symbolic knowledge to try and save a dear friend. Interwoven in this, the plot unfolds revealing the tragic family history of his friend who also happens to be a senior figure in the Washington Masonic Society guarding an ancient secret. Also mix in the intense interest and involvement of the CIA and you are never sure what will happen next.
    Langdon is pulled on a rollercoaster ride with the story being revealed in a series of layers, like peeling an onion. Each layer holds its own shocks and revelations until the truth is eventually discovered.
    Set in the U.S. capital, Washington DC, Brown sets out to stimulate the reader once again in wondering just how much truth is mixed in with the fiction.
    If you enjoyed the Da Vinci Code, you will almost certainly enjoy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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