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Origin Audiobook

Origin: A Novel

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Where do we come from?

Where are we going?

The stunningly inventive new novel from the world's most popular thriller writer.

Bilbao, Spain

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement - the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is Edmond Kirsch, a 40-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon's first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough...one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch's precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain's Royal Palace itself...and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face to face with Kirsch's shocking discovery...and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Origin is Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

Dan Brown is the author of numerous number one international best sellers, including The Da Vinci Code, Inferno, The Lost Symbol, Angels & Demons, Deception Point, and Digital Fortress.

©2017 Dan Brown (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    Babs 10-21-17
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    "Not Dan Brown’s best work"

    I’ve read all of DB’s novels, I really enjoy his researched back stories and in depth character development. Origin, however feels familiar and formulaic, without the bombshell plot device. Entertaining, but lacks the intensity and intrigue of earlier novels.

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    KLR 10-21-17
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    "Loved it!"

    Thought provoking, imaginative and human. Where do we come from and where are we going?

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    TXRedPatch HUTTO, TX, United States 10-21-17
    TXRedPatch HUTTO, TX, United States 10-21-17
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    "Much more than entertainment!"

    I could not listen without being engaged by the basic questions - where did we come from, who are we, and where are we going. I'll be thinking about the answers in a different way because of the book.

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    O. Fernandez Ft. Lauderdale, FL 10-20-17
    O. Fernandez Ft. Lauderdale, FL 10-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great story by DB, expertly narrated by PM"

    Loved it! Another well-crafted story combining science and religion, though a bit predictable at times.

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    Amazon Customer 10-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book I enjoyed it very much."

    keep you in suspense to the last minutes. I recommend it to everyone. makes you think about religion.

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    Taylor Birmingham, AL, United States 10-20-17
    Taylor Birmingham, AL, United States 10-20-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great Dan Brown book."

    nice twists and turns. contemporary issues with clean resolutions at the end. look forward to the next installment.

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    Jeanne W. Gamag 10-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    Narration excellent, but the start of the story was DaVinci Code in Barcelona. Beware of Winston-long live Winston!

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    Raymond W. Hill, Jr. 10-20-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Ponderously slow beginning"

    Ponderously slow going over the first several chapters. I almost returned the book many times....however, I finished the book deciding that the prose style was quintessential Dan Brown. The book did wrap to a final and logical conclusion....although it did seem to take the long way round. I have often heard it said that "it's the journey not the destination that's important!". Well if that's your story type; then, you will be amply satisfied.

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    "Lazy Writing"

    Same Dan Brown model; super attractive, super smart female and Robert Langdon find themselves in an impossible situation but somehow make it out alive. Compared to other Robert Langdon novels this story line feels lazily written, predictable, and with a lot less of the fun, historical influences of previous books.

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    "Nothing new"

    Dan Brown has fallen into a rut where he continues to Wr the same story with minor differences. Robert Langdon shows up at the bequest of a friend and somone is killed or kidnapped before they can share the secret that will change everything we believe about God.
    Robert gets thrown into the middle of the conflict with an amazingly beautiful woman and they both inevitably becomes the target of the killer/kidnapper. After a whole lot of rushing around to historical places, the secret is finally revealed and it turns out to not be all the significant. In this case, a computer conjectures about the origin of life and this is proof that there is no God. DB really wants there to be no God. He just can't really come up with any sound reasoning to suppose claim.

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