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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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    NAOT 10-18-17
    NAOT 10-18-17 Member Since 2005
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    I'm not sure what book some of the other reviewers are listening to, because the book I listened to was AWFUL! If this had been Dan Brown's first book, it would never have been published. Dan Brown, Random House, and Audible should all be ashamed for distributing this book. There went 18 hours of my life that I'll never get back. If you really think you must read this book, wait a couple of weeks, the hardback copy will be on the markdown rack.

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    Jennifer R. 10-18-17
    Jennifer R. 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyed it"

    I enjoyed it. For sure. Who doesn't enjoy a good Dan Brown book?? But I enjoy the earlier ones more. This one seemed to have some repetition. If I have to hear, he laughed awkwardly one more time!

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    Nancy K Mills 10-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    This may be the first book from Audible I don't complete. It has been good to put me to sleep at night tho.

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    Kane Palmdale, CA 10-18-17
    Kane Palmdale, CA 10-18-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Not as unpredictable as his part books..."

    Still a great listen. I really enjoy the education and history of his stories. I find myself pausing to look up various facts and locations very often. That alone has added a new dimension to my enjoyment of the stores that I don't get from other books.

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    Fredric Degerfors, Sweden 10-18-17
    Fredric Degerfors, Sweden 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very slow"

    An interesting topic but even by Dan Browns standard extremly drawn out. At Times’ there are five different parallell happenings with some separated in time.

    Glad it is over. This book should have been much shorter.

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    Djmassage 10-18-17
    Djmassage 10-18-17
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    "Where is the old Langdon"

    I miss all the intrigue of the symbolism .
    Not the same action of the previous Langdon books. Still a good book and thought provoking. I’ll listen again at some point to see if better the second time

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    Ron 10-18-17
    Ron 10-18-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Riveting!"

    For me this is Dan Brown’s best work to-date and the narration by Paul is outstanding.

    A must listen!

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    Jeffrey 10-18-17
    Jeffrey 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Cookie cutter story line"

    Dan Brown uses the same story format for this book as he does for all his books. I felt like I was reading the Davinci code again. The book was focused more on giving you a history lesson of Spain than telling a story. I was never gripped by the story, I found it boring and anti-climactic, I figured out who the culprit (regent) was as soon as he was introduced. I just had to wait to the end to confirm it. I'm disappointed completely! Fans of Dan expect better.

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    Gadgetman-iac 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    My first Dan Brown audiobook. Book was so riveting that i finished the the book in less than a week. This was so enjoyable. You do have to like the the mystery thriller genre

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    Anonymous 10-18-17
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    "Remarkable"

    its an astonashing story with deep meaning that reflects our human minds today. Well performed and written.

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