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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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very disappointed

i can not put into words the dissatisfaction with the ending. it was very disappointing

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Loved this one!!

Finished it in 2 days. Really great things to rattle your thoughts. Especially when you look at the recent trends.

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Best book by Dan Brown Yet!

WOW! Loved it, great book!!! Best yet wish the end concept could become a reality!

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  • Ralph R.
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  • 10-16-17

Thought Provoking

One of the best listens in a long time. Occasionally, it gets bogged down in a bit in minutiae but for the most part it was very interesting and thought provoking. I loved the plot twist with what takes over humanity (no spoiler alert needed here!). I hope they make this one into a movie.

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The best of Robert Langdon

After Inferno I was hesitant to get another in the series on the first day of issue but this is by far the best read since the Divinci Code.

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Reader did a good job. I wasn't impressed with the story. Bored throughout most of it.

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another Robert Langdon book.

it was good in that it was entertaining. topical subject matter. worth a listen to get you thinking.

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But wait, there’s more....

This audiobook seemed like a 18 hour infomercial. The author kept teasing this life altering, paradigm shifting “announcement.” By the time you get the payoff, it’s so underwhelming you seriously question how you hung in as long as you did. Very disappointed.

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Better than Inferno

If you’re a fan of the other Langdon adventures this won’t disappoint. I liked it a lot better than Inferno personally. I did guess the big twist waaaaay early in the book but regardless, a fun listen.

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Formulaic

Seemed like a lot of ideas that I first enjoyed in DaVinci Code were rehashed here. There were enough twists and turns to get me through, but I got real tired of a short period of time in the story being interrupted by one more description of a building, or event, or other historical reference.

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