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The Da Vinci Code Audiobook

The Da Vinci Code

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Publisher's Summary

Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou.

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see, yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion, an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.

In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret, and an explosive historical truth, will be lost forever.

As a special bonus, this audio edition includes Dan Brown's October 2005 speech at the University of New Hampshire, introduced by his father. The author discusses the research behind his groundbreaking novel and the controversy it has created. Also, listen to an exclusive interview with Akiva Goldsman, screenwriter of The Da Vinci Code.

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©2003 Dan Brown; (P)2003 Books On Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"In this gleefully erudite suspense novel, Mr. Brown takes the format...to blockbuster perfection." (The New York Times)
"Brown solidifies his reputation as one of the most skilled thriller writers on the planet with his best book yet, a compelling blend of history and page-turning suspense." (Library Journal)
"Many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius." (Nelson DeMille)

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    Red Plammer 12-31-16
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    "The ending sucked"

    This book was surprisingly good, until the last several chapters. The ending of the story was atrocious. Don't read it.

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    Chad Baltimore, MD 08-17-16
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    "A excellent book great storytelling "

    A Stunning Novel that blends real History with a fictional conspiracy that encompasses the Holy Grail and the Bible, and Christianity Very well written, detailed characters that seem real, lots of action and good twists and turns, definitely recommended.


    The 2006 Movie The DaVinci Code
    Starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon
    Was based on this book

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    Belinda Somewhere, CA 10-01-09
    Belinda Somewhere, CA 10-01-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing ending"

    Since I was not satisfied at the ending of "Lost Symbol", I bought this book to see if there is any difference in ending since so many people said this one is much better. I finished it, and my feeling was the same as when I finished "Lost Symbol"- very engaging beginning & middle, round & round chasing, but nothing there in the end. The "secret" is so laughable, which made the plots non-sense. Also I don't understand why the "bad guy" wanted to reveal himself eagerly when he could just get the secret easily being a "good buy".

    "Angels & Demons" is much better with a meaningful purpose.

    For the religious controversial, it's just a fiction, and really who cares.

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    annette PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-27-09
    annette PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-27-09 Member Since 2017
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    "Suspensful!"

    I enjoyed all the historical facts of this book, while you were getting a great suspense thriller, you also received a history listen in symbology. While the story is fictional, don't let it shake your faith or lessen your belief;) Great Story!

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    Alan Ebensburg, PA, United States 07-10-09
    Alan Ebensburg, PA, United States 07-10-09 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic Listen"

    An all around great listen. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who wants to listen to an excellent story.

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    gmlacey 06-29-05
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    "The Da Vinci Code"

    Dan Brown?s The Da Vinci Code is an excellent piece of literature allowing the reader to take an outside look at a religion centered on specific notions yet without making the reader challenge their religious beliefs. Brown?s novel is a very great work for people of interest towards Catholicism written with a straightforward approach; minus all of the recent controversy, a splendid examination.

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    Gerald West Newbury, MA, USA 05-09-05
    Gerald West Newbury, MA, USA 05-09-05
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    "How can it not be 5 stars"

    One of the best stories ever written. As a former Catholic it gave me another point of view and reason to pause. Must be the true Catholics that gave it for stars.

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    Jonathan Lambertville, MI, USA 04-09-05
    Jonathan Lambertville, MI, USA 04-09-05
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    "Good book"

    Excellent read from start to finish... Personally not knowing much about the history of some of the 'secret societies' descibed in this book, it brought up an interesting theory that had me thinking about it for several weeks, looking for plainly obvious weak points, altogether a great book.

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    Timothy Taylor, MI, USA 04-08-05
    Timothy Taylor, MI, USA 04-08-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Good Read of a Good Book"

    Everyone knows of this book. It has sold about a gajillion copies.
    I was pleasantly suprised by the quality of the read... improved on an already good thing.

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    Robert Columbus, NE, USA 02-09-05
    Robert Columbus, NE, USA 02-09-05
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    "Mediocre"

    The French accent the narrarator makes is so annoying. That aside its a good drama and unlike some others I liked the ending. There's so much symbolism, codes and ciphers in it that I think an abridged picture story book version would be neat to see although some of the pagan fertility info is stretched to fit his fictional story. If you can suspend reality and remember this is a work of fiction, and can get past the annoying fake French accents the narrator insists on doing you'll probably like it.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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