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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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  • Daniel
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Typical Dan Brown, well narrated."

    I tend only to listen to books I have already read otherwise I miss three-quarters of the story. Having read this book I obviously knew the gist of the story. It is typical Dan Brown conspiracy theory style, the twist at the end is pretty obvious and I don't personally buy in to the far fetched plot. However I don't believe in Hobbits but Lord of the Rings is fantastic, my point being if you suspend reality and allow yourself to be taken along on the story/plot Dan Brown is creating it is a very enjoyable read, even if you don't believe in it yourself. The Priory of Sion in the Da Vinci code has been proven to be a load of rubbish, but that doesn't mean it's not a good story, what is presented in the Robert Langdon stories are just that, stories.

    Let yourself get carried along for the ride and you'll enjoy it, if you're after facts and historical accuracy buy an encyclopaedia.

    The narration is very good evenly paced, clear and articulate, with decent accents and representation of the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Redruth, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "The lost symbol"

    The lost symbol is one of the best books I have read, great plot with great twist that keep you on the edge of your seat. Very hard to stop listening, always wanting to know what was going to happen next. Would recomend this book greatly. Dan Brown is one of the greatest writers, cant wait for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • s
    upper beeding, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
    Overall
    "Brilliant as always"

    And an other brilliant book by Dan Brown. Paul Michael brings this book to life & it is a pleasure to listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bendik
    Trondheim, Norway
    4/9/13
    Overall
    "Wow"

    I just finished listening to this audiobook and i was wowed. It's unbelievable how complex Dan Brown manages to make his stories, without making it too difficult to follow. In addition I have to say he is a master in portraying his characters and enviroment. This i a very good book and i recommend everyone who likes conspiracy, religion and action to buy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Thrilling Blockbuster Romp."

    The book is up there with the best of slightly trashy thrillers but has a great deal more history and information than your usual page-turner.



    Including a look back to the start of America, the motivations of the "founding fathers" and the religious undercurrents running through modern day Washington, this book is tense, exciting and interesting in equal measure. While not anything like an academic text, this should contain enough backstory and real-life detail to keep brainy types listening while packed with enough action to keep the casual listener engaged.



    Nicely narrated by Paul Michael - adding personality and depth to the characters and leading you along this epic 18 hour adventure. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Hazlemere, United Kingdom
    1/31/13
    Overall
    "The Da Vinci Code Again"

    Enjoyable romp through Washington, but felt to me very much like the Da Vinci Code all over again, except in DC.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timbo
    uk
    12/23/12
    Overall
    "Dull, dull, dull...."

    Really let down with this one. It seems Dan Brown has sold out to commercial pressure by just delivering an overlong and particularly bland effort. Very little substance and research in the tech pieces make the plot barely credible. He does manage to hold on to your attention with the snippets of information and unknown facts he is renowned for in previous novels, which in my eyes is the books only saving grace. It pains me to say I am doubtful if I will go for the next book....if indeed he actually continues with this character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr j
    11/22/12
    Overall
    "Predictable stuff from Mr Brown"

    Okay, but not great. Non-taxing, but the plot goes a bit weird toward the end and I did start to get bored.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    United Kingdom
    8/23/12
    Overall
    "CANT WAIT FOR THE FILM....."

    having read angels and demons, da vinci code and digital fortress, i pretty much knew what to expect. it delivered, nothing more to say really. a really good read with some good narration. loved it and looking forward to the movie in 2012.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    Yateley, United Kingdom
    8/14/12
    Overall
    "Enjoyable but rather drawn out ending..."

    I can genuinely say that I found this book enjoyable and entertaining and found the narration by Paul Michael, enhanced the experience. Having said that, whilst many of the details are interesting, I would agree with some other reviewers that this book could have come to an end much sooner and actually been better as I think it was rather drawn out...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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