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Publisher's Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

"[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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  • Alex
  • Prospect, Australia
  • 02-24-10

Weakest of 'The Three'

I enjoyed symbologist Robert Langdon's previous two adventures, but I found this one to be predictable and trying far too hard to be 'clever'. I was engrossed for the first third of the book, the remainder was a struggle. Brown's constant overuse of adjectives and constant 'eureka' moments really started to get on my nerves this time around. 'Angels & Demons' was a great switch-your-brain-off title. 'The Da Vinci Code' was a commendable follow-up. 'The Lost Symbol' felt like an author who had to try very hard, with limited fresh ideas. OK, but not great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-17

IT'S LIT

The whole God damn (haha, 'God', get it?) was filled with the most interesting facts and trivia. Narrator was brilliant too, he brought the scenes to life, made things intense, suspenseful, amazing. Overall was super delightful. 33/10 (Catch that easter egg lmaoooo)

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  • Robbin E.
  • 09-23-17

Stunning story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because it is a fantastic story keeps you on yor toes

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Symbol?

The part when Langdon is put in the water chamber

What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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  • stephen
  • 08-07-17

captivating

if you like puzzles history and a race against time then they don't come better than this!

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  • michelle steer
  • 07-30-17

worth listening to

great book narrater could of done with putting more tone and expression into his voice

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  • 06-26-17

You must listen to this book

I read this book many years ago but listening to it really brought it to life. The story has a great twist and keeps you guessing. I particularly like the fact that some of this fictional writing has its base in fact.
I would recommend it to anyone with an open mind.

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  • Amanda Stevenson
  • 06-20-17

'Robert, don't you see?'

Not the usual page turner that I expect from Dan Brown. There are many times where Langdon, despite being so endearing previously for being the expert, doesn't get the clue and a long drawn out explanation takes place. I found this a bit tiresome in the end.

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  • Alex J. Fabs
  • 06-06-17

Simply mind blowing

I had owned the hard covered novel for years but was unable to finish it. Finally deciding to get it over with I download the audiobook and completed it within 3 days.
I must say I am simply amazing and speechless, a perfect book for everyone on earth to read.

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  • "jenngonnelly"
  • 06-01-17

Not Dan Brown's Best

I usually love Dan Brown books but struggled to get through this one. I found the plot too predictable and the dialog trite. The motivation of the villain seemed weak and lacking in depth. it seemed less like Mr. Brown was telling a story and more that he was making a political statement.

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  • Ruth Barclay-Devine
  • 05-13-17

The most fantastic storyline ever

This is a great read, had me hooked from chapter one and really didn't want it to end
would definitely recommend it to wveryone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-17

great

loved this book and I just wish they would make it in to a film