The Lost Symbol (Unabridged)
by Dan Brown
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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. 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.
Not his best
This book was okay but not my favorite. I think I expected a little bit more after having to wait 6 years for this. I did run my iPod out of charge listening to it but am slightly disappointed to have spent so much $$ on the unabridged version. I love Paul Michael and would listen to him narrate the phone book, but the voice he used for Sato (??) made me think of Yoda the entire time. And I had the identity of the bad guy figured out almost immediately. It just seemed overly long and detailed and then there wasn't as much bang for the buck at the end as there was in the DaVinci Code.
i though the book was good but i think dan brown needs to wrap up the robert langdon story and focus on one of his other books of write a new novel, concerning this book, it appears that dan brown has found a new word to play with:esoteric, he uses this word so many times in the book, u can make a drinking game out of it, but besides that, its just as good as da vinci code and angels and demons, and if u liked angels and demons more than the da vinci code, then this book will not disappoint you, overall a very good read
Like visiting an old friend!
Welcome back Dan Brown....having gotten on board when Da Vinci Code was in full force, then having to backtrack, reading all his earlier works, I have looked forward to this book, and I was not disappointed. Robert Langdon is back and better than ever, but on new ground and an even more dangerous foe - the mystery, the intrigue, the nuances, the lectures, the challenging puzzles, they are all there, and you get to join the ride once again - Thank you Dan Brown! Especially in this day of Trilogies, whether movies or books, I believe Angels and Demons, Da Vinci Code and now, Lost Symbol will hold their own quite nicely - recommended highly!!!