Origin: A Novel (Unabridged)
by Dan Brown
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Where do we come from? Where are we going? 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.
Dan Brown comes through again!
I've read them all. Dan Brown comtinues to put readers on the edge of there seat. He has to yet to disappoint. Who doesn't like Robert Langdon? Come on!
I am a big fan of Dan Brown and his Robert Landon series. I recently purchased this book and on my iPod Classic it has this screeching noise over the narrator and it is not even worth listning to.
This is a “Just take my money” Amazing Book
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I listen to books because I don’t have time to sit and read. This wonderfully paced and produced novel allows a person like me to reflect on the confluence of life’s furious information and events through its wonderfully crafted narrative.
I will listen to this book many times over, pondering life’s biggest mystery’s while I complete mundane chores.