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Author: Dan Brown Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Robert Langdon Series Release Date: September 2003 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780743539760

Plot Summary

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth, the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

Publisher Summary

An ancient secret brotherhood, a devastating new weapon of destruction, an unthinkable target

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization—the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth: the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

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  • “A breathless, real-time adventure…Exciting, fast-paced, with an unusually high IQ.” 

    - San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Well-plotted…crammed with Vatican intrigue and high-tech drama…Packing the novel with sinister figures worthy of a Medici, Brown sets an explosive pace…laced with twists and shocks that keep the reader wired right up to the last revelation.” 

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Filled with superb puzzles, a breakneck plot, and wondrous settings and descriptions of artwork, this fascinating story will feed thriller readers’ appetites for riddles, conspiracies, and unlikely heroes.” 

    - Library Journal
  • “Plenty of thrilling cat-and-mouse maneuvers and life-or-death cliffhangers.” 

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the bestselling novels of all time. Brown’s novels have been published in fifty-two countries with 200 million copies in print. Brown was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2005. The Da Vinci Code was made into a major motion picture in 2006; it was the second highest grossing film of the year. A film adaptation of Angels & Demons was released in 2009, and an adaptation of a third novel, The Lost Symbol, is set to release in 2012. A graduate of Amherst College, Brown lives in New England with his wife.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe, a professional actor for more than thirty years, has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including 1776 and M. Butterfly. On television he has had recurring roles on Star Trek and Frasier. His films include Born on the Fourth of July and Presumed Innocent. Poe is a well-known and prolific audiobook performer and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.