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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (986,039 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Brown Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Robert Langdon Series Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781415934777
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While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.

In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.

THE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning-paced, intelligent thriller…utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion.


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  • Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius. NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • Intrigue and menace mingle in one of the finest mysteries I’ve ever read. An amazing tale with enigma piled on secrets stacked on riddles. CLIVE CUSSLER, #1 New York Times bestseller
  • Dan Brown is my new must-read.  THE DA VINCI CODE is fascinating and absorbing -- perfect for history buffs, conspiracy nuts, puzzle lovers or anyone who appreciates a great, riveting story.  I loved this book. HARLAN COBEN, New York Times bestselling author of Tell No One
  • The Da Vinci Code sets the hook-of-all-hooks, and takes off down a road that is as eye-opening as it is page-turning.  You simply cannot put this book down.  Thriller readers everywhere will soon realize Dan Brown is a master. VINCE FLYNN, New York Times bestselling author of Separation of Power
  • I would never have believed that this is my kind of thriller, but I'm going to tell you something--the more I read, the more I had to read. In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown has built a world that is rich in fascinating detail, and I could not get enough of it. Mr. Brown, I am your fan. ROBERT CRAIS, New York Times bestselling author of Hostage

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milissa | 2/10/2014

    " This was my second read of the book. I really liked it both times. It was such an involved story line it kept me amazed at all the connections. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Woods | 2/8/2014

    " You'll never look at The Last Supper the same again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Layla | 2/7/2014

    " I cannot express how much I love this book! Unfortunately, I had watched the movie before I read it, but I love them both the same! The characters are amazing, the storyline is amazing, the well thought out research and connecting it all together is just genius! Lots of twists and turns and a gripping plot. I didnt want to finish it because it's just so good, you want to keep reading! 100% recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Srikant Venkata | 1/30/2014

    " Very thorough and deeply researched book that I have read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camille | 1/22/2014

    " As someone who studied Art History I hated the references to this subject. Although as a page turn it did deliver. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. | 1/18/2014

    " Great book - not quite as good as Angels & Demons, though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anney Ross | 1/9/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zelaya | 1/9/2014

    " Much better than the movie...I can't wait to read Angels&Demons "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rex | 1/7/2014

    " Good for fast-paced mystery and adventure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/23/2013

    " Kept me awake at night thinking! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 12/19/2013

    " This was one of those books where I could literally not put it down. The story went by fast yet it was exciting as well as interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd Brown | 11/1/2013

    " Dan Brown can tell a story. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Kennedy | 10/20/2013

    " I don't care what anyone says I really liked this book. I'm Catholic. I didn't take anything it said to heart and enjoyed it for the adventure it is. Reminded me of the National Treasure movies. Truly a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 10/8/2013

    " Yes, I read all the Dan Brown books up to Da Vinci Code. I was young and silly and they were quick reads. Don't judge me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley Ingham | 5/9/2013

    " If you've read the book, DON'T see the movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Hollon | 3/17/2013

    " This was a good book. I was surprised towards the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cicilia Gita | 1/17/2013

    " Fantastic book.... It's hard to stop reading once I started.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle | 11/20/2012

    " Red this before I saw the movie &, of course, the book is always better! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 9/28/2012

    " Mildly entertaining story. Lots of angst about church. Not sure why this was such a bestseller. It was only ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Florentina | 8/19/2012

    " Couldn't put it down until I read it all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kent | 7/25/2012

    " Guilty pleasure but kind of fun. The kind where you hide the title in public but stay up late to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne King | 7/4/2012

    " Just re-read this book and enjoyed it just as much a second time. I loved trying to figure out the mystery and picturing the sights of Paris and London. This was a great ride. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug Matthews | 5/21/2012

    " This only got two stars because it was a page-turner. Otherwise it would have received one. The writing is poor and the research even worse. Plausibility zero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilia | 3/17/2012

    " I never quite understood the religious frenzy and obsession this book caused,but I did enjoy reading it for its elements of intrigue combined with historical reference. It did not make me want to take a tour to the Vatican and dig up dirt on the secret societies of the Church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Zhou | 3/5/2012

    " Dan Brown's most famous novel, related to religion, but more like triller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Bridges | 1/11/2012

    " I had a hard time reading this book the first time so I stopped. After I watched the movie it helped me make sense of the book so I tried reading it again. I loved it the second time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heep | 11/7/2011

    " The book was entertaining with some pretty neat twists and ideas. The villain's motive is silly and his identity really doesn't make sense (the relationship with his butler just doesn't add up). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucie Miller | 10/28/2011

    " Story wasn't too bad an idea but the writing is terrible. The characters unrealistic and one dimensional and I actually laughed out loud at a few parts- they weren't meant to be funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Whitney | 8/21/2011

    " If you don't read it for accuracy, this book is actually pretty good. It has a fast pace and exciting thrills. Give it a go! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aaron | 6/29/2011

    " It was terrible. I don't know why I bothered with it, other than a severe lapse of judgement and a feeling that I clearly have too much time on my hands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Piotr | 6/28/2011

    " left my copy in a plane on penultimate chapter, d..n "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryans | 6/28/2011

    " Not my favorite - but still definately worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 6/27/2011

    " Great read. One of my favorites. Can't wait until the movie comes out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BarbaraK | 6/27/2011

    " The best of the Langdon books. Could NOT put it down. Difficult to stay awake at work when you've been up all night reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 6/27/2011

    " If you love Dan Brown you will love this book. If you can't turn a blind eye to his weaknesses then you will not be happy.

    The puzzle is the thing but the rest is formula.

    I don't think he plays fair with the facts of puzzle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/27/2011

    " Some people get all up in arms over Dan Brown's style, but I actually like the way that he uses fact with his fiction to get you thinking. It kept my interest throughout and kept me guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thoraia | 6/26/2011

    " A very captivating summer read: inspiring and entertaining. Dan Brown delivers a page turner as usual, although at times the plot is a bit flimsy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 6/25/2011

    " Pretty good book. Kept me wanting to read it. Not a fan of Dan Brown as far as spiritual beliefs but he definitely can keep your attention in a book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charlotte Coleman | 6/24/2011

    " So over-rated and such an anti-climax! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gemma | 6/24/2011

    " This isn't usually my preferred sort of genre, but I ended up quite liking it. Okay, so at times it could be a little slow, but once the plot picked up pace it was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 6/24/2011

    " Formulaic. Not as interesting as the previous one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hilandmum | 6/23/2011

    " Brown was really reaching with this one. Nowhere near as good as the other two. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 6/23/2011

    " Got this for the plane ride to DC. Not quite finished. Definately his worst book yet. Reads like an episode of "24." He should have researched Freemsonry better, he's a bit off in some of the language. "

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About the Author
Author Dan Brown

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

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, winning more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.