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Author: Dan Brown Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Robert Langdon Series Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9780739340653
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.

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  • Read the book and be enlightened. The Washington Post Book World“A pulse-quickening, brain-teasing adventure.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 matthew | 2/13/2017

    " Really good story. similiar to the movie but better. classic dan brown "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 2/18/2014

    " Haters be dammed. It's a fun, easy, breezy read. Sure it's fluff, but it's fun and original fluff. The illustrated version made it that much better of a late night run through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cami | 2/10/2014

    " Worthy of the round file. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/8/2014

    " The interesting part of this book is that it was the first time someone has taken conspiracy theory and woven it in a fast pace action tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 2/7/2014

    " Loved this because it introduced me to the world of conspiracy theories and hidden meanings. However, I do think that it doesn't live up to the hype (as per usual), and though intriguing, is far less revolutionary than is claimed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 2/5/2014

    " Great literature? No. Fun page turner? You bet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunny | 2/2/2014

    " Quite Nice, but during the third quarter you can very well guess who the Villein is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 1/16/2014

    " Historical side was interesting. Locations and plot were great but the characters weren't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/19/2013

    " Guess it was okay, but I have this type of writting isn't my thing... :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharlita | 11/1/2013

    " Honestly, this shakes up my faith in what to believe. But I got my way back. I can manage. Things were always a mystery all along. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 10/20/2013

    " I only read this back then to see what all the hubbub was about. I didn't really enjoy it much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wardegus | 10/16/2013

    " Meh, I liked Angels & Demons better...I wasn't super into the ending and just had to finish it to get through the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marina.mccreightgoogle.com | 10/7/2013

    " Very unoriginal. Too much like his other books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charles | 10/5/2013

    " Actually, I gave up at the bit under the pyramid. The writing and characterisation was like a 1950s Scifi. Watched the film and - with Tom Hanks - it was "ok".Just. No, to be honest, it was awful too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanchit | 7/7/2013

    " Nice book.. With some interesting facts.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/29/2013

    " Loved it. An intriguing take on the controversial Catholic church with lots of mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hasan | 4/17/2013

    " well its a great book i like the plot and the best thing about the book is that you cant expect anything !!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/24/2012

    " Thought I would love it and turn out to hate it. Read angels and demons, a far better read!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liv | 12/16/2012

    " An intellectual's equivalent to Tom Clancy. Though easy and fun to read, this book isn't really worth the time wasted on it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 9/10/2012

    " Ok for a plane ride or a stint in gaol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L. | 8/1/2012

    " Brilliant book! Dan Brown is amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 6/16/2012

    " Easy fun read. This is the last fiction book I have read -sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bushra | 6/6/2012

    " Absolutely loved Dan Brown's remarkable research and narration, conspiracy theories never sounded so interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/28/2012

    " Enjoyed the book but I thought angels and demons was much better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 5/11/2012

    " I have only one thing to say: I should not have waited 10 years to read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca | 2/21/2012

    " A book that any fan of suspense must read. Amazing topic, intrigues and puzzles are intertwined with ancient secrets and many real data. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jolly | 7/3/2011

    " A good read though some facts claimed by the author to be true that are included in this book aren't accurate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 7/1/2011

    " Suspenseful, page turner...makes you really think about and question religion, which I think is always a good thing. It was certainly a good book for controversy and great for "around the water cooler" banter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 7/1/2011

    " Interesting read, conspiracy theory good, read before i saw/ loved the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne | 7/1/2011

    " Fast paced thriller which was too good to put down. However, I found the ending to be rather lame, and almost seemed to be the end of another story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 6/30/2011

    " I listened to the audiobook. I enjoyed the story and it kept me looking forward to my commute instead of dreading it. Fun story, some suspense, fast moving. I never read it back when there was lots of controversy, and I don't know what the kerfuffle was about. It's just a novel folks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Komodosam | 6/30/2011

    " Definitely gripping. I enjoyed it, but I do seem to lose interest towards the end of Dan Brown's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mhargreaves | 6/30/2011

    " I read this huge book in a day!!! A book I have been waiting all my life to read.

    I loved the clue solving but really became involved in the religious references within the book. A really well plotted story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 6/30/2011

    " Angels and Demons was so much a better book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 6/30/2011

    " Yeah, I did it...read it...loved it. There! "

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

    " An action thriller that reads like a ready-made and paced movie blockbuster screenplay, not like a book. Unimaginative language, trite imagery for most part, non-existent character analysis and exploration of character motivation, condescending and pretentious story, and devoid of any humour. "

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

    " One of the stupidest, worst-written novels I've come across. I can't imagine why it was so popular, unless it was the sensationalist aspect. "

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

    " play full with fiction n logical "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 6/28/2011

    " A kind of Indiana Jones of technology, nice light reading. "

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

Paul Michael, winner of several Earphones Awards, has also won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. 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 and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code.