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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (186,073 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: September 2009 ISBN: 9780739309575
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In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling—a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.

As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object —artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation . . . one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.

When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon—a prominent Mason and philanthropist —is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly 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.

As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for . . . his most thrilling novel yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Dan Brown brings sexy back to a genre that had been left for dead…His code and clue-filled book is dense with exotica…amazing imagery…and the nonstop momentum that makes The Lost Symbol impossible to put down.  SPLENDID…ANOTHER MIND-BLOWING ROBERT LANGDON STORY. Janet Maslin, New York Times
  • THRILLING IN THE EXTREME, A DEFINITE PAGE-FLIPPER. Daily News (New York)
  • Call it Brownian motion: A COMET TAIL-RIDE of beautifully spaced reveals and a socko unveiling of the killer's true identity. Washington Post
  • The wait is over.  The Lost Symbol is here--and you don't have to be a Freemason to enjoy it….THRILLING AND ENTERTAINING, LIKE THE EXPERIENCE ON A ROLLER COASTER. Los Angeles Times
  • ROBERT LANGDON REMAINS A TERRIFIC HERO, a bookish intellectual who's cool in a crisis and quick on his feet…. The codes are intriguing, the settings present often-seen locales in a fresh light, and Brown keeps the pages turning. Entertainment Weekly 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherill Chapman | 1/20/2014

    " This book should only be read as entertainment. If you're looking for a life-altering, intellectual or spiritual reading experience then look elsewhere. Given my limited expectations I found this book enjoyable. After reading Dan Brown's other books it felt a little familiar and predictable but it was still entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaka Santana | 1/12/2014

    " Kali ini Dan Brown membawa tema freemason, berkat kesuksesan angel and demons membuat saya banyak berharap pada The Lost Symbol. Dan Brown memang pandai mendalami sebuah misteri dari yang sudah ada, jalan ceritanya sudah ketebak, selalu sama. Walaupun begitu, The Lost Symbol ini tetap layak dan menarik untuk dibaca "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandeep | 1/5/2014

    " The worst book by dan.....too lengthy for a thriller..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misty Rose Fernando | 12/19/2013

    " Amazing! This is where I first encountered the term Noetic Science and its unbelievable ideology... This is worth reading.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riekardt Van der wath | 12/18/2013

    " I must say, I enjoyed his previous two Robert Langdon thrillers more than this one, but that doesn't mean that The Lost Symbol has lost my utter attention! This book is packed with suspense and fast-paced action - which makes Dan Brown one of my best reads. Give me a book with an unexpected ending, and I'll read it in no time! Very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConvincoDude | 12/13/2013

    " Oh, Columbia Pictures, how I wish you'd start production on this one ASAP. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Komal | 12/11/2013

    " The Lost Symbol is a completely thrilling experience and undoubtedly a must-read. But having read the previous Robert Langdon books,I believe that there is something amiss about'The lost symbol' if I were to compare it with them. The plot is exciting and the characters are as intriguing as ever but I wish there was more elaborate discussion of the Noetic Science. The villain is the best and Fiercest amongst all Dan Brown villains till date. But I wish that Robert does get someone in the next book. He really deserves it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodaina Al Sholah | 11/29/2013

    " OMG!! what an amazing novel!! Mr. Brown has created a masterpiece..so attractive book with capturing storyline..it's trilogy for Robert Langdo's adventures, but this book is the most amazing one of them..highly recommended for reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aashraf | 11/19/2013

    " One of the best books ever read. Even better than the earlier two Robert langdon books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Damion Hart | 10/17/2013

    " It does mix the real with the imaginary and provide what might be revealing details if you don't know about Washington D.C, the Masons, and the founding fathers. The prose is nice with no rough edges, there are plenty of narrow escapes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikko Paolo | 10/10/2013

    " Dan Brown's really good with these conspiracies and mysteries. he never fails to teach me new things about history. Good book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Travis | 9/18/2013

    " Ok. Not nearly as good as the first two. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jay | 9/10/2013

    " completely predictable. I would hate to meet robert langdon in person, i'd also put him in a sensory deprivation tank "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doc Aysel | 9/1/2013

    " Amazing and very interesting novel "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angelic | 6/18/2013

    " I've been reading this forever. I can't get into it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madhavan Parthasarthy | 4/17/2013

    " Great book. Mr. Brown probably did a great service to Freemasonry with this book. This is the book that made me become interested in the Craft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karthik Shankar | 3/25/2013

    " Worth every $$$ for entertainment value & no more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maher Alaeddine | 2/17/2013

    " Superb book & an amazing author. Kept me on my toes until the last page "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy Elizabeth | 12/16/2012

    " Could have been better, I just found is scattered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 11/12/2012

    " I absolutely loved this book. Like the others, it was super hard to set down and I was immersed in the plot. I still haven't decided completely whether or not I liked this book better or the Da Vinci Code. Maybe the latter, but it's a close race. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. Jeffrey | 11/10/2012

    " You can't deny the man writes ideas-packed page-turners .... with at least the air of depth, and very hard to put down ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 11/2/2012

    " dear god, what a piece of shit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie Schonberger | 5/15/2012

    " The Lost Symbol totally captures what Dan Brown was looking for in the series that follows Robert Langdon. The series finishes what he was looking to do in the whole series and invites readers into the world of another dark and enticing society. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheri Hansen | 5/9/2012

    " awful. he should have stopped at one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Farshad | 7/23/2011

    " great book by Dan and his imagination........ "

  • 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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