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The Lost Symbol

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Written By: Dan Brown

Narrated By: Paul Michael

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: September 2009

Duration: 6 hours 25 minutes


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.


  • Betty Foster

    Enjoyed,made me think who or what God is to me, I am Catholic

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • gregredi

    I found some of the premises intriguing and actually checked them out on Google and found them to be true. The book is a little long and gets somewhat preachy at the end, but it's definitely worth the read

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Philadelphia, PA

    Disappointing follow-up to Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code. Even Paul Michael the narrator couldn't help with the listless characters and poorly thought out story line. Just when I thought I'm done - he adds one last disc where I have to listen to his preaching.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Megan Silver

    Great book and narrator. Great plot and twists and continued character development.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Bryan Morrell

    Awesome twist in the book and I love the real life moments in the book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I was a little disappointed by this book. It promises more than it delivers. There were thought provoking ideas introduced that never go anywhere, and some of the characters did not meet my expectations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Good book but got a little long winded at times - definitely worth a listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I have this two stars because I wanted so much to like it (I loved The DaVinci Code), and the beginning was sort of OK. But by the end, it was just a slog. Even when the story ended, the book didn't, but turned into what I think was a long (long) statement about his personal beliefs. I don't think it's really worth your time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Source Energy

    I am a seeker of truth in information. I found this book, like The Divinci Code, to be wrapped with facts and a good fictional story as well very engaging. I fonXd this to have more facts in different areas. I loved his description whenin the case. How he described the weight of "The Soul" was sweet. Dan is paying attention to current science and ties it together very well with "old", too. A must read or...a must listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this book. Lots of action and the DC setting was fun. As always, I learned a few fascinating tidbits of knowledge along the way. Much better than Digital Fortress.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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