Written By: Dan Brown

Narrated By: Paul Michael

Date: September 2009

Duration: 6 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

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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  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    Should have listened to the abridged version. it was okay...typical Dan Brown. Was neat to have it take place in DC since i live in that area

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anita

    I thought this book was a snooze. It is very long-winded and preachy. It has Brown's usual sinister antagonist and some good parts but overall, not as good as his previous books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ken B

    Good Book

  • Patricia D.

    really amazing fast-paced book by Dan brown! with highly highly recommended and I really enjoyed the narrator

  • Anonymous

    what happened to the gaurd? the one tapping on pod 5 door with flashlight when Kat left the building. all that time he could of got help but noooo. shut it down after that.

  • Jessica B.

    Loved the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, but this one, to me, is even better! Great plot twists and a thought-provoking ending. Paul Mitchell did a fabulous job narrating!

  • Linda T.

    Hard to believe the Masonic brotherhood is so laden with sinister and cryptic mumbo jumbo! And the tortuous trail of obscure symbols which Langdon had to decipher in this one was WAY over the top in terms of believability! I loved Angels and Demons and liked the DaVinci Code, but this one lost me. I have about an hour left to go on the Audio book but I'm not sure I even want to finish it. The "bad guy" has been finally eliminated but now we seem to be in for a long rant on esoteric philosophy.

  • Anonymous

    The beginning was boring but it got more fun as it went on. Just not as good as "Da Vinci Code" or "Angels and Demons" but still good. Paul Michael is the best

  • Ethan C

    Great Story and did not disappoint.

  • Jason Glaeser

    Not my fav Dan Brown novel. I like the Freemason stuff (I am a mason) and it kept my attention but his other books were better. Narrator was excellent.

  • Ericka Anderson

    My first Dan Brown book. I love his interesting takes on the subject matter and his plot twists.

  • Audrey Lloyd

    This is not as good as da vinci code or Angels And Demons. Character development was not good and the story was not believable. It was a great reading however, the narrator has a commanding tone and uses different voices for each character. It just the overall content was lacking.

  • Anonymous

    Story was incredibly far fetched. Characters behaved in unbelievable and illogical ways. Mysteries were fabricated and, for the most part, silly.

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