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Origin: A Novel

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Written By: Dan Brown

Narrated By: Paul Michael

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2017

Duration: 18 hours 11 minutes


In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture into this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.


  • Susan W

    To me, not as interesting as Brown’s other books. I love history and this one didn’t have as much of it. It was about the future. The story mostly takes place in one night, so a lot of detail. I heard the phrase “where did we come from, where are we going” one too many times. That said, I did enjoy it, the narrator was good and the twist at the end was crazy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Marc S

    Excellent book. I always enjoy Dan Brown’s plots. The introduction of an A.I. character added an interesting twist to the action.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sonja M

    There’s some very interesting science and discussion about religion and science. The story and plot surrounding it is tedious and a huge waste of time. Would NOT recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Quinn K

    Besides the very beginning and the last two hours the entire book was a big waste of rat race without much insight or interesting facts

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Don S

    This is another Dan Brown masterpiece. Great narrator once again. I just can’t say enough please Mr. Brown write more novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Mark C

    pretty good. same old same old.

  • Kyle G

    Bland...don't bother.

  • Clinton W

    Slow beginning, but worth it. Enjoyed the way it made you think of the possibilities. Narrator was great and entertaining.

  • Kyle B

    I was hooked from the beginning. The battle between science and religion has always been an interest of mine. And another great job from the narrator Paul Michael.

  • Timothy A

    Narration was excellent with accents and gender differentiation. Story was a little repetitive but sewed it up nicely in the end. Overall a good listen but did not quite meet my expectations considering other Brown works I have read.