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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 10 minutes


The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Bilbao, Spain
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
     As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
     Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.


  • 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!

    3 of 3 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.

    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.

  • Bob T

    The narrator was outstanding, the best I have ever heard. The story was a little shallow for Dan Brown

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ron H

    Classic Dan Brown. Little slow in the middle. A tough topic to cover and he did it well. Great narration. Not his best but very well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Judd J

    9 hours of good listening with 9 hours of fill to stretch the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Bryan K

    First audiobook. Really enjoyed listening to it in the car to and from work. Would have given it 5 stars but the ending was slow

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kyle G

    Bland...don't bother.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tara B

    Throughly enjoyed this novel. Interesting plot and great addition to the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • M tollefson

    It is good but story line is the same as all dan brown books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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