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Origin: (Robert Langdon Book 5)

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dan Brown

Narrated By: Paul Michael

Publisher: Transworld Digital

Date: October 2017

Duration: 18 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever". The evening's host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence.
But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch's precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.
In their path lie dark forces which will do anything to stop them. To evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried - until now.

'Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger' Wall Street Journal
'As engaging a hero as you could wish for' Mail on Sunday
'For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide' Sunday Times

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  • Heleen W

    Not crazy about this book wasn't as good as the previous Dan Brown books. The narrator was brilliant he has a talent for voices, he made me finish the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Brenda h

    The narrator was awesome, loved the whole story, every minute. Good read

  • Henry James S

    This is yet another awesome book if one follow the book and visit the sites and see the paintings on internet while listening then it makes it a great experience so much research.

  • Devlin G

    As you'd expect from Dan Brown - very easy listening and basic entertainment. You won't find anything too taxing in here and can let the story roll on without troubling yourself too much to catch every word, with a fun denouement. Having said that, it does grate a bit how much he treats the reader like a total imbecile - every potential nuance and piece of ambiguity is explained and repeated, just on the slight chance you missed it, every historical concept referred to defined in long but basic detail. Overall, quite fun.

  • Anonymous

    Typically Dan Brown, thought provoking and well written. I also enjoyed the narrator.

  • Liesl D

    Probably my favourite Dan Brown yet, less formulaic and sense for the first time for me as a reader that he is maturing as an author and gave me a glimpse of his personal beliefs; albeit in the form of a novel. Narration excellent!

  • Lindsay B

    Really enjoyed this book, Dan Brown’s attention to detail is second to none. The narrator was excellent and really bought the characters to life.

  • Marcia h

    I really appreciate the detailed writing of Dan Brown. I just found this book a bit of a slow burn. Narrator however did an excellent job.

  • Anuar A

    Gripping.

  • C Bice

    With some of the previous books in the Robert Langdon series there was a definite formula centred around a strong belief held by a misguided character. This book also followed many of the characteristics from the previous books but I felt it was sufficiently different to offer a new freshness. I found the story intriguing and very thought provoking. As the story started to evolve, I was initially dubious that Dan Brown could do justice to the topic of where humanity comes from and where it might be headed. My concerns were unfounded and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As with all the series, it was brilliantly read. Possibly my favourite Langdon title yet!