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Author: Paul Michael,Dan Brown
ISBN13: 978-1407442532
Title: The Lost Symbol
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Language: English
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books; Unabridged edition edition (September 15, 2009)

The Lost Symbol by Paul Michael,Dan Brown



Written by Dan BrownNarrated by Paul Michael. 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, . The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown.

The Lost Symbol is a 2009 novel written by American writer Dan Brown. It is a thriller set in Washington, . after the events of The Da Vinci Code, and relies on Freemasonry for both its recurring theme and its major characters. Released on September 15, 2009, it is the third Brown novel to involve the character of Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon, following 2000's Angels & Demons and 2003's The Da Vinci Code.

The Lost Symbol, . 1. Part of Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. The package was a small cube-shaped box, about three inches square, wrapped in faded brown packing paper and tied with twine. This is it? Langdon turned the box in his hands, now noticing the twine had been carefully secured on one side with an embossed wax seal, like an ancient edict. The seal bore a double-headed phoenix with the number 33 emblazoned on its chest - the traditional symbol of the highest degree of Freemasonry. Really, Peter, Langdon said, a lopsided grin creeping across his face.

Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon-a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist-is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth. all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date.

Dan Brown traffics in arcana. His novels speculate about the suppressed details of Christ's sex life and the location of the Holy Grail, the hermetic experiments of alchemy and the etymological riddles of biblical scholarship – oh, and I shouldn't forget the most highly prized secret of all: the formula for whatever mixture of syrups, caffeine and sodium benzoate makes up Coca-Cola  . What he promises consumers is more of the same, and in The Lost Symbol he has stirred up again his formulaic blend of motorised chase and mystical mumbo-jumbo.

The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for. Great plot twists and a thought-provoking ending. Brown and Blythe moved to his hometown in New Hampshire in 1993. Brown became an English teacher at his alma mater Phillips Exeter, and gave Spanish classes to 7th graders at Lincoln Akerman School, a small school for K-8th grade with about 250 students, in Hampton Falls. Also in 1994, while on holiday in Tahiti, he read Sidney Sheldon's novel The Doomsday Conspiracy, and decided that he could do better.

The Lost Symbol Audiobook. Dan Brown (Author), Paul Michael (Narrator), Whole Story Audiobooks (Publisher) & 0 more. Switch between reading the Kindle book & listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. If you enjoy Dan Brown's books already then rest assured this book does not disappoint.

Subject: Mystery-detective thriller. Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the . His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object - artfully encoded with five symbols - is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom.

Details for this torrent. Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol (Unabridged). Type: Audio Audio books. Read by Paul Michael. Bit Rate : 128kbps Channels : 2(stereo) Audio Sample Rate 44 kHz. Let's start with the question every Dan Brown fan wants answered: Is The Lost Symbol as good as The Da Vinci Code? Simply put, yes. Brown has mastered the art of blending nail-biting suspense with random arcana (from pop science to religion), and The Lost Symbol is an enthralling mix. And what a dazzling accomplishment that is, considering that rabid fans and skeptics alike are scrutinizing every word. The Lost Symbol begins with an ancient ritual, a shadowy enclave, and of course, a secret

When Professor Robert Langdon's mentor is brutally kidnapped, he realises the only hope of saving his friend is to follow the clues hidden in an ancient invitation. He is then plunged into a deadly race against time as he battles through a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, codes and hidden truths, all leading towards a shocking and unthinkable finale. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.
Reviews: 7
Beabandis
It's kind of hard to write a review about a book of fiction without giving away too much of the story itself, but let me give it a try. I read the Kindle version of this book, so I know that some other reviewers have pointed out how the print version was over 600 pages long. I read the book over several sittings, but I didn't feel the weight of 600 pages as the book is fairly well paced with very short chapters. What I liked about the book was that it kept me entertained for the most part. What I disliked about the book was the climax, which included the origin of Mal'akh (the antagonist). That and pretty much the rest of the book from there just didn't work for me. After having the origin Mal'akh explained, I found the motives of the character too weak for the extreme nature of his behavior. Additionally, the entire involvement of the CIA and the treatment of the events of the story as being a matter of national security to them: also too much for me to believe once it is all explained out. The biggest let down of the book is what happens after the climax. All of the main characters of the book, such as Robert Langdon, Peter Solomon, and Katherine Solomon, seem to just bounce back to their happy philosophical selves after just a couple of hours from the time of the climax of the book. If we're supposed to believe how the world was about to end and considering the loss of life and/or near death experiences, the revelation of who Mal'akh is, and the blowing of some of the greatest secrets of the Freemasons, it just seemed absurd that the main characters of the book so quickly return to life-before-end-of-world-climax selves.
Xaluenk
The text and binding is great on this edition but it doesn't have the illustrations/photos like the other books do. That's the whole point of me purchasing the illustrated edition so I wouldn't be stopping every minute to look up a venue or artifact.
Moswyn
Does Brown have an editor anymore or has his success allowed him to write anything? I suspect the latter. This book is tedious, overwrought and full of crap to be blunt. Noetic Science is junk science. Masonic conspiracies are overblown. National crisis, I think not. On by the way, the CIA by law is prohibited from operating domestically. The head of the CIA Office of Security has NO jurisdiction! Not to mention she was basically modeled on Edna from the Incredibles. The antagonists real identity is obvious half way through. The whole book could lose 100 pages easily. It repeats the same quasi-philosophical crap 3x times. Lastly, the updated 21 grams experiment made me laugh out loud. Thoughts dont have mass, random number generators didnt sync up, world consciousness isnt a thing etc.
Malanim
Too many people cannot distinguish Dan Brown books from real non-fiction. There is a reason it is call FICTION people! Does everyone know what fiction means? It means it's fantasy, untrue, a made up story that may have bits of reality and true bits of history, but overall isn't real or isn't reality.
I had to say that because I've read so many reviews from people who mistook The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and this book as if they were factual history books or written as gospel. Get over it people. It's all fiction.
That said, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Robert Langdon series. It's remarkable how an iconologist has bridged crime, murder and mystery. And I also love how Dan Brown has been able to take a kernel or two of truths to create a fast paced mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Just read them because I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as I do!
Malodred
Brown doesn’t raise the bet this time around. He’s been holding a good hand and is playing it safe. Rather than flash his ace, Robert Langdon, he lets the other cards in the deck move the game along. For much of the action, Langdon resembles a joker rather than the ace. Still entertaining to follow the flow of the other players. Brown keeps some of his cards close to his vest and provides a twist or two towards the end of the game. The pot is still a battle between science and religion and some good research is the ante that keeps the game interesting. Readers should not fold their cards before the last hand is played.
Steep
Honestly, I find ‘Lost Symbol’ somewhat disappointing, to put it mildly. It lacks Brown’s signature pace and suspense. While Langdon’s disbelief works as valid plot point in the beginning, its stubborn persistence throughout the novel reduces our favorite imaginary Harvard professor to really thick buffoon. Main villain’s motives do not seem plausible enough to validate his actions and even twist in the end does not improve overall impression. Author waits way too long to introduce reader with actual stakes. As a result, reader is faced with hundreds of pages of vague and empty hints at – nothing. I found myself bored out of my mind through long stretches of useless content, wondering should I persevere or simply give up. At times it seems as if novel will recuperate and kick off in real Brown style only to fall flat again and bore reader for another block of pages. I think cutting out between 150 and 200 pages would dramatically improve quality without losing meaningful content. I know we all have bad day here and there but with 600 plus pages I’d say Brown had bad year(s). Hopefully, next novel in Langdon series is significantly better. That is, if I decide there will be next time…
Soustil
As always Dan Brown put together a nice story.every character had a nice piece of the story. He is a very thorough writer and details the characters splendidly.There is a nice twist in the beginning involving getting Langdon involved with the plot that was enjoyed. Overall it was a good read. Again there was a lot of thrust and parry with our founding fathers and the Free Mason mystery through out the entire book. I know that is a/the "hook" but it still remains a mystery.