Origin : Robert Langdon

  • by Dan Brown
  • Narrated by Paul Michael
  • Series: Robert Langdon
  • 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Where do we come from?
Where are we going?
The stunningly inventive new novel from the world's most popular thriller writer.
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 40-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 Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.
Dan Brown is the author of numerous number one international best sellers, including The Da Vinci Code, Inferno, The Lost Symbol, Angels & Demons, Deception Point, and Digital Fortress.

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Great read

The story again well thought out good back ground. Well studied. A lot of research.
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- roy gayton

Same Story, Different Scenery

If you've read one Dan Brown book, you've read them all.

Origins follows the same pattern as the other ones:
Professor Langdon + a hot girl getting caught up in a mystery.

This time the main story is about the divergence of religion, technology and morality.

To keep things interesting Dan Brown has added a secondary story of love and romance, which fails to inspire or intrigue. Nice thought but poor execution. I suspect restrictions on volume size is what stopped Brown from fully developing the back story.

Character development- virtually none. I didn't connect with any of them, which made my experience of the book somewhat flat.

As is customary, Dan Brown's Origin reads like a movie. Don't be surprised if you see it coming in the next 2 years.

Overall, a good enough read for the holiday season but nothing worth coming back to.
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- Vic Kalchev

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio