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Origin - Dan Brown

Origin

By Dan Brown

  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 4,779 Ratings

Description

The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
 
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend 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, and one of Langdon’s first students. 

But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel 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 an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Reviews

  • Origins

    1
    By BellRR77
    Loved Dan Brown’s Langdon series until now. Horribly written and seriously, how much did CNN pay you.
  • A quick and compelling read!

    4
    By Flip730
    Once I started it, I could not put it down; I finished it in 3 days. 😊
  • The anticipation was killing me!

    5
    By L.Val76
    Dan Brown never fails to deliver. I was excited the whole time and failed to get a good nights rest in the 48hrs it took for me to finish. I couldn’t put it down and I was not disappointed. Who cares if my family was hungry. I was busy! Highly recommended.
  • Same Book, Different Title

    1
    By Ryuku San
    This is the eternal Down Brown downfall. He took the formula from one of Crichton’s books and from then on he keeps writing the same book over and over again, just changing a few details... mostly the characters names. If you ever read any of Brown’s books, you unknowingly have read this one.
  • A Fun and Enlightening Adventure

    4
    By Dane Deasy
    I enjoyed reading this novel, though it took me longer than I’d like to admit to finish it. It’s a good adventure for those that appreciate thinking about science, art, and religion. I’d recommend it as an easy, laid-back read for anyone that’s enjoyed Dan Brown’s previous work.
  • Good read

    4
    By addybibb
    Not the best dan brown but still entertaining. At points it got a little predictable and a little slow, but still overall a good read.
  • Captivating

    4
    By ldm05
    Great book but I would like to point out that humans did not evolve from chimpanzees and that the TRS-80 did not have a caps lock key.
  • Mediocre

    2
    By Mr. Cody Harlow
    I loved most of Dan Browns books but this is by far the worst.
  • Origins

    5
    By googe2
    Totally relevant
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By wwreynolds47
    Now I really want to revisit Spain to see the sites described in the book that I missed on past visits. The storyline of Origin tends to follow the same pattern as Mr. Brown’s other Langdon books, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. However, I did figure out the conclusion of this book about three quarters of the way through it, but that just motivated me to keep reading to see if I was right. And, as another reviewer already mentioned, I do see how Mr. Brown could write a sequel because he did leave us with a few loose ends, but I won’t mention them for the sake of people who may be reading this review prior to reading the book. Anyway, if he does write a sequel, I will be one of the first in line to purchase it.

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