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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, Bk 2) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Da Vinci Code - Robert Langdon, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Colin Stinton (Narrator), Dan Brown While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the ... more »works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.
Abridged: 5 Compact Discs, Running Time: 6 hours, Narrator: Colin Stinton.« less
OK, if you're on this site, you're a reader, so you've probably read this book already.
BUT, if you haven't, I recommend it. Yes, it's historically inaccurate. Yes, it's wildly improbable. Yes, it has THE most mis-matched romantic couple in any book in recent years. But, it's also thrilling, thought-provoking, and pretty fun. This isn't your typical drug-store-purchased beach read thriller.
I won't bore you with a plot synopsis, since you've also probably seen the movie, but the fast pace, snappy dialogue, and keep-you-guessing plot (though I did figure out a major twist early on then congratulated myself for it later when I found out I was right) will keep you up late reading it. I plowed through it in two days and even took it to Home Depot and read it as I followed my husband around the lumber aisles!
Buy into the hype and get a copy. It's worth the credit!
Pure smut, but good, exciting, well-paced smut. It's gotten a bad rap from all the hype it's gotten and arguably the bad transition to movie, but let's remember that this is not supposed to be high literature in any form, nor is it to be a true account. That said, his books are very formulaic, but this is his best one I believe.
Repeat after me, "IT'S FICTION". This is a great, well written dramatic book. Don't take the "facts" as true facts, without doing your own research. Just sit back, instead, hold onto your book really tight, and enjoy the fast-paced read.
A great read, but if you are an evangelical Christian, you will probably be highly offended. A few times as I read this book, I was afraid was going to get struck by lightning. Zap! As a writer, Brown knows how to keep the reader's attention, but, woah!, he sure isn't afraid of the moral majority!
I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK ON CD WAY BEFORE THE MOVIE. AS WITH MOST BOOKS TO MOVIE, THE MOVIE FELL A BIT SHORT OF THE BOOK. MORE INVOLVED, MORE INFORMATION, THE AUDIOBOOK IS JUST WAY BETTER THAN THE MOVIE. IT IS NOT REAL FOLKS, IT'S JUST A REALLY GOOD MYSTERY!
I hadn't seen the movie yet, or read the book, when I bought the audio CD for a long trip I was taking. It was a terrific story that had just enough puzzles in it to keep you guessing. I was even surprised at the ending, and didn't exactly see that coming. I'm glad I bought it, and I'd recommend it as an interesting distraction.