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The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
The Lost Symbol - Robert Langdon, Bk 3 - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Paul Michael (Narrator), Dan Brown
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object -- artfully encoded with five symbols -- is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739319178
ISBN-10: 0739319175
Publication Date: 9/15/2009
Edition: unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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reviewed The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 21
This must be one of the worst books I have ever read. If you've read Angels & Demons or Da Vinci Code, then you've read a better version of the same story. Really - the same plot, same themes, but the story itself gets sillier as Brown runs out of material. And in the end, all he's really doing is indulging himself. How do things like this even get published? I will say one thing, I have officially decided to never read Dan Brown again.
reviewed The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
I just finished this book. I must say I am terribly disappointed. It lacked the originality of Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. I found it very poorly written in general. It was fairly predictable, in my opinion. I only really liked the character of Ma'Lakh.
reviewed The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
The short review: The Lost Symbol is not as boring as my latest history textbook, but it's not for the lack of trying. The Lost Symbol is not even close to meeting the expectations set by Angels and Demons. Honestly, it seems like a half-hearted rewrite.

The longer review: I bought this audio book to occupy my time on the hour long commute to work. The story's mystery was the only thing that kept me from turning it off as The Lost Symbol is a bit redundant. (And by "a bit" I mean very.) I found myself losing interest in the repetitive history lectures wrapped in symbolism.

In what I assume is an attempt to draw out the story (was Dan Brown paid per page?) the mystery is blatantly interrupted by Masonic history and explanations of symbols that might have been cut and pasted from wikipedia (I'm not saying it was plagiarized. It is just that dry). For instance, "[a] disturbing object -- artfully encoded with five symbols -- is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation... one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom." When the the meanings of the five symbols and the apparent invitation is explained, the story could have been shortened and the plot could have carried on. Instead, the symbolism was hashed, then rehashed and then reviewed again...just in case you slept through it the first time.
reviewed The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 270 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I have to say I liked this book! Not as good as DaVinci Code or Angels & Demons but still a page turner. Very much reminded me of the movie National Treasure though. I figured out pretty much where it was leading but it was still fun seeing Langdon figuring everything out. I can already see this one being made into a movie-and I will definately see it!
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Helpful Score: 5
Fantastic read. A page turner that kept me guessing until the very end. Next time I am in DC, I am sure I will not look at any building the same again. I still personally feel that Angels and Demons was his best writing to date, but I enjoyed this even more than The Davinci Code.
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