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A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2017
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After an event at which futurist Edmond Kirsch is to announce a groundbreaking discovery erupts into chaos, Robert Langdon rushes to Barcelona to locate a cryptic password that will reveal Kirsch's secret before it is lost forever
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, c2017
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ©2017, ℗2017
ISBN: 9780739319291
Characteristics: 15 audio discs (18 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Michael, Paul (Actor)
Other Standard Identifier: 9780739319291


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ArapahoeAngelina Sep 13, 2018

This was my first Dan Brown's novel, and I really enjoyed it. I used a visual companion that I found online ( and I was able to see all the places and pieces of art that he described on the book. This book will make you want to buy a plane ticket to Barcelona!

ArapahoeMaryA Mar 21, 2018

Origin, the fifth in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, is an entertaining read. Not quite as good as Angels and Demons or The Da Vinci Code (in my opinion), but an enjoyable escape nonetheless.

Feb 22, 2018

Dan Brown's theme for "Origin" is about the ambiguities in the technical meaning of "life". What exactly is "life" anyway? How did it get started in the first place? Why does it change? And where is it going? Would scientists differ from religious experts about those questions? If so, why? And if there's a difference of opinion about the meaning of "life", how important is that difference? Of course as in all of Brown's books, the plot is interspersed with a quick-paced jog-about, this time along northern and eastern Spain's tourist spots, with romance, symbology, and ultra high tech thrown in for good measure. Although a little tedious and over-detailed in places, overall I'd rate it definitely worth a read. The reader on the audio CD version does an excellent job. Their vocal presentation, enunciation, and diction are all clear and easy to understand, all the while interposing subtly different voicings for the characters. Another plus, the audio reader doesn't make the rookie mistake of trying to effect a true-to-form Spanish accent for the pertinent characters either. That's a common mistake of audio readers for some reason, and often makes the audio book so difficult to understand that it is better just to read the original book in print form. Not in this case. Between the original paper book format and the audio book on CD, the audio book is the better choice to enjoy the musings of "Origin".

Jan 02, 2018

In Robert Langdon's fifth outing, his friend Edmond Kirsch is assassinated right his eyes while making an announcement that will upend the world's religions. As Langdon and Ambra Vidal, fiancee of the Prince of Spain, find themselves investigating a religion vs. science conspiracy, they're aided by Winston, the AI embodiment of Kirsch. Like other Langdon novels, the reader is immersed in an exotic locale, educated in history and geography, and treated to a twist at the end. Although Langdon doesn't resolve the debates between religion and science, he gives the reader a lot to think about.


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ArapahoeMaryA Mar 21, 2018

May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies. May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change.


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