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The global bestseller - Origin is the latest Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of an astonishing scientific breakthrough. The evening's host is billionaire Edmond Kirsch, a futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world.
But Langdon and several hundred guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is suddenly blown apart. There is a real danger that Kirsch's precious discovery may be lost in the ensuing chaos. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, taking with him the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.
To evade a devious enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate the labyrinthine passageways of extreme religion and hidden history. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breathtaking truth that has remained buried - until now.
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'Fans will not be disappointed' The Times
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Absolutely enjoyed it. Nicely narrated and the book itself thrilling and amazing as you could expect from Dan Brown!
The audio quality of the book is great and it’s read very well. Now that’s out of the way, the book itself...
I don’t really know where to begin because there is so much wrong with this book. I’ve read all of Dan Brown’s books and this is by far and away the worst. He’s properly scraping the bottom of the barrel for conspiracy theories for Robert Langdon.
It is utterly predictable and the book long cliff hanger is excruciating and a total anti climax when it eventually emerges. The so called genius this book is based around is a bell end and entirely forgettable. In fact all the characters are just a bit irritating.
The relentless cliches are like Chinese water torture. The facts are pure conjecture and are just plain BS at times. Even with artistic licence they are cringeworthy at best, at worst they are crass, arrogant, condescending and idiotic.
He beats an atheistic drum throughout this book. If that’s what you like, read some Dawkins - it’s infinitely better than this.
Don’t waste your money.
Too much irrelevant detail. Stupid statements are dressed up as profound, e.g. - “Dialogue is more important than consensus.” Not if an action is needed.