By Dan Brown
The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—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 whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee 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 a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.
Origin1By Say-Say JaneWhat a complete waste of my time. I would not recommend this book to anyone unless they want to be bored to death. The only thing remotely interesting about it is the description of the many wonders of architecture to be seen in Spain. Other than that, it was a total waste of time. I say this as one who enjoyed his other books.
Another great read5By Tyra GreyUnpredictable and as usual he makes you ask the questions you probably didn’t want to ask yourself.
Great read5By Trimike07452Best Dan Brown novel since the Da Vinci Code
Terrible1By RgnskinnerI usually love Dan Brown’s books, but this one was terrible. So boring and way to much scientific and technical talk. Hardly a plot at all. Glad it was an audio book so I could tune out for parts of it. And not even miss anything.
Origin4By Pendy1590Well written with excellent pacing throughout building up to, unfortunately, a lesser peak that expected. I had hoped the climatic reveal would have had a little more to it than the purported singularity. Having said that, I would still rate this book as a must read.
Good read4By tak4psuThrilling till the end and unravels with a twist.
Dan Brown Does It Again5By Tony PalinoDan Brown captures the readers attention right from the introduction. The ideas and theology he brings to this story is very relevant to the times still finds a way to be one step ahead of the reader the whole time. Religion, death, technology. Well written, I can’t wait for his next book.
Fun read3By ultrasgA somewhat formulaic book by Dan Brown. Langdon, a pretty woman to go on an adventure with. Plot twists. Historical and factual information. The detailed reveals of major plot points...but the ending with the King seems unnecessarily added. I don’t want to spoil anything, but it just seemed forced into the story and didn’t flow naturally with everything else that was happening. Third best Langdon book. Angels and Demons #1 and Da Vinci Code #2.
Nonstop Adventure5By DJ FISHAnother great Dan Brown book. My favorite since “The DaVinci Code”
Wonderful Novel!!5By Jasontc3Another winner from Dan Brown!