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The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown - AudioBook CD

The Lost Symbol

by Dan Brown

Unabridged 14CD Audio Book Set

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The Lost Symbol - by Dan Brown - Audio Book CD  

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The Lost Symbol, the beautiful follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, is a masterstroke of storytelling - a lethal race through a real-world labyrinth of codes and unseen truths...all under the watchful eye of the terrifying villain. Set in the unseen tunnels and temples of Washington D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling land toward an unthinkable finale.

About The Lost Symbol

As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an night lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, nonetheless, the evening takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object--artfully encoded with five symbols--is noticed in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an historic invitation... 1 meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost globe of esoteric wisdom.

When Langdon's beloved coach, Peter Solomon--a prominent Mason and philanthropist--is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his just hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantaneously plunged into a clandestine planet of Masonic tips, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations--all of which appear to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.

As the planet noticed in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges visitors with an smart, lightning-paced story that has surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is what Brown's fans have been waiting for... his many thrilling novel yet.

About the Author Dan Brown

Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American writer of thriller fiction, ideal recognized for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code and the 2000 bestselling novel, Angels & Demons. Brown is interested in cryptography, keys, and codes, that are a repeated theme in his stories. Currently his novels have been translated into over 40 languages. Brown states on his site that his books are not anti-Christian, as he is a Christian himself, and states of his book The Da Vinci Code it is merely "an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate" and suggests that the book could be selected "as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith".

While in Los Angeles, Brown joined the National Academy of Songwriters, and participated in various of its occasions. It was there that he met Blythe Newlon, a girl 12 years his senior, who was the Academy's Director of Artist Development. Though not officially piece of her job, she took on the apparently unusual task of helping to promote Brown's projects; she wrote hit releases, set up promotional occasions, and place him in contact with people who might be helpful to his profession. She and Brown furthermore developed a individual relationship, though this wasn't recognized to all of their associates until 1993, when Brown moved back to New Hampshire, and it was learned that Blythe would accompany him. They married in 1997, at Pea Porridge Pond, a place near North Conway, New Hampshire. In 1993, Brown introduced the self-titled CD Dan Brown, which included songs like "976-Love" and "If You Believe in Love". In 1994, Brown introduced a CD entitled Angels & Demons. Its artwork was the same ambigram by artist John Langdon which he later utilized for the novel Angels & Demons. The liner notes additionally again credited his spouse for her participation, thanking her "to be my tireless cowriter, coproducer, 2nd engineer, noticeable different, and therapist." The CD included songs including "Here in These Fields" and the religious ballad "All I Believe."

In 1994, while on getaway in Tahiti, he read Sidney Sheldon's novel The Doomsday Conspiracy, and decided that he can do greater. He began function on Digital Fortress, and co-wrote a humour book with his spouse, 187 Men to Avoid: A Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman, under the pseudonym "Danielle Brown" (among the 187 goods in the book was "Men who write self-help books for women"). The book's writer profile reads, "Danielle Brown currently lives in New England: training school, composing books, and avoiding guys." The copyright is attributed to Dan Brown. In 1996, Brown quit training to become a full-time author. Digital Fortress was published in 1998. His spouse, Blythe, did much of the book's promotion, composing hit releases, booking Brown on talk shows, and setting up hit interviews. A limited months later, Brown and his spouse introduced The Bald Book, another humor book. It was officially credited to his spouse, though a representative of the publisher mentioned that it was generally created by Brown. Brown's 4th novel, The Da Vinci Code, became a runaway bestseller, going to the best of the New York Times Best Seller list during its initially week of launch in 2003. It is today credited with being the most favored books of all time, with 60.5 million duplicates sold worldwide as of 2006. Its success has aided drive sales of Brown's earlier books. In 2004, all 4 of his novels were found on the New York Times list in the same week, and in 2005, he prepared Time magazine's list of the 100 many influential individuals of the year. Forbes magazine placed Brown at #12 on their 2005 "Celebrity 100" list, and estimated his yearly money at US.5 million. The Times estimated his money from 'Da Vinci Code' sales as 0 million. Characters in Brown's books are usually called after real individuals in his existence. Robert Langdon is called after John Langdon, the artist who created the ambigrams chosen for the Angels & Demons CD and novel. Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca is called after "On A Claire Day" cartoonist friend Carla Ventresca. In the Vatican Archives, Langdon recalls a marriage of 2 persons called Dick and Connie, that are the names of his parents. Robert Langdon's editor Jonas Faukman, is called after Brown's real existence editor Jason Kaufman. Brown equally mentioned that characters were based on a New Hampshire librarian, along with a French instructor at Exeter, Andre Vernet.

In interviews, Brown has mentioned that his spouse is an art historian and painter. When they met, she was the Director of Artistic Development at the National Academy for Songwriters in Los Angeles. During the 2006 lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement in The Da Vinci Code, info was introduced at trial which showed that Blythe did indeed a awesome deal of analysis for the book.[8] In 1 post, she was described as "chief researcher".

In 2006, Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code was introduced as a movie by Columbia Pictures, with director Ron Howard; the movie starred Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu and Sir Ian McKellen as Sir Leigh Teabing. It was considered the most anticipated movies of the year, and was chosen to launch the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, though it received total bad ratings. It was later indexed as among the worst movies of 2006, and the 2nd highest grossing movie of the year, pulling in 0 million USD internationally. The next movie, Angels & Demons, is due for launch on May 15, 2009, with Howard and Hanks returning.

Brown was indexed as among the executive manufacturers of the movie The Da Vinci Code, and created more codes for the movie. One of his songs, "Phiano", which Brown wrote and performed, was indexed as piece of the film's soundtrack. In the movie, Brown and his spouse is enjoyed in the background of among the early booksigning scenes.

In August 2005, Brown won a court case in New York against writer Lewis Perdue over charges of plagiarism, found on the basis of stated similarity between The Da Vinci Code and his novels, The Da Vinci Legacy (1983) and Daughter of God (2000). Judge George Daniels mentioned, in part: "A fair average lay observer wouldn't conclude that The Da Vinci Code is significantly synonymous to Daughter of God".

On March 28, 2007, Brown's publisher, Random Home, won an appeal copyright infringement case brought by authors Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. The Court of Appeal of England and Wales refused the efforts from 2 authors, who reported that Brown stole their inspirations for his novel The Da Vinci Code. Baigent and Leigh, who wrote Holy Blood, Holy Grail in 1982, argued that Brown stole substantial ingredients from their book. Both are based on a theory that Jesus and Mary Magdalene wedded and had a child and that the bloodline continues to the day. Baigent and Leigh are liable for paying legal expenses of almost million USD. Brown even alluded to the 2 authors' names in his book. Leigh Teabing, a lead character in both the novel and the movie, anagrammatically derives his last name from Baigent's, while utilizing Leigh's name verbatim. A contributing element for the result of the case is the fact that these authors presented their function as nonfiction. Fiction writers usually draw upon nonfiction resources for content analysis.

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