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Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown

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Origin by Dan Brown audiobook is a mystery thriller novel and the fifth installment in his Robert Langdon series. The story begins with Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, who arrives at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend an important event that according to its organizer, the announcements made there will change the face of science forever. This organizer is called Edmond Kirsch, the host of the event, who is a billionaire computer scientist, futurist and atheist that is known worldwide for his innovative inventions and his audacious predictions. Kirsch was one of the firsts students of Langdon at Harvard, and his announcement is about to answer two questions that humanity has been trying to explain for decades: "where did we come from?" and "where are we going?".

The event begins and everybody is fascinated by the elaborated and spectacular presentation that Kirsch made, but after the introduction a chaos erupts, shots are fired and Langdon ends up escaping to protect and discover the secret invention that Kirsch was about to reveal. Ambra Vidal, the director of the museum, goes with Lagndon to Barcelona, where they believe they can find a cryptic password that will reveal them the secret of Kirsch.

However, the trip won’t be simple, as they will have to evade an enemy whose power seems to come from Spain’s Royal Palace and who is trying to silence Edmond Kirsch.

Download Origin to follow them through corridors full of hidden history, modern art and enigmatic symbols, and to discover with them the unbelievable finding that was made by Kirsch.


If you are a fan of this author or you are curious about his work, you should definitely check Origin by Dan Brown audiobook. This time Robert Langdon goes through Spain in an attempt to reveal another interesting and fascinating mystery.

After the bad ending of an important event he went to, hosted by Edmond Kirsch, a futurist who was about to make an announcement that was going to change history, Langdon goes from Bilbao to Barcelona to try to decipher a password that will show him the discovery of Kirsch. All of this will be made with the help of Ambra Vidal, the director of the museum where the event was made, and while evading a couple of enemies that will be following them in order to avoid the revealing of Kirsch’s secret.

As the previous audiobook from Dan Brown, this story is full of secrets, puzzles and obscure facts that are worth the reading. The plot is incredibly entertaining and keeps you wanting to know more while you listen to it. It is full of intriguing facts, historical events and real organizations that are involved in the story.

Besides the two main questions that are made in the audiobook ("where did we come from?" and "where are we going?") and that makes us reflect, there are other topics that are discussed and that are relevant nowadays, like fake news, artificial intelligence, technological advances, religion and the dark places of the Internet.

Getting the audiobook will be completely worth it and you won’t regret the decision of submerging in the puzzles that make up the story of Origin by Dan Brown.


What's your review of Dan Brown's "Origin"?

Although it follows the classical formula of Dan Brown’s books, it works. All the elements that an entertaining audiobook needs are present. The story is full of historical facts, puzzles, secrets, plot twists and stunning locations.

Is the audiobook Origin by Dan Brown based on India?

The whole story takes place in Spain but there is an Indian born surveillance specialist Suresh Bhalla. Apart from that, there nothing else related to India.

Is the new Dan Brown book 'Origin' worth reading?

It is, especially if you are a fan of this author or if you are curious about him. The premise is intriguing and the audiobook has a good rhythm which makes you want to know more and more as the story continues.

What do you think about the AI in Dan Brown's latest book "The Origin"? Is it possible with the available technology?

With the current technology that we have it is not possible, but advances in the field of Artificial Intelligence are being made every day and sooner rather than later we will have what is shown in the story.

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  • I bought this book because of my interest in the character Robert Langdon, expecting the usual abundance of intriguing details about symbolism, language, and so on. However, I was quite disappointed as there was a lack of such elements in this particular novel. In fact, I feel like Robert Langdon's presence was merely a ploy to generate more profit. If you're a devoted Robert Langdon fan, I wouldn't recommend this book.
  • Can you believe how many times this guy gets paid for writing the same damn book? It's like he's mastered the art of making it dull too. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like I've heard this exact same story with the same damn characters multiple times already. Might as well call it "Dan Brown's Spanish Adventure."
  • Dan Brown is a master at churning out highly popular and gripping books, to the point where he doesn't seem to care about making them easily readable anymore. Let's not even get started on the awkward and stiff writing style, as we've come to expect that. However, I can't help but be disappointed with the fact that a significant amount of time is dedicated to killing off a Muslim cleric and a rabbi early on in the story, without any explanation or closure. They simply serve as plot devices to create tension, but ultimately lead nowhere. And don't even get me started on Edmund Kirsch's never-ending speeches, they are longer than a Wagner opera and lack the cleverness I was hoping for. It's frustrating how pedantic he comes across. As for the final resolution, it reminds me of Stephen King's "Under the Dome". Seriously? That's all there is? It makes me regret giving up alcohol...
  • Brown's latest book, 'Origin: A Novel', continues the trend of Robert Langdon taking a backseat in the plot. While the writing is solid and the story intriguing, it tends to become overly preachy. However, what's missing are the elements that made Langdon's character so captivating in the past - no mystery, no codes, no puzzles, no symbols - just an excessive focus on architecture. Instead, the spotlight shifts to a nonhuman entity and an intelligent female protagonist who shoulder the majority of the narrative burden. Perhaps it's time for the Da Vinci Code franchise to gracefully conclude.
  • I was really looking forward to this book, but unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations. Dan Brown, known for his engaging writing style, seems to have written 'Origin: A Novel' with the intention of it being adapted into a screenplay. Some scenes felt like they were written specifically for the big screen. This wouldn't have been so bothersome if the main mystery hadn't been so predictable. The misleading clues were too obvious, and the decisions made by certain characters were difficult to comprehend. Overall, I was let down by this book.
  • 'Origin: A Novel' is almost your typical Dan Brown read, but it veers into being a bit more preachy than usual. Instead of the usual trail of clues that our protagonist, Robert Langdon, follows, the story gets sidetracked by a lot of religious discussions. Look, Dan, I don't have a problem with religion like you do; I personally find it outdated and dumb too. However, when I pick up one of your books, I'm looking for an escape from reality. If I wanted to hear about religion, I'd watch Richard Dawkins or Neal deGrasse Tyson on YouTube. No offense, I just hope the next novel focuses more on action and adventure and less on preaching.
  • Dan Brown once again crafts an enthralling story filled with mystery and excitement, while also delving into profound philosophical contemplation. While the formula may draw inspiration from the DaVinci Code, it remains captivating, offering suspenseful action and a significant revelation. Unlike its predecessor, Origin avoids insulting fundamentalist zealots and instead takes readers on a majestic journey, led by the central figure William Blake, to ponder the clash between dark and light forces within religion, battling for humanity's soul. Science, often seen as secondary to religion, emerges as the vehicle for the next stage of human evolution. The "discovery" raises more questions than it answers, challenging the selfish and petty aspects of our spiritual lives. These questions are essential, urging the darker forces of religion and all ideologies towards their demise. Brown's message, expressed in Edmund's final prayer, is clear: technology can either advance our survival or hasten our demise. The value of religion lies not in its agreement with scientific findings, but in its ability to evoke wonder and humility about our existence. It is a book of great significance in today's public discourse, particularly as we grapple with the rapid growth of scientific and technological advancements and attempt to understand religion's role in our modern lives.
  • I decided to purchase this book based on its impressive 4 1/2-star rating. It immediately grabbed my attention with its intriguing premise, featuring a computer genius who plans to unveil the origins and future of humanity. However, it quickly became apparent that this revelation would be unnecessarily stretched out over a grueling 18 hours. In the meantime, I was subjected to an excessively exaggerated plot, overly dramatic writing, and a narration style that was reminiscent of an actor from the National rental car ads. The speeches delivered towards the end by the dying Spanish king and the crown prince, both delivered with a Spanish accent, were simply unbearable. Additionally, the supposed revelations turned out to be major disappointments.
  • Brown's latest story starts off with bold claims, demanding the attention of any storyteller. However, the execution falls short. The characters in this novel lack depth and are predictable in their actions and intentions. Even Langdon, typically a perceptive and thoughtful hero, comes across as clumsy and easily swayed in his perception of others. Winston's character feels forced into the story and relies too heavily on overused AI tropes. While the creator may be labeled as a futurist, Brown's portrayal of the character falls short of that description. The resolution of the mystery at the end leaves the reader feeling disappointed, as it doesn't live up to the promise set up earlier in the story. The highlight of the book lies in Brown's descriptions and observations of architecture, art, and artists in Spain. It sparks a desire in the reader to witness these wonders firsthand. Drawing from his experiences in Spain, Brown effectively conveys the beauty of the structures and artworks, along with providing fair to tolerable critiques of the individuals behind them. Overall, I had higher expectations for this novel from Brown. However, I remain hopeful that this disappointment is a rare occurrence in his series and not indicative of limitations in his future works.