Origin - Dan Brown


By Dan Brown

  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,889 Ratings


The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Bilbao, Spain
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.


  • He does it again!

    By Bellaluna83
    This was a wonderful book. I could barely put it down and it felt like an art history course within a book.
  • Origin

    By Say-Say Jane
    What 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 read

    By Tyra Grey
    Unpredictable and as usual he makes you ask the questions you probably didn’t want to ask yourself.
  • Great read

    By Trimike07452
    Best Dan Brown novel since the Da Vinci Code
  • Terrible

    By Rgnskinner
    I 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.
  • Origin

    By Pendy1590
    Well 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 read

    By tak4psu
    Thrilling till the end and unravels with a twist.
  • Dan Brown Does It Again

    By Tony Palino
    Dan 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 read

    By ultrasg
    A 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 Adventure

    By DJ FISH
    Another great Dan Brown book. My favorite since “The DaVinci Code”