The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend 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, and one of Langdon’s first students. 

But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel 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 an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

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Origins5 star

Totally relevant 55


Couldn’t put it down5 star

Now I really want to revisit Spain to see the sites described in the book that I missed on past visits. The storyline of Origin tends to follow the same pattern as Mr. Brown’s other Langdon books, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. However, I did figure out the conclusion of this book about three quarters of the way through it, but that just motivated me to keep reading to see if I was right. And, as another reviewer already mentioned, I do see how Mr. Brown could write a sequel because he did leave us with a few loose ends, but I won’t mention them for the sake of people who may be reading this review prior to reading the book. Anyway, if he does write a sequel, I will be one of the first in line to purchase it. 55


Provocative5 star

This is a deeply provocative novel with far reaching ideas and thoughts. Loved all the references to Spanish history! 55


Easy read!5 star

There’s a lot to unpack in a book that delves and intertwines fiction with non-fiction ideas. Origin does it cleverly and entertainingly. Sometimes the imagination for the actual storytelling lacks effort as you see the main effort is put forth in trying to make the notions believable and better yet, comprehensible, which in no doubt is done successfully. Nevertheless, a fun read with a lot of questions lingering afterwards-which to me, it’s how you realize if a novel is successful—by staying with the reader and challenging your own beliefs and understandings. 55


Wonderful Book5 star

Once I picked up this book I could hardly put it down. I will recommend this book to all I know. 55


Another Masterpiece Provoking Thought and Excitement1 star

Dan Brown’s Origin continues his page turning style of weaving scientific and spiritual benchmarks with unconventional plausible possibilities as this story seem less fiction than non-fiction. Time will tell! 15

Sofifi S

not challenging enough, a bit boring!3 star

somewhat disappointing ! 35


Great concept but slightly predictable4 star

The main concept in the book was very intriguing and extremely believable. A great twist on technology and the future. However, parts of the plot were predictable and made the overall story a bit disappointing. Definitely worth the read though. 45

Rhett h

Origin5 star

Like all of Dan Brown’s books, it is very enjoyable, entertaining and leaves you with something positive to think about. 55

MCato E

Origin, a review5 star

From the start, I could not put it down. Riveting and suspenseful. The author described all the key places in such graphic detail, he created a perfect picture in my minds eye. I believe I shall read it once again. Mary Cato-Ewald 55


Thoughtfully written5 star

...and, to honor the author’s efforts, should be just as thoughtfully read. And considered. 55


Never a disappointment5 star

Awesome novel. Awesome story line. Had to keep reading and reading, wondering what was going on, what was happening. It was great all the way to the end, and a surprise ending at that! 55

Other sci-fi guy

Dan Brown for Congress2 star

Politicians are thought to be the most long winded of our species but this author has challenged that claim. He has taken a good idea for a short story and stretched it to the breaking point. There is very little action for the first 20% of the book. The rest of the story is stuck in between bits of rhetoric, explanations, and philosophy. Not until the last 10% does he get to the point of the story. At least the book is set amid the beauty of Gaudi's Barcelona but the little amount of story is somewhat predictable and turns the questions of "Where did we come from? And Where are we going?" Into "Mom, are we there yet?". 25


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A major disappointment1 star

Rambling, boring with little to no insightful writing. Brown has jumped the shark. 15

Cm punk33

Dan Brown does it again!5 star

I love reading all of Dan Brown’s books. The last one Inferno was good, but probably my least favorite of his books. This one goes right up to the top with Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. I really enjoy the mystery and the unique twist at the end you can always expect from a Dan Brown book. 55

Greg LeNoir

Origin by Dan Brown3 star

Ultimately disappointing, the story lacked the essential kernel of revelation. 35

Elvia M.

Amazing!!!!5 star

Dan Brown never ceases to amaze me!! Such a great book! If your into his previous books you’ll love this one as well!!! 55

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