The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Paul Michael

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.

In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can deipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.

THE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightening-paced, intelligent thriller…utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739313114
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/03/2003
Series: Robert Langdon Series , #2
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.16(h) x 2.66(d)

About the Author

DAN BROWN is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, and Deception Point. He lives in New England.

Hometown:

New England

Date of Birth:

June 22, 1964

Place of Birth:

Exeter, New Hampshire

Education:

Phillips Exeter Academy 1982; B.A., Amherst College, 1986; University of Seville, Spain

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The Da Vinci Code 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3904 reviews.
sbux06 More than 1 year ago
There's nothing more I like about a book than its ability to make me want to keep reading and reading. Honestly, there was no good stopping point. I would stop then quickly skim the first line of the next chapter and before I know it, I've read into two more chapters. Very entertaining and enjoyable from beginning to end. Loved it!
kpopluvr18 More than 1 year ago
To be honest, reading a book in my free time never hit the top of my "to do" list. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown made me want to read more. From this one book, I realized that Dan Brown could transport you to the world of the Holy Grail. The way the book flowed made it seem like the story took place over a few days. In reality, Dan Brown has written a 489-page book over the course of 24 hours. Honestly, there weren't many times when I could say, "I should stop reading if I want to get enough sleep." Every page was filled with action-packed scenes, puzzles, and interesting insights. There were some things I didn't like about the book, however. Throughout the book, Dan Brown used French words in the dialogue. He doesn't include a glossary--well, not in the paperback edition, at least--and sometimes I have to skip over the French words or use my imagination to figure out what they mean. Also, the descriptions of the Louvre, for instance, seem like they come out of a travel brochure. Honestly, I didn't need to know every single detail of the Louvre because I saw it on the Internet before. You should read The DaVinci Code if you have an interest in codes and puzzles, conspiracies, and mystery. Dan Brown does an excellent job of explaining his ideas, up to the point where a teenager can understand. This is what I like about Dan Brown. He is able to captivate his audience with controversial topics while reminding us that his books are fiction. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages, and I hope that you'll enjoy this book as much as I did.
bookdork89 More than 1 year ago
When I took the decision of sitting down and read the book it was because of the high recommendations that it had received from all my friends and teachers. I myself am not much of a reader, but as soon as I started reading the book I just couldn't let go of it. After reading this book I can certainly say that Dan Brown is a true genius. The Da Vinci code is a masterpiece. It's one of those books that are unique and that are always going to be a must read. It starts out with a murder case, but it isn't your typical case of finding out who it is, Dan Brown is sure of leaving more than evidence towards the true secret behind this murder case that has more behind it than just a guilty assassin. I assure you that throughout the whole journey that the protagonist Robert Langdon and Sophie Nevue undergo you will feel the tension and the passion for finding out the secret that Da Vinci has left for us. You will feel nervous, you will feel sad and disappointed when you can't find out the secret and you will utter satisfaction, you will end up with an open mouth. It has all the characteristics of a mystery/adventure novel that will make you enjoy this book as if you're Robert of Sophie themselves. I'm certain that you won't be able to think about anything else when you're not reading the book. Besides all this incredible characteristics it also has a small dose of love between the 2 main characters, that throughout the whole book you can see the obvious chemistry that exist between them. So for all those readers who like the unexpected, this is your book, when you're sure that that's the guy, or that they have solved the mystery, I assure you, you will be wrong, the truth will blow your mind. One of the things that I most enjoyed was the fact that several things were happening at the same time with different characters, the author gives you just the amount of information about what's happening with one character to leave you hooked, and then will go and tell you in the next chapter what's happening with the other characters and ALSO LEAVE YOU HOOKED! so you won't be able to stop reading you will read faster and faster, holding your breath to the sudden twists the book takes, and be breathless by the end of it. Although Dan Brown's literature as a whole may not be very good, it is apt for many ages and great to be read as a fictional fun book that will leave you with a sweet taste of mouth. When finishing the Da Vinci code you will want to read more of Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code is an amazing book and I dare rate it without a doubt a 5 star book. What's great about Dan Brown is that he doesn't stop his masterpiece here he continues his extravagant writing in books like Angels and Demons, Digital Fortress, and Deception point, so I can say without a doubt that Dan Brown is one of top authors of this age with a creativity that is worth being turned into a book.
DarthBaneSithForever101 More than 1 year ago
this book trilogy aka known as the robert langdon trilogy seriously is amazing from the very begining to the very end dan brown blows that evil twilight author outta the water
XavierMurphy78 More than 1 year ago
Great Book, Great Movie. I love this story.
JFranklin2 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Couldn't put it down.
moonstruck More than 1 year ago
He has done it AGAIN!!!! Congrats.
Megan Boulrice More than 1 year ago
This novel was very well written it was so intruiging that i would find myself staying up late at night reading it. Its quite enjoyable to attempt to solve the puzzles before the characters do in the book, if one is into that sort of thing. Also many twists and turns in the plot line i did not see coming. Over al, highly recommended!
ClassicShiz More than 1 year ago
Do not judge THIS book by its cover! When I started The Da Vinci Code I was pulled in from the instant action. Exciting sequences and twists kept me attached most of the time. Mixed with descriptive words, details, and great dialouge, I, at times, felt like I was in the book. Although the book was suspenseful and exciting, sometimes the pages dragged on leaving me confused. I like the characters Brown used. They were creative and witty. The Da Vinci Code has a great plot and an interesting climax. This book is not recommended for religious christans who would be offended by its content or young children because of its content/maturity level. This book would leave some hanging while leaving others with confusion and wonder. Overall, The Da Vinci Code is a great book for anyone. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Is it possible to give this book a middling rating rather than go to one extreme or another? Sure. Here's why: For starters, the book is in fact a page turner. Once I started reading it I didn't want to stop. Why? Because every chapter leaves you hanging on the edge waiting for the next step in the adventure. While that is effective at keeping a reader involved, it also left me feeling like I was being strung along and that the pay-off couldn't measure up to the expectation. I was right. It didn't. 'The Da Vinci Code' is altogether entertaining, and subsequently altogether forgettable. It's actually been over a year since I read the book and if it hadn't been for the movie refreshing my memory a bit, I would have forgotten most of the major plot points by now. The only parts that stuck with me were Dan Brown's antagonistic flogging of Christian doctrine without any real basis for the wild claims he was making, and the image of an ascetic albino murderous monk. Silas was much more memorable than any of the protagonists. Oh, I also enjoyed the descriptions of Rosslyn Chapel, although that is mostly because I am interested in anything dealing with Scottish history. That's about it. The characters are mostly forgettable because Brown moves so quickly through the story that there is no time for development. If you MUST read something by Dan Brown, 'Angels and Demons' is better. Better plot progression, more vivid locations, more exciting climax, more bewildering plot twists, and a little less sacrilegious, although even more abrasive toward Catholicism, particularly the Vatican. Characters remain on the shallow side. If you choose to buy either of Brown's Langdon series books, get the illustrated editions. I might not have even bothered to read them without the pictures...they add to the story immensely. Having said all that, I will probably read Brown's next Langdon novel. I am curious what he is going to do with Freemasonry. Perhaps he will also take time to give Robert Langdon some backstory and provide him with a few friendly human links that extend beyond the scope of the manic plot and his arcane life of academia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the sample it was great infact I love the book already
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never read a book quite this good. I never wanted to put this book down when reading it. I would always try to put it down, and then i'd end up reading forty more pages. A lot of people disagree with the facts that are in this book, but the book is still amazing. I don't care  who you are, you will definitely enjoy this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It takes a very talented writer to take some historical facts & mix them in with some truly outside the religious box fiction & create likely the most controvertial book of our times. For that alone Dan Brown gets not just 5 stars, he gets 10 from me. Far beyond the edge-of-your seat, nail-bitting suspense, the man managed to single handedly outrage the Catholic church & bring out all kind of experts to prove his book wrong. A book which was classified as fiction from day 1. The book & movie where boycotted in many countries. Mr Brown has received hate mail & death threats... all because the man wrote a fictional story. Like it or not, the man is a genius, a very rich one. Would that I be sooo good a writer! Hate or love it, this novel has put Dan on a category of his own. Very few people dont know his name & why. You go on Mr Brown! The more haters you have, the more to your credit because even haters spent time reading the book. The rest of us can't wait for the next book, movie & controversy. =}
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
I read this when it was first published years ago. It was just as thrilling as a re-read. Dan Brown is one of the best authors out there. Fast paced. Keeps your interest throughout. You won't be disappointed with his books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
no hate it
ChristineMadu More than 1 year ago
Great read, couldn't put it down. Makes one wonder and think. The idea behind it might be offensive to some, not to me, I take it as entertainment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep in mind that this book is FICTIONAL. Some groups mentioned in this book are real, but there purposeses said in this novel are not. GREAT BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have A LOT to say about The Da Vinci Code, but it would take pages and pages just to get out my first thought.. So, I'll just shorten it to my main points. I can honsetly say no book has ever intrigued me more. The cryptic mesages, the realistic characters, the kill to thrill feel, everything had me hooked. Also, when Brown went into detail on the Divine Proportion, I was amazed. I was so interested, I bookmarked my page and went straight to Google to learn more. And the next time I took a shower, I did measure from my head to feet and sure enough, 1.816 to one. Another thing, the pyramid in front of the Lourve. I have a few things to say about that. To put it in front of the beautiful Lourve was a drunk night idea, obviously. It completely ruins the magesty and divine archetect skills of the Lourve. It ruins the ancient feel of the structure, invading it with the modern world. But, it is a creative idea with a beautiful arial veiw. If it wasn't obstructing the grand regality of the museum, it would be astonousing.. to me, it has a very Las Vegas or Hollywood feel. I'm a 14 year old girl, and granted a little more mature than others in the 8th grade... to sum it up. The Da Vinci Code was a moving, gripping, amazing, unique, spectacular book that I recomend to EVERYONE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it through the whole book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Didn't expect the church to be involved. I love history and there is plenty of that also. It's hard to put it down. catfancierVP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book ALMOST as much as Angels & Demons! THANKS FOR THE FREEBIE TO ADD TO MY NOOK, B&N.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so riveting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great mix of history and adventure. Found myself looking up places and events as I read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dan Brown never lets me down. He weaves such amazing detailed characters & stories together mixed with a large amount based on historical reality. Just an amazing book. Ive read it at least 4 times & it never gets old...the movie is great as well!