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El simbolo perdido (Robert Langdon #3)

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El símbolo perdido, la sensacional continuación de El código Da Vinci, es un golpe maestro de la narrativa: una carrera mortal a través de un auténtico laberinto compuesto por códigos y verdades ocultas, bajo la mirada vigilante de un ser villano aterrador. La acción de El símbolo perdido, que tiene lugar en el interior de una serie de túneles y templos ocultos de Washingt ...more
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Published November 24th 2009 by Random House Audio (first published September 15th 2009)
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Mikayla I'm usually the same with books, I don't tend to over analyse to much. I just like to enjoy the book for what it is.

I loved The Da Vinci Code, and…more
I'm usually the same with books, I don't tend to over analyse to much. I just like to enjoy the book for what it is.

I loved The Da Vinci Code, and think I preferred it a little more than Angels & Demons. Though I think this is due to thinking this plot was more dragged out, stopping me from reading as quickly as I'd like. But never mind, it was still overall a great book.

What I like about the books the most is that rather than make you criticise religion as some people do, it just allows you to think about it a little more than usual. It just make you wonder in a light hearted way rather than punching you in the gut.(less)
Mugen Even I'm finding it cumbersome but for a different reason. I would rather focus on the action and get on with the plot. And this book is full or…moreEven I'm finding it cumbersome but for a different reason. I would rather focus on the action and get on with the plot. And this book is full or ramblings, doodlings and random musings.(less)
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Grumpus
I don’t get all the haters of the Dan Brown books. Are you really going in with the expectation that these books are going to be award-winning, works of art? If so, do you critique every book you read with that same expectation? It would be a pity if you did.

Like movies, I don’t expect every one I watch to be an Academy Award winner. If I did, that would certainly narrow the number of films I’d see. No, I go to be entertained (whatever that may mean on any particular day). That’s the way I look
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Meg
Sep 19, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to take comfort in the fact that Indiana Jones 4 could have been WORSE.
I have such issues rating Dan Brown books... I want 1.5 stars, I think. Snark ahead.

Here's the deal: the man can't write. He's a name-brand & url spewing, Wikipedia-like fountain of knowledge, who CAN'T HANDLE VERB TENSES. He also likes really short sentences. That aren't sentences at all. Really. Expect iPhone, Twitter, and Google shout-outs, too. I'm almost surprised he didn't mention the inevitable hash #thelostsymbol and tell us to use it when we tweet about what we just learned.

On the f
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Becky
Sep 15, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-for-fun
This book is both poorly written and impossible to put down.

I think that about sums it up.
John
Oct 12, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
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Mohammed Arabey
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"انا مش ماسون..بس بحترمهم"
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روبرت لانجدون

"للأسف الناس فهماني غلط..يمكن عشان المؤلفين حصروني في ادوار الشر..لكن انا في الحقيقة طيب..زي كمال ابو ريا..ومحمود الجندي"
-غسان مطر
الماسون

ده المختصر المفيد للرواية، الجمل دي اتكرر معناها كتير بالأحداث ولكن قبل البدء وزي ماقلت في ريفيو
شفرة دافنشي و ملائكة وشياطين
الرواية دي لو حابب تتمتع وانت بتقراها بجد ليها حل من الاتنين
1- تقرأ النسخة الإنجليزية المصورة Illustrated Edition

أو
2- وقت القراءة تفتح جوجل صور وتكتب اسم كل مكان بيزوره روبرت لانجدون وكل قاعة بمبن
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Anna
May 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy Dan Brown's stories. I have read Angels and Demon and The Da Vinci Code, I am currently reading Deception Point and plan on reading Digitial Fortress. I absolutely love his story telling. I have read mixed reviews and I think the negative reviews are just really people who are too serious in life. For goodness sake it is a book for entertainment, not a non-fiction story. Though I have read some non-fiction stories that are more fiction then Dan Brown's book. Brown's books are ente ...more
Nayra.Hassan
اهنيء نفسي على نهاية الرمز المفقود..بعد ان تم فقداني بداخلها لاكثر من شهرين
لماذا؟ حسنا
الرواية هرم متكامل براق لتمجيد الماسونيين الكيوت الاخيار الطيبين
ا"لو تم نشر هذه الطقوس ستتم الاطاحة بالحكومة ...سيمتلىءالشارع بالمناهضين للماسونية و الاصوليين...سيتم تشويه الحقيقة ..كما يحصل دائما مع الماسونيين "؟!!؟ا
هكذا هتف لانجدون بتلك الكلمات مذعورا...و هو ليس ماسونيا"على الاطلاق"و
اعلم جيدا ان امريكا دولة ماسونية منذ نشاتها..و انا اقرأ رواية امريكية..و يجب ان اخضع لشروطها..و لكنك كلما تقدمت في السن..ازددت
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Janet Wilcox
Oct 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this novel actually better than DV Code and A & D, which is ironic as it wasn't quite the page turner as those were, but the plot and ideas were more believeable. I was very interested in The Masons, as they were so much a part of the early patriotic/revolutionary era of the US. As usual there is a gruesome evil person, with superhuman like skills and power. The whole story covers just 24 hours...wow, what a day!
Interesting insight from Brown on the Masons or Noetic Science?: "a tem
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Malcolm
Sep 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now boarding on track 33, the Symbolism Express departing for the Freemasons, the Invisible College, the Office of Security, the SMSC, the Institute of Noetic Sciences and multiple points around the cryptic compass.

Your temporal destination, not Paris and London, but Washington, D.C.

Your conductor, Harvard symbiologist Robert Langdon, the Indiana Jones of the new age.

Tied to the tracks in the gathering darkness ahead and facing certain death, if not embarrassment, another keeper of the ancient m
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Dianna
Oct 19, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
well, that's several hours of my life i'll never get back.

you know, it's not so much that the writing is bad -- i expect it to be bad. it's laughably bad. (to enjoy some truly great bad, relish the self-consciously lascivious descriptions of the bad guy's naked body, they are made of awesome.) it's not so much that the plot is shaky -- i expect it to be shaky, and if this plot could be drawn, it would have to be drawn by dr. seuss. it's that i would expect, at least, that the book actually END S
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James
Dan Brown is one of my favorite authors. I know there are several of my online and in-person (sounds so weird!) friends who disagree, but ultimately... you have to acknowledge the amount of time and dedication he puts into his story, the vast eccentric cast of characters, the intrigue and suspense, the unexpected connections and the fast-paced thrill of turning the pages more quickly than you can actually read each one. People love books for different reasons. It's not always the "beautiful and ...more
Will Byrnes
When one picks up a Dan Brown book there are certain expectations. First one can look forward to a fast-based adventure pitting the intellect of Robert Langdon against dark forces intent on creating mayhem of one sort or another. One expects that religion or religious institutions will play a central role in the story. One can expect that there will be puzzles to be solved and mysteries within mysteries. One can expect murderous sociopaths and police of questionable loyalty. One can expect that ...more
Elena
Oct 22, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think I finally figured out why I hate Dan Brown. He writes very average thriller/ mystery books, just like many others do, and the thing is that I don't have a problem with the other writers. Sometimes their books are entertaining, sometimes they are not, sometimes they are poorly written, sometimes they are not so bad, and I'm perfectly fine with it. The thing I can't stand about Dan Brown is his attitude. He truly believes he has been invested with the power of 'omniscience', and he looks d ...more
Heather
Sep 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan of Dan Brown. I've read all his books - not just The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, but also Deception Point and Digital Fortress. I like his writing style, how his books are layered with codes and mysteries, and how they're so fast-paced they make my heart beat faster because I feel pulled into the stories and into the lives of his characters.

The Lost Symbol is the third book in the Robert Langdon series, and I was glad to see that Brown brought this dynamic and entertaining c
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Ellen
Oct 19, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugghhhhhh. I've been trying to figure out where to start with this one for the past couple days and still haven't been able to decide. So I guess I'll start with my point.

This book F*CKING BLOWS. F*ck you, Dan Brown, you smug bastard, for insulting my intelligence like nobody's business. I really liked Angels and Demons, was entertained by The Da Vinci Code, and this book had half the content (not to mention a sixteenth of the climax) of the latter in almost twice the number of pages.

Do you get
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Tara Lynn
I am so disappointed. I found Brown's other books to be captivating, if a little formulaic. This is just a blatant rewrite of his own material in a different setting. Angels and Demons set a bar for Brown, and he just hasn't been able to match it since. It reads just like The DaVinci Code, with its plot changed to Washington, D.C. It's a completely improbable plot mixed with even more improbable character developments and plot twists.

So disappointed. If I'd known, I never would have bought the
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3), Dan Brown
عنوانها: نماد گمشده؛ طلسم گمشده؛ نشان گم شده؛ نشانه ی گمشده؛ هزارتوی اسرار؛ رمز گمشده؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و پنجم دسامبر سال 2009 میلادی
عنوان: نماد گمشده؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: نوشین ریشهری؛تهران، نگارینه، 1388؛ در 672 ص؛ شابک: 9789642300068؛
عنوان: نماد گمشده؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: شبنم سعادت؛تهران، افراز، 1388؛ در 718 ص؛ شابک: 9789642431632؛ چاپ سوم 1389؛
عنوان: نماد گمشده؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: کیان رضوی نعمت ال
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Mohammed Orabi
" فكر في العلم ، في الإيمان ، وفي الإنسان .. فكر كيف أن كل ثقافة ، في كل مكان وفي كل زمان ، كان لديها دوما قاسم مشترك .. لدينا جميعا خالق ، استخدمنا أسماء مختلفة ، وصلوات مختلفة ، ولكن الله هو الثابت الكوني بالنسبة إلى الإنسان ، الله هو الرمز الذي تشاركناه كلنا .. رمز جميع أسرار الحياة التى لم نفهمها ..لقد مجد القدماء الله كرمز للقدرة اللامحدودة ، ولكن البشر أضاعوا ذلك الرمز مع الزمن .. حتى اليوم "

دائما يتركنى ذلك الكاتب عقب الانتهاء من اى عمل له فى حالة من الذهول والانبهار ، يمتلك قدرة فريدة ع
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Anna
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
Σήμερα λοιπόν ανακοινώθηκε ότι ο Mr. Brown βγάζει καινούριο βιβλίο του χρόνου το Σεπτέμβρη (έτσι, για να ετοιμάζεστε ψυχολογικά) http://publishersweekly.tumblr.com/po..., όπου φυσικά δεν αναφέρεται πουθενά το θέμα, ούτε καν η πόλη, έτσι για να μην.... βασικά γιατί; Τι θα επηρεάσουμε εμείς αν αποκαλυφθεί η τοποθεσία και το θέμα του βιβλίου; Τελοσπάντων, εδώ αναμένουμε με ανυπομονησία το Winds of Winter το 2017 (που ο Martin έχει βγάλει ολόκληρα κεφάλαια στο διαδίκτυο) και καινούριο Χάρι Χόλε, who ...more
مصطفي سليمان
ابلغ رد علي سلسلة القادمون الخارقون الحارقون الجامدون
تقوله قريت شئ عن الماسونية ؟
يقوم رافع حاجبه ويقولك
يخربيت الجهل
انت مشفتش القادمون؟
طيب ان قريت شغل دان براون
انت عبيط؟؟ دا روايات للغر السذج امثالك
فتكتشف انه مقراش شئ لان القراية مش بتيجي معاه سكة
اينعم هي مش من احسن روايته
زي ملائكة وشياطين
لكن الرواية فيها كمية معلومات
تصيبك بصدمة
وتفضل تسئل نفسك
دا بيفضل يجمع معلومات امتي؟
وازاي؟
الا لو خاله كان شغال ف امن الدولة
كمية معلومات تاريخه ومعلوماتيه
تصيبك بعته
وف نفس الوقت تخليك بتكتم انفاسك
ومع كل فصل
قفا جديد
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Bettie☯
Sep 16, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: published-2009
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Stacey
Dec 02, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Kept feeling like I was reading an amalgam of Angels and DaVinci's Code. When I started wandering off in search of snacks in the middle of paragraphs, I knew it was time to shelve this as a "can't finish," and move on.
Richard Derus
2017 Update...Meenakshi, a Goodreads friend for a while now, found this review and it reminded me that I'd actually read this book 5-plus years ago. I had completely forgotten it existed, both the book and the review actually...and then I got to the "how to die" thing and was instantly transported into annoyed, irked, ticked-off memoryland.

I think it's unsurprising I didn't hold onto the memory of reading the book since I review over 120 a year and read almost three times that many. But I also t
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Tom
Sep 20, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Though technically better written than Digital Fortress, this is Dan Brown's worst novel. Brown creates false suspense by hiding revelations from readers even after major characters learn them. In most cases this is unnecessary, as the twists would have more impact if made in a timely manner. Too often, however, the revelations are obvious or anticlimactic, weaknesses that are amplified by Brown's hide-the-ball technique.

Brown's penchant for dubious subject matter is well-known, but he previousl
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Elizabeth
Nov 04, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: absolutely no one
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Morgan (though "recommend" is an awfully strong word)
Normally I wait until I’ve finished a book before passing judgment on it, but sixty pages into The Lost Symbol I decided that life was too short to read really terrible books.

One of the things I liked best about The Da Vinci Code was that its plot unfolded in real-time: it takes place during a few very busy hours of Robert Langdon’s improbable life, in about the amount of time it takes to read the novel. This technique keeps the pace of the book exciting (there are no natural breaks in which to
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Nora
Feb 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
الذي أحبه، وأقدره أيضًا، في (دان براون) هو جهده المبذول في خلق مثل هذه الروايات. وكم المعلومات الذي يجتهد في حشده بين صفحاتها.

ماذا أضافت لي، شخصيًا، هذه الرواية؟ القصة ممتعة، وانعطافاتها جميلة، ثم الكثير، الكثير حتى التململ، من الحديث عن الماسونية وتمجيدها وتبجيل منهجها وهديها.
الغريب هو كم الرموز المتأصلة والتي يكشفها المؤلف تباعاً في مباني المدينة. ما بين انكشاف تلو آخر، أفكر.. هل تحوي مدننا العربية مثل هذه الأسرار؟ في مصر ربما.. الحضارة الفرعونية؟ ماذا عن بلاد الشام؟ هل يوجد شيء كهذا في جزيرة
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Christian
Sep 15, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people you hate
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Chris
Sep 28, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The use of a large amount of symbols and conspiracy buzzwords does not excuse one from having to actually write a compelling story. The "twist" in this books was easily visible hundreds of pages out and didn't surprise a single person I know who read the book.

Now, I had very high hopes for this book as I am from DC and love the area, however there was so little of actual DC in the book(unlike DaVinci Code & Angels and Demons) that it seemed like it could have been in any city in the world ex
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Issa Deerbany
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
من اروع روايات دان براون .
تشدك أحداثها من اول صفحة الى نهايتها .
اسرار ورموز يجب تحليها واكتشافها للبحث عن رمز ماسوني مدفون في العاصمة واشنطن يتم تحليل الرموز ثم تظهر انها ليس كما حللت سابقا.
السعي للسيطرة على هذه القوة العظيمة التي تجعلك إنسانا خارقا .
ممتعة جدا لمن يحب الإثارة والتشويق والاكشن.
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
June 15 Buddy Read with Steven and Melissa!

2-2.5 stars

In comparison with Angels & Demons and the Da Vinci Code, this book was disappointing to say the least. The ending felt extremely anticlimactic, and overall the book dragged ass and there were whole sections where I'm pretty sure I either spaced out or could have spaced out and not noticed a thing. I figured out the BIG REVEAL before the halfway mark-- does that mean I'm getting better at guessing or is this just a shitty book? Likely bot
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Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.

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Other Books in the Series

Robert Langdon (5 books)
  • Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
  • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
  • Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
  • Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)

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