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The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: Robert Langdon, Book 2
Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (244 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for Audible's Listen of the Year, 2006.
Winner of the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2005.

A murder in the silent, late night halls of the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his cryptographer daughter and her symbologist friend can untangle. The duo becomes both suspects and detectives searching not only for the murderer, but also the stunning secret he was charged to protect.

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©2003 Dan Brown (P)2004 W.F. Howes Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Brown has assembled a whopper of a plot that will please both conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Brown's intricate plot delivers more satisfying twists than a licorice factory." ( Booklist)

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It’s pretty good

I don’t know if many people are familiar with the South Park episode in which Cartman turns his hand into JLo?
But the narrators attempts at Sophie’s voice sound EXACTLY like that...

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Intense the whole way through.

The performance is probably the best I've heard. The difference is all the voices is superb. Hard to think it is the same person.

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Absolutely brilliant

brilliant book that keeps your attention at every turn, backed up by a fantastic perfmance by the narrator who does a great job with multiple voices.

Just buy it, trust me you won't regret it

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A drawn out plot full of many unbelievable turns.

I read the printed book and could not get into it. When I saw this as an audiobook and read by one of my favourite narrators, I thought I would get it. Jeff Harding has read many of my favourite books and as always supplied the right voices for the characters. However, the plot still lets the book down.

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love it

can not get enough of this series finished the first two books with in the week

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Most thrilling and informative book

Loved it to the moon and back. Most memorable moment was when Sophie actually found what she was seeking from beginning..

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Good book, not right reader

I thouroughly enjoyed this novel, the story and action was evey bit as entertaining as Angels and Demons, but unfortunately the choice of reader did not work well for me. Sounding more like a narator from a documentary for much of the book, I found it dificult going for the first half to stick with it. I either grew accustomed to it, or he improved towards the end, but as still able to get past it and enjoy the intruiging story. Worth enduring to hear the story, but it would be great if Audible would get another reader to do a better job on this enjoyable novel.

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Great fun.

Good fun story. Mixes fact, fiction and religious doctrines into a compelling story. Probably will listen to again. Accents are done well by the narrator.

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Loved it, the movie does not do it justice!

Loved it! The movie does not do the book justice! Captivating from start to finish. Very well written and read.

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Brilliant

After watching the film many years ago I foolishly had not thought to read the book. I am very glad I finally have as the actual story is brilliant when not confused by the film interpretation. I will now go on to read Dan Brown's other titles.
As the saying goes ... one should never judge a book by it's movie.

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  • Ada
  • 29-04-2006

highly recommended

This is definitely a page-turner with a very clever and intricate plot, lurking you into the fictional world with half-reality. Some unexpected twists added flavour to the story.

As to the narrator, Jeff Harding is brilliant. Every character has its unique voice and he's really good at putting on different accents! I especially like the voice of the female characters coz they did sound like a female voice, unlike other narrators! However, I do have to complain that all the female voices are a bit on the soft side, making it difficult to hear the words.

Jeff Hardling has narrated a lot of books but Audible only has 2 of his! Can we have more please?

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  • Michael
  • 11-01-2009

All the hype is worth it

This is great, and well read.
Much better than the movie because it's all there - highly recommend this title on audio format

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  • Walter Senekal
  • 26-06-2019

Excellent listen

I have listened to this book more than 5 times and it still is interesting and entertaining to listen, highly recommend it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-2018

The reader is made to sit on the edge of the seat

highly informative, thrilling narration, a roller coaster experience, full of twists and turns, keeps the reader's brain intact with the book

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  • Yulia
  • 07-03-2018

Very interesting.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. And I did it already.

What did you like best about this story?

Great research was done for this book. lots of interesting facts mixed fiction.

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  • LINZI
  • 11-01-2016

Interesting and entertaining

Full of fascinating facts, this one is an easy read that is hard to put down. It is not super deep but I found it really entertaining.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-2014

BLAH!!! GREAT BOOK RUINED BY GHASTLY NARRATION!!!!

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I loved loved loved this book when I read the paperback. I was sooooooooooo looking forward to listening to it. I managed to last 3 chapters until the god awful narrator drove me to madness with the dreadful "French" accent and "female" voice. I am sorry I wasted my free credit but it was a salutary lesson to always listen to the audio sample before I purchase and download a book. I gave five stars to the story because despite this it is still fabulous book.

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  • Mahendra (MH)
  • 26-04-2014

Problems with Organised Religion

Superbly read and quite enjoyable. People have taken it amiss as anti Roman Catholic propaganda. Firstly it is a work of fiction and secondly there are perhaps element at least of fact

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  • Marcelle
  • 19-01-2013

The Da Vinci Code does not dissapoint

I'd been wanting to read the Da Vinci Code for a long time and after all the hype, was not disappointed. Jeff Harding does a first-class job of reading this expertly woven tale by Dan Brown. Like Angels and Demons, history, theology, mystery and suspense make The Da Vinci Code a compelling listen.

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  • Heidi
  • 13-02-2009

TOTALLY UNEXPECTED

I never wanted to read the book, didn't even watch the movie - but got interested when I was given further insight but knew i'd never read it so... download!!!

Well - the narrator is FANTASTIC - the book is EXCELLENT - Started on Friday into work and spent the whole weekend with my ipod in my ears.

Wonderful read for someone who was a sceptic!

Watched the movie on Sunday evening - what a let down!!

The book is great - there is nothing more i can say!

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