The Fifth Gospel

The Fifth Gospel

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2015
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In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered. The same night, a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex, a priest who lives inside the Vatican with his young son. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex, desperate to keep his family safe, undertakes his own investigation.
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781442385078
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (930 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Davenport, Jack 1973-

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Ifrit
Mar 04, 2017

Just goes to show how the voice of the reader makes all the difference. While two prior reviewers seem to have loved the voice of Jack Davenport, I couldn't make it past the first couple of chapters with him. He's one of those that feels that the softer he speaks, the more dramatic what he says will be. At some of the most dramatic moments, his voice almost dropped off the scale entirely. My annoyance kept growing until I lost any interest in the story and just wanted to throw the CD player across the room to make it stop. So unfortunately, I can't review the book itself, only the presentation. As always, your mileage may vary.

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IV27HUjg
Jun 04, 2015

The only aspect of his audio that kept me going was the reader Jack Davenport. Redundant, overly-overly long & confusing to me with details I'm not that interested in. However, if true facts about inner working of this issue of Eastern/Roman church, it is significant. Not the least bit surprising how corrupt the church powers are. Skimmed alot!

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