The Franciscan Conspiracy

  • by John Sack
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Blaisdell
  • 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This work of fiction explores the great 13th-century mystery: Why was the body of St. Francis stolen and hidden? A multilayered, intricately plotted tale develops as the Franciscan Order destroys all early biographies of Francis by his closest disciples in favor of a sanitized biography of the powerful St. Bonaventure.The story begins 30 years after Francis's death, when Father Leo, Francis's closest friend, is dying. Bound to a vow of silence, Leo sends a cryptic message to Conrad, his own favorite student, connecting him with an unlikely companion, 16-year-old Sister Amata. The two begin to search for the truth about St. Francis, a truth that will shake the faith of the masses to the core and bring into question the foundation of the Franciscan Order.

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The most irritating reader I have ever come across

This may be a fantastic story, it certainly sounded like it from the write-up. Unfortunately, I barely managed to get through twently minutes of it, before abandoning. The reader has the most irritating voice and delivers every sentence with an affected drawl that distracts the listener from what is being read. I have been a devotee of audio books for years and have rarely come across such an infuritating rendition.
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- Parissa

I've given up

Unlike the previous reviewer I made it past the 20 minute mark. I'm either more stubborn or more of an optimist. Either way, I eventually abandoned this book, which is not like me at all.
Yes, the narration is a bit of a dirge, but the story itself is not really up to the publishers hype which is disappointing as it sounded very good indeed.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-02-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.