Vessel

  • by John Bowen
  • Narrated by Craig Beck
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forget all you know.
History's biggest secret was hidden behind legends and lies...
An International Amazon #1 Bestseller in Kindle Thriller and Mystery.
Running for her life, carrying a secret with the potential to change what it means to be human, Holly Reilly calls the only person she knows with the skills to keep her alive: her estranged husband Gabriel.
Caught between two deadly adversaries, Holly and Gabe are drawn into a centuries-old conflict, one poised to spill into the modern world, threatening chaos and bloodshed.
A breathless blend of action and mystery, faith and fanaticism, Vessel exposes an unwritten history stretching back to the Crusades, medieval Europe and feudal Japan as it races to its final explosive conclusion.
What people are saying:
- Heart stopping, thrilling & utterly fantastic.
- This author is quickly becoming one of my favourites. He is a master at story crafting, reeling in readers, and plot twists.
- Lots of history in this book that made me review my knowledge of past ages. Killer ending!
- Plenty of action, suspense, and lots of thrills.
- In a word - Brilliant!
- Action packed adventure! Like a blockbuster action movie in paperback.

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Absolutely and completely fabulous

I am berating myself for my tardiness in getting around to reading this book. Boy, have I lost out because it is SUPERB! There was a lovely, believable connection between Gabe and Holly, which demonstrates the exceptional quality of Mr Bowen's writing. I could feel the love and chemistry they have for each other. Nicholas and Jin were also fascinating and strangely convincing as men aged in their 100s! The back story threads wove together to make a tapestry full of delight and wonderment. The whole tale is an utter joy, keeping you on the edge of your seat, wide-eyed with amazement and heart full of love in turn. Craig Beck's narration was good, although there were times when his Australian accent sounded most peculiar. However, the audio book is such perfection that it in no way detracts from the pleasure and gratification gained from listening. Don't be an idiot like I was, get Vessel and listen to it today! Now! (You can thank me later)!
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- Melanie Preston Lewis

A brilliant story, wonderfully read.

What did you like most about Vessel?

The plot - it's both intricate and fast-paced, with a clever back-story that feeds the main narrative at just the right point.


What other book might you compare Vessel to, and why?

If I had to, I'd compare it to Dan Brown's novels, only much, much more enjoyable. It's well-written, for a start.


Have you listened to any of Craig Beck’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I might do now.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well, yes, but I don't like spoilers. The original approach to Jerusalem. And the ending.


Any additional comments?

I'd thoroughly recommend this book, genuinely exciting, engaging characters, a fast-paced and witty narrative style, great twists, ably delivered in Audible.

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- Joel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-07-2015
  • Publisher: John Bowen