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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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

Cracking action adventure with science and myth

As a fan and long time reader of Templar fact and myth, immediately from seeing the cover I knew I'd enjoy this book. I was not disappointed. Fast paced but clever it ticked all the boxes for novels of this type. The story might have been told before in different ways but this was refreshing with a nice slant on combining present day and past. The narration was very good too with good production and clear speaking throughout.
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- N Caldecutt

Book Details

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