The Name of the Rose

  • by Umberto Eco
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes. Although he looks at the past through a postmodern lens, Eco catapults his listeners into the dark medieval world as Brother William tries to discover why people are dying inexplicably and nastily in the monastery. There is something not altogether right within the library that is the pride of the establishment.... The old man Adso, who was an impressionable novice at the time, tells the story.
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Most Helpful

Sean Barrett does justice to this wonderful text.

This production of this labyrinthine novel is magnificent. Wonderful characters from Mr Barrett which create the world in a terrific manner. The sort of reading that makes you want to write a review.
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- Booklover

Great Performer!

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

The performer, Mr Sean Barrett, made this story even greater. I highly recommend the book and the performer.

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- Miss V. Bakova

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2013
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks