The Last Coin

  • by James P. Blaylock
  • Narrated by Christopher Ragland
  • 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two thousand years ago there lived a man who sold some valuable information for a fee of 30 silver coins. His name was Judas Iscariot, and he is no longer with us. The coins, however, still exist - and still hold an elusive power over all who claim them. Like Andrew, whose attempts at innkeeping bring in stranger business than he ever expected. And Aunt Naomi, whose most-prized family heirloom is a silver spoon - with a curiously ancient-looking engraving.
And especially old Mr Pennyman, who is only five silver coins short of immortality... Jules Pennyman is on a mission - a quest for the 30 pieces of silver of Judas Iscariot. Other novels by this author include The Digging Leviathan, Land of Dreams, and Homunculus, the latter winning him the Philip K. Dick Award.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Very Slow Story

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No I would not - there was so much padding in the story and it was slow placed I think the most patient of people would be tested

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- j lindfield

A definite don't read

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing, the story was tedious in the extreme.

What was most disappointing about James P. Blaylock’s story?

The book had been reviewed as being the best by this author. I will never bother with him again, the story was extremely slow paced with little of interest to sustain the reader and little character development.

What didn’t you like about Christopher Ragland’s performance?

The narrator was in fact quite good, unfortunately his material was poor.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It had some humour but this was not always successfully carried off.

Any additional comments?

I only carried on listening because I hate to leave a book unfinished but it was very hard going. I wish now that I had returned and exchanged it immediately.

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- Lee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-03-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios