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Download A Whispered Name: Father Anslem Series, Book 3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Brodrick Narrator: Gordon Griffin Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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'To keep quiet about something so important... well, it's almost a lie, wouldn't you say?'

When Father Anselm meets Kate Seymour in the cemetery at Larkwood, he is dismayed to hear her allegation. Herbert Moore had been one of the founding fathers of the Priory, revered by all who met him, a man who'd shaped Anselm's own vocation. The idea that someone could look on his grave and speak of a lie is inconceivable. But Anselm soon learns that Herbert did indeed have secrets in his past that he kept hidden all his life.

In 1917, during the terrible slaughter of the Passchendaele campaign, a soldier faced a court martial for desertion. Herbert, charged with a responsibility that would change the course of his life, sat upon the panel that judged him.

In coming to understand the court martial, Anselm discovers its true significance: a secret victory that transformed the young Captain Moore and shone a light upon the horror of war. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 12/14/2013

    " Very beautiful book about World War I from an Irish viewpoint. Wonderful prose, complex, deeply human characters. You are left devastated by the sheer waste of lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Irwin | 10/22/2013

    " What a wonderful book. Poignant, sad, but uplifting. So well written, and what a great character Father Anselm is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Delany | 10/16/2013

    " Very, very slow. I wanted to be engaged in the story -- the writing is beautiful -- but the narrative itself was revealed in painfully slow and oft-interrupted intervals. Brodrick's other (later?) books are better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penelope | 4/25/2013

    " A fabulous novel which I found very hard to put down. It was incredibly thought provoking, terrible moving and at the same time very spiritual. It should definitely stand up there with the well know First World War novels as it opens your eyes and teaches you a great lesson. Magnificent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 10/12/2012

    " This took me a little while to get into but I'm very glad I perservered as it was a really good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annalie | 9/19/2012

    " This is a sad, beautifully crafted story which illustrates the waste and utter futility of war. Probably the best WWI story I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 7/3/2012

    " Promised a lot and ultimately failed to deliver. Well written but just didn't live up to my expectations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina Chachu | 5/26/2012

    " A psychological mystery spanning much of the 20th century. Written well, with suspense, and great compassion for essentially flawed characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aisling | 4/19/2012

    " A fantastic read for anyone interested in WW1 .. really enjoyed it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke433 | 2/11/2012

    " Good book with a story referencing a somewhat less publicized but real aspect of the first world war involving how british army dealt with cases of alleged desertion "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue Hinton | 9/14/2011

    " Overwritten. Couldn't get past first chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 6/1/2011

    " Reaaly like this type of detective work and the exploration of moral & ethical issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/31/2010

    " What a wonderful book. Poignant, sad, but uplifting. So well written, and what a great character Father Anselm is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke433 | 1/6/2010

    " Good book with a story referencing a somewhat less publicized but real aspect of the first world war involving how british army dealt with cases of alleged desertion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penelope | 1/4/2010

    " A fabulous novel which I found very hard to put down. It was incredibly thought provoking, terrible moving and at the same time very spiritual. It should definitely stand up there with the well know First World War novels as it opens your eyes and teaches you a great lesson. Magnificent! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 4/15/2009

    " Promised a lot and ultimately failed to deliver. Well written but just didn't live up to my expectations. "

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About the Author

William Brodrick is a practicing barrister, prior to which he was an Augustinian Friar. He lives in England.