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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Harris Narrator: Roy McMillan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781524757328
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The bestselling author of Enigma and Fatherland turns to today’s Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, and gives us his most ambitious, page-turning thriller yet—where the power of God is nearly equaled by the ambition of men.

The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Roy McMillan takes full advantage of the opportunity to display his range…His transformation of Cardinal Lomeli, the protagonist, from dispirited to Spirit-filled is most certainly charismatic…McMillan turns Lomeli into a man with a calling. But what makes McMillan’s performance exemplary is that while navigating Lomeli’s transformation, he also undertakes those of a host of cardinals…McMillan’s performance is a triumph, as is the book itself. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Harris has written a gripping, smart book. . . . This could become the Catholic version of The Satanic Verses. Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times Book Review
  • “Tthere is only one possible word to describe Robert Harris’ new novel, and it is this: unputdownable.”

    Guardian (London)

  • A gripping read. There are plenty of plot twists, revelations and high politicking to hook readers in. . . . An ecclesiastical version of House of Cards . . . Conclave is admirably brisk—and its final twist is great fun. Robbie Millen, The Times
  • Splendid . . . Harris does not disappoint. . . . Whether you have faith in God, the Church, or neither, Conclave will keep you richly entertained. Dennis Drabelle, The Washington Post
  • The smartest bestselling author at work today . . . [Conclave is] a modern-day story that explores the power, glory and skullduggery behind the process of electing a new pope. Richard T. Kelly, Esquire (UK)
  • A slick and fast-paced thriller . . . This entertaining and satisfying page-turner tells the tense story of the Machiavellian machinations of ambitious men, locked in a power-struggle that can only end in a puff of white smoke and power. Huston Gilmore,  The Daily Express
  • A gripping read in the authentic Harris mould . . . Conclave, though, is more than a crime novel, it is also a psychological and political thriller . . . The more one looks, the more cunning the book seems. Conclave is a triumphant addition to Harris’s acclaimed output. David Grylls, The Sunday Times
  • Fast-written and suspenseful, it’s elegantly written entertainment from a first-rate storyteller. Simon Humphreys, The Mail on Sunday
  • The novel begins to grip like a vice and manages to convey all the drama of an election without resorting to melodrama. He pulls off the difficult trick of making his cardinals seem no less holy for all their human foibles and, although this ruminative and low-key novel is very different from Harris’s other books, it is well up to their standard. Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express
  • Robert Harris, creator of grand, symphonic thrillers from Fatherland to An Officer and a Spy, scores with a chamber piece of a novel set in the Vatican in the days after a fictional pope dies....An illuminating read for anyone interested in the inner workings of the Catholic Church; for prelate-fiction superfans, it is pure temptation. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author
Author Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of several historical thrillers, including An Officer and a Spy, Fatherland, and Munich, which made the New York Times bestsellers list. Several of his books have been adapted to film, including The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages.

About the Narrator

Roy McMillan is a director, writer, actor, and an Earphones Award–winning narrator. Among his audiobook readings are Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, A Dog’s Heart by Mikhail Bulgakov, and The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.