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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Howatch Narrator: Dermont Crowley Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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In 1940, Jon Darrow, a man who has played many parts, returns to the world he once renounced. But faced with many unforeseen temptations, he fails to control his psychic powers. Corruption lies in wait for him, threatening his future as a priest. 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 Beth | 2/20/2014

    " Love these books and always a twist near the end to complicate your assessment of the character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/25/2014

    " liked this second in a series quite bit with its blending of the psychological and spiritual, as well as the window it gave me into the Anglo-Catholic wing of the church in the mid-20th c. I find these novels very illuminating about the role that one's spiritual health plays in their ministry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 1/8/2014

    " Even better than the first one-it doesn't take nearly as long to get hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delinda Passas | 12/26/2013

    " The Starbridge series are a fun read intertwining the history of the Anglican Church with a charismatic character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeffrey Side | 12/16/2013

    " I could only get halfway through this book before giving up. I found it tedious and rambling. The idea that the protagonist, an abbot in a monastery in a Christian faith, would have psychic abilities, and that those abilities would be tolerated by his superiors and seen as a gift by them, is wholly implausible, given the mainstream Christian stance on the supernatural as being connected to the devil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/14/2013

    " Another great read from Susan Howatch. I needed a book that would keep me coming back and this one was a real page-turner. It's a little less surprising than the first novel but gets you into the drama much quicker. As with Glittering Images, Howatch focuses on the emotional issues of her characters, how those issues drive their life choices, how they lead to self-destruction, and how healing ultimately comes about. That sounds like it should be boring, but somehow she creates a great deal of tension and interest throughout the book. Of course, she also includes psychic powers and exorcism, which adds a little something. I also found it very interesting to be inside the head of a former monk returning to normal life. Looking forward to reading novel #3! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley | 11/20/2013

    " Susan is not your everyday Christian fiction author. She writes with amazing spiritual insight and captivates the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyce | 10/20/2013

    " Not as engrossing as the first book, but I still enjoyed it. The interweaving of theology, family drama, psychology, mysticism, historical details, etc. is fascinating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Brunner | 10/17/2013

    " This six-book Starbridge series is one of my favorite reads. Glittering Images gets it of to a strong start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 10/17/2013

    " Starbridge 2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 8/24/2013

    " Similar to the first book, but different characters and all that. I love the author's style...lots of psychology and theology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 7/17/2013

    " I LOVE this series. It's one of the books that made me realize fiction can be more powerful in communicating truth than non-fiction. Deeply psychological, compelling characters (even if they're sometimes annoying), a little bit of history, and a glimpse into the politics of the church in England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 6/17/2013

    " The Starbridge series continues as the mystical hero of Glittering Images finds his own Glamorous Powers getting him in a muddle. It's the perfect move to take the spiritual tower of strength from the first novel and show convincingly how he too has as much to learn as anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/7/2013

    " This series is built around an English cathedral community. Each book focuses on one of the major players. All of the players are present in all of the books, so the reader sees the same events from differing perspectives. Engrossing. IOM, this is Howatch's best work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanda | 1/19/2013

    " Really a very important book for me. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Shields | 11/22/2012

    " Read this on vacation. I will come back and post a review later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 1/3/2012

    " Reference review for: Glittering Images "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 10/30/2011

    " The follow up to Glittering Images... I found this book not quite as good as the original but still enjoyable and hard to put down. I freely admit to being hooked on the series and can't wait to finish them all. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/4/2011

    " I enjoyed this series very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 9/16/2011

    " See review of Glittering Images. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 rebecca | 7/13/2011

    " mysticism, romance, psychoanalysis...this series has me completely hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 6/16/2011

    " The second book in my favorite series ever. Great psychological/relationship thriller set in England. Fabulous! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/14/2011

    " I enjoyed this series very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delinda | 2/2/2011

    " The Starbridge series are a fun read intertwining the history of the Anglican Church with a charismatic character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 7/17/2009

    " Reference review for: Glittering Images "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/14/2009

    " liked this second in a series quite bit with its blending of the psychological and spiritual, as well as the window it gave me into the Anglo-Catholic wing of the church in the mid-20th c. I find these novels very illuminating about the role that one's spiritual health plays in their ministry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 5/15/2009

    " The follow up to Glittering Images... I found this book not quite as good as the original but still enjoyable and hard to put down. I freely admit to being hooked on the series and can't wait to finish them all. ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyce | 11/12/2008

    " Not as engrossing as the first book, but I still enjoyed it. The interweaving of theology, family drama, psychology, mysticism, historical details, etc. is fascinating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanda | 10/20/2008

    " Really a very important book for me. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 10/6/2008

    " Even better than the first one-it doesn't take nearly as long to get hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 rebecca | 9/12/2008

    " mysticism, romance, psychoanalysis...this series has me completely hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/8/2008

    " This series is built around an English cathedral community. Each book focuses on one of the major players. All of the players are present in all of the books, so the reader sees the same events from differing perspectives. Engrossing. IOM, this is Howatch's best work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 8/19/2008

    " The second book in my favorite series ever. Great psychological/relationship thriller set in England. Fabulous!
    "

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About the Author
Author Susan Howatch

Susan Howatch is a British novelist who has penned bestselling mysteries, family sagas, and other novels. Howatch was born in Surrey, England. She began writing as a teen and published her first book when she moved to the United States in 1964. Howatch found global success first with her five sagas and then with her novels about the Church of England in the twentieth century. She has now returned to live in Surrey.