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3.00034281796366 out of 53.00034281796366 out of 53.00034281796366 out of 53.00034281796366 out of 53.00034281796366 out of 5 3.00 (5,834 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9780739339886
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Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete?

• Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross?
• Is it possible Jesus was married, a father, and that his bloodline still exists?
• Is it possible that parchments found in the South of France a century ago reveal one of the best-kept secrets of Christendom?
• Is it possible that these parchments contain the very heart of the mystery of the Holy Grail?

According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things possible — they are probably true! so revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 matthew | 2/13/2017

    " Very interesting and thought provoking. Not irrefutable proof but a plausible theory non the less. Would definitely recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Euteneier | 2/17/2014

    " What fun! If it's not true, it should be!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nigel Redford | 2/4/2014

    " A lot of nonsense, but one or two useful bits and charts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 1/30/2014

    " not what i wanted it to be though quite intriguing nonetheless "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckel | 1/29/2014

    " Only managed to read about 1/2 so far but its a good book, very well researched and documented for such a curious topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishna | 1/25/2014

    " the original "da vinci code"-- but better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrissy | 1/24/2014

    " When I first read this book, I loved the idea in the first part, of the bloodline of Jesus being the holy grail. And I loved even more the parts in the second book where Mary Magdalene is exonerated of being a whore and becomes Jesus's wife. We also see Jesus as an extremist who makes himself to fit the prophesies, rather than the divine son of God. But then I found out that a few years after I read it that the whole first part of the book, the part that talks about the bloodline of Jesus and who is part of it today was based upon a hoax by the man who would be at the top of the bloodline list- Pierre Plantard. I thought I had read that the authors knew about the hoax when they wrote or published the book, but I can't find that now- everything says that they were unaware. My question now, is if everything in the first part of the book is questionable and likely false- what about the second part of the book? That is all supposed to be based on actual historical documents- the bible as one, but also the Gnostic gospels and other texts. How do we take this book now that it is so questionable? Does it have worth in ones search for truth? I don't know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/22/2014

    " Really makes you think. If you take the Bible as literal, despite knowing the Torah, Talmud, and new testament have no vowels or word breaks, and if you read Revelations as literal despite knowing it was written by a Kabbalic scholar, don't bother reading this book. This book is for those willing to analyze history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.P. Moore | 1/19/2014

    " Interesting work. Entertaining and thought-provoking, but takes more than a few leaps. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 1/16/2014

    " An extremely interesting book that Dan Brown's books were based on. However the author writes as a academic and it is a very slow read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phil | 1/15/2014

    " Poor research and poor writing, along with a transparent agenda to prove the patently untrue make for a quite painful read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurie Gibson | 1/9/2014

    " I made it about half-way through this book and finally gave up. It was dry and uninteresting---a total struggle to read as much as I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 1/7/2014

    " Very informative, many new revelations i was unaware of. But i don't think the discovery would be so major in todays world, for me anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/6/2014

    " Hard to believe what is true. This book's words can make you angry or stunned. You can see how they sued Dan Brown for using their book as a basis for Da Vinci Code. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Walsh | 1/3/2014

    " This is essentially a thesis written by three (?) people, I dont't care what the courts ruled, Dan Brown ripped them off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 11/27/2013

    " I read this right after the Da Vinci code came out, because I was completely obsessed with the idea of Christ being a "real man." The book is interesting, and the premise is still intriguing, but the problem is that so much of it is speculation that it really just leaves you with more questions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 11/16/2013

    " What the Da Vinci code was based on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mrs. fig | 10/3/2013

    " i thought this "controversial" book was really really good; just because i enjoyed digging into the past and exploring the theories about JC and all that. however, it was a slow read for me; it took me about a month to finish it (only one other book has taken me that long to complete.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas Burkett | 9/19/2013

    " Interesting for what it is, but not by any means a conclusive or throughly researched work regarding the life and times of christ, his followers, and the development of the Christian Church "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dijana | 8/31/2013

    " Very interesting read. It is interesting to read something different from the centuries old tale that had been perpetuated. Real page turner. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lee Scoresby | 6/18/2013

    " It's bad enough that this book is full of bad research and unsubstantiated claims. What's worse is it spawned one of the worst debacles in modern fiction ever, the book I'm not even going to mention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 6/14/2013

    " Most people now write this book off as nonsense, but then it has inspired many other authors to explore the same ideas "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashley | 5/21/2013

    " I really don't know how much more of this book I can read. I have to write a paper on sections from it for a class on medieval pseudohistory but it is simply painful to read. So many assumptions and false evidence, it is ridiculous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melisende d'Outremer | 2/8/2013

    " Don't care what anyone else thinks - but I enjoyed this one immensely! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boyet | 1/24/2013

    " You have to be open-minded to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 محمد الهاشمي | 1/21/2012

    " A book every religious Christian should be afraid of reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonard Pierce | 1/2/2012

    " Ha ha, holy shit. This book is fucking crazy. That said, it's actually really engaging if you treat it like a batshit mystery novel written by a team of conspiracy theorists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan | 9/22/2011

    " Reading this book is like slogging uphill through a mudslide - after a while you lose track of where you are, and it doesn't seem worth the effort to keep going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 4/11/2011

    " A very cool idea, borrowed by Dan Brown for The DaVinci Code. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharon | 3/17/2011

    " A lot of wild hypotheses built on a few facts and a lot of guesswork. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 2/9/2011

    " The Da Vinci Code was based on this. Pretty interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frederikke | 1/30/2011

    " Difficult read. Very much. Ive seen grown-up, good readers, stop reading. Itsa very hard, and you have to be koncentrated all the time. But the theme and the knowledge you gain is so exciting. You want to know it all, but unfortunale the log words and your headache, stops it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 1/29/2011

    " I thought this would be interesting after reading Da Vinci Code. Unfortunately, it was pretty dry and boring. Listened to it as an audiobook but didn't finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashley | 1/20/2011

    " I really don't know how much more of this book I can read. I have to write a paper on sections from it for a class on medieval pseudohistory but it is simply painful to read. So many assumptions and false evidence, it is ridiculous. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jonette | 1/17/2011

    " This book was Dan Brown's inspiration for his book "The Davinci Code" but of course those books were fiction, this one is not. OR is it? This story is the ultimate conspiracy theory but it's simply not believable. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Baigent

Michael Baigent is the author of From the Omens of Babylon, Ancient Traces, and the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Papers. He is also the coauthor of the international bestsellers Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Messianic Legacy (with Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh). He lives in England.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.