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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (213 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aiden James Narrator: Derek Perkins Publisher: Aiden James Fiction Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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William Barrow carries a dark secret. A very dark secret.

An archivist for the Smithsonian Institute and also a part-time operative for the CIA, no one would ever suspect the handsome thirty-ish William is in fact the most reviled human being to ever walk the Earth. His infectious warmth and sense of humor make such an assertion especially hard to believe.

But long ago, William Barrow had another name...one that is synonymous with shame and betrayal: Judas Iscariot.

Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, William/Judas is on a quest to reclaim the 30 silver shekels paid to him in exchange for Jesus Christ. Twenty-one coins have now been recovered-thanks in large part to the help from his latest son, the esteemed Georgetown University history professor Alistair Barrow.

Ever hopeful the complete coin collection will buy him a full pardon from God and end his banishment from heaven, William plans a visit to a remote village deep within Iran's Alborz Mountains to retrieve silver coin number 22. But the CIA has a different objective for this trip, one that pits both father and son against an unscrupulous Russian billionaire searching for something else that's just as precious within the ancient mountains of Iran...something that threatens peace in the modern world if William and Alistair fail to reach it first.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Bailey | 2/20/2014

    " Great storyteller. Excellent read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn Demsky | 2/15/2014

    " This book had such potential....but by the time it was done I was really disappointed in it! Wasn't much history, not much on the real character of Judas....just disappointing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 2/13/2014

    " Good premise based on Judas Iscariot. I would like to read more about where the 30 pieces of silver could have ended up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keith | 2/1/2014

    " One of the worst things I have ever read. Lacks any semblance of creativity, as every character and interaction is a carbon copy of something else (a movie, a book, etc.). The plot has no cohesiveness. I thought this was about Judas/Barrow and his quest to recover silver coins? Next thing you know, he's also an international spy and man of intrigue with a completely separate agenda to pursue. Every female is gorgeous, every man is attractive and well-built, and everyone is a multi-millionaire with a G5 at their disposal. Tolkein's books took place in a more realistic world. Seems like the author had a few hundred ideas and tried to melt them all together into one book. The result is a varying casserole of complete ridiculousness. The writing style also makes it very hard to read without being distracted by its own awkwardness. Just horrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donovan Adams | 1/28/2014

    " The Plague of Coins was an interesting twist to the story of Judas Iscariot. It created a sympathetic aura around this infamous character, providing him with dangerous, surprising adventures in faraway lands, both for the sake of his soul and for the United States government. It created an interesting perspective on his participation in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and a fascinating spin on much of the traditional mythos of Christianity. It was, overall, an interesting plot that moved smoothly and provided plenty of action to propel the story forward. I wanted to keep reading and the end left me craving more and anxiously anticipating the release of the second in the series. As a person who has a fascination with the story of the notorious betrayer, I thought it was a great story that anybody would enjoy reading, no matter what religious path. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck Rinaldi | 1/16/2014

    " Imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable take on the fate of Judas Iscariot (Spoiler Alert: He can not die and lives through the ages trying to redeem himself.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fred | 1/6/2014

    " Fun read, but ultimately too simple to get more than 2 stars. First half of book is really good and promises more than the 2nd part of the book delivers. It could have been so much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/5/2014

    " This is an excellent 1st person read! This is my 1st Book by Aiden James, i absolutely loved it so much i downloaded the next 2 Books while i was 40% thru.I highly recommend you read this for yourself! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 1/3/2014

    " I loved this book! The plot is unique and I thought it was well written. It somewhat reminded me of a kind of adventure that Indiana Jones would have! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 9/4/2013

    " This was an intriguing story. It kept you going, but no means was it a page-turner. Good for light reading, which is why I'll probably continue the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 8/2/2013

    " clever narrator, a great character with sly humor and snarkiness, wish I liked the story resolution a bit more though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Hirtzel | 7/6/2013

    " Judas repented and has spent the last 2000 years walking the earth trying to collect each of the original 30 peices of silver in penance. An imaginative premise and a fun read. Thanks for loaning it to me Gina! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 4/2/2013

    " Very fast read; moved right along and kept my interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/18/2013

    " It was a good story, but I wasn't crazy about the way the book was written. I am not a huge fan of fictional first person stories. This, I had to read because I enjoy this kind of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 12/15/2012

    " This book was well written but the story line is very slow. I continued reading hoping it would get better and because I read the set of books 1 and 2 as the same download I kept hoping... "

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About the Author

Aiden James is the bestselling author of the Cades Cove series and the Judas Chronicles, in addition to the Nick Caine Adventures (with J. R. Rain). The author has published over thirty books and resides in Tennessee with his wife, Fiona, and an ornery little dog named Pepper.

About the Narrator

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has narrated numerous titles across a wide range of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, comedy, history, and nonfiction. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration.