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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Navarro Narrator: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Shoreh Aghdashloo Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781415946978
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In St. Peter’s Basilica, a man sits in a confessional asking forgiveness for a murder he’s about to commit. And a young priest begins a desperate journey to stop him. . . .

It’s only the beginning of a ruthless race among the world’s most powerful to find a rumored cache of sacred texts inscribed with the story of Creation as told by Abraham. This account, on tablets of clay, predates the Bible by a thousand years and could be one of the most important discoveries of all time. Archaeologist Clara Tannenberg’s announcement of an excavation to seek the tablets has set off shock waves of outrage, contempt, and outright disbelief. But among four old friends, bound through decades by shared tragedy, the announcement has renewed their hunger for revenge. For Clara’s reclusive, infamous grandfather Alfred is a man as feared as he is hated and his enemies will stop at nothing to destroy him–and will use anything as a weapon . . . even his granddaughter.

As Clara and her husband Ahmed put together a ragtag team to excavate the Bible of Clay from deep within the heart of Iraq, another far more sinister team is determined to get there first. Sweeping from the time of the biblical patriarchs to the front lines of the Iraqi conflict to the parties and back rooms of Washington, D.C., THE BIBLE OF CLAY is a thriller of unrelenting, thought-provoking, and all-too-plausible suspense.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Navarro has crafted an intriguing adventure book that has what sells today: a dash of politics, a cupful of religious artifacts and lore, and brave characters determined to find the truth against all odds. FreshFiction.com

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 5/10/2011

    " This book about the search for the clay tablets that contain the first book of the Bible as dictated by Abraham to the scribe Shamas contains some elements of interest. However, there is just much better examples of the genre out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dhali | 4/27/2011

    " Another great read recommended by Artie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis | 3/1/2011

    " Una de mis escritoras favoritas, con este libro fue que me enganche...super recomendado, la historia te traga por completo y te hace vivirla como si fueras parte de ella. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/22/2011

    " I thought the story could have moved at a quicker pace. The story line itself wasn't bad. Just a bit boring because of the pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/21/2010

    " An interesting book indeed. Not at all what I had expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania | 10/10/2010

    " lo compre luego de leer "la hermandad de la sabana santa", me parace una escritora maravillosa "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serena | 8/17/2010

    " very good book almosyt got it read goes back to world war 2 whe n the nazies and goes to the furure where thet try to find the boble that was wrote on rock just got it finished the end was sad a good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mady | 8/15/2010

    " Unrusting my Spanish skills... In search of a bible that was written upon Abraham's command on clay's pieces. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dennis | 8/8/2010

    " Selected this novel as a travel/vacation read. Abandoned it at page 197 ... something I never do ... except this time. Found the magazines shoved behind the airplane seat in front of me more compelling than this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 3/25/2010

    " Dan Brown and Indiana Jones fans will appreciate this story. The translation is a little elementary at times but great story based on real events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erika | 1/29/2010

    " this book was just alright. it was pretty well written but i thought the plot was a bit disjointed - like it was going for more depth than it could handle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 1/13/2010

    " Good plot, but poor writing. Don't know how much was lost in translation. I found it very dry, and the story took too long to move. Too much filler.

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About the Author

Julia Navarro, author of the internationally bestselling novel The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud, is a well-known Madrid-based journalist and political analyst for Agencia OTR/Europa Press, as well as a correspondent for other prominent Spanish radio and television networks and print media.

About the Narrator

Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian Amercican film and television actress. Her performance in the 2003 film, House of Sand and Fog, earned her an Academy Award nomination. In 2008, she earned an Emmy for her work in the television drama, House of Saddam. Also an audiobook narrator, she has read And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, Inside the Kingdom by Carmen Bin Laden, and The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani.