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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,712 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linden Macintyre Narrator: Graham Rowat Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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Award-winning Canadian journalist Linden MacIntyre's The Bishop's Man claimed the Scotiabank Giller Prize. This compelling tale follows Father Duncan MacAskill, who serves as an Exorcist for his bishop by disciplining other men of the cloth who have forsaken their vows.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 2/12/2014

    " I'm not always a fan of Giller prize winning books, but this one is definitely an exception. The subject matter is disturbing, but I certainly wanted to continue reading in order to find out who the guilty parties were. The story gives a lot of insight into the subject of Catholic priests and their abuse of power. My only regret is that I read Linden MacIntrye's latest book, Why Men Lie, before I read this one. Even though Why Men Lie is not a sequel, both books tell the story of the same family circle and I would have had a better sense of the characters' background if I'd read The Bishop's Man first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy Moffett | 2/9/2014

    " This was a well-written book, I found it strange that in a book with so many priests as characters there is no conversation or thought about God! Lots about drinking, though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilee | 2/5/2014

    " Lyndon MacIntyre didn't quite make the transition from journalist to fiction writer with ease. His novel is compelling in the plot,but the character's didn't come to life for me. It was a mystery novel.The setting of MacIntyre's homeland of Cape Breton is lovingly described. The plot of the Catholic Church's deliberate cover up of sexual abuse is based on fact. Perhaps the story would have been better told in a factual manner.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Cole | 2/5/2014

    " While I found the author's prose entertaining, his style of writing was a bit distracting. Jumping in time was necessary, however it could have been better developed. Definitely an award winning subject line. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorie (DLR) | 2/3/2014

    " I started this book a few months ago. It did not hold my interest at all and the writing style I found hard to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/1/2014

    " The Bishop's Man is a Fixer, the one sent by the Bishop to cover up scandal by sending offending priests away from their parishes. MacIntyre knows his territory, Cape Breton Island and the Nova Scotia mainland. The topic is timely and MacIntyre handles it well. The characters are strongly portrayed and the dialogue reveals themselves and the complexity of their relationships among each other and with the Bishop's Man. The harshness and the beauty of the physical surroundings and the effect on its people enriches the tale. Worthy of the Giller Prize, a book to be proud of. "

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

    " I delayed reading this book, in spite of good reviews, as I thought it would be overly narrative, based on the authors background as an investigative journalist and wasn't really thrilled when my book club chose it. However, I was totally engrossed, it is an excellent novel and the peeling away of the back story on the lead character/narrator is extremely compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela MacIsaac | 1/16/2014

    " It was amazing. Highly, highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 1/15/2014

    " I started this book and left it in a local cafe where they gave it back to me a month later. So, in spite of it being about Catholicism which I have little patience for I figured I was suppose to read this book. It is very well written and I think with a movie in mind. The local characters are well portrayed and description of the Cape Breton ports was excellent. My one argument with this book is that the author stayed safely on the side of the Church when I think he should have gotten down and dirty considering the topic. It does explain the politics of the church but he let the clergy get off too easily. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terry | 12/26/2013

    " Did not like this book. On the depressing side. Plot (?) seemed to go nowhere and ended unresolved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 12/17/2013

    " Enjoyed all the references to Cape Breton "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Prabhakartasha | 12/7/2013

    " Well-written, surprisingly interesting novel about solitude, intimacy, and all the stuff with the catholic church. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 11/27/2013

    " Enjoyed the book...but the ending left me want more of the loose ends tied up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/26/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed MacIntyre's style. The novel takes place on the east coast of Canada and follows a young priest who is responsible for cleaning up the messes left by other priests. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Borg | 11/23/2013

    " Loved this book. Describes loneliness and a priest's life so well. A sad book but worth reading and well appreciated for the insights it gave me. And a story that is memorable. Will think about this one for a while yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 10/31/2013

    " It turned out different than what I had anticipated. However it has not changed my views on how the church has handled incidences of abuse "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 10/16/2013

    " Loved it! 4.5 stars :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 5/26/2013

    " 4 1/2 stars - rounded up to 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 1/11/2013

    " A Roman Catholic priest who is a "fixer" for the church is sent to take over a parish in Cape Breton where his life begins to unravel. Not an easy read, but a very intelligent and moving story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 10/19/2012

    " The subject matter almost prevented me from picking up this book - who wants to read about such a depressing and disturbing topic? It turned out to be a great book; the story had many different layers that unfolded as a compelling mystery. Well deserved winner of the 2009 Giller Prize. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna | 5/11/2012

    " I have waited for this book to come out in paperback. I heard a fabulous review with Linden Macintyre on CBC. So far I can't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 1/12/2012

    " An interesting look at life in and the politics of the priesthood. Very well written; I couldn't put it down, so I didn't! "

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About the Author
Author Linden Macintyre

Linden MacIntyre is one of Canada s most distinguished broadcast journalists. The winner of nine Gemini Awards, he is the cohost of CBC Television’s The Fifth Estate, and has been involved in the production of documentaries and stories from all over the world. MacIntyre was born in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, and grew up in Port Hastings, Cape Breton. He now lives in Toronto.

About the Narrator

Graham Rowat is a television and theater actor who is best known for his stage performance in Dracula, Beauty and the Beast, and Mamma Mia. He currently resides in New York with his wife, Kate Baldwin.