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Author: Julia Navarro Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9781415935491
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THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY SHROUD is the explosive international bestseller that mixes fact and fiction to tell the riveting story of one of the world’s most controversial relics–the Holy Shroud of Turin–and the desperate race to save it from those who will stop at nothing to possess its legendary power....

A fire at the Cathedral of Turin and the discovery of a strangely mutilated body attract the attention of Italy’s special Art Crimes Department. For the fire is only the latest in a troubling series of arsons and break-ins at the cathedral, which houses what millions believe to be the authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ.

A cop as well as an art historian, department chief Marco Valoni leads a crack team of investigators in a race to solve a crime he’s certain is about to shock the world. Someone is planning to steal the Holy Shroud, and Valoni’s only suspect is currently serving out a sentence in a Turin prison. Following a trail from the earliest Christian communities to the highest councils of the Vatican and the boardrooms that rule the world, Valoni and his associates will find themselves in the cross fire of an ancient conflict.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/17/2014

    " this book started off a 4star but by the 2nd half i couldn't wait to be finished. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colin | 2/10/2014

    " I read this as an Advance Reader's Copy. Not bad, but clearly trying to cash in on Dan Brown's success. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 2/9/2014

    " This is another one of those books which takes place in the present, but also goes back in time to give you the history of the Knights Templar, and their relationship tp what we know today as the Shroud of Turin. It involves art historians and a very aggressive woman journalist, trying to trace the history of the relic, plus a group of men without tongues or fingerprints, who have sworn to protect the holy shroud. Ir is interesting, having been translated from Spanish. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Victoria | 1/29/2014

    " It shares some interesting historical facts about Christianity. Apart from that, the book is poorly written, the characters are weak and the storyline is cheap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fil | 1/26/2014

    " An interesting religious thriller(one of my favorite genres) but the action does die down pretty quick. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 1/26/2014

    " Not very good. Very slow moving and terrible ending. Characters were okay. I liked the history parts and would've preferred more of those. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 1/25/2014

    " SUper-duper fun mystery to read by the pool or on a plane! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/24/2014

    " I think it was supposed to be like the DaVinci Code, but I couldn't get into it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nura | 1/20/2014

    " Not so good. Not a fast read. Not gripping, not a page-turner. Half-way through and you can predict what's gonna happen. Not recommended for fans of historical thrillers "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TJ | 1/17/2014

    " Good book. Gets a little convoluted and confusing at times. Nothing earth shattering but suspenseful and a fun read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aimee | 1/16/2014

    " I just finished this and my it was hard to get through. I found myself skipping ahead alot to hurry it along. I don't know if a lot was lost in the translation (original author is Italian) or what. It was ok., not really as good as some of the other "templar" type books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/13/2014

    " ok... nothing special as one would expect about mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 12/15/2013

    " De la linea de libro historico de los que pinta verde a la iglesia? interesante pero un poco lento para mi gusto. "

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

    " I read this book in it's original language: Spanish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 7/12/2013

    " awesome awesome book. so much better than da vinci code "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 11/18/2012

    " This one is similar to The Da Vinci Code, it's interesting and quick to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dot | 9/11/2012

    " This book was OK - it had a few exciting moments a la The Da Vinci Code, but I thought the ending was rather abrupt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 3/17/2012

    " A fun easy read, quite the spin on the Holy shroud mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willo | 2/18/2012

    " Liked it , but was expecting a more exciting ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 6/10/2011

    " A real page turner. Loved it so much that I bought her next book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pete | 6/3/2011

    " Interesting topic but this book would be better without so many plot lines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rubén | 1/18/2011

    " De momento las 100 primeras páginas no estan mal. Entretenidas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 10/11/2009

    " I really enjoyed the book with descriptions of the past to understand the present, well written and the end could not be different. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 10/10/2009

    " Thought it was something like Da Vinci's Code but didn't catch my interest.Found it rather predictable and i didn't like the ending.In that case I should just reread Da Vinci Code or the Name of the Rose than spend my money and time in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 10/10/2009

    " The basic plot is far-fetched. The overall theme and feel of the book is clearly meant to ride the wave of popularity for such books that was created by Dan Brown with The DaVinci Code. Yet, it is an enjoyable read nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 9/27/2009

    " De la linea de libro historico de los que pinta verde a la iglesia? interesante pero un poco lento para mi gusto. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbi | 8/18/2009

    " the truth is wrapped in fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 8/13/2009

    " Good book....mixed history events with a nowadays story....a good book to read and to have a good time. "

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

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated many audiobooks, earning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration and numerous Earphones Awards. She is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.