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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (639 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Morris West Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Many years after becoming an international best seller, The Devil's Advocate continues to rate among the best theological fiction of the 20th century. As beautifully written as West's New York Times best seller, The Shoes of the Fisherman, it was nominated for the National Book Award. Monsignor Blaise Meredith is dying of stomach cancer. On his last mission as canonical inquisitor, he is in southern Italy investigating the life of the mysterious Giacomo Nerone, whom the locals are proclaiming to be a saint. Three people hold the key to understanding the enigmatic life and suspicious death of Nerone, but none of them are talking. Time is running out for Meredith, who hopes to discover not only the truth about the local saint, but also the meaning of his own life before it's too late.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 1/29/2014

    " Beautiful, a story of redemption. I cried at the end. "

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

    " Deals with the idea of what constitutes a sinner or a saint in a fairly good way. Also delves into the whole idea of faith vs communism; can a social system made by man be perfect? (West emphatically answers no). The story of the loss of faith and then its rediscovery within a Roman Catholic framework. "

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

    " I had seen this author on my mother's bookshelves when I was little, so expected it to read like "popular fiction". I have now read 2 Morris West books, and I think when the 20th century reaches the "classic literature" stage, Morris West will be one of the writers whose names and works remain in circulation. Set in the rural mountains of Italy, this very powerful novel tells of an aging and ill Vatican leader's last gift to his community. Crossing religions, class and politics, this story of old secrets and new (self) discovery is pure literary art. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tnahsin Garg | 1/20/2014

    " Read it long time back, don't remember it well :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 1/18/2014

    " Recently reread this after 10 years. And cried - the way Morris West always makes me cry. "

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

    " An old-fashioned treatment of Catholic themes, good characters, moral issues, a page-turner at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 1/13/2014

    " A beautiful book about Faith and the foibles of men. A book that asks you to look at your own faith and to accept that we are weak and imperfect; yet that we are also God's creations, and therefore, beautiful in His eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 1/3/2014

    " A dying priest is sent to a small city to verify stories of someone reported to be worthy of sainthood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 11/29/2013

    " Great Read. Consistently the best metaphors I have seen in one book. ras "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee | 11/20/2013

    " Lovely view of the conflicts that happen within anyone who dedicates themselves to a profession so completely it becomes a way of life. Slow climb, excitement, and then... anticlimactic ending. Writing was dry but somehow compelling, and none of the characters were entirely fleshed out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Bell | 10/26/2013

    " One of my favorite novels of all time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 6/27/2013

    " Have read most of his books. Mystery usually centered around the Catholic Church. Always a twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fr. Ted | 6/17/2013

    " A good read. Enjoyed the story, the plot, subplots and character development. A novel of hope and faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 12/17/2012

    " The copy I have says "Now a major motion picture!", but the story is entirely different than the movie plot. Its a pretty good story, but the end is kind of disappointing in my opinion. "

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

    " This is one of those books where the author created some great characters that had very little to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 7/7/2012

    " I read West long ago, but he is still one of my favorite writers. Though his novels are often about the Catholic Church, they are for everyone and are gripping. He will also test your vocabulary. He has one of the best natural vocabularies I've ever seen. Nothing "dumbed down" here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 3/29/2012

    " I have loved this book for many years and was delighted that Loyola Classics decided to reprint it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paige | 12/27/2011

    " This book was soo confusing and ridiculous and I hates it so much I can't believe my school made me read this I would rather eat glass than read this ever again amen "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/25/2011

    " I found this book extremely interesting and hard to put down, but the ending was unsatisfying for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 7/11/2011

    " Absolutely brilliant characterisation and setting. Definitely going to read some more of his...
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fr. Ted | 12/28/2010

    " A good read. Enjoyed the story, the plot, subplots and character development. A novel of hope and faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/16/2010

    " This certainly wasn't the story i was expecting andi didn't feel the ending gave the reader the closure they needed.

    Good story but again not great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 6/16/2010

    " I found this book extremely interesting and hard to put down, but the ending was unsatisfying for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 2/6/2010

    " This is one of those books where the author created some great characters that had very little to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 P. Timothy | 4/7/2009

    " His time in Sicily was the best part... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 6/2/2008

    " Great! The best argument between Christianity and communism, belief and unbelief, theism and atheism ever written, in my opinion. It is all about the never-ending battle between good and evil. It will make a believer out of you.

    Dennis Lid "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 3/29/2008

    " The copy I have says "Now a major motion picture!", but the story is entirely different than the movie plot. Its a pretty good story, but the end is kind of disappointing in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee | 10/11/2007

    " Lovely view of the conflicts that happen within anyone who dedicates themselves to a profession so completely it becomes a way of life. Slow climb, excitement, and then... anticlimactic ending. Writing was dry but somehow compelling, and none of the characters were entirely fleshed out. "

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About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.