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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,240 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathleen McGowan Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A deadly political rivalry...an intricate love triangle...a religious revolution that changed the world

When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it.

Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the French Pyrenees: the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, her version of the life of Jesus and the events of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of L'Attendu -- the Expected One.

As Maureen becomes immersed in the mystical lore of L'Attendu, the eerie prophecy of the Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work, and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris to the rocky foothills of southwest France. To search for the scrolls, she must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, dynasties, and scientific minds. Ultimately, she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, and a love triangle that changed the course of history in a deeply moving and powerful new gospel...the greatest story never told. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting.” 


  • “Highly evocative…keenly imaginative.” 

    USA Today

  • “A tour de force…profoundly moving…full of love and pathos.” 

    San Antonio Express-News

  • “Shimmering…engrossing…masterfully balanced.” 

    Irish Edition 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Daniel | 2/19/2014

    " Another Mary Magdalane story - a cheap imitation of the DaVinci Code. Do your self a favor and read something else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roz | 2/17/2014

    " A novel about Mary Magdalene in France - a very captivating story. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elise | 2/15/2014

    " A captivating tale on the journey to find the truth about Mary Magdalene and her gospels. It is well written and interesting. Very controversial because of it's content and life story of Mary's life with Jesus and how they were married. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alayne | 1/19/2014

    " It's The DaVinci Code on steroids. It really holds ya! "

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