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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, Linda Stephens Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Magdalene Line Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Highly provocative, with plenty of what-ifs in the history of early Christianity…Keenly imaginative.” 

    USA Today

  • “Riveting.” 


  • “A tour de force…Profoundly moving…Full of love and pathos.” 

    San Antonio Express-News

  • “Sure to be a big summer hit…Highly recommended.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linconter | 2/19/2014

    " Actually, my rating should be about 3 1/2 stars. Interesting premise and good research behind the story. A tad predictable, sort of Da Vinci Code"ish. And if the author doesn't know how to spell words in French, she shouldn't throw the French phrase in! "

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

    " One of my top fave books this year. I thoroughly enjoyed this book for both the history and the fiction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Danielle Deutsch | 2/12/2014

    " I read this because I adore religious conspiracy theories, but this was just meh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/4/2014

    " It took me awhile to get going on this book, but it got better and better. A little mystery, romance and spirituality. "

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