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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,941 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Davidson Narrator: Lincoln Hopp Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The nameless and beautiful narrator of "The Gargoyle" is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and wakes up in a burns ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned. His life is over - he is now a monster. But in fact it is only just beginning. One day, Marianne Engel, a wild and compelling sculptress of gargoyles, enters his life and tells him that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly burned mercenary and she was a nun and a scribe who nursed him back to health in the famed monastery of Engelthal. As she spins her tale, Scheherazade fashion, and relates equally mesmerising stories of deathless love in Japan, Greenland, Italy and England, he finds himself drawn back to life - and, finally, to love.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Belle | 2/2/2014

    " Stunning. If I died tomorrow...this book would be within the Top 3 of All Time. This book contains everything a book ought...mystery; throw backs to literary masterpieces; mythology; a dash of romance; sorrow; inappropriateness making parts mildly intolerable to read. It's absolutely beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacey | 1/23/2014

    " Don't quite know to do with this one ratings-wise - there were things I loved about it and things I hated. I suppose it averages out to a decent-but-not-outstanding 3 stars. Meh. "

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

    " It took a little while for me to get into this book. The first portion of it, when the narrator describes his accident and the first part of his recovery was not particularly drawing for me. I kept going, however, and as the actual story came into light I began to like it more and more. I must say, however, that I liked the stories Marianne Engle told more than the actual tale that the novel unfolded. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimberly | 1/11/2014

    " One of the best books I've read in a long time. Extremely descriptive and thought provoking. I still find myself missing the characters and I finished a couple of weeks ago. "

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