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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Mawer Narrator: Graeme Malcol Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A scroll is discovered, buried among the ancient papyri of the Dead Sea. Although fragile and crumbling, the scroll is mostly intact, the faded lines of Koine script still legible. When Father Leo Newman, a priest from Rome, is called to Jerusalem to help decipher the scroll's meaning, he soon discovers that the text appears to be a fifth gospel. If the scroll is authentic - and if the radical, incendiary story it tells is true - all of Christianity itself will be open to a complete reinterpretation.

Leo is poised on the brink of an abyss, for, while he unravels the mysteries of the scroll, he is also fighting an impossible attraction to a married woman. Leo's whole life has been held together by the strength of his faith and his intellect, but now the testimony of the Judas scroll and the desires that make him human threaten to throw his entire vocation into question.

With vivid evocations of Vatican Rome and the holy city of Jerusalem, and including fascinating details of papyrus science, Simon Mawer expertly weaves together a dramatic narrative that spans 2,000 years across Europe and the Middle East in poetic, illuminating prose. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Diana | 2/14/2014

    " It's starting off kind of slow...can't seem to get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eryn | 2/3/2014

    " Not a great read. Flipped back and forth through too many periods. A little confusing at first. Was never really drawn to any of the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Audrey | 1/30/2014

    " eh it was good but i am so confused about the charcters and places. i really don;t know what happened here...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda Fox | 1/28/2014

    " Great story about the realness of humanity and how it effects even priests. The plot is rivoting and the story did make me question my faith. "

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About the Author
Author Simon Mawer

Simon Mawer is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Glass Room, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His other novels include The Fall, which won the Boardman Tasker Prize; The Gospel of Judas; and Mendel’s Dwarf, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. English by birth, he has made Italy his home for more than thirty years.